June 7, 2018 RSS feed / News

Farmers market opens at new downtown location Monday

Same day, same time, different place. Two out of three isn’t bad. The farmers market in Jamestown, which has been at the Fort Getty pavilion since 2013, has moved downtown. More...

McQuade’s installs solar panels on roof

McQuade’s Marketplace is becoming greener, but not in the produce aisle.  The Clark Street grocery store has installed a solar array to its roof that will generate 15 percent of its power. More...

No incidents in town during recent statewide opioid overdose spike

State health officials have issued a public advisory following nearly four dozen overdoses reported during a single week.  The state Department of Health received 44 suspected overdoses from May 21-27, although none were fatal. More...

Shuttle to take bikers across bridges

If, in the words of Brian May, you want to get on your bikes and ride, several area groups plan on making that easier this summer.  More...

Yacht club accepting scholarship applications

The Jamestown Yacht Club is accepting applications for its annual Joshua Wadsworth Leonard Memorial Sailing Scholarship, a $500 award for children between the ages of 8-16. More...

Local students named to dean’s lists at URI, Vermont

Jamestown resident Rachel O’Neill was named to the dean’s list for the spring 2018 semester from the University of Vermont in Burlington. She is a junior majoring in music. More...

Euer bill extending foreclosure mediation clears Senate hurdle

A state law to limit foreclosures for struggling homeowners has cleared a hurdle. The Senate passed a bill to remove the sunset provision from the so-called Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Act, which was scheduled to take effect in July. More...

WHERE IN THE WORLD?

Conancius Avenue resident Donald Bresnan took The Jamestown Press to the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy. The freestanding bell tower began to tilt during construction in the 12th century because one side of the foundation was laid on soft ground. More...

Classmates unite for extended recess

Playtime is serious business. That’s the message being touted by a committee of classmates trying to convince the district recess should be extended to 20 minutes. The students will get their chance at tonight’s school committee meeting. More...

GOOD DAY TO FLY A KITE AT WATSON FARM

Visitors to Watson Farm flew kites during the open house Saturday scheduled annually for families to enjoy the pastime. More...

Challenge 12 to set sail in encore season

With its gleaming black hull and carbon-fiber sails that match, Jack LeFort’s Challenge 12 was a striking addition to Narragansett Bay’s growing 12 Metre fleet last season.  More...

LAWN TEACHER EARNS CIVICS HONOR

Lawn School fifth-grade social studies teacher Christine Bernardo, right, was surprised last Thursday with the Susan B. Wilson Civic Education Merit Award. More...

Lyme disease spreading, state says

Amid reports Lyme disease is on the rise nationally, public health officials are pushing an awareness campaign to keep Rhode Islanders safe while they’re enjoying the outdoors.  More...

RIBBON CUTTING AT EAST BAY B&B

Mike and Rebecca Drzal, the new owners of East Bay Bed & Breakfast, at their ribbon-cutting ceremony earlier this month on Union Street. More...

PAYTON’S PACE 5K SURE KEEPS THEM RUNNING

Scott Mosenthal, above, who finished ninth overall, leads the pack Sunday from Fort Getty during the Payton’s Pace 5K. In the wheelchair is Mike White, 71, vice president of the town council, who finished the race in 35 minutes and 35 seconds. More...

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