November 20, 2014 RSS feed / News

Debating society to public library

Over 185 years ago – in 1828 – a group of Jamestowners formed the Philomenian Debating Society. Each member of the society agreed to contribute $1 each year to establish a library for the use of the inhabitants the island. More...

Pasta party

The Knights of Columbus held a dinner at St. Mark Saturday, serving pasta, salads, desserts and meatballs. There was also live entertainment. More...

Poster boys

From left, the frontrunners of Lawn School’s poster contest included first-place winner Casey Egan, third-place winner John Schott, and second-place winner Kyle Takata. More...

Newport to New York

The M.S. Hamburg arrived in Narragansett Bay for a port call in Newport on its way to New York. More...

Heifetz musicians have lasting impact on children

Jemma Craig is going to allow her 7-year-old son to stay up late Saturday night. The reason? To hear classical music played by young musicians with the Heifetz Institute’s residency program. They will perform at 7:30 p.m. More...

Police chief: Kayaks needed off beaches by December

Jamestown does not allow boaters to leave kayaks or other small crafts on the beaches over the winter, the Harbor Commission verified at its Nov.12 meeting. More...

Where in the world?

Cameron and Claire Chadronet took the Press to the Grand Cayman where they visited a turtle farm. The newspaper is wet because of the active reptile’s splashing habits. More...

Fair Trade Winds expands retail space

Fair Trade Winds, an independent, family-owned retailer of handmade gifts created by free trade artisans, has expanded its space at 47 Conanicus Ave. This Saturday and Sunday, the community is invited to celebrate the new space. More...

Show’s open

“Art is a Gift,” the Conanicut Island Art Association’s latest exhibit, opens Thursday, Nov. 20, at 5:30 p.m. at Town Hall. More...

Democratic caucus backs Paiva Weed

At a Democratic caucus held Nov. 7 at the Senate lounge in the State House, Rhode Island’s Senate Democrats unanimously endorsed Teresa Paiva Weed as their nominee for re-election to the office of president of the Senate. More...

Team SCA leaves Cape Town for Abu Dhabi

When the seven boats in the Volvo Ocean Race were approaching their first stopover in Cape Town earlier this month, Team SCA seemed destined to be the last crew to finish. More...

Julie’s memorial

The book group of Julie Swistak Maloney, who passed away in March, made a donation in her memory at the library. More...

Police on lookout for seat belts, impaired drivers

Local police officers will amp up enforcement next week to crack down on motorists who don’t buckle their seat belts. The campaign will begin Saturday and continue for the rest of November. More...

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Living Legos

Two teams from Lawn School will compete in the First Lego League qualifying tournament at Salve Regina University in Newport on Sunday, Nov. 23, at 11 a.m. More...

Community theater is family affair

Over the course of two decades, many actors have graced the stage for the Jamestown Community Theatre. There have been Dorothys singing, Annies dancing and Peters flying. More...

Nearly perfect

Jamestown residents, including assistant coach Bill Piva, were well represented on North Kingstown’s football team that finished the regular season undefeated. More...

Panel objects to seawall

The Conservation Commission has asked the state to hold a hearing on Thomas and Diann Uustal’s application to rebuild and expand a wall for shoreline protection at 52 Orient Ave. More...

Registration open for wreath-making class

Farm manager Lynda Sutton will hold the fourth annual holiday wreath-making workshop at the Jamestown Community Farm on Saturday, Dec. 6, from 10 a.m. to noon. All materials and assistance will be provided. More...

Resident wants tougher leash law

A Jamestown resident wants town officials to put some bite in the dog law. Paul Cartier of Pemberton Avenue has asked the Town Council to revise the local code so it reflects the state’s language about vicious dogs. More...

Island Chatter

Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive by boat on Saturday, Dec. 6, at 1 p.m. at the East Ferry docks. The couple will then walk up Narragansett Avenue to Conanicut Marine Ship’s Store to take pictures with children. More...