April 17, 2014 RSS feed / News

Art association offers scholarships to seniors

The Conanicut Island Art Association is making available a total of $3,000 in scholarship grants to graduating high-school seniors. To be eligible, students must be a resident of Jamestown and graduating from a Rhode Island school. More...

Painter on display at Island Heron studio

For the rest of the month, Jamestown artist Elizabeth Congdon will have her paintings displayed at the Island Heron yoga studio on Narragansett Avenue. More...

Driver arrested for fourth DUI

A Richmond man who spent five years in jail for killing a woman while he was driving drunk was arrested last week by Jamestown police for drinking and driving. More...

Laying sod

Volunteers install new sod at the baseball field near Melrose School last week. The field should be ready for opening day on May 3. More...

Playground pickup

Girl Scout Troop 1397 cleaned the community playground near the library last week. The girls are working toward their next journey patch. More...

Skippers sailing team prepares for regional qualifiers

North Kingstown High’s coed sailing team is midway through the season and hopes are high for a return to the national championships, according to Jamestown’s Emma Vogel and Gary Largess. More...

Youth group looking for board members

The Friends of Jamestown Youth is looking for new board members. The commitment would consist of a one-hour meeting every second Wednesday of the month. More...

Chamber announces board or directors

The Jamestown Chamber of Commerce last week announced its board of directors for the upcoming year. Rusty Sallee was named president, and Marilyn Munger and Maria Flood were named co-vice presidents. More...

No FEMA money for Mackerel Cove

After waiting more than a year for federal money to replant the dune grass at Mackerel Cove Beach, the Conservation Commission learned at its April 8 meeting that the U.S. government will not provide the funds after all. More...

Exhibit of painted plants opens Friday night at arts center

The paintings of Georgia Marsh will be featured in an exhibit called “The Flower Show,” which opens Friday at the Jamestown Arts Center. For Marsh, who has a home and studio in Jamestown, painting is a lifetime pursuit. More...

Harbor opposes council recommendations

The harbor commissioners will oppose a bid by the Town Council to take away the lease money currently used for waterfront repairs and maintenance, Chairman Michael de Angeli said at the commission’s April 9 meeting. More...

Island churches plan for Holy Week, Easter

The island’s three churches have been busy this month preparing for Holy Week and Easter Sunday. More...

Reading week

Town Councilor Gene Mihaly reads “A House for Hermit Crab” to Leanne Turenne’s first-grade class last week at Melrose School. More...

Incognito

Students in Jennifer Francis’ first-grade class at Melrose School last week dressed up as their favorite book characters for reading week. More...

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Solicitor recommends ordinance amendment

Jamestown may change one step homeowners follow when they apply to build in the high groundwater zones, according to Town Solicitor Wyatt Brochu. He said applicants should go to the zoning office first to better comply with recent court trends. More...

Northup, McDevitt wed

Jake Northup and Kerry McDevitt were married on Aug. 16, 2013, at the Fort Getty pavilion. Kerry is the daughter of John and Patricia McDevitt of Jamestown. More...

Skippers win Rhody Invitational volleyball tournament

Jamestown senior Garrett Bucklin was named tournament MVP and the North Kingstown boys’ volleyball team on Saturday became the first Rhode Island team to win the Rhody Invitational. More...

Where in the world?

Roan Willson (center), with her grandparents John and Gwenda Bellion, took the Press to the top of Mount Aurora in Alaska. More...

Island Chatter

The Jamestown Women’s Club will hold its annual Easter egg hunt on Saturday at the ball field on Lawn Avenue. It starts at 10 a.m. sharp. Don’t be late or you will be out of luck; it goes by in a blink of an eye. More...

Where in the world?

Ann Zartler and her grandson Ben took the Jamestown Press to the Art Institute in Chicago where they saw Grant Woods’ classic painting, “American Gothic.” The painting was completed More...