December 24, 2014 RSS feed / News

Where in the world?

The Egan family – Michelle, Casey, Molly and Mike – took the Jamestown Press to Niagara Falls. Above, the family is on the Canadian side with the American falls in the background. More...

Grants for beginning farmers

The state Department of Environmental Management is now accepting applications for the Local Agriculture and Seafood Act grants program, which helps fledgling farmers market their locally grown products. More...

Hoo p dreams

The Lawn School girls’ basketball team posed for a team photo before a home game last Thursday. More...

Volvo Ocean Race: Six of seven crews arrive in Abu Dhabi

Corinna Halloran, who grew up across the Newport Bridge and has family in Jamestown, is now in Abu Dhabi. The second leg of the Volvo Ocean Race concluded less than two weeks ago as a reduced fleet of six began arriving in the United Arab Emirates. More...

Skippers begin campaign to defend title

The defending champs rebounded from an 18-point deficit against Portsmouth on Friday night and took the game into overtime before coming up on the short side, 59-51. More...

Providence performers

Lawn School’s jazz band and chorus were invited to the State House last week to play a selection of holiday songs in the rotunda. More...

Water main installed on private road

The Planning Commission met briefly on Dec. 17 to dispatch one agenda item: a partial construction bond release requested on behalf of the Norman H. Reamer 2002 Trust. The bond is connected to work on a new water main on Hull Cove Farm Road. More...

Barring bad weather, Christmas Eve pageant will take place

Living Nativity scheduled for 5 p.m. on Shoreby Hill

For the 39th consecutive year, Shoreby Hill will be transformed into the little town of Bethlehem on Christmas Eve. More...

Lawmakers express concern over economic development plan

A component of RhodeMap RI dedicated to economic development is stirring controversy at the State House. Although the report does not have the force of law, voices are being raised in opposition to its implementation. More...

Special holiday deadlines for next two weeks at Press

Please take notice that we will have special deadlines in effect for the next two issues of the Jamestown Press due to the holidays. The Jamestown Press office will be closed on Friday, Dec. 26, and again on Friday, Jan. 2. More...

Season of giving

The Elves for Elders fill gift bags at the Jamestown Early Learning Center on Saturday. The presents were given to seniors after their Christmas party Monday. More...

Local sailor shortlisted for yachtsman of year

The most significant sailing performances of the year are being heralded by U.S. Sailing with the announcement of the 10 men and seven women who have been shortlisted for the 2014 yachtsman and yachtswoman of the year. More...

Season greetings

Town Councilor Tom Tighe serves appetizers to seniors who attended Monday’s holiday party at the Conanicut Grange. The party was sponsored by the Friends of Jamestown Seniors. More...

Island Chatter

School is out until Jan. 5. Did I mention that is 11 more days? *** The 2015 Jamestown First Day Plunge is a week away. Festivities begin on New Year’s Day at 10 a.m. with the community band, fire pits and tacos. More...