September 11, 2014 RSS feed / News

Police at schools for background checks

Jamestown police officers will be at the school department’s open house on Tuesday, Sept. 16, and Wednesday, Sept. 17, to perform background checks on school volunteers. More...

Superintendent of schools readies for start date

Jamestown’s new superintendent of schools comes from a long line of educators. “It was the family occupation,” says Carol Blanchette, who was hired last month to replace Marcia Lukon. More...

Lawn School teacher attends conference at Holocaust museum

Students of Jamestown resident Cornelia Connelly will get some valuable lessons in history this school year. Connelly over the summer completed training from educators at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. More...

Flower show

Floral designer Bill Graham gave a demonstration at St. Matthew’s Church on Monday in celebration of the Quononoquott Garden Club’s 65th anniversary. More...

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Sweet teeth

Mike Ridge of Spinnakers serves ice cream to youngsters at a block party at the East Passage Estates earlier this month. More...

Privateer circles island in less than two hours

The Conanicut Yacht Club on Aug. 31 hosted the 87th annual Around the Island Race, one of the oldest ongoing regattas on Narragansett Bay. More...

Island Chatter

The Jamestown Historical Society is showcasing five historic homes on its house tour this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The homes are in the Ferry Meadows and Green Lane neighborhood, including 11 Friendship St. More...

Deer cull is counterproductive, says opponents

The Town Council earlier this month moved ahead with plans to cull the deer herd in Jamestown by using private hunters. More...

Planning board OKs three applications

The Planning Commission was steeped at its Sept. 3 meeting in three applications seeking to build in a restricted district with a high groundwater table. More...

Documentary on Ida Lewis premieres on PBS Friday night

A documentary that will make its television premiere on Friday is expected to spark a renewed interest in Ida Lewis, the famed lighthouse keeper who was born in Newport. More...

Where in the world?

Phil Haun took the Press to the rock pile on the demilitarized zone near Khe Sanh in central Vietnam. More than 10,000 American troops lost their lives in the Battle of Khe Sanh in 1968. More...

Accidental Sisters looking for singers

The Accidental Sisters, an allwomen’s a cappella ensemble based in Jamestown, will hold their first gathering of the season on Thursday, Sept. 18, at 7:30 p.m. at 74 Southwest Ave. More...

Where in the world?

Ben, Matt and Bob Parsons took the Jamestown Press to Egypt where they visited the pyramids in Giza. Matt was in Africa studying Arabic. More...

No gas here

Eastbound motorists exiting at the Helm Street offramp this month will see an electronic road sign with the message “No gas available on island.” More...

Prout alum earns esteemed diploma

Jamestown resident Marc Laflamme was one of 16 graduating seniors from Prout School’s class of 2014 to earn their international baccalaureate diploma. More...

West Nile found in South Kingstown

State environmental officials have confirmed this year’s second positive test of West Nile virus. According to DEM spokeswoman Gail Mastrari, a sample of mosquitoes collected on Sept. More...

Local sailor will steer all-female J/70 entry

In the years three since being introduced, the J/70 has not only become one of the most popular and competitive classes in the world, it has been chosen as Sailing World’s 2014 boat of the year. More...

Players stand out in first week of soccer

Soccer players and fans enthusiastically arrived at Eldred Avenue fields on Saturday for Jamestown Soccer Association’s opening day matches. According to organizers, players in all age groups gave it their best shot. More...

Fashion show to benefit Star Kids

There will be a designer trunk show and wine tasting at Bellevue Rug & Home on Thursday, Sept. 11, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The event will include the newest clothing line from W by Worth, fashion accessories, oriental rugs and fine art. More...

Local woman is teacher of year

Aside from a brief hiatus to run a business, Jamestown resident Joan Goldstein has been teaching special education for the last 24 years. Her work hasn’t gone unnoticed. More...