July 17, 2014 RSS feed / News

Where in the world?

Gary and Suzanne Wheelock, of Seaside Drive, took the Jamestown Press on a Baltic cruise to celebrate their 30th anniversary. More...

Reunions upcoming for Rogers, NK grads

Graduates of Rogers High School who have been out of school for more than 50 years are invited to attend a luncheon at the Atlantic Beach Club in Middletown on Monday, July 28, at 11:45 a.m. Cost is $25. More...

Miss marathon

Jamestown resident Andrea Brayman (front) finished 86th overall out of more than 1,600 runners in Saturday’s half marathon around the island. More...

$25M super yacht makes East Ferry home

Visitors to East Ferry this summer have probably wondered about the large blue-hulled boat in residence at Conanicut Marine. That 130-foot super yacht is Safira, and not only is it easy on the eyes, it’s easy on the environment, too. More...

Local Democrats back Raimondo

The Jamestown Democratic Town Committee on Monday voted to endorse Gina Raimondo for governor. The group cited her comprehensive jobs plan, especially its focus on tourism and small business. The committee also endorsed Democrats Jack Reed for U.S. More...

Kiteboarder falls 30 seconds short of Around Jamestown Record

In the wake of Hurricane Arthur, a kiteboarder and an F31 team attempted to break the Around Jamestown Record on July 5. More...

Welcoming Isabella

Former Jamestown residents Jeremy Paradis and Victoria Hogan recently gave birth to a daughter, Isabella Rose Paradis. The paternal grandmother is Susan Paradis of Jamestown. More...

New conservation commissioner has environmental history

Bruce DiGennaro, the newest member of the Conservation Commission, brings professional expertise to the volunteer board. The 50-year-old is an environmental planner. More...

Realty company sues over zoning decision

Attorneys for PBH Realty, which leases property at 334 Beavertail Road to Jamestown Vineyards, have filed papers in Newport Superior Court appealing the town’s decision opposing a winery. More...

Students honored for academic successes

• Senior Samuel Baines, of Jamestown, was named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. More...

Conservationists OK Eagle Scout project; oppose buffer variance

The Conservation Commission at its July 10 meeting learned about a new Eagle Scout project to help the town restore the High Street right-of-way. More...

Windmill Day commences with raising of sails

Windmill Day will be celebrated on Saturday, July 19, and volunteers will help millwright Andy Shrake raise the mill’s sails just before 10 a.m. If the wind is strong enough, the sails will be allowed to turn periodically throughout the day. More...

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Shores association to host picnic Saturday

All residents are invited to the Jamestown Shores Association’s annual picnic at Head’s Beach on Saturday, July 19, from noon to 3 p.m. More...

Where in the world?

Jamestown native Matt Harrington (left), of Simsbury, Conn., brought the Press to Rio de Janeiro where he was covering the World Cup for ESPN. More...

Diver recognized for charitable contributions

Deb Greenhalgh of Jamestown has been given the President’s Volunteer Service Award. She was recognized for teaching scuba diving, particularly to disabled people, wounded veterans and terminally ill children. More...

Island Chatter

I t will be a busy July weekend on the island as usual. *** More...

Jamestown resident takes first place in Herreshoff class

After sailing in fresh breezes Saturday, 26 pristine classic yachts, divided into four classes, were faced with challenging 25-knot winds on Sunday that determined their overall positions in the first part of New York Yacht Club Race Week at Newport. More...