December 18, 2014 RSS feed / News

Lawn School takes top two spots in Lego robot competition

Four of the six Lawn School teams that competed in Saturday’s qualifying event have been invited to the First Lego League state championship that will be held at Roger Williams University on Jan. 17. More...

Telegrams and the telegraph

The telegraph, developed by the American artist and inventor Samuel Morse in the 1840s, was the forerunner of the telephone and the multiple forms of electronic communication used today. More...

Police tree

The Rotary Club donated and decorated a Christmas tree for the lobby of the police station. Above, local Rotarians with Lt. Angela Deneault. More...

Local architects recognized for residential designs

Jamestown architects Jim Estes and Peter Twombly received two awards for residential design at an awards ceremony on Dec. 4 for the Rhode Island chapter of the American Institute of Architects. More...

Tasty tower

Abigail Brodin, 5, with a gingerbread castle that she built at the library on Monday. More...

National Grid finishes upgrades

Resident last week learned about upgrades to National Grid’s substation on Clarke Street, which powers the southern half of Jamestown. Work is scheduled to start in April. More...

Resident wants streetlight at Southwest-Hamilton intersection

A dispute is brewing over a request to install a streetlight at the corner of Hamilton and Southwest avenues, the Traffic Committee learned on Tuesday. More...

Humane society gets $9K for curriculum

The Rhode Island Foundation announced last Thursday that it has awarded $9,000 to the Humane Society of Jamestown to expand its education program. More...

Scam artists return for holiday season

With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, scam artists are back at it trying to con Rhode Island businesses out of hundreds of dollars under the false pretense of an overdue National Grid payment. More...

Island Chatter

Mrs. Geary’s fourth-grade class at Melrose has been challenged to complete 1,000 acts of kindness before the holiday break. The challenge began on Dec. 1 and the students are 60 percent of the way there. More...

Cousin of former All-State center fills void at North Kingstown

Jamestown teen Jake Gillis is pumped about North Kingstown chances to take the Division I basketball title – and maybe a state championship – back to Fairway Drive. More...

Auditions announced for musical

The Jamestown Community Theatre has announced auditions for its spring play, “The Fantasticks,” which will be performed on four consecutive days beginning April 9. More...

Harp and hymn

Katherine Thompson, a woman who Bridges Inc. supports, sang alongside harpist Grace Cloutier during a community outreach concert at the Conanicut Grange on Dec. 5. More...

All the news

Following dinner at the Jamestown Press holiday party on Tuesday, members of the paper split into two teams for Narragansett Cafe’s trivia night. One team finished tied for first. More...

Semco scholars

Jamestown resident Robert Semco awarded two students with scholarships on behalf of his dental practice, Semoco Orthodontics. More...

Oceanographer warns of rising sea levels

“I want to help you see the future,” oceanographer John Englander said last week at Salve Regina University. More...

Where in the world?

Press photographer took the newspaper to Las Vegas where she visited the Stratosphere Hotel, which is the tallest freestanding observation tower in the United States at 1,149 feet. |align=left|width=250|height=213|link=node] More...

O Tannenbaum

The village Christmas tree, with the Newport Bridge in the background, illuminated East Ferry Tuesday night. More...

Open water

Team SCA, with Middletown resident Corinna Halloran aboard, whose father lives in Jamestown, finished sixth out of seven teams in the second leg of the Volvo Ocean Race from Cape Town to Abu Dhabi. More...

Health officials urge senior citizens to get flu shot

According to state health officials, there has been a decrease in the number of senior citizens who have been vaccinated this year against the flu. Through Nov. 30, less than 47,000 Rhode Island residents who are 55 or older have been vaccinated. More...

Home sweet home

Youngsters used gumdrops, candy canes and ice cream cones to create gingerbread castles at the library on Monday. More...

Students honored for academics, athletics

• Hamilton College soccer player Trevor Bobola was awarded with the team’s Manfred von Schiller Prize for displaying spirit, leadership and integrity. The award was named after the program’s head coach from 1959 to 1998. More...

Baseball organizers want big changes in upcoming season

After positive changes in 2014, the newly elected board of directors of the Jamestown Baseball Association looks to add more structure and skills development for the 2015 season. More...