November 24, 2005 RSS feed / News

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press?

Roger Marshall had the Jamestown Press with him at the recent Marine Exposition and Trade Show (METS) in Amsterdam. More...

Schmidt earns lacrosse award

Ben Schmidt of Jamestown recently received the Under-15 Achievement Award for his participation with the North Kingstown Youth Lacrosse League. Schmidt was given the award at a Nov. More...

Rocky Hill athlete honored

Mariah Vietri, class of 2006 of Jamestown, was named to the Rhode Island Field Hockey Coaches Association All-Division Team for Division II. She was honored at a banquet Nov. More...

Local police say they will aggressively enforce DUI, speed laws over holidays

The Jamestown Police Department has announced that it plans to aggressively enforce the driving under the influence and speed laws during the Thanksgiving to New Year’s period as part of a statewide effort to reduce deaths and injuries on Rhode Islan More...

Help fund 8th grade trip to nation’s capital

A fund-raiser is underway to help the grade 8 class at the Lawn Avenue School pay for a trip to Washington, D.C., in June. One of the ways local people can help out the class effort is by shopping at the the Private Store Online. More...

CBC ready for annual holiday fair

Central Baptist Church will hold its annual Christmas Fair on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Bringing cheer Brenda Ratcliff’s first-grade religious education class from St. Mark Church made a special visit recently to Jamestown Village Apartments to bring Thanksgiving cards and gifts to the residents. More...

Police busier than ever, according to annual report

Police emphasized traffic safety during the calendar year 2004, conducting 894 traffic stops and issuing 903 citations, according to the annual police report issued earlier this month by Acting Police Chief William Donovan. More...

Photographer leaves Jamestown for national exposure

Mick Cochran looks for images you won’t see elsewhere

Former Jamestowner Mick Cochran got his start in the newspaper business writing obituaries for his local paper. Today, he shapes the images that grace the pages of USA TODAY as director of photography for the nation’s top-selling paper. More...

Firefighters to get new protective gear

Town Councilors unanimously agreed Nov. 14 to award a contract for $26,325 to Stillman Uniforms of Westerly, the third lowest of four bidders to supply 20 sets of firefighter protective clothing and equipment for the Jamestown Fire Department. More...

Bids in for town forest project; new tree panel chairman named

The Town Tree Preservation and Protection Committee announced at its Nov. 15 meeting that bids to clean up the town forest on Melrose Avenue were received. The committee also approved committee member Emmett Turley as their new chairman. More...

North enders contend proposed water unfit for humans

The north end protest against aspects of the former landfill closure and proposed new highway barn at that site continued with two presentations at the last Town Council meeting Nov. 14. More...

Couple tells council of contaminated well

The three-year saga of a Jamestown Shores couple trying to get help with the contamination of their household well was told to the Town Council at its Nov. 14 meeting without a happy ending. More...

NKHS sailors take silver

On Nov. 12 and 13, North Kingstown High School sailors traveled to the Austin Yacht Club, in Texas, and competed against 33 high school teams from across the U.S.A., sailing in FJ 15s. More...

Musings

Like our other major holidays, Thanksgiving is a collision of travel and food, rituals and memories, good intentions and half-truths. More...

Frostbite sailing results

The Shellback dinghy frostbiters enjoyed a Sunday morning of close racing under warm blue skies in 10-knot southwest winds. More...

College financial aid workshops available

U.S. Senator Jack Reed and Rhode Island General Treasurer Paul Tavares will host a statewide series of financial aid workshops running from Nov. 28 through Dec. 7 to help students and parents learn more about how to prepare for the costs of college. More...

Tubaphonia concert will be Dec. 10

The annual Wickford Tubaphonia concert will be held on Saturday, Dec. 10, in the North Kingstown High School Auditorium. More...

St. Mark will hold Christmas Fair

St. Mark Church will hold their annual Christmas Fair on the weekend of Dec. 3-4 in the Parish Hall. More...

Free Thanksgiving dinner offered at Seaman’s Church

Seamen’s Church Institute, 18 Market Square, in Newport will be serving Thanksgiving dinner from 1 to 3 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24. All are welcome and there is no charge. More...

Contamination avoided at reservoir

Interim Town Administrator Thomas Tighe advised the Town Council Nov. 14 that quick response to an accident prevented contamination of North Pond reservoir. More...

Teens must register for tables at the Teen Holiday Craft Fair

The second annual teen craft fair will be held at the Jamestown library on Saturday, Dec. 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...