May 11, 2006 RSS feed / News

Memories of the old Jamestown Bridge

Linnea C. Petersen, Jamestown My Father worked third shift at Pratt & Whitney in Connecticut. Shortly after he left for work on Sept. 6, 1946 at 10 p.m., my mother went into labor with me. More...

Town officials to release Siegmund arbitration documents

Town Solicitor J. William W. More...

Sailing day for people with disabilities

On Saturday, May 20, people of all ages with disabilities are invited to enjoy sailing free of charge at the Shake-A-Leg Open Sailing Day, from l l a.m. to 2 p.m. at Fort Adams State Park. More...

S t o r i e s o f p i r a t e s a Newport library

Paula Dugan, storyteller and head of Children's Services at the Newport Public Library, will tell tales of treachery, adventure, mermaids and more in the John Clarke Children's Program Room at the library located at 300 Spring St. More...

Jimmy Fund sailing event fund-raiser scheduled

The 2006 Jimmy Fund Regatta presented by Northern Trust to raise money for cancer care and research at Boston's Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is ready to set sail June 3 and 4. More...

The Island Garden

By Roger Marshall It's time to plant

It's official, at least I say so, you can plant out right now. However, be prepared to cover up freshly planted flowers and veggies if a late frost should hit. More...

Food safety course offered

One of the largest outbreaks of salmonella in the United States occurred after a church supper in Maryland where 741 people became ill. More...

Sidewalk art event set for May 20

A one-day sidewalk art extravaganza will be held at the parking lot of St. Matthew's church on Saturday, May 20, from noon to 4p.m. The rain date is May 27. More...

Watson farm exhibits at Statehouse

Wednesday, May 17, is Rhode Island Agriculture Day, which will be celebrated in the Statehouse rotunda from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. More...

Riding in style . . . Some lucky kids and their parents rode the fire truck to the ball fields on the baseball season's opening day last Saturday. More...

Dance the night away with the JEF

It's time to dust off the dancing shoes to celebrate spring's arrival! More...

Learn how to fly fish

The state Department of Environmental Management will offer a class in fly fishing on Saturday, May 13. More...

Everyone loves spaghetti!

This family was one of many that enjoyed the great supper whipped up by Boy Scout Troop 1 last weekend. Photo by Andrea von Hohenleiten More...

Volunteer drivers for cancer patients sought

One of the biggest challenges facing cancer patients can be getting to and from their medical treatment facilities. More...

Scholarships for jewelry education offered

The MJSA Education Foundation Jewelry Scholarship Fund at the Rhode Island Foundation is accepting scholarship applications from students enrolled in tool making, design, metals fabrication, or other jewelry related courses of study at accredited col More...

"Expert explains Tick bite-ology"

A tick expert has initiated a Tick Awareness Day for Rhode Island on June 3, and at Monday's Town Council meeting, he offered to bring some of his assistants to Jamestown that day for an educational program outlining how to help fight ticks here on t More...

Lyme disease education suggested

The Wildlife Committee last week focused on Lyme disease prevention. More...

URI announces president's awards

Each year, the University of Rhode Island honors graduating seniors with superior academic achievement in a particular field with a President's Award for Student Excellence. More...

Cedar Lane subdivision passes preliminary review

At its May 3 meeting, the Planning Commission voted to recommend approval of the Manning family's plan for a major nine-lot subdivision at Cedar Lane. More...

First responders graduate

These members of the newest graduating class of EMTs lost half the group when an emergency call sent many of them scrambling to deal with a car accident during their graduation party. More...

Choristers sing tommorow

The Newport Navy Choristers, under the direction of JoAnn Loewenthal, will present the "Proudly We Sing" concert in celebration of Armed Forces Day Friday, May 12, at St. Lucy's Church on West Main Road in Middletown. More...

Helping others on a global level

Islander Sarah Wineberg helped plant an important cherry blossom tree in Providence last Sunday. More...

Make a splash at Save the Bay anniversary event

Join Save The Bay in celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Narragansett Bay Swim with a "Big Splash" event June 3 at the Save The Bay Center in Providence. More...

Beach stickers on sale

Resident beach stickers will be on sale at the Planning and Recreation Office, 22 West St., from Monday, May 8 through Friday, May 12, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. More...

Fishing at sunset

Scott Parmenter and Dan Smyth took advantage of a beautiful sunset to wet a line in Sheffield Cove. Photo by Vic Richardson More...

Wright-Antonelli to exhibit

Artists from around the Ocean State now have their works on view in a new collaboration between the Art League of Rhode Island and the Rhode Island Foundation, a philanthropic organization dedicated to improving Rhode Island. More...

House OKs no discharge bill amendment

In a press release from the Rhode Island General Assembly, state Rep. More...

Choristers sing tommorow

The Newport Navy Choristers, under the direction of JoAnn Loewenthal, will present the "Proudly We Sing" concert in celebration of Armed Forces Day Friday, May 12, at St. Lucy's Church on West Main Road in Middletown. More...

Buying paradise at a price

When Gloria Kurz, owner of Mansions & Manors real estate brokerage, advertises a New England shingle-style home on over seven acres of waterfront property with tantalizing views of beautiful Narragansett Bay, she is speaking to an elite and exclusive More...

Sailing bash set for this weekend

Sail Newport, Rhode Island's Public Sailing Center, will host the Bermuda Bash fund-raiser on Saturday, May 13, at the Newport Yachting Center, from 8 p.m. to midnight. More...

Protect your family from mosquito bites

With West Nile virus and Eastern equine encephalitis so firmly established throughout Rhode Island, the state Department of Environmental Management and the state Department of Health are reminding residents that personal protection is the first line More...

Opening day at the ball fields

Members of five military families currently living in Jamestown were asked to throw out the first pitches of the baseball season at last Saturday's opening ceremonies. Photo by Vic Richardson More...

Boenning presented with award

Islander Emily Low Boenning received an award from Moses Brown School at a ceremony held last Saturday at the Providence campus. More...

Volunteer time with a child

Child & Family Services is looking for volunteers to spend time with some of the youth who live in agency group homes or in their own homes. More...

Turgeon graduates NEIT

Matthew F. Turgeon of Jamestown graduated recently from the New England Institute of Technology with an associate's degree in video/radio production technology. More...

Rev. Hocutt honored at conference

At the Annual Meeting of the R.I. Conference of the United Church of Christ, held in Providence May 6, Rev. A. Lee Hocutt of Jamestown was recognized for pastoral service on the 65th Anniversary of his Ordination. More...

Scholarships available from RI Foundation

The Association of Former Legislators Scholarship Fund at the Rhode Island Foundation is seeking applications from students with a history of substantial voluntary involvement in community service for one of five $1,500 scholarships it will award thi More...

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press?

Karl and Chad Seelig did some father and son bonding in Panama, where they read the Press and did some sport fishing. More...

Breakfast anyone?

Rep. Bruce Long was an honorary Rotarian, flipping pancakes and serving up a hearty May breakfast last Saturday. Photo by Andrea von Hohenleiten More...

Chamber has new director

The Jamestown Chamber of Commerce has named Donna Olney Kohler as its executive director. More...

New boat ramp in use at Ft. Adams

A new 52-foot courtesy dock is now open at Ft. Adams State Park, adjacent to the boat ramp. More...

School survey now out to parents

The School Committee unveiled its school survey at its May 4 workshop. More...

JEMS hold annual meeting

Jamestown's new Emergency Medical Services, formerly the Jamestown Ambulance Association, held its first annual meeting on April 25 to elect new officers. More...