August 24, 2006 RSS feed / News

Community farm stand opens this Saturday

On Saturday, Aug. 26, the Jamestown Community Farm farm stand will be open to the general public. The farm stand is located on Eldred Avenue opposite the soccer field. More...

CCRI offers new business courses

An open house for those interested in business administration programs at the Community College of Rhode Island will take place this afternoon, Aug. 24, from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the CCRI Newport County Campus, One John H. Chafee Blvd., More...

History Channel premiers '38 hurricane story

Several Jamestown residents served as extras when Towers Productions came to the island last summer to film their production of "Nature's Fury: New England's Killer Hurricane," which will debut on the History Channel on Sunday, Aug. 27, at 8 p.m. More...

URI Theater announces season lineup

University of Rhode Island Theatre selections for the 20062007 season offer drama, music, mystery, and romance. More...

'Charlie Brown' gets a new director

By Sam Bari

The Jamestown C o m m u n i t y Theatre has an interim director for its fall production, and her name is Julibeth Andrews. She chose "You're A Good Man Charlie Brown" More...

Police officers' telephone fund-raiser underway

The Jamestown Police Officers' Association kicked off its biennial fund-raising effort last week to raise money to support local charities and other projects. More...

Jamestown School bus schedule announced for fall

When does your student start school? Jamestown school buses will travel to 12 different schools this year, including both island schools and North Kingstown High School. More...

Volunteers needed for island's Sept. 23 fall tree inventory

The town Tree Preservation and Protection Committee set Sept. 23 to take an inventory of the island's trees. More...

Town Administrator seeks Town Council support for wetlands mitigation proposal

At Monday's Town Council, sitting as the Board of Water and Sewer Commissioners, Town Administrator Bruce Keiser asked the council to support the request for a special exception to the state Coastal Resources Management program for the wetlands mitig More...

Further explosions planned

The state Department of Transportation is planning a series of underwater explosions to take down the remaining piers on the western side of the old Jamestown Bridge. More...

It's a dog's island after all

They wag their tails at passersby. They bark a greeting or a warning when someone approaches the house. They play with affectionate enthusiasm and lick away tears of sadness. They are the dogs of Jamestown. More...

Consultants considered for downtown developments

At its Aug. 16 meeting, the Planning Commission discussed the use of architectural consultants for developments in the downtown commercial district. The commission also approved a new home development on Garboard Street. More...

Crustacean mystery solved: a good Samaritan raises money to buy and liberate mammoth lobsters

In last week's edition of the Press, the front page shot was of two island teens along with the giant blue lobster they found washed up dead on Head's Beach. More...