March 15, 2007 RSS feed / News

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press?

State Representative Bruce J. Long and his new wife Jane are seen with the Jamestown Press immediately following their wedding ceremony on Feb. 22 aboard the Carnival cruise-liner Imagination in Miami, Fla. More...

Dates announced for annual Soap Box Derby

The 12th Annual All-American Newport Lions Soap Box Derby will take place on Saturday, May 12, 2007, at Easton's Beach, Newport. The rain date is Sunday, May 13. The race begins promptly at 9 a.m. More...

Players, coaches prepare for spring soccer

The ground has thawed just in time for the Jamestown Soccer Association to kick off the spring competitive season. JSA has entered 10 teams in the Super-Liga this year, the highest number of teams in 10 years. More...

Panel sends Orient Ave. house proposal to zoning board

After intense debate, a divided Planning Commission approved plans at the March 7 meeting for a house at 86 Orient Ave. The plans will now go before the Zoning Board of Review. More...

Girl Scouts spend day around the globe

A visit to the Melrose school cafeteria Feb. 26 might have made people think they had wandered into a marketplace in a distant land. More...

Financing for small business seminar offered

The Jamestown Chamber of Commerce will host a breakfast seminar on Tuesday, March 20 at The Bay Voyage, 150 Conanicus Ave. from 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. The seminar topic, "Financing for Small Business", will feature Doug Hanson of BankNewport as speaker. More...

Performing arts enhanced thanks to Jamestown Fund

The arts in Jamestown will be enhanced thanks to five grants from the Jamestown Fund for the Performing Arts, a permanent endowment based at The Rhode Island Foundation. More...

Mooring fee increases approved by council

Town Councilors Monday approved revised fees for marine activity overseen by the Harbor Management Commission. The new fees, up 20 percent across the board, were seen as more equitable than those commissioners previously proposed. More...

Town gives $5,000 for bike path planning study

Town Councilors Monday approved $5,000 as the town's share for the Rolling Agenda plan for a comprehensive study of the campus of the town's schools and its connection with a proposed bikeway- proposed to connect the island's north end with the scho More...

Medical fund is a special resource

The Jamestown Medical Fund was created to help Jamestown residents "bridge the gap" when medical expenses vital to their health exceed their ability to pay. More...

Library carries CDs donated by Jamestown Community Chorus

The Jamestown Community Chorus has donated over 60 compact discs to the Jamestown library over the past 10 years as part of its commitment to promote choral singing in the Jamestown community. More...

Jamestown's credit rating up

Moody's, a leading international provider of independent credit ratings and financial information, has increased its rating of Jamestown for town bonds to Aa3, Town Administrator Bruce Keiser announced at Monday's Town Council meeting. More...

Non-violence a philosophy for everyday living

Principles of nonviolence, as applied to everyday life as well as international problems of war and terrorism, were discussed Sunday by Laura Clarke, a local youth worker and area school counselor, at a community program hosted by the Central Baptis More...

Developer fees proposal tabled by council

After a 55-minute public hearing that Town Council President David Long and others described as emotional, Town Councilors Monday continued until April 9 their consideration of a zoning ordinance. More...

Frostbiters enjoy lively day of sailing

Sunny skies, 40 degrees and 10 mph northwesterlies provided such a good day for the frostbiters that racing finally ended when race committee members Dick Allphin and George Rice announced that they had run out of room on the score sheet. More...

Three students named to fall dean's list

+Phoebe H. Livingston of Jamestown has been named to second honors on the Clark University dean's list. This selection marks outstanding academic achievement during the fall 2006 semester. More...

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press?

David Robinson took the Jamestown Press along on the Navy's nuclear-powered deep submergence vehicle NR-1 last week. Robinson is a crew member aboard Dr. More...

Police recover stolen alcohol

Island police recovered 63 of 91 bottles of alcohol, worth $2,500 that was allegedly stolen from the Bay Voyage Inn and Resort on Conanicus Avenue on Monday, March 5, according to Police Detective Derek Carlino. More...

Panel meets tonight to plan island's 350th anniversary bash

The committee charged with organizing Jamestown's 350th anniversary celebration will meet at 7 p.m. tonight, Thursday, March 15. Three hundred-fifty years ago the colonists purchased Conanicut Island from the Narragansett Indians. More...

Historical society gets preservation grant

The Jamestown Historical Society will receive a $2,000 grant for its collections preservation project. The award was made by the State Archives Division, on behalf of the Rhode Island Historical Records Advisory Board. More...

New harbormaster's boat ready for spring

The long anticipated harbormaster's boat was delivered to the police station last Wednesday by Police Lt. William Donovan and Harbor Management Commission Chairman Mike de Angeli. More...