July 19, 2007 RSS feed / News

Jacquard honored with bench

Many islanders turned out July 4 for the dedication of a memorial bench to Tom Jacquard, an avid tennis player. The bench is at the town tennis courts on the corner of Watson and Melrose Avenues. More...

Hamilton named to dean's list

Laura Christine Hamilton, of Jamestown, was named to the dean's list of distinguished students for the spring 2007 semester at Roanoke College. Hamilton is the daughter of Mr. Bruce C. Hamilton and Ms. Kerry D. Hamilton. More...

Estes graduates from Bowdoin

Cotton Barrett Estes of Jamestown was awarded a bachelor of arts degree in visual arts from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. More...

Swim the Bay this Saturday

More than 450 swimmers will take to the water this Saturday morning, July 21, as part of the 30th Annual Save the Bay swim. More...

Islanders learn more than soccer at camp

British culture invaded Jamestown last week, as over 35 island kids participated in a camp that was part world history class and part soccer camp. More...

One of Dunkirk's 'Little Ships' summers in Jamestown

A page from history is amongst us. Her name is Atlantide, and she is spending the summer in Jamestown. She was one of the hundreds of "Little Ships" at the battle of Dunkirk in 1940. More...

Intent listeners

It was storytime at the library on Tuesday as some some little ones gathered to hear some interesting tales. More...

Conanicut Yacht Club J-22 racing results

Bright sun and a fresh southwesterly breeze made for a very sporting sail during the second week of Conanicut Yacht Club's J/22 Sunday Series. Puffs consistently over 20 knots placed a premium on boat handling skills and rail meat alike. More...

Post office planters

Members of the Jamestown Garden Club, from left, Eleanor Gravdahl, Priscilla Szneke, and Emily Boenning, replanted the pots at the post office on July 13 for the summer season. More...

Grant to aid land use study

The Newport County Fund of The Rhode Island Foundation has awarded $90,000 to 13 projects that address a wide variety of issues in the region's six cities and towns, including one grant that benefits Jamestown. More...

Imbriale named Civil Air Patrol representative

Peter H. Imbriale, a U.S. Civil Air Patrol (CAP) cadet and Jamestown resident, has been selected as the Civil Air Patrol's primary northeast regional representative to its National Cadet Advisory Council. More...

Tall Ships drew less traffic than LPGA

This year's visit by the Tall Ships attracted less Pell-Newport Bridge traffic than last year's women's golf tournament, according to a report of the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority. More...

RIPTA board buys insurance for bridges

The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority last week approved a two-year insurance policy on the Pell-Newport and Mount Hope-Bristol Bridges over which it has responsibility. More...

High school honor roll announced

North Kingstown High School has announced their honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2006- 2007 school year. The following students were named to the Principal's honor roll for achieving an academic average of 90 or better. More...

Where in the World is the Press?

Karan and Charlie Osenton recently took the Press on a trip to islands in the Pacific, including New Zealand and Australia. Here, they are enjoying a sunset in Fiji. More...

Program provides a way to volunteer

The Friendly Visitor Program of Child & Family matches volunteers with elders who are homebound and would like someone to visit them on a regular basis. More...

All-Star team puts up good show at tournament

The Jamestown Baseball 12- year-old All-Star team had its best appearance in recent history, finishing fourth in the seven-team Cal Ripken state tournament, which was held July 7 through 10 at Rainha Field in West Warwick. More...

Where in the World is the Press?

Peg and Dennis Breneiser of Frigate St., at left, and Eileen and Gene Logan of Ocean Springs, Mississippi took the Press with them as they were riding Segways on a tour of Anchorage, Alaska. More...

A day on the bay

Kristen Hazlewood (left) and her mother Merrill Costello were joined by Ema for a short row around Potter Cove. More...

Jamestown Yacht Club's summer series race results

Race number 5 of the Jamestown Yacht Club Summer Series was held on July 10. The following are the results for the race: A Class: 1. Unplugged, Custom 30, S. Murray; 2. Macx, Custom 30, B. MacGowan; 3. Jest, Quest 32, Hallowell/Stookey; 4. More...

Art show opens

Island artists were busy earlier this week getting their works ready for the annual Conanicut Island Art Exhibit. The show is currently underway at the Community Center. Pictured are Judy Knight (left) and Prim Bullock. More...

Maintenance work planned on island walking trails

Jamestown Conservation Commissioners last week set an extensive agenda for themselves. More...

Wind Energy Committee wants $50,000 for island feasibility study

The Wind Energy Committee voted last week to ask the Town Council for $50,000 for a wind energy feasibility study. More...