July 26, 2007 RSS feed / News

Friendly visitors needed

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...

Housing head resigns post

Jamestown Housing Commissioner Shirley Dean has resigned from her position effective immediately, citing repeated verbal abuse by island residents. More...

Sweet thing

Lucie Swett, 3, samples a cupcake at St. Matthew's Church festival last weekend. Photo by Andrea von Hohenleiten More...

Carrier reunion scheduled

The USS Nimitz (CVN-68) Association is searching for Shipmates (Ship's Company, Staff, Squadrons and Detachments) who served on board the Nuclear Attack Aircraft Carrier for a ship's reunion in Nashville, Tenn., from June 19 to 22, 2008. More...

Two Points

Adam Dibiase participates in a shooting drill at the recreation department's basketball camp held this week at Lawn Avenue School. Photo by Adrienne Downing More...

Marshall leadership cited

Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis has honored a Jamestown student with the 2007 State High School Civic Leadership Award, which is given annually to seniors who make outstanding contributions to civic and community affairs. More...

New way to donate cars to charities

Although vehicle donation programs are currently operated by a large number of national charities, only Cars4Charities offers the donor the opportunity to donate a vehicle to one of over 1,000 national and local charities. More...

The Press visits Alaska

Dick Gallagher took his entire clan to Alaska to celebrate his 80th birthday. Here, the family is at Dog World in the Juneau icefield. More...

Help with weekly chores at the community farm

Volunteers are needed to help with harvesting fresh vegetables at the community farm each Tuesday and Thursday afternoon from 6 p.m. to dusk. The farm is also open on Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. More...

Land trust uses cows to help spread message

Roadside signs are announcing a $4 million, two-month fund-raising effort. The money will be used toward the $11 million purchase of development rights of 160 acres of farmland. More...

Library memories sought

From 1898 to 1971 the Jamestown Philomenian Library occupied the building at 92 Narragansett Ave., now the Jamestown Museum. What was the library like in those days? What do people remember of their visits? More...

Wyman receives diploma in UK

Carolyn J. Wyman, of Jamestown, received a post-graduate diploma in the conservation of fine metals from West Dean College in West Sussex, England at their July 14 Awards Day ceremonies. More...

Film crew visits island farms for national project

YERT, Your Environmental Road Trip, is a year-long eco-expedition through all 50 states exploring the landscape of America's unique approach to environmental sustainability. More...

Ruben in summer scholars program

Molly Alyssa Ruben of Jamestown is a summer participant in the Hackman Scholars Program at Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pa. More...

JYC Summer Series Race results

Race number 6 of the Jamestown Yacht Club Summer Series was held on July 17. The following are the results for the race: A Class: 1. Unplugged, Custom 30, S. Murray; 2. Manic, Shaw 6.5, JAC Wadson; 3. Jest, Quest 32, Hallowell/Stookey; 4. More...

Development plan is flooded with complaints

Abutters to a property located at Bark Street and Seaside Drive protested a development plan for the site at the July 18 meeting of the Planning Commission. More...

Grad photos now ready for pick up

Graduation photos and videos, taken at the grade 8 graduation ceremony at the Lawn Avenue School, are now available for pick up. Graduates, or their families, may pick up the photos at the Melrose school weekdays between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. More...

Book group reads See's 'Secret Fan'

The Afternoon Book Discussion at the Jamestown library continues on Tuesday, August 14, at l p.m. with the book "Snow Flower and the Secret Fan," by Lisa See. More...

Soccer age rules change

Jamestown Soccer is trying out a new policy for the 2007 Fall Recreation soccer season. Any child in third grade not eligible by age to play in the U-10 league may move up to the U-10 league by parental request. More...

Rough water plagues Save the Bay swimmers

Wind may be a good thing for the sailors on the Narragansett Bay, but it proved to be the biggest challenge for Save the Bay swimmers on Saturday morning. The 1.7-mile swim kicked off on time at 8:30 a.m. under clear, but cool and windy, skies. More...

Where in the World is the Press?

Danny Bailey took the Press to San Francisco, where he was attending the Major League Baseball All-Star Fanfest, prior to the All-Star game. More...

Concerts this week in Wickford

Tonight's family concert at the town beach in North Kingstown will feature Johnny the K, who returns to town with his hats, masks, and dynamic songs. The free performance begins at 6:30 p.m. More...

New leaders for island schools, some are still unknown

There are just five weeks to go before the start of the new school year and the island's school district has found itself in the process of completely overhauling the administrative staff. More...

Birth

Cotsonas A son, Benjamin Patrick Cotsonas, was born June 11, 2007, at Women and Infants' Hospital to Stephanie (Heelan) and Brian Cotsonas of Jamestown. Grandparents are Jack and Judy Heelan of Jamestown and Gail and Mike Cotsonas of Bristol. More...

State beaches free Sunday

Governor Donald L. Carcieri has announced that the annual Governor's Bay Day will be held Sunday, July 29. The day is marked by free entrance to all state beaches and parks and a variety of free music, ga.m.es and activities. More...

Congressmen tour LNG tanker proposed route

U.S. Congressmen Patrick Kennedy (D-RI) and Elijah Cummings (D-MD) each cited possibilities for blocking the proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) plans that would affect Narragansett Bay. More...

Honor students recognized

The following Jamestown students were named to the dean's list at an assortment of colleges and universities around the country: • Phoebe H. Livingston received second honors on the Clark University dean's list for the spring semester. More...