August 9, 2007 RSS feed / News

Skateboarders and BMX stars take centerstage at Skate Fest

The Jamestown Teen Center will host Skate Fest 2007 on Friday, Aug. 17, from noon to 7 p.m. Nationally known skateboarders, BMX stars and top skateboard and manufacturers will put on the day long event at the Jamestown Skate Park. More...

JYC summer series race results

Race 7 of the Jamestown Yacht Club Summer Series was July 31. A Class: 1. Macx, Custom 30, B. MacGowan; 2. Manic, Shaw 6.5, JAC Wadson; 3. Rumours, Thompson 35, T. Woodhouse; 4. Jest, Quest 32, Hallowell/Stookey; 5. Unplugged, Custom 30, S. More...

Emily Abbood on to Division I lacrosse career

Lacrosse is still in its fledgling stages in Rhode Island, but Jamestown resident Emily Abbood may help put it on the map. More...

Where in the world is the Jamestown Press?

Elizabeth Sheehan Lindquist took the Jamestown Press to Miajima, Japan, while visiting her son, Gunnery Sgt. Jonathan Sheehan and his family. More...

Library closed for holiday

The Jamestown library will be closed Monday, Aug. 13, in honor of Victory Day. The library's regular hours are Monday and Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Thursday 12 noon to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. More...

Fitness center offers new exercise classes

Members of Jamestown Fitness Center have been asking for exercise classes and the center's management has responded with a new series of programs. More...

Two awarded Swinburne grants

Thirty Newport County women are continuing their educations this fall with scholarships totaling $56,750 from the Miss Swinburne Fund at The Rhode Island Foundation. The fund memorializes Elizabeth H. More...

Lawnmower keeps chugging

Local resident Jeanne Archambault is the author of "Larry the Lawnmower," a colorful picture book that is full of island scenes. It is now available in its second printing. More...

Chase wins academic honors

John C. Chase, of Jamestown, was awarded the Rensselaer Medal at North Kingstown High School. The medal is given to juniorlevel students who have distinguished themselves in mathematics and science. More...

Records preservation a benefit of new town vault

As island residents prepare to celebrate Jamestown's 350th anniversary, it will soon be easier to reach back into that history as major upgrades to the town's archive facility are realized. More...

Garden contest results

The Quononoquott Garden Club has announced the winners of the Jamestown 2007 Civic Beautification Contest. Judging of containers, window boxes and in-ground gardens took place in late July and ribbons were awarded this week. More...

Harbor management becoming more complex

Managing Jamestown harbors during the boating season is a formidable task that involves the harbormaster, the police and fire departments, and a number of town administrative personnel. More...

All-Stars put up tough fight

The Jamestown 9-year-old All-Star baseball team played two great games against Coventry and Apponaug in the state tournament. More...

Mariorenzi, Sertl win in J/22 Racing

The enthusiasm created by another gorgeous day and a fleet swelled to nine boats was tempered only by the dying northerly that often confounds lower bay sailors in August. Race committee Vic Calabretta set a course of 13s, Zs. More...

Shaded campground new at Fort Getty

Fort Getty Road rambles along a narrow stretch of ground, beach to the left, Fox Hill Marsh to the right. Friends chat in cars pulled into the parking area beside the sand. A kite surfer jumps waves just off the shore. More...

Barber given awards for clay art

Island artist Jillian Barber received the Mary Ann Carney Award for best work in clay at the 80th annual Members Show at the South County Art Association. The show runs until Aug. More...

From the Town Administrator

In last week's column I focused on the location of the proposed highway barn at upper Taylor Point. More...

Village development plan presented for gallery property

A public hearing for a major land development project at 61 Narragansett Ave. was the only agenda item free of controversy at the Planning Commission meeting Aug. 1. More...

Sen. Reed secures $170,000 to clean up the bay debris

In an effort to clean up Narragansett Bay and remove hazardous marine debris from the shoreline, U.S. Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) announced last week a $170,000 federal grant for Rhode Island. More...

Wood graduates from Dartmouth

Todd Helicopter Wood, of Jamestown, graduated cum laude from Dartmouth College in May with a degree in economics. He is the son of Alexander and Barbara Wood of Jamestown. More...

Claim prizes for summer reading program

Children who have completed the summer reading program, "Get a Clue @ Your Library," at Jamestown library are invited to come to see the children's librarian with their reading records/ journals to pick up their prizes, reading incentives, and read More...

Rebecchi first to formally announce bid for council

Saverio Rebecchi announced this week that he will run for a seat on the Jamestown Town Council as an independent candidate. More...