August 23, 2007 RSS feed / News

Where in the World is the Press?

Rosia Beaulieu took the Press to Paris in July, where she toured the Eiffel Tower with her daughter, Sara. More...

The Island Garden

If your garden is getting a little weedy, now is the time to pay attention to it. Harvest any and everything that can be harvested, clean out the weeds before they can self seed and feed the soil if needed. More...

Jamestown School 2007/2008 bus schedule announced

Bus 1 - North Kingstown High School 6:45 Beavertail Road and Clarke's Village Road 6:47 Beavertail Road and Bonnet View Drive 6:50 Southwest and Hamilton Avenue 6:52 Southwest and High Street 6: More...

Thrills for island skaters

Skateboarding and BMX riding received a public facelift on Aug. 17 in the form of the Jamestown Skatefest 2007. More...

'Nutcracker' auditions scheduled

The Island Moving Co. will hold auditions for children's roles in its holiday production, Newport Nutcracker at Rosecliff, on Saturday, Sept. 15, at Island Moving Co.'s studios at 3 Charles St. in Newport. Auditions will be at 3 p.m. More...

70-percent off sale scheduled

The Potter League for Animals is holding a costume jewelry sale featuring bracelets, necklaces and earrings from Sequin. Sequin jewelry is sold at the Neiman Marcus, Henri Bendel, Bloomingdale's, and other fine specialty stores. More...

State denies dredging plan for Weaver's Cove LNG site

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) last week rejected the proposal of Weaver's Cove and Hess to dredge Mount Hope Bay to enable its tankers to reach its proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in Fall River, Mass. More...

Births

Roach

A son, Nolan Robert Roach, was born July 26, 2007, at South County Hospital to Lynn (Manning) and Robert N. Roach, III of Jamestown. More...

Island motorists kill 26 deer

At last week's town council meeting, it was reported that Jamestown had the second highest deer auto strikes in Newport County Hunters reported 56 deer kills on the island last season, while automobile drivers accounted for 26 more. More...

Town workers change course on highway barn site

Rhode Island Local 69, the Jamestown Public Works Union called a special meeting on Aug. 21 for the purpose of revisiting the highway barn site selection position. Previously the union supported Lot 47 for the site of the highway barn. More...

Bishop to visit Jamestown

Bishop Thomas J. Tobin, of the Diocese of Providence, will celebrate the 10 a.m. Mass at St. Mark Church on Sunday, Sept. 2. A reception on the church lawn to welcome the bishop will follow the mass. More...

Jamestown Yacht Club race results

Race number 10 of the Jamestown Yacht Club Summer Series was held on 8/21. The following are the results for the race: A Class: 1. Manic, Shaw 6.5, JAC Wadson; 2. Unplugged, Custom 30, S. Murray; 3. High Voltage, Viper 830, B. Jacobsen. More...

Where in the world is the Press?

Jen Clavin, who works at Chopmist Charlie's, Elin Zaikowski, from Tricia's Tropigrille, and Rebecca Koczan of North Kingstown enjoyed a trip to Norway and Sweden in July. More...

Snack bar to benefit from Glow Ball tourney

On Saturday, Sept. 15, Jamestown Baseball and Soccer Associations will co-sponsor a Glow Ball tournament to raise funds for repairs to the baseball and soccer fields concession stand. More...

Auditions for 'Woods' Sept. 5

The Jamestown Community Theatre has selected Stephen Sondheim's brilliant musical "Into the Woods," for its fall production. More...

Double J/22 win for Porter

Yet another picture perfect day greeted the fleet of eight J/22's on Aug. 12, with a light, but steady, southerly breeze. The race committee of Peter and Sally Schott set a course of Zp, 13p for the first race. More...

Farms on the minds of fools in this year's event

There were cows loose at East Ferry this past Saturday, but no one seemed concerned or even tried to round them up. More...

The art of questing reaches the island shores

How many Jamestowners know the historical name of the island was Quinungate? Or know World War II German prisoners of war built the two stone posts near the guard building at Fort Getty? More...

Librarians bring books and expertise to Ghana library

"Adwaaba," or "welcome" in the Akan language of Ghana, echoed around librarians Kristin Williams and Lisa Davis on their odyssey to the lush hills of Cape Coast, Ghana. More...

Your home needs a street number

EMS personnel encourage residents to number their houses and mail boxes clearly so they can find you when you need them. More...

Jamestown bridge deemed safe by state inspectors

State Department of Transportation (DOT) officials said this week that the Jamestown Verrazano Bridge, built in 1992, was not on the list for special reinspection this month, and is rated safe based on an inspection during the past year. More...

Town, RITBA, come to terms on bridge land sale

Town Administrator Bruce Keiser met Tuesday afternoon with representatives of the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority to hammer out final details of the agreement to purchase a piece of land the authority owns to put up a highway barn. More...