October 11, 2007 RSS feed / News

Marshall wins sailing award

Locals familiar with sailing know that Mike Marshall and his brother, David, are good sailors. More...

Rides 'n' Strides bikers raise money for charity

Despite the dreary weather, enthusiastic athletes arrived at Ft. Getty to participate in the Rides 'n' Strides for Humanity Rotary Club fund-raiser last Sunday. More...

Bridge authority hires new public relations and marketing firm

By Dotti Farrington The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA) has approved a contract for public relations and marketing services with the RDW Group of Providence, with offices also in Boston and Worcester, at $175 an hour for access More...

All creatures great and small

Fr. Kevin Lloyd of St. Matthew's church blesses Noodle, a Weimaraner, owned by Gabrielle Reed, at last Sunday's Blessing of the Pets. Photo by Andrea von Hohenleiten More...

Meet the island's School Committee candidates

Editor's note: All of the candidates for Jamestown School Committee were invited by the Press to submit a 250 word statement giving some biographical information and to share their concerns and plans for the next four years. More...

Jamestown legislators visit classrooms tomorrow

Deputy Minority Whip Bruce J. Long (R-Dist. 74 Middletown, Jamestown) and Senate Majority Leader Teresa Paiva-Weed (DDist. 13 Newport, Jamestown) will visit Lawn Avenue Middle School students on Friday, Oct. More...

Free composting bags available

With the help of two local businesses: Jamestown Hardware and the Secret Garden, the Jamestown Department of Public Works is kicking off its fall composting program with the free distribution of composting bags. More...

Band has new director

The Jamestown Community Band has selected Sarah Geremia as the new band director. Geremia began her new post on Sept. 1. Geremia has been studying music for several years and is currently a music teacher in the Newport School System. More...

Buying sports tickets online

We've all been there: the big game is coming up and you just have to have a ticket, but don't want to get burned by an online scammer. More...

Local racers strong performers at bike classic

Three key factors that made this year's Jamestown Classic bike race different than previous years. More...

Celebrate this year's bumper crop of pumpkins

Hundreds of rich orange, vineripened pumpkins lie in wait at the corner of East Shore Road and Eldred Avenue for Pumpkins Days, a harvest party, this weekend. More...

Chamber Chatter

I am pleased to begin the Jamestown Chamber of Commerce monthly news column, Chamber Chatter. The Chamber consists of members of the Jamestown business community. More...

Archbishop of Canterbury to visit island

The Most Reverend George Carey, former Archbishop of Canterbury, will be speaking at Saint Matthew's Episcopal Church in Jamestown on Sunday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m. The topic of his address will be "Christianity and Islam: Is a clash inevitable? More...

Jamestown schools welcome new psychologist

The Jamestown School Committee, by unanimous vote at its Oct. 4 meeting, appointed Raymond Marcotte to a part-time position as school psychologist. More...

Jamestown Historical Society News

The Jamestown Historical Society museum closed for the winter on Sept. 2 and work began on Phase Two of the museum renovation the following week. More...

The 'other' Quentin Anthony

The most recent coyote trapped by The Conservation Agency has been named Quentin Anthony in honor of the president of the Conanicut Island Land Trust, who has worked tirelessly to preserve open space on the island. More...

Grid drops upstate plans for LNG terminal

National Grid announced last week that it is dropping its plans for a court battle over using the KeySpan site in Providence for a liquefied natural gas (LNG) marine terminal. More...

For the record

In last week's edition of the Press a piece of property known as Plat 12, Lot 41, and owned by the Procaccianti Group, was misidentified as Beaverneck Farm. More...

Construction approved near watershed area

The Planning Commission unanimously endorsed a development plan for construction of a house near the watershed area on North Main Road. Conditions of approval listed at the Oct. 3 meeting highlighted adherence to watershed protection standards. More...