November 8, 2007 RSS feed / News

Where in the world is the Press?

John and Joan McCauley recently took the Press to Eilean Donan Castle in Scotland. More...

Help your child manage peer pressure

At some point in nearly every child's school years, he or she will face anxiety about "fitting in" or being "popular." Parents and guardians need to remember they are the first line of defense for children susceptible to developing a negative self More...

Jamestown Historical Society News

The JHS Capital Campaign began in January 2007. It will end in January 2008. More...

Students unable to topple teachers in soccer game

The 18 players on the Lawn Avenue School soccer team were not trying out for the role of teacher's pet at the annual Student-Faculty soccer game on Oct. 26. More...

The Island Garden

Your garden probably looked quite nice last Friday, but on Saturday the storm came through and wrecked it. I know that's what happened in my yard. I found leaves in the house gutters well above the highest trees. More...

Educating islanders about invasive plant effects

Jamestown Conservation Commissioners last month decided to develop a brochure for homeowners to be able to identify and to remove invasive plants from their properties. More...

Fisher cat invasion - reality or urban legend?

The name fisher cat is a misnomer. A fisher cat is not a cat, and it rarely eats fish. Nevertheless, this beastly carnivore, kin to minks and weasels, has struck a chord of terror in local cat owners - and even some dog owners - on the island. More...

Empty Bowls 2007 event fills food bank coffers

Families streamed through the doors of the Melrose Avenue School. Mothers pushed baby strollers and groups of young friends joined each other in the cafeteria. Smiles abounded between sips of soups and admirations of artwork. More...

Night for the Light

Jamestown Chamber of Commerce representatives present a $4,500 check to Scott Chapin (right), president of the Dutch Island Lighthouse Society. The money was raised from the Chamber's Night for the Light dinner-dance event. More...

Teen planning night yields youthful excitement

Anticipation is starting to grow among local teens and parents as they discuss the future of the new Jamestown Teen Center. A meeting held on Oct. More...

Where in the world is the Press?

Bruce and Cameron Toppa took the Press to New Hampshire International Speedway to see their favorite NASCAR drivers on the track. More...

Seal watching begins soon

Come and board the M/V Alletta Morris for an up-close look at the winter seals of Narragansett Bay. Each cruise includes a lecture by an expert guide and binoculars are provided. More...

Town committees need volunteer members

One (1) vacancy exists on the Beavertail State Park Advisory Committee for a three-year term appointment. This Committee is charged with overseeing the use and operation of the park. Meetings are conducted semiannually. More...

NK Field Hockey brings home state title

By Stephanie Cotsonas The North Kingstown High School field hockey team regained the Division I state crown on Monday night after beating the Tiverton Tigers by a score of 3-0 in an exciting game at Cranston Stadium. More...

How to make a home fire escape plan

Only 23 percent of American households have developed a home fire escape plan to ensure they can escape quickly and safely. More...

Flu shots protect young children

The flu is more serious than a common cold, but flu shots can help keep your family safe. Plain and simple. More...

New website for band launched

The Jamestown Community Band has launched a website to keep fans and band members up to date. They will also use the site to help recruit new band members. Bob Saunders will serve as the Webmaster. More...

Newest first responders

The Jamestown Fire Department graduated 10 new volunteer firefighters at a ceremony Nov. 1 at the fire station. More...

Art museum receives $500,000 gift

Adelaide Roberts has given $500,000 to the Newport Art Museum for the Francis Comstock Conservation Endowment in honor of her father, the late artist Francis Adams Comstock of Middletown. More...

Where in the world is the Press?

Rita and Peter Hansen took the Press to Quito, Ecuador, and the Galapagos Islands, where they went to attend a wedding. More...

School district may adopt new school building use policy

The School Committee reviewed an updated proposal to the school building use policy at its regular meeting last week. No votes were made at the Nov. 1 work session. More...

Happy 100th birthday Connie

Connie Armbrust will celebrate her 100th birthday on Saturday, Nov.10, with a small family party at the South County Nursing Center. Born on Nov. 7, 1907 in Concord, N.H., she studied art at the Manchester Institute of Arts and Sciences. More...