December 20, 2007 RSS feed / News

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press?

Land Courtney Hay and Rosemary Enright took the Jamestown Press up 10,000 feet to the top of the Haleakala crater in Maui, Hawaii. At that altitude, Rosemary was happy her shearling vest was with her. More...

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press?

Two local residents, Phillip Lee of Cole Street and Peter Johnstone of Clarke Street, conducted sea trials onboard the latest Gunboat sailing Catamaran in Table Bay, Cape Town, South Africa. Table Mountain is in the background. More...

What I want for Christmas…

Some kids from the Jamestown schools chimed in about what gifts are high on everyone's list this year. Some answers were surprising, some were profound, and some were funny, but they all were heartfelt. More...

Jamestown Town Hall receives architect's design award

The American Institute of Architects honored the firm of Burgin Lambert Architects at their annual Design Awards Program for their design of the new Town Hall. More...

Town contracts with unions set until 2010

Don't count contract negotiations among the list of concerns for the new town council. More...

Conservationists say zoning work fails to consider environmental matters

Conservation Commissioners are working to obtain more active roles in at least two major town projects. More...

Gift-giving reaches global heights

Sixth grade students in Jamestown bought and wrapped presents for children in need both locally and abroad through two separate gift drives this holiday season. More...

A little Christmas in a barrel

Donna Chellis and Rita Antine, members of the Quononoquott Garden Club, put greens in one the 35 downtown barrels to decorate for the holidays. The club fills the barrels every year to beautify the downtown area during the Christmas season. More...

Showing their best manners

MacKenzie Wilcox, left, and Jordan Poirier sip tea at the annual Teddy Bear Tea. Photo by Andrea von Hohenleiten More...

Island student honored as All-State musician

Island resident Jason Smith Vidaurre, 16, recently earned a seat in the All-State Orchestra for his prowess on the violin. More...

It's slippery out there

Isabella Sheehan, age 4, takes advantage of the snow and sleds on Shoreby Hill green after last week's storm. Photo by Andrea von Hohenleiten More...

The Jamestown Press Almanac

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Jamestown Historical Society News

Mid-winter is not usually a very active time for the JHS. The museum and windmill are closed. Few events are scheduled. We enter planning mode for the coming summer. This year is different. More...

Harbormaster's boat report due next week

Harbor Management Commission Executive Director Thomas Tighe said at the Dec. 12 meeting of the commission that the report from University of Rhode Island Professor Otto Gregory concerning the beleaguered harbormaster's boat is expected next week. More...

Brennan leads girls' indoor track team to a fast start

The season is looking bright for the North Kingstown High School girls' track team. The team won their first dual meet against Ponaganset High School on Monday night at CCRI in Lincoln. More...

Nominate a huggable hero

The search is on for incredible kids to be named the 2008 Huggable Heroes. A Huggable Hero is any young person, 18 years of age and younger, who is making a positive difference in their communities or around the world. More...

Frenchtown Road ramp open

Commuters traveling along Route 4 south have a new option servicing the East Greenwich- North Kingstown area. More...

New water tank saves village from water crisis

Jamestown narrowly averted a potential water crisis last week after a malfunction at the water treatment plant forced the facility's closure for more than two days. More...

Early morning fire destroys historic home

The sound of the fire horn on Sunday morning was a call for the Jamestown Fire Department to respond to a late-night fire which kept firefighters on the scene for almost five hours. According to Jamestown Fire Chief James R. More...

NKHS ranked in top 3 percent of the nation's high schools

Jamestown youths now have proof they graduate from high school with an excellent public education. The island's school of record, North Kingstown High School, has been awarded a national "silver medal" standing, announced by U.S. More...

Pets parade to celebrate holidays

Join Jamestown's furry friends this Sunday, Dec. 23 as they parade down Narragansett Avenue in their holiday finery. The parade begins at 12:30 p.m. at the fire station, 50 Narragansett Ave. More...