March 6, 2008 RSS feed / News

Girls' softball meeting March 13

All volunteers interested in coaching or helping with the 2008 Girls Softball League are asked to attend a planning meeting on Thursday, March 13 at 6:30 p.m. at the Recreation Center. More...

Island swimmers place high in season finish

The Newport Wahoos swim team wrapped up their season last weekend at the SENECY (Southeastern New England Championships for YMCAs) held at the Westerly YMCA. More...

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press?

Georgia and Lily Wright read the Press at the Mayan ruins in Tulum, Mexico during the February school break. More...

Community piano serves island music aficionados

The community piano is in its eighth year of distinguished service to Jamestown residents and visitors. More...

5% hike proposed in school budget

The Jamestown School Committee unanimously approved a total budget of $11,867,384 for the fiscal year 2009. The recommendation made at the committee's Jan. 28 meeting was a 5.24 percent increase over this year's spending plan. More...

'Zumba' Latin dance class starts tonight

The Jamestown Recreation Department will run a second session of the energizing Zumba Latin Dance workout series starting tonight, March 6, from 5:15 to 6 p.m. at the Jamestown Country Club. More...

Help out by learning about farming and the great outdoors

Beginning this Saturday, March 8, Historic New England's Watson Farm will hold a weekly volunteer day for high school and college students every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

North Kingstown school board fined for open meetings violation

Attorney General Patrick C. Lynch said that a Consent Judgment entered in Washington County Superior Court last week brings to an end his lawsuit against the North Kingstown School Committee for violating the State's Open Meeting Act (OMA). More...

Artists of all types sought for new exhibit

Join forces with the Jamestown Arts Center to create a beautiful mosaic of 10-inch squares reflecting the diverse talents of Jamestown and beyond. Artists of all disciplines, ages and abilities are invited to participate in this unique project. More...

Babe Ruth league forming

Signups for the Jamestown Babe Ruth Baseball League are now underway. Players ages 13 to 15 are eligible to play. New players and returning players alike should contact team coach Jim Bryer at 423-2939 by March 15 to sign up. More...

Jamestown Historical Society News

The Jamestown Historical Society often gets questions about Jamestown history. Usually the questions come from someone searching for an ancestor who lived here or wanting to know the history of a house. We try to respond to them all. More...

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press?

Representative Bruce Long and wife Jane took the Jamestown Press to Cozumel, Mexico, on a cruise celebrating their first wedding anniversary. Bruce and Jane were married Feb. 22, 2007, on the same cruise ship, Carnival Imagination. More...

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press?

Bonnie Hogan, Christa Fadden and Roswitha Walker took the Press to Zermatt, Switzerland in February. Here, they are pictured with the famed Matterhorn in the background. More...

Kids pronounce student-run newspaper a success

Thanks to changes made to the middle school program of studies, students in seventh and eighth grades are directing their own monthly publication for the Lawn Avenue School. More...

'Night in New York City' dance for grades 6 to 8 on Saturday

The Jamestown Teen Center and Youth Advisory Board will host a dance for students in grades 6 to 8 this Saturday, March 8, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Recreation Center. Admission is $8, which includes drinks and a glow stick. More...

'Recycled Life' details life near toxic landfill

The Oscar nominated documentary Recycled Life will be shown at the Jamestown Philomenian Library on Wednesday, March 12, at 7 p.m. More...