July 3, 2008 RSS feed / News

Jamestown Historical Society News

SCHOOL DAYS !! How Jamestown Taught Its Children, the 2008 summer exhibit at the Jamestown Historical Society museum opened June 29 to a very enthusiastic response. More...

Independence Day Safety Guidelines

• Fireworks are illegal in the state of Rhode Island and dry conditions make the burning of banned fireworks even more dangerous this holiday weekend. More...

Act of love

Gaelyn Dwyer got her haircut at Anita Haircut for Locks of Love, a charity who makes wigs for children suffering from hair loss because of a medical diagnosis. Photo by Andrea von Hohenleiten More...

Mackerel Cove lifeguards fired for drinking on the job

The beach at Mackerel Cove is still open although a police incident involving Mackerel Cove lifeguards last week has reduced the number of lifeguards available to the island's recreation department, since the three were fired Friday for apparently More...

Ferguson combines love of sailing with passion for design

Islander Scott Ferguson recently won the 2008 Laser Masters US Nationals held at the New Bedford Yacht Club. Ferguson dominated the nine-race series where he had seven first place finishes as the next closest finisher had just one first place. More...

Board approves highway garage plans

The Zoning Board of Review unanimously approved the applications for a special use permit and requests for variances for the new town highway barn at One Freebody Drive. More...

Storage problems settled for island historical objects

On June 29, the renovated Jamestown Museum opened to the public, showing various displays of artwork, maps, and other treasures relating to Jamestown's past. More...

Good to be home from Iraq

Specialist Mark Brasil of Rhode Island National Guard's 169th Military Police Company returned home safely last week from a 10- month deployment to Iraq. Family members greeted him with hugs, laughter and a few tears when he stepped off the plane. More...