July 31, 2008 RSS feed / News

Street painting contest planned

Artists of all ages can show off their talents on Wednesday, Aug. 13, in a one-day sidewalk art extravaganza to be held on sidewalks around the Recreation Center. The event will be from noon to 3:30 p.m. More...

Jamestown's organizations work to maintain Battery Park

Located just off Beavertail Road, south of Fort Getty is the Conanicut Battery National Historic Park. The Battery, as it is referred to, is a 22- acre plot of land with historical signifi cance - to Jamestown, and the birth of our nation. More...

A guided fishing trip reveals secrets of Narragansett Bay

I love to fish. I'm not very good at it because I don't go fishing that often. I've caught a few big fish over the years in fresh and saltwater, mostly by accident. So, when Capt. More...

Skatefest at Teen Center on Aug. 8

The Jamestown Teen Center is having a skateboard competition on Friday, Aug. 8, at the Jamestown Skate Park from noon to 6 p.m. The competition will be divided into three age groups: under 8, under 14, and an all age's group. More...

A winning opportunity

Marion, left, and Monty Gomez sell raffle tickets for Chamber Bucks to benefit the Jamestown Community Chorus. Photo by Andrea von Hohenleiten More...

Jim Bryer gets back to the basics for a better department

He follows in his father's footsteps as Jamestown fire chief

Fire Chief Jim Bryer said that a consistent training program for all firefighters, both veterans and new members alike, is crucial for the department to work together as a team. More...

Lot acquisition effort nets protection of 77 parcels in Shores

Town Administrator Bruce Keiser gave a presentation on progress the town has made on acquiring lots in the Jamestown Shores area since the town began a process to actively take over lots where taxes have not been paid. More...

Jamestown business owners cautiously optimistic

A lagging economy and soaring gas prices are undoubtedly having an impact on local businesses, but most of the island's small business owners remain cautiously optimistic. More...

State referenda to include $2.5 million for farm bond

Voters in November will be asked to approve a $2.5 million bond for agricultural preservation, thanks to legislation sponsored by Rep. Donna M. Walsh and Sen. V. Susan Sosnowski and passed by the General Assembly on June 21. More...

Quinn named a vice president at Brown University

Brown President Ruth J. Simmons announced this week that Marisa Quinn, currently assistant to the president, has been named vice president for public affairs and university relations. More...

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press?

Kathryn Conway and friends took the Press on a boat trip in the south of France. More...

Arbor Day group offers free trees

Everyone who joins the Arbor Day Foundation during August 2008 will receive 10 free Colorado blue spruce trees. More...

Ideal conditions for Save the Bay swimmers

The 2008 Save the Bay Swim was described as "the best swim ever" by many veterans as the near perfect conditions gave most their personal best times. More...

Board approves development plan for packaging company

The zoning board, on July 22, unanimously approved a development plan for Environmental Packaging International to construct a commercial building at the corner of Narragansett and Clinton Avenues. A variance for six parking spaces was required. More...

Bakery to expand operation to provide sit-down café

Plan passes despite neighbors opposition to parking issues

Pizza and pastry lovers will soon be able to enjoy their baked goods on the spot at the Village Hearth Bakery at the corner of Watson Avenue and North Main Road. More...

Team members needed to visit Russia

The Rotary Club of Jamestown is currently seeking applications for team members for a Group Study Exchange to Western Russia. More...

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press?

Robert Goode took the Press with him on a visit to his grandparents who live in Wahoo, Nebraska. More...

MILESTONES

Donnelly graduates from Bates College Kathryn A. Donnelly of Jamestown, was among 440 graduates to receive a bachelor's degree May 25 from Bates College during the college's 142nd commencement exercises. More...

Council chambers named in honor of much loved town clerk

The recently-renovated Town Council chambers were officially dedicated Monday night to former town clerk Rosamond A. Tefft, who served Jamestown in that capacity from 1954 to 1979. More...