January 8, 2009 RSS feed / News

Shoveling snow

Nancy Wood, of Hamilton Avenue, digs out her driveway as the snow continued to fall on New Year's Eve. Photo by Vic Richardson More...

Rock with the Elderly Brothers

The Friends of the Jamestown Library will host the acoustic folk rock sounds of the Elderly Brothers at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 25, at the library. The Elderly Brothers have been making music in the Newport area for the past two years. More...

Coast Guard phases out old analog technology

As the door closes on 2008 and the new year offers a new start, the Coast Guard is urging mariners and aviators to start the year off right and make the switch to a digital emergency beacon. Beginning Sunday, Feb. More...

Jamestown fire truck temporarily out of service

The Jamestown Fire Department will be using temporary backup coverage from Newport and North Kingstown while Ladder Truck 1 is temporarily out of service for repairs. The ladder truck was damaged during a training accident on Dec. More...

Lambert, Rudman help lead high school swim teams

Going into this season, North Kingstown High School head swimming coach Jillian Oresman wanted to improve the dual meet record of her girls' and boys' teams. More...

Raingutter regatta

Cub Scouts from Jamestown Pack 1 held their annual Raingutter Regatta at Melrose School on Tuesday night. In the top photo, Andrew Lowell, left, and Jackson Hawkins race the final round for first place. More...

Staying in the family

Following a transaction on the wharf at East Ferry, Terry Jones and John Murphy announced that Jones' Shellback dinghy (C17) had been sold to Murphy, and would remain in the frostbiters' sailing fleet raced on winter weekends under the auspices of th More...

Tree man

The New Year's Eve snowstorm left an interesting visitor in Jean Britton's backyard. Britton had added the eyes, nose and mouth to the tree, but the blowing snow added personality to the inanimate object. More...

Theater company offers $20 tickets

Trinity Repertory Company announced that it plans to continue its tradition of making a night at the theater affordable for all by making 5,000 $20 tickets available for the rest of its 2008-2009 season. More...

Zoo offers several volunteer opportunities

Roger Williams Park Zoo is looking for outgoing, friendly people who share a passion for animals, nature, conservation and education to join the zoo's volunteer programs. Currently, the zoo is seeking a volunteer to join the docent program. More...

"Joyeux Noel" is first in winter film series

The Friends of the Jamestown Library will launch this year's 2009 Foreign Film Series on Thursday, Jan. 15, at 6:30 p.m. with a showing of the 2005 French film, "Joyeux Noel." Refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m. More...

Tips for submitting a press release

When writing a press release to the Jamestown Press remember the following style tips to give your release a more polished, readyto go look. First, don't use any bold, underline or italics. More...

Learn how to protect private wells at workshop

The University of Rhode Island Cooperative Extension and the Rhode Island Department of Health will conduct an educational workshop on private well water protection on Thursday, Jan. 29, from 6 to 8 p.m. More...

Chamber Chatter

The Chamber is excited about the upcoming Breakfast Series that will begin on Thursday, Jan. 15. In the last few years, these have been popular events with each one focusing on a topic of interest to our Chamber members. More...

Sweep out the old

Flotsam and Jetsam

For some, the new year is a time to make pronouncements about the way they want the future to be. More...

PENGUIN PLUNGE 2009

Photo by Diane Harrison www.iconvisual.com More...

Hospital offers baby massage classes

Women and Infants hospital is offering a class to help parents learn simple massage techniques that will sooth their baby, create a stronger bond, reduce indigestion, relieve stress and help a baby to relax. More...

School Department business manager retires

Maria Alfred, business manager for the Jamestown School Department, retired Dec. 26, after eight and one half years of service. More...

North Kingstown High School names first quarter honor roll

The following Jamestown students were named to the North Kingstown High School Principal's Honor Roll for achieving an academic average of 90 or better for the first quarter. More...