January 29, 2009 RSS feed / News

Island yacht clubs join to host 420 Class National Championships

The Conanicut Yacht Club, in association with the Jamestown Yacht Club, will host the Club 420 Association National Championships this summer. More...

Sea of observers

More than one million people crowded the National Mall from the Washington Monument to the Capitol to witness history in the making with the Inauguration of Barack Obama. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Senate Photo Studio More...

CIAA seeks artists for watercolor show

Rhode Island artists are invited to submit their work to the Conanicut Island Art Association's upcoming "Watercolors Galore" show. Paintings of traditional watercolor, as well as any waterbased medium will be considered for the exhibit. More...

RITBA starts blog for E-ZPass updates

The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority recently announced the completion of the E-ZPass system on the Newport/Pell Bridge. They also announced that beginning Sunday, Feb.1, tokens will no longer be accepted. More...

Carl retires from Housing Authority

Sirje Carl has retired from her position as executive director of the Jamestown Housing Authority after 11 years of service. More...

FOR THE RECORD

• In last week's article about the Town Council splitting unpaid water and sewer bills with four residents, it was implied that the residents had not received any bill from the town. More...

Two named to dean's list

Jon-Michael Degidio, of Jamestown, was named to the dean's list at Florida Institute of Technology for the fall semester, which ended in December. Degidio is a marine biology major. More...

Gardening 101: how many plants?

The Island Garden

Last week we looked briefly at where to locate your garden and how much space you'll need. This week we'll figure out how many plants you'll need of each kind. It is important to do this exercise when you start gardening. More...

Rocky Hill offers girls' field hockey clinic

Girls in grades 5 through 8 are invited to attend a field hockey clinic on Saturday, Feb. 21, at Rocky Hill School in East Greenwich. More...

Jamestown School girls' basketball heads to playoffs

As the regular season ended, the consensus among the Jamestown School girls' basketball team members was that they were finally playing as a team. More...

Jamestowners at the Inauguration

Mom-daughter day Thanks to Congressman Kennedy and the people in his office, my 10-year-old daughter, Emily, and I were lucky enough to attend the inauguration of our 44th President. More...

Visiting nurses offer bereavement support

Visiting Nurse Services of Newport and Bristol Counties will offer six-week bereavement support group at the United Congregational Church, 524 Valley Rd., in Middletown, beginning Wednesday, Feb. 18. The group will meet from 4:30 to 6 p.m. More...

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press?

Charlene Gill and co-worker Julie Lutyens met at Oktoberfest 2008 with their copy of the Press. More...

Chamber scholarship deadline is April 28

The deadline to apply for a Jamestown Chamber of Commerce scholarship is Tuesday, April 28. More...

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press?

Lisa and Jim Rafferty and Dot and Joe Tiexiera warmed up with the Press at Vieques Red Beach in Puerto Rico. More...