May 14, 2009 RSS feed / News

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Making compost

The Island Garden

I was digging over a garden bed yesterday and thinking about the mess it was in and how it hadn't been fed for a couple of years. More...

I'm writing my obituary

Flotsam and Jetsam

Don't worry. I'm not dying. I'm not even sick. I just want to make sure who I really am gets put into the short biography that will, one day, be my obit. It will most likely be the last time anyone sees my name in print and I want to get it right. More...

Pennfield hosts fair Saturday

The Pennfield School will hold one of its biggest events of the year, the annual May Fair, with enough attractions to keep families entertained for hours. More...

Island sisters leave their mark on University of Rhode Island

Both plan to attend graduate school in science-related fields

Rebekah and Rachel Wigton traveled very different paths during their years at the University of Rhode Island, but as they prepare to graduate this Sunday, May 17, they both find themselves near the top of their class having achieved tremendous succ More...

A face lift for a historic nautical beacon

The steady beacon at Conanicut Island's southernmost tip is becoming a little rough around the edges. Cracked plaster, leaky roofs and a wind-whipped exterior are the marks of age and a colorful history at Beavertail Lighthouse. More...

Book appraiser to visit the library next week

Bring your old books to the library on Thursday, May 21, at 7 p.m., when the Friends of the Library host an evening with Ken Gloss of the Brattle Book Shop. Gloss will present his program "Is There Value in Your Old and Rare Books. More...

Lawn Avenue School posts third quarter honor roll

The Lawn Avenue School has announced the names of students who were named to the honor roll for the third quarter. More...

Fire department elects officers at annual meeting

The Jamestown Fire Department's 118th annual meeting was held Thursday, May 7, at the fire station. James R. Bryer Jr. was re-elected fire chief. Kenneth M. Gladding, Howard F. Tighe and Steven J. Tiexiera were elected deputy chiefs. More...

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press?

Jon Shippee, pictured, and his brother Greg, the photographer, took the Press to Baktapur "The Beautiful City" of the Katmandu Valley, Nepal. More...

Art show

Students from Melrose Avenue School display their artwork to promote the school's art show. More...

John Biddle inducted into the America's Cup Hall of Fame

The Herreshoff Marine Museum/ America's Cup Hall of Fame inducted the late John Biddle, of Jamestown, into the Hall of Fame on April 30. Nearly 70 legends of the Cup have been inducted into the Hall of Fame, which is located in Bristol. More...