June 18, 2009 RSS feed / News

Featured Jamestown cartoonist will sign books at gallery opening

Sam Ackerman, whose “Sam’s Cats” cartoons are featured in the Jamestown Press, and Genevieve Dupre, a Jamestown resident and artist, will show their works at the Schock Gallery at East Ferry starting Saturday, June 20. More...

Value of coastal property is overrated, global warming expert says

Faulty building codes encourage building in high-risk zones

Coastal property is overvalued thanks to government policies that encourage building in highrisk zones, according to a national global warming expert speaking June 10 in Narragansett. More...

Police urge residents to lock their doors after recent round of break-ins

Jamestown police are encouraging island residents to lock their house and car doors after a recent round of break-ins on the north end of the island. Several residents have reported suspicious activities and break-ins between 2 and 3 a.m. More...

Team work

Alyssa Gibbs and Aaron Ferrara work together to win their sack race at the Melrose Avenue School annual field day. More...

My Turn

St. Matthew’s Thrift Shop epitomizes the ideology of “pass it on.” This shop goes a long way in helping the church’s general fund as well as many people and charities that benefit from its donations. More...

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press?

Jackie Hodgson and Fran Curren took the Press with them when they toured the Mediterranean and Adriatic Seas on the Crystal Serenity. Here, they are at the Burano Lace Factory in Venice, Italy. More...

Read the log of Rubicon’s transAtlantic voyage

Michael de Angeli of Jamestown recently sailed across the Atlantic. He kept a personal log of the voyage. His log is quite interesting and includes his observations and commentary. More...

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press?

Sam Ackerman recently took the Press to Yosemite National Park. Here he is standing on Half Dome, with Yosemite falls over his left shoulder and El Capitan over his right. More...

Island bloodhound certified to track people

Abby, a bloodhound, spends her days being pampered by owners Bill and LuAnn Botelho while waiting for the next search and rescue call to come in. Abby is the only search and rescue dog in Rhode Island. More...

The five stages of gardening

The Island Garden

I was cutting the hedge last weekend, whaling away with the hedge trimmer, when it occurred to me that gardening has a lot to recommend it. It is an all around physical activity that can keep you fit and trim throughout your lifetime. More...

ACHIEVEMENTS

Seidler graduates from Fairfield University Amanda Seidler graduated magna cum laude from the Charles F. Dolan school of business at Fairfield University in Fairfield, Conn., on May 17 with a double major in finance and marketing. More...

Jamestown Historical Society opens windmill, meetinghouse

The Jamestown Historical Society summer officially starts this weekend. On Saturday, June 20, the old Jamestown Windmill opens for the summer. The Conanicut Friends Meetinghouse will also have its annual open house. More...

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press?

Isabelle Hyder, center, took the Press to Costa Rica during a class trip with her Spanish class. She is standing at the Baldi Hot Springs with the Arenal Volcano in the background. More...

Former Ocean State Scuba site could be used for affordable housing

The Jamestown Town Council revealed that the Church Community Housing Corporation is trying to acquire land for a 10-unit housing project on North Main Road, a location that will offer residents immediate access to the RIPTA bus route. More...