July 9, 2009 RSS feed / News

Planning Commission halts ‘green’ roof on office building

The Jamestown Planning Commission halted an additional environmentally-friendly roof segment on a future office building at 5 Clinton Ave. More...

Patriotic spirit

Islanders showed their true colors during the north end Fourth of July parade. Photo by Andrea von Hohenleiten More...

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press?

Rachel Perry, of Jamestown, and 18 other members of Thespian Troupe 6945 took the Press to Lincoln, Nebraska for the International Thespian Festival 2009. More...

Lawns and their care

The Island Garden

This week we’ll take a look at lawns. You know, it’s that great green swath that separates your house from your hedge. It has been said that a boat is a hole in the sea into which you pour money. More...

Rock thrown through reporter’s windshield on Route 138

A Jamestown Press reporter had her vehicle windshield smashed last week, after a teenager apparently threw a rock at her moving car from a cliff overlooking Route 138 in North Kingstown. Here is the account of reporter Eileen Daly: More...

Lawn school awards student achievement at end of year event

The Lawn Avenue School presented awards to students in grades 5 to 8 at a ceremony on June 23. The winners were: More...

Rhode Island hospitals and surgical centers adopt uniform safety protocol

Rhode Island area hospitals and outpatient surgical centers have agreed to adopt a uniform surgical protocol, the Hospital Association of Rhode Island announced on June 30. More...

Old Glory

The Stars and Stripes hoisted high above East Ferry on Saturday were visible as far away as the Newport Pell Bridge in the background. Photo by Ben Thomas More...

Night light

The Rocket ‘hogs lit up the night sky at Mackerel Cove on Sunday evening. Photo by Adrienne Downing More...

Remembering grandmothers

Flotsam and Jetsam

Most people have fond memories of their grandmothers. I do too; but none of my memories even remotely matches any of the blue-haired, cookie-baking clichés that are so often portrayed on television. More...

Stormy sky

A strong line of thunderstorms moved through the area on July 1, turning the noon sky dark as night. Photo by Adrienne Downing More...

Golf glory

Mary Garrett, center, scored her first hole-in-one while playing with her son Jay, right, at the Jamestown Golf Course on July 3. The feat was on Hole 5, which is a 100-yard, par 3. More...

Suela-hooping

Kyle Wright learned a new variation of hula-hooping during a workshop by Susan Whitney at the Jamestown library. Photo by Andrea von Hohenleiten More...