July 30, 2009 RSS feed / News

Expert on local shipwrecks to speak at JHS annual meeting

The Jamestown Historical Society will hold its annual meeting on Thursday, Aug. 13, at 7 p.m. in the meeting room at the Jamestown Philomenian Library. Dr. More...

150 young sailors compete for national title in racing dinghies

Jamestown this week is the site of the 420 National Championship regatta at Fort Getty. Dr. Rob Salk, a Jamestown resident who is also president of the National 420 Association, said 153 two-man boats are competing in the event. More...

The Jamestown Yacht Club’s Summer Series Race

Race number six the Jamestown Yacht Club Summer Series was held on July 28. The following are the results for the race: A Class: 1. Macx, C28, Bill MacGowan; 2. Baby Bella, Melges 24, Mark Nannini. More...

Watch plants for signs of late blight

The Island Garden

We’ve heard a lot about “Late Blight” during the last few weeks. While it can be a problem, there is no need to panic. First, understand that Late Blight has been around for hundreds of years. More...

Getting a facelift

The Beavertail Lighthouse Museum Association recently kicked off its campaign to raise funds to restore the lighthouse and surrounding buildings. Work has already begun on repairs to the structure. More...

Island kids reel in fish, food and prizes at annual derby

More than 100 young anglers, family members and friends lined the water’s edge to cast their lines Saturday during the annual Kids’ Fishing Derby at North Reservoir. More...

JAC receives unanimous Zoning Board approval

The Jamestown Zoning Board of Review on Tuesday unanimously approved a variance and special-use permit for the property on Valley Street, the proposed site of the new Jamestown Arts Center. More...

Naturalist aquarium offers glimpse of ocean’s treasures

In a community as small as Jamestown, undiscovered treasures are often hard to come by. But that is exactly what awaits visitors to Beavertail State Park when they step inside the tiny, but fascinating world of the Beavertail Naturalist Aquarium. More...

New Jamestown taxpayer group holds first meeting

The Jamestown Taxpayers Association took a major step this week toward defining itself with the formal adoption of a charter. Approximately 20 members of the fledgling group turned out for its first meeting at the Senior Center in Jamestown. More...

Not exactly a fish

Peter Andres (left), Ryan Downing and Tim Fey caught a surprise guest during last week’s fishing derby for kids. See the story and more fishing derby photos on page 24. More...

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press?

Jill Harrison, a Jamestown resident and assistant professor at Rhode Island College, took the Jamestown Press along with her to Ecuador, where she has helped to establish research, teaching and studen More...

From the Town Administrator

Jamestown’s new fiscal year began on July 1, with some relief that we have weathered the economic downturn with an expectation that we will end the year in the black. More...

Sailing toward victory

Rachel Bryer, a recent graduate of Lawn Avenue School, recently took third place in the 2009 Laser 4.7 North Americans, sponsored by the Buffalo Canoe Club of Ontario, Canada. More...