August 13, 2009 RSS feed / News

Taxpayer advocacy group flags top issues

Jamestown Taxpayers Association members have identified the upcoming police contract negotiations as the single most-pressing issue demanding its near-term attention. More...

Board institutes fee for use of community room

Alena Caldarone’s bridge club used to meet at the Pemberton Apartments community room every Tuesday afternoon – until recently, when management imposed new rules for the use of the room. The new rules, which took effect on Aug. More...

Clouds Hill Victorian House museum to host ‘Day in the Country’

On Saturday, Sept. 12, from noon to 5 p.m. (weather permitting), Clouds Hill Victorian House museum in Warwick will offer demonstrations of old-time cider making, horse-drawn plowing and Victorian crafts. More...

Championship game

Bob Cournoyer and Ray Harrison, both of Jamestown and representing Valley Country Club in Warwick, recently won the 16th Ed Perry Senior Four-Ball Net Championship in a sudden death play-off at Agawam More...

By the sea

Members of the Jamestown Fire Department were dressed in their finest for the Memorial Day parade. Jim Smith took this picture of the volunteers and their trucks. More...

NK road race to benefit high school teams and scholarships

The 10th running of the NK5k road race and walk to benefit North Kingstown High School scholarships is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 12, at 9:30 a.m. Race registration begins at 7:30 a.m. at the high school track and field. More...

Jamestown will host open water rowing and paddling race

Hundreds of the world’s best open water rowers and paddlers will descend on Mackerel Cove on Saturday, Aug. 29, to compete in a grueling self-propelled race around the island. More...

British soccer camp comes to Jamestown

It is not too late to register for British Challenger soccer camp at the Lawn Avenue fields in Jamestown starting Monday. More...

Island Shuttle offers safe, convenient alternative to driving

Paul Sprague wants you to have a good time. However, he would like you to do it responsibly. More...

Where in the world is the Jamestown Press?

Isaac and Art Spivack took the Jamestown Press along on a self-supported bicycle trip through the Canadian Rockies. More...

Island professor finds mission in connecting with the world

When Jamestowner Jill Harrison talks about the importance of experiential, hands-on learning, she’s not just spouting empty rhetoric. More...

Fools’ Rules Regatta is all about ‘big fun’

Chris Powell has seen it all during the 28 or so years he has served as “chief fool” of the Jamestown Yacht Club’s annual Fools’ Rules Regatta – like the guy who once tried to make a boat out of ice. More...

Neronha nominated as U.S. attorney for R.I.

The White House recently announced President Obama’s intent to nominate Assistant U.S. Attorney Peter F. Neronha to be the next U.S. Attorney for Rhode Island. Neronha was recommended for the job by U.S. More...

For a good cause

Judy Stickney (left) and Marion Gomez set up shop at East Ferry recently selling raffle tickets to support the Jamestown Community Chorus. Photo by Andrea von Hohenleiten More...

Dining duo

Brothers Michael, left and Peter Liberati of Jamestown last week launched “The Shack,” Jamestown’s newest eatery. The outdoor dining venture overlooks Dutch Harbor. More...

Walk paths of local artists and writers

The Newport Historical Society will offer a walking tour showcasing celebrated Newport artists and writers of the 19th century on Saturday, Sept. 5, at 1 p.m. More...

BIRTHS

Martin A daughter, Mackenzie Marie, was born July 17, 2009, at Kent County Hospital to Jammie (Leveillee) Martin and Joseph Martin of Jamestown. Grandparents are Gloria and James Leveillee of Coventry and Kathy Martin of Jamestown. Brodin More...

Controversy washes over plans for fishing pier

The 1,600-ft. remnant of the old Jamestown bridge has become a lightning rod for controversy over a fishing pier proposed for the site of the rusting trestle – which must be demolished by the end of 2010. More...

Coast Guard to hold boating safety class in Jamestown

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 79 will hold a one-day boating class at the Jamestown Fire Dept. on Narragansett Avenue on Saturday, Aug. 22, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. More...

JYC announces latest summer series race results

The Jamestown Yacht Club has announced the results of the seventh race in its summer series: • A Class: 1. Bronco, Melges 32, M. Domingues; 2. Macx, C28, Bill MacGowan; 3. Baby Bella, Melges 24, Mark Nannini. More...

ACHIEVEMENTS

Newbolt to attend Rochester Institute of Technology

Joel William Newbolt of Jamestown, son of Annette and William Newbolt, has enrolled for the fall semester at Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY. Newbolt, recipient of a RIT achievement scholarship and a R.I. More...

Planning Commission discusses update of town zoning ordinance

The Jamestown Planning Commission last week discussed updating the responsibilities of the town’s Technical Review Committee. The discussion was the only item on the Aug. 5 meeting agenda, and no members of the public attended the meeting. More...

When the bounty arrives

The Island Garden

There’s a mocking bird in my yard that thinks I’m its meal ticket. All summer when I enter the vegetable garden he, or she, sits on the fence watching what I do. More...