August 27, 2009 RSS feed / News

Teachers, administrators ready for students’ return

School starts Wednesday, Sept. 2

The lazy days of summer, now in scarce supply, will soon give way to another school year as of 8:15 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 2, the first day of the 2009-2010 school year. More...

Melrose School implements new arrival and departure procedures

Beginning Wednesday, Sept. 2, Melrose School will implement new arrival and departure procedures at the school. More...

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press?

Jason, Michelle and Sara Iacovelli of Jamestown took the Jamestown Press along on a recent trip to China. Here, they pose on the Great Wall of China in Beijing. More...

Council to consider water, sewer hikes

The Town Council will debate, and possibly vote on, a significant increase in water and sewer rates at its Sept. 8 meeting. The town has already proposed a 15 percent increase in the sewer rate; during the Aug. More...

A word about watering

The Island Garden

I’m not sure who was more surprised, the deer or me. More...

Island siblings top finishers in judo competitions

Two young islanders recently took top honors in national and international judo competitions. Marco and Sofia Greco-Byrne both won gold medals at the Junior Olympics and silver medals at the Junior U.S. Open judo tournaments this summer. More...

Where in the world is the Jamestown Press?

Connor and Ben Smith took the Jamestown Press along when they went to see the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia recently. More...

Teen volunteers needed for Hey Day

Calling all teens: The Conanicut Island Land Trust will host Hey Day on Saturday, Sept. 26, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Godena Farm, and teen volunteers are needed to help make the day a success. More...

Jamestown Community Farm becomes a non-profit corporation

The Jamestown Community Farm has formally incorporated as a non-profit organization in the state of Rhode Island as a 501c(3), it was announced this week. More...

State Sen. Teresa Paiva Weed’s husband dies

Mark Weed, the husband of state Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed (D-Jamestown & Newport) died Saturday, Aug. 22, following a battle with cancer, the Providence Journal reported this week. More...

ACHIEVEMENTS

Jamestown sisters to compete in local pageant Olivia and Felicia Faria of Jamestown have been selected to participate in the Nationals’ 2009 Miss Junior Teen pageant competition in Providence. More...

Teen Center focuses on what kids need

Not every town offers its teens a safe environment for building friendships, doing homework or simply relaxing after school. More...

My Turn

A house full of memories

My husband, Lee, and I first heard of Jamestown when we saw a newspaper ad offering lots for sale in 1961. We loved this beautiful island immediately. We bought a west-facing lot on Mizzen Avenue with a water view and a glorious sunset. More...

Jamestown to host open water rowing race

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

Catching a wave

Conditions were great for surfers at Hull Cove last weekend, courtesy of Hurricane Bill’s influence. Photo by Vic Richardson More...

School soccer try-outs start Wednesday

Lawn Avenue School will hold girls’ soccer try-outs this Wednesday, Sept. 2, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Try-outs will also be held on Sept. 3 and 4. at a time to be announced. Call Lawn School at 423-7010 for more information. More...

Affordable housing proposal cancelled due to lack of funding

The Church Community Housing Corporation, a Newport-based non-profit company that builds affordable housing, has withdrawn its application to build a housing complex at 79 North Rd. in Jamestown, the site of the former Ocean State Scuba. More...