November 12, 2009 RSS feed / News

Jamestown Medical Fund offers a lifeline for ill islanders

From mounting medical bills and loss of income to expenses like home renovations and inhome assistance, a serious illness can take much more than a physical and emotional toll on an ill person and their family. More...

Happy anniversary

Marion, 87, and Gertrude, 83, Ferreira recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. More...

Ferguson named to dean’s list

Kirsten Ferguson of Jamestown was named to the dean’s list for the spring semester 2009 at Babson College in Wellesley, Mass. More...

Islander studying at University of Queensland

Holly Huffine of Jamestown is currently studying in Queensland, Australia, as part of a competitive off-campus program of Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, N.Y. Huffine is studying at the University of Queensland. More...

Why public radio is a big part of my day

Flotsam and Jetsam

A very good thing happened a couple of years ago. WRNI, the local National Public Radio station, got a new slot on the FM dial, which expanded its signal to all of South County. More...

Planning Commission tackles wording of zoning amendments

The sometimes controversial zoning ordinance amendments may have been approved by the Town Council, but the work isn’t finished for the Jamestown Planning Commission. More...

Volleyball programs start this month

The Jamestown Recreation Department will begin two recreational volleyball programs this month. A youth recreational volleyball league begins Tuesday, Nov. 17, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Lawn Avenue School gym. More...

Lawn boys’ soccer team closes out ‘rebuilding’ season

Tom Carney, the boys’ soccer coach at Lawn Avenue School, would rather see kids playing on the soccer field than sitting on the sidelines any day. More...

JSA spring soccer try-outs this Saturday

The Jamestown Soccer Association will hold open try-out sessions for the U10 division and U8 division this Saturday, Nov. 14, at the Lawn Avenue soccer fields from 10 to 11:30 a.m. for the 2010 spring competitive youth soccer season. More...

Holiday happenings around Rhode Island

Editor’s Note: Here’s a brief list of holiday events we think our readers may find of interest. Concerts and performances • Island Moving Company’s Newport Nutcracker at Rosecliff opens Nov. More...

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press?

The Jamestown contingent of the Newport Yacht Club’s Mediterranean cruise took the Jamestown Press with them aboard the Celebrity Solstice. More...

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press?

Adam and Zachary DiBiase brought the Jamestown Press with them when they visited the Statue of Liberty recently. More...

Restoration of landmark lighthouse is complete

The first major restoration in more than 150 years was recently completed at the historic Beavertail Light Station. More...

Swain sentenced to 25 years for murdering his wife

TORTOLA, BVI – A British Virgin Islands judge on Tuesday sentenced Jamestowner David Swain to 25 years in prison after a jury found him guilty of murdering his wife, Shelley Arden Tyre, in 1999. More...

School committee bids farewell to Brennan

The School Committee honored committee member William “Bucky” Brennan’s final meeting with a rousing musical tribute last Thursday. More...

Wind Energy Committee considers feasibility of town-owned wind turbine

Ft. Getty and Taylor Point have emerged as the “finalists” in Jamestown’s search for potential wind turbine sites. During a Nov. More...

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press?

Valerie Southern took the Jamestown Press along on a trip to the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France. Southern also visited Holland, Belgium and Germany during her trip. More...

McCurdy, DeMolles wed at St. Mark

Katherine E. McCurdy and Alexander B. DeMolles were married on June 27 at St. Mark Church in Jamestown. The Rev. William O’Neill officiated. A reception was held at Ft. Getty. More...

Tiexiera awarded all-tournament during Prout championship win

Jamestowner Christian Tiexiera, a Prout School junior and striker for the team, received all-tournament recently when the Prout School boys’ soccer team captured its first RIIL state championship by defeating defending champions Tiverton, 1-0, More...

Islander named to college sailing All-Academic team

David Marshall of Jamestown has been named to the 2009 Intercollegiate Sailing Association’s 2009 All Academic Sailing Team. Marshall has been honored as a first team selection for the Connecticut College sailing program. More...

An artistic future

Christopher Albert, federal projects director with Sen. More...

Islander coaches young players to national tennis tournament

When islander Drew Goldstein took his eight-player team to the Junior Team Tennis National Championships 18 and under division in Alabama on Oct. 30, he knew the team was a good one. But he also knew it would face stiff competition. More...

South County Chamber Singers to perform this weekend

The music of Dr. Enrico Garzilli will be performed at the Towers in Narragansett on Saturday, Nov. 14, at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, Nov. 15, at 2 p.m. by the South County Chamber Singers, of which several islanders are members. More...

Richterova, Perry exchange vows

Pavlina Richterova and James Perry, Jr. were married Aug. 22, 2009 in the groom’s parents’ home in Jamestown. Barbara Cunha officiated at the ceremony and a reception followed. More...

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press?

Polina Wright, a kindergarten student at Melrose School, took the Jamestown Press with her when she visited her grandparents in Poland. More...

Redeem bridge tokens before Dec. 31

The R.I. Turnpike and Bridge Authority will no longer redeem Newport Pell Bridge tokens after Dec. 31. RITBA replaced the token toll-payment system with EZPass in January, 2009. More...

New friend calls to mind island’s adventurous history

Jamestown played host to a distinguished visitor recently, and it was all because of foul weather. A one-two punch of back-to-back low-pressure systems brought strong northeast winds to the region. For gardeners, it meant rain and wind. More...