January 7, 2010 RSS feed / News

Coast Guard at Castle Hill keeps close watch on bay

It’s New Year’s Eve at the U.S. Coast Guard station at Castle Hill in Newport, but Petty Officer Andrew Condra isn’t wearing a party hat or sipping champagne. More...

BIRTHS

Marzano A daughter, Taya Rose Marzano, was born Sept. 14, 2009, at NAS Lemoore in California to Whitney (Clarke) and Todd Marzano. Grandparents are Donald and Lorraine Clarke of Jamestown, Lorraine Albert of Colorado and Dr. More...

Good cause, good fun bring plungers to Jamestown

As the countdown clock wound methodically toward zero, the scantily clad crowd roared on the beach at Mackerel Cove. It may have been the New Year, or the numbing in my extremities, but the sense of community was powerful. More...

Thorson to speak about New England stone walls

“To know New England well, one must know its stone walls,” writes Robert M. Thorson in his regional best seller, “Stone by Stone: The Magnifi cent History in New England’s Stone Walls.” More...

Recycle your Christmas tree

The Island Garden

Did you know that your old natural Christmas tree can be recycled? Instead of tossing it in the garbage, consider one of the following ideas: More...

Looking good in Jamestown

Island salons offer a fresh look

If you’re looking to kick off the New Year with a new look, you’re in luck – with five different salons on the island, you’re sure to find one that appeals to your tastes and needs. More...

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press?

Peggy and Dan Crowley took the Jamestown Press along on a recent cruise of southeast Asia. Here, they pose on a tour boat in Cochin, India. More...

Police to address Taxpayers Association Monday

The Jamestown Taxpayers Association will meet Monday, Jan. 11, at 7 p.m. at the Jamestown Philomenian Library. The meeting is scheduled to include a presentation by the Jamestown Police Dept., outlining the department’s duties. More...

Seasons at the light

Beavertail State Park – and the Beavertail Lighthouse – made a lovely winter scene after last weekend’s snowstorm blanketed the island yet again. Photo by Vic Richardson More...

RITBA announces new toll plans

The R.I. Turnpike and Bridge Authority will expand the number of toll plans to frequent users of the Newport Pell Bridge who own R.I. E-ZPass transponders. The two new plans are expected to be available by Feb. 15. More...

DEM changes commercial fishing license

The Dept. of Environmental Management has made several regulatory changes to the commercial fishing licensing program. The changes, which apply to new and renewed licenses for 2010, took effect on Dec. More...

JEF announces after school programs for kids

The Jamestown Education Foundation and the Jamestown School Department will offer a series of after school programs for children this winter. Programs are offered for all grade levels and are open to all Jamestown children. More...

National Saltwater Angler Registry aims to collect fishing data

Saltwater recreational fishermen have long expressed concerns about the data used to estimate the effects of recreational fishing on ocean resources and the nation’s economy. The National Saltwater Angler Registry, which launched Jan. More...