May 13, 2010 RSS feed / News

Former islander named Navy’s top civilian for 2009

Barry Walsh, formerly of Jamestown and the son of Norma and John Walsh, was recently selected as the top civilian employee for 2009 by the commander of Naval Surface Forces, Vice Admiral D.C. Curtis. More...

Taxpayers group targets budget cuts

The Jamestown Taxpayers Association has announced that it will seek to reduce the size of the town budget during the June 7 financial town meeting when the proposed $20.8 million budget is put to a vote. More...

Hollister wins Chorus music award

Samuel Hollister, an eighth-grade student at Lawn Avenue School, is the winner of the Jamestown Community Chorus’ fourth annual music award. The award was presented during the group’s recent annual spring concert. More...

Conanicut Grange Report

In her novel “Postcards,” E. Annie Proulx tells a story of a 1930s Vermont farm family witnessing the social, economic and literal collapse of their small family farm. More...

Fire dept. elects officers at annual meeting

The Jamestown Fire Department held its 119th annual meeting recently, during which the following members were elected to lead the department over the next year: Chief James R. Bryer Jr.; Deputy Chiefs Kenneth M. Gladding, Howard F. More...

Jamestown Aquaculture Movement to hold first board meeting

The Jamestown Aquaculture Movement will hold its initial board meeting on Friday, May 21, at 2 p.m. Following the meeting at 3 p.m., guest speaker Robert Sutton will discuss the art and science of developing a working relationship with the R.I. More...

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press?

John Enright took the Jamestown Press along during a consulting trip to American Samoa for the historic preservation office. This photo was taken at Two Dollar Beach, Tutuila, American Samoa. More...

‘Wickford in Bloom’ this July

Historic Wickford will present Wickford in Bloom, a waterfront garden tour of 14 private and public gardens, on Saturday, July 17, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Commission ready to go with Comprehensive Plan survey

The Planning Commission released an updated version of its Comprehensive Plan survey during last week’s meeting, after weeks of sifting through questions and tinkering with terminology. More...

Happy ending to Dutch Harbor rescue

In an event that received statewide attention, several members of the community rescued two young boaters from the chilly waters off of Dutch Island last week. At approximately 4:30 p.m. on May 5, the Jamestown Police Dept. More...

Boy Scouts will serve pasta supper this Saturday

Bring your appetite to the Boy Scout pasta supper this Saturday, May 15, from 5 to 7 p.m. at St. Matthew’s Church. More...

Schools sign on for ‘Race to the Top’

The Jamestown School Committee voted 4-0 to support Superintendent Marcia Lukon’s request to sign on to the federal Race to the Top memorandum of understanding during its meeting last week. More...

Scarecrow competition raises $125 for community farm

The winner of the recent Spring Scary Scarecrow contest was “Watch Dog,” created by the Gregory family. The judge commented that he would be very scared if he came across the vicious-looking dog, especially at night. More...

Island artists

Melrose School students show off their submissions to the school’s ninth annual “Arts Alive” student art show. More...

Darlington re-elected RITBA board chair

David A. Darlington of North Kingstown, chairman of the R.I. Turnpike and Bridge Authority, has been unanimously re-elected as chairman by the board of directors. The one-year term starts immediately. More...

Plenty to do in the garden now

The Island Garden

One of the problems with a warm spring – like the one we have had – is that fruit trees come into bloom early, often before many insects are ready to pollinate them. More...

Young Scientists Club to host annual science and math camp

Register now for the Young Scientists Club’s 12th annual science and math camp for children ages 5 to 12. Camps will be offered June 21-24 and June 28- July 2. More...

Jamestown golf program turns out talented young athletes

Jamestown youth are being taught at an early age about etiquette, integrity and discipline— and they’re learning it on the Jamestown Golf Course. More...