July 29, 2010 RSS feed / News

Board considers future of former Swain property

Paul Sprague represented himself in an application for a specialuse permit regarding his property at 79 North Main Rd., formerly the headquarters for Ocean State Scuba, during the July 27 meeting of the Zoning Board of Review. More...

Civic, May announce engagement

Jack and Sarah Civic of Jamestown announce the engagement of their daughter, Laura Elizabeth Civic, to Jimmy May, son of Andy and Kerry May of Atlanta, Ga. More...

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press?

Cynthia Flagg took the Jamestown Press along to West Dover, Vt. – Mt. More...

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press?

Melrose second-grader Cameron Van Note took the Jamestown Press along to Mindo, Ecuador, where he traveled with his mother, who was in the country to teach at a local university in Quito. More...

Tis the season for offshore adventures

This time of year, the crew is in a constant state of readiness – offshore rods spooled up, lures rigged and ready, Robb Roach’s boat fueled up and the crew on call. More...

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press?

Roberta Fagan of Jamestown took the Jamestown Press along to Pike Place Market in front of the original Starbucks Coffee in Seattle, Wash. while visiting her sister, Sheila Fagan. More...

Get ready for Fools’ Rules Regatta

The 33rd annual Fools’ Rules Regatta will be held Saturday, Aug. 14, on the Town Beach at East Ferry. The event is sponsored by the Jamestown Yacht Club. More...

Town plants sweetgum trees for Arbor Day

The town’s Arbor Day tree planting took place last Monday on Meadow Lane, when two American Sweetgum trees (Liquidambar styraciflua) were placed along the road by the Jamestown Tree Preservation and Protection Committee. More...

Swimmer completes twice-around-the-island swim

On Friday, July 2, through Saturday, July 3, I successfully swam twice around Conanicut Island. The swim covered 41.2 miles and lasted 20 hours and 17 minutes. More...

Animal control is under control

The animal control officer position in Jamestown has been eliminated – a change that has left many residents wondering what to do should they find themselves with an animal emergency on their hands. The simple answer? More...

Quicksall, Filkins exchange vows

Kayla A. Quicksall and Keith J. Filkins were married June 27 at Ft. Getty in Jamestown, with Hon. Francis Darigan Jr. officiating. The bride is the daughter of Wendy Santos of Warren. More...

JHS to host Windmill Day on Aug. 7

The Jamestown Historical Society will sponsor Windmill Day on Saturday, Aug. 7, to celebrate Jamestown’s historic windmill and the island’s agrarian heritage. More...

The ‘happy hour’ plant

Flotsam and Jetsam

The first garden I ever had as a kid was at my grandfather’s house in Providence. I was about nine. He recognized my apparent interest in his garden, which was not hard to do since I was like a puppy – always right on his heels. More...

They’re the champs

Jamestown Youth Soccer’s Under 12 Boys team closed out its 2010 spring season with a dominant performance at the URI Goal 4 Rams 6 v 6 soccer tournament held July 24 at the URI soccer complex. More...

Festival to benefit Preservation Society

The Newport Mansions Wine and Food Festival will be held Sept. 24-26 at Rosecliff and Marble House in Newport. More...

JYC announces summer sailing series race results

The Jamestown Yacht Club has announced the results of the sixth race in its summer series: More...

Chamber Chatter

It’s been a busy year so far, and the big event is yet to come. Charlie and Arlene Petit have been working closely with John Collins and Jane Lee on the new Chamber website. More...

BridgeFest 2010 adds programs

Three new programs have been added to BridgeFest 2010, a celebration of local musical talent and music-themed events in Newport. More...