February 10, 2011 RSS feed / News

JYC accepts applications for scholarship

The Jamestown Yacht Club will begin to accept applications for its annual Joshua Wadsworth Leonard Memorial Sailing Scholarship to an eligible person between the ages of 8 and 14. More...

Committee continues to discuss proposed budget

The School Committee unanimously voted not to renew the contracts of eight non-tenured teachers and one teacher in a job-share position at last week’s business meeting. The 4-0 vote to approve the non-renewal during the Feb. More...

Conanicut Grange Report

Sometime during the mid- 1920s, George Anderson, a Jamestown farmer at the north end of the island, unbolted the chassis of his aging Model T Ford car, built a seat behind the steering wheel, put some wheel chains on the rear tires and in less than a More...

Abbood plans to make most of final lax season at Cal

Emily Abbood entered Moses Brown as a third grader and she recalls picking up her first lacrosse stick during recess one day. That was the beginning of a success story that continues today. More...

Beavertail remains one of Rhode Island’s best parks

Beavertail State Park lies at the southernmost end of Jamestown, named for the shape of the peninsula that it lies on. More...

Atlantic Lawn and Garden honored

The Rhode Island Nursery and Landscape Association presented its annual Excellence Awards during its Winter Education Seminar, and Atlantic Lawn and Garden of Jamestown was honored multiple times. More...

Parks and Rec director earns master’s degree

Bill Piva, the director of the Jamestown Parks and Recreation Department, has earned a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Rhode Island. More...

Preschool applications now being accepted

The Melrose Avenue Preschool is now accepting applications for the upcoming school year for children ages 3 to 5. There is a morning session and an afternoon session from Monday through Thursday, and a morning session on Friday. More...

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press?

Nancy and Ralph Misto of Jamestown visit former neighbors Marcus and Ramona Koegler in Dallau, Germany. More...

Dismantling the last of the Old Jamestown Bridge

Snow, sleet, rain and frigid temperatures are not deterring the dismantling of the last section of the Old Jamestown Bridge. More...

‘Topsy Turvy’ to show at library

The Jamestown Community Chorus will sponsor a free showing of the award-winning 1999 musical drama film “Topsy Turvy” at the Jamestown Philomenian Library on Sunday, Feb. 27, at 2 p.m. More...

Paiva Weed submits legislation on health benefits

Sen. M. Teresa Paiva Weed submitted on Jan. 28 legislation to establish a health benefit exchange in Rhode Island. More...

Lawn Avenue School announces honor roll

The Lawn Avenue School announced its Excellence in Effort for the second quarter of the 2010-2011 school year. More...

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press?

The Masterson family – Anne, Kevin and sons Joshua and Matthew – pose with friend Darren Vegan of Tampa, Fla., in front of “Mt. More...

May, Civic wed

Laura Civic and Jimmy May were married on Sept. 25, at Saint Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Jamestown. The Rev. Kevin Lloyd performed the ceremony, with Rev. William O’Neill of St. Mark Church in attendance. More...

Chess nights held every other Wednesday

Jamestown Chess Nights are being held on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Sydney L. Wright Museum located in the Jamestown Philomenian Libarary. More...

Preparing for the spring: Pruning and pot cleaning

The Island Garden

If you are a gardener you probably have a shed full of plastic pots; that is, if you haven’t given them to a gardening friend who has a shed full of plastic pots. More...

Degidio makes dean’s list at FIT

Jamestown resident Jon-Michael Degidio was named to the dean’s list at the Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Fla., for the fall semester. Degidio is a marine biology major. More...

Sewing group to meet at Senior Center

The Sewing, Arts and Crafts Group will meet on Mondays – except the second Monday of each month – at the Jamestown Senior Center in Grange Hall from 5 to 8 p.m. There is no fee and women of all ages are welcome. More...

Panel proves to be effective six months after its inception

One of the leading public health problems in America today is underage drinking. Most adolescents take their first drink of alcohol, on average, at the age of 14. More...