March 31, 2011 RSS feed / News

Local glassblowers feature work at Collaboration ’11

The Jamestown Arts Center will open Collaboration ‘11 tomorrow, a community art exhibit featuring 12-by-12-inch artworks created by people of all ages and abilities, and presented in a variety of mediums. More...

Islander awarded college scholarship

Cameron Toppa, a Jamestown resident and senior at North Kingstown High School, has been awarded an out-of-state scholarship to attend Alfred State College in New York. More...

New Wes Anderson film will include scenes from Jamestown

Steven Feinberg, the executive director of the Rhode Island Film and Television Office, has confirmed that director Wes Anderson will make his next feature film – “Moonrise Kingdom” – in Rhode Island. More...

Paiva Weed discusses her position on state issues

Sen. M. Teresa Paiva Weed has represented Jamestown on the Rhode Island Senate for nearly two decades, a job that has kept her busy, especially with the state of the economy in Rhode Island. More...

Women’s club offers two college scholarships

The Jamestown Women’s Club has begun to accept applications for two $1,000 scholarships. These are one-time awards for expenses associated with a student’s first year at a school of higher learning. More...

Salads can be a year-round experience

The Island Garden

It is said that a salad made for King Henry VIII contained more than 150 ingredients. Today, some salads contain a few pieces of lettuce and a slice of tomato. But there is no need to be so parsimonious with your salad ingredients. More...

Senior center receives legislative grant

Rep. Deborah Ruggiero presented a check for a $1,000 legislative grant last week to the Jamestown Senior Center. More...

Check-mates: Chess veteran helps islanders learn game

The game of chess, since it’s first recorded conception, has been misinterpreted for thousands of years. Once thought of as the “games of kings,” now is the king of games: It is the most popular board game in the world. More...

Running into the record books: Islander cements his legacy

It seems that there are two kinds of stories involving Jamestowners and Bishop Hendricken High School: Islanders who were on the losing end of a state championship game to the Hendricken Hawks, or Islanders who won a title with the Warwick school. More...

Advertising, listing updates due for Jamestown telephone book

Friday, April 1, is the deadline for advertising and telephone listing corrections in the Jamestown Telephone Directory. The phone book is published annually by the Jamestown Women’s Club with the assistance of the Jamestown Press. More...

There’s nothing like a good hailstorm

Flotsam and Jetsam

The last time I was caught in a hailstorm was about 1968. More...

Downtown improvement

Workers have been busy this week installing new curbing and sidewalks in the village. Fair weather has helped the project proceed quickly. Photo by Jeff McDonough More...

Library schedules classes on sign language

The Jamestown Philomenian Library will hold a free 10-week sign language program taught by Gemma Guinguing each Wednesday at 7 p.m. from April 6 to June 8. Guinguing was born in the Philippines and was named Miss Deaf Rhode Island in 2005. More...

Beavertail Museum Association offers two scholarships

The Beavertail Museum Lighthouse Association will offer two $1,000 scholarships for high school seniors who are Jamestown residents and have been accepted into a school of higher learning. More...

Lifelong islander recalls a childhood cut short

Mary Vieira Ragland was born and raised in the house where she still lives. The early life of Ragland and her siblings, Ernest Jr., Alfred, and George, tells the story of a family overcoming adversity. More...

Scholarships for theatre, performing arts

The Jamestown Community Theatre will present two $1,000 awards to graduating seniors for achievement in theatre and performing arts. The award was recently named the Patti Vandal Award. More...

Bay named one of nation’s Great Waters

Narragansett Bay has been named one of America’s Great Waters, recognizing its ecological, economic and cultural importance to the region. More...

Retired officer speaks at Central Baptist

Ronald Ratcliff, a member of the Naval War College’s National Security Affairs Department faculty, will speak about his recent twomonth assignment in Afghanistan on Sunday, April 3, at 11 a.m. at Central Baptist Church. More...

Conanicut Grange Report

Twenty-five years ago, Jerry McIntyre, who was the Jamestown Town Council president, sat down with the attorney for the owner of the Jamestown Country Club and successfully negotiated a purchase price of $2.1 million for the town’s acquisition More...