April 14, 2011 RSS feed / News

Secret Garden welcomes all with spring open house this Sunday

The Secret Garden at 12 Southwest Ave. invites everyone young and old alike to its annual Spring Open House this Sunday, April 17, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. “Please join us this Sunday,” said owner David Urban. More...

A salute to a Seabee

Long-time Jamestown resident Walter Boll, left, was recently honored in Washington D.C. with a certificate of appreciation by the Seabee Memorial Scholarship Association for establishing the Leo H. More...

Island children stack up well against other municipalities

Rhode Island Kids Count, a children’s policy and advocacy organization based out of Providence, recently released its 17th annual fact book. More...

Flyers a captive audience for oddball products

Flotsam and Jetsam

I fly fairly frequently. There are a couple of must-do activities I enjoy each time I take to the skies. More...

Island author

Fourth-grader Spencer Sprague, with father Paul, shows off his most recent work, “Gator Dun!” Children’s author Susan Ring, who wrote the book “Where Should Turtle Be,” More...

Federal court rules that bridge tolls are constitutional

“We are very pleased with the favorable federal court decision affirming that the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority has the right to set a discounted toll rate for Rhode Island residents,” said David Darlington, chairman of the R More...

Open house on Friday, Saturday at Conanicut Marine Ship’s Store

Conanicut Marine Ship’s Store at 20 Narragansett Ave. will host its annual Spring Sale and Open House this Friday and Saturday, April 15-16. The sale includes 25 percent off in-stock clothing, shoes and marine hardware. More...

Former Navy officer shares his first-hand experience of Afghanistan

Ronald Ratcliff is a self-proclaimed left-leaning liberal. He made this point clear to the Central Baptist Church audience on April 3 before presenting them with a lecture of his take on America’s involvement in Afghanistan. More...

Island fundraiser to help purchase wheelchair accessible vehicle

Trattoria Simpatico will host a fundraiser on Sunday, May 1, to raise money to help with the purchase of a wheelchair accessible vehicle to aid a 4-year-old child who is suffering from spinal muscular atrophy. More...

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press?

John, left, and Jack Woods stand in front of a cutout of former President Richard Nixon shaking hands with Elvis Presley at the Richard Nixon Library and Birthplace in Yorba Linda, Calif. More...

The lost diary: Dr. Bates tells his story as a reform school scholar

William Lincoln Bates is best known for establishing the Dr. Bates Sanitarium that operated in Jamestown from 1900 to 1944. More...

Calendar for upcoming school year approved

The Jamestown School Committee unanimously approved the 2010-11 school-year calendar during its April 7 meeting and also unanimously adopted a resolution asking for legislative support to help establish a local magnet school. More...