September 1, 2011 RSS feed / News

Committee takes tour of newly renovated Jamestown schools

Starting this year, pre-school children at Melrose Avenue School will have an outdoor learning space, equipped with flower boxes and a garden for little hands to tend. More...

History of Fort Getty: German POWs to the circus by the sea

The early history of Fort Getty indicates that Jamestowners had some clear opinions on what to do with their newly acquired park: nothing, then everything. More...

Islander juggles successful career as sailor, author and designer

Last week Jamestown resident Carol Cronin moved her Herreshoff Marlin to Wickford in preparation for Hurricane Irene. More...

Library of Congress to visit Newport next week

A special Library of Congress traveling exhibition – mounted in a customized 18-wheel truck – will visit Newport next week. “Gateway to Knowledge” will be in Newport on Tuesday, Sept. 6, and Wednesday, Sept. More...

A low-tech way to cook

Flotsam and Jetsam

I have a blender, a food processor and an immersion blender – all electronic kitchen tools that perform related functions in a quick and effi cient way. More...

School panel votes to change food vendor, switches to Aramark

BY MARGO SULLIVAN Fewer children have signed up so far for public school this year, compared to a year ago, according to Dr. Marcia Lukon. Jamestown’s superintendent of schools reported the numbers at the School Committee’s Aug. More...

Island businesses take precautions before the storm

Irene impacted many island businesses both before and after the hurricane struck Sunday. More...

The Press wants to know where you were on 9/11

For the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the Jamestown Press is asking islanders to share their stories of the tragic day. Where were you when it happened? What were you doing? How did it make you feel? More...

Herbs of all shapes and sizes

The Island Garden

I don’t know about you, but after Hurricane Irene came through, most of my tomatoes and beans are in Providence or points north. More...

Tips for preventing storm damage to trees

Hurricane Irene left Jamestown littered with fallen trees and limbs. More...

Jamestown swimmer breaks three world backstroke records

Diann Uustal is a native Rhode Islander who has been living in Jamestown since 1998. She has been swimming in and around Narragansett Bay since she was 7 years old, and today, at 64, she is one of the elite competitive swimmers in the world. More...

Paiva Weed wants to eliminate tax from tourism

Newport’s delegation to the Rhode Island Senate – President of the Senate M. Teresa Paiva Weed and Senator Louis P. More...

Macx, Lynx, Feather, Four Suns win race 10

The Jamestown Yacht Club held the 10th race is in summer racing series on Aug. 23. The results were: More...

Behnke, Spencer wed

Richard Ross Behnke and Tiffany Ann Spencer were married on Aug. 30 in Jamestown. The couple was married by Jonathan James Stoeckle, also of Jamestown. More...