November 17, 2011 RSS feed / News

Panel approves parking variance for yoga studio

Downtown Jamestown is about to add a yoga studio, with holistic health and wellness services, to the existing mix of restaurants, stores and small businesses on Narragansett Avenue. More...

Island runner takes third place at state championship

Jamestown’s Melissa Coble, 15, wrapped up her junior varsity cross-country season with a medal at the state championship on Oct. 29 at Ponagansett High. More...

TOWN MEETINGS

Thursday, Nov. 17 7 p.m., the School Committee will meet at Melrose Avenue School Monday, Nov. 21 6 p.m., the Town Council will meet as the water and sewer commissioners at Town Hall 7 p.m., the Town Council will meet at Town Hall More...

POLICE LOG

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Shoreby Hill named to National Register of Historic Places

A turn-of-the-century neighborhood in Jamestown has received federal recognition for its contributions to the history of architecture, community development, landscape architecture and social history. More...

SO PROUDLY WE HAIL

Jamestown resident Lt. Col. John Cooper spoke at the Veterans Day ceremony at East Ferry last week. Cooper – a pilot who flies RC-135 reconnaissance aircrafts for the U.S. More...

ISLAND INDIA

Clark Poston and Maggie Vale dressed up in Indian-inspired garb for the Jamestown Arts Center’s annual fundraiser. More...

PAINT ROOM MAKEOVER

Steve Sherman of Jamestown Hardware shows off the store’s newly remodeled paint room. The space was recently expanded by removing a couple of old office walls. More...

How Jamestown works: The three women in the clerk’s office

The Jamestown clerk’s office has a big job to do, and major responsibility to go along with it. More...

Jamestown Senior Center menu

11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on weekdays. Suggested donation is $3. Thursday, Nov. 17 Garden salad, oven-roasted turkey with gravy, whipped potatoes, stuffing, butternut squash, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie, tuna salad on wheat bread More...

65 islanders finish Newport Pell Bridge Run

Sixty-five islanders competed in the inaugural Citizens Bank Newport Pell Bridge Run on Sunday. It was the first time since the bridge opened in 1969 that runners have been allowed to cross over it. More...

New teacher evaluations to take effect in 2012

Rhode Island educators who demonstrate “successful practice” through positive ratings on their annual evaluations will be eligible for renewal of their certification, according to new regulations that the board of regents for Elementary a More...

FIRE & EMS RUNS

EMS Runs Nov. 7, 6:50 a.m., Rescue 3, Hamilton Avenue, transported. Nov. 9, 7:37 a.m., Rescue 3, Knowles Court, transported. Nov. 9, 8:38 a.m., Rescue 3, Deck Street, transported. Nov. 9, 11:41 a.m., Rescue 3, East Shore Road, transported. Nov. More...

TOWN HALL RECORDS

Building permits Donald Vallee received a permit Nov. 7 to re-side a dwelling with red cedar singles at 455 Felucca Ave. Work estimated to cost $6,000. Jamestown Culinary Partners received a permit Nov. More...

Panel educates islanders about affordable living

Thirty-three years ago Mary Meagher inherited $5,000 and bought a house on Union Street for $38,000. More...

J’town Press will be one day early next week

The Jamestown Press will be published on Wednesday, Nov. 23, due to the Thanksgiving holiday. Look for your copy of the Press in the mail on Wednesday. Friday, Nov. 18, is the deadline for all display ads in the next issue. More...

Wind turbine unveiled at Fishermen’s Memorial

Gov. Lincoln Chafee and Department of Environmental Management Director Janet Coit participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new 100-kilowatt wind turbine at Fishermen’s Memorial State Park and Campground in Narragansett on Nov. 14. More...