2011-12-29 / News

YEAR IN PICTURES



Sept. 1 issue: Several boats were blown ashore along the eastern side of Jamestown during Hurricane Irene. The boat above was grounded just behind Conanicut Marina. Officially, Hurricane Irene was classified as a tropical storm by the time it reached Rhode Island. 
PHOTO BY JEFF MCDONOUGH Sept. 1 issue: Several boats were blown ashore along the eastern side of Jamestown during Hurricane Irene. The boat above was grounded just behind Conanicut Marina. Officially, Hurricane Irene was classified as a tropical storm by the time it reached Rhode Island. PHOTO BY JEFF MCDONOUGH

Jan. 6 issue: Enthusiastic plungers sprint toward the water at Mackerel Cove at the stroke of noon on New Year’s Day. 2011 was the final year that Special Olympics Rhode Island would hold the Penguin Plunge in Jamestown. 
PHOTO BY ANDREA VON HOHENLEITEN Jan. 6 issue: Enthusiastic plungers sprint toward the water at Mackerel Cove at the stroke of noon on New Year’s Day. 2011 was the final year that Special Olympics Rhode Island would hold the Penguin Plunge in Jamestown. PHOTO BY ANDREA VON HOHENLEITEN

May 26 issue: Volunteers helped with the barn raising at the Jamestown Community Farm, which was built by more than 20 carpenters who donated their time. The barn – which was made from Rhode Island native lumber – will be used to store equipment. 
PHOTO BY JEFF MCDONOUGH May 26 issue: Volunteers helped with the barn raising at the Jamestown Community Farm, which was built by more than 20 carpenters who donated their time. The barn – which was made from Rhode Island native lumber – will be used to store equipment. PHOTO BY JEFF MCDONOUGH

Oct. 13 issue: The 36th running of the Jamestown Classic bicycle race took place on Columbus Day. Depending on their division, riders either made one or two 19.1-mile loops around the island. 
PHOTO BY JEFF MCDONOUGH Oct. 13 issue: The 36th running of the Jamestown Classic bicycle race took place on Columbus Day. Depending on their division, riders either made one or two 19.1-mile loops around the island. PHOTO BY JEFF MCDONOUGH

Feb. 3 issue: The Lt. Col. John C. Rembijas Memorial Pavilion collapsed under the weight of snow and ice on Feb. 2 following a snowstorm. The Town Council decided to erect a temporary tent for the 2011 summer so that wedding receptions and other private parties could still be held. 
PHOTO BY JEFF MCDONOUGH Feb. 3 issue: The Lt. Col. John C. Rembijas Memorial Pavilion collapsed under the weight of snow and ice on Feb. 2 following a snowstorm. The Town Council decided to erect a temporary tent for the 2011 summer so that wedding receptions and other private parties could still be held. PHOTO BY JEFF MCDONOUGH

Aug. 25 issue: Brian Arseneau of Pittsfield, Mass., along with friend Bruce Callahan of Jamestown, built a vessel in honor of the animate movie “Up” at the 2011 Fools’ Rules Regatta. The design won Worst Example of Navigational Architecture. 
PHOTO BY ANDREA VON HOHENLEITEN Aug. 25 issue: Brian Arseneau of Pittsfield, Mass., along with friend Bruce Callahan of Jamestown, built a vessel in honor of the animate movie “Up” at the 2011 Fools’ Rules Regatta. The design won Worst Example of Navigational Architecture. PHOTO BY ANDREA VON HOHENLEITEN

Jan. 13 issue: A snowstorm hit Rhode Island in early January, dumping about a foot of snow onto the island. Gusty winds knocked down tree limbs and television cables, and the north end of the island lost power for a short time. 
PHOTO BY JEFF MCDONOUGH Jan. 13 issue: A snowstorm hit Rhode Island in early January, dumping about a foot of snow onto the island. Gusty winds knocked down tree limbs and television cables, and the north end of the island lost power for a short time. PHOTO BY JEFF MCDONOUGH

Jan. 20 issue: Workers dismantled the 1,600-foot pier of the old Jamestown Bridge, a job that cost just under $1 million. The main span of the old bridge, which was opened in 1940, was demolished in 2006. 
PHOTO BY JEFF MCDONOUGH Jan. 20 issue: Workers dismantled the 1,600-foot pier of the old Jamestown Bridge, a job that cost just under $1 million. The main span of the old bridge, which was opened in 1940, was demolished in 2006. PHOTO BY JEFF MCDONOUGH

Dec. 15 issue: The 350-ton construction barge that sank during an October storm under the Newport Pell Bridge was lifted from the bottom of the bay by a 265-foot tall crane. 
PHOTO BY ROD SMITH Dec. 15 issue: The 350-ton construction barge that sank during an October storm under the Newport Pell Bridge was lifted from the bottom of the bay by a 265-foot tall crane. PHOTO BY ROD SMITH

June 16 issue: The Press receives many “Where in the world” photos each year, from places all around the globe. This year we received one that may never be duplicated, when Dr. Louis Mariorenzi took a copy to the top of Mount Everest. June 16 issue: The Press receives many “Where in the world” photos each year, from places all around the globe. This year we received one that may never be duplicated, when Dr. Louis Mariorenzi took a copy to the top of Mount Everest.

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