January 5, 2012 RSS feed / News

Student-athletes deal with the pressures of drugs, alcohol

The arrest of Chicago Bears’ wide receiver Sam Hurd on federal drug charges sent the sports world reeling at the end of 2011. Commentators across the U.S. More...

Jametowner named venue director for America’s Cup World Series

The traveling road show known as the America’s Cup World Series will set down in the area this summer, and a Jamestown resident has been invested with major responsibility to ensure that the massive event goes off without a hitch. More...

Jamestown Historical Society News

The JHS news this week starts in 1904 at the historic windmill that stands, as it has since 1787, on the crest of Windmill Hill. More...

The odds and ends of a year full of anniversaries, controversies

YEAR IN REVIEW

In last week’s edition of the Jamestown Press, we included year-in-review stories for most of the town’s commissions and committees, as well as a feature article on what we considered to be the top 10 Jamestown-related stories of 2011. More...

WATCH HILL YACHT CLUB

Burgin Lambert Architects won a Merit Award for Design Excellence from the Rhode Island chapter of the American Institute of Architects at their annual design competition and awards ceremony on Dec. More...

PLUNGE PERFECT

At the stroke of noon on New Year’s Day, about 200 plungers took the dip into Narragansett Bay at the Jamestown 1st Day Plunge held at the town beach at East Ferry. More...

RIRRC announces hazardous waste collection dates

Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation has announced their household hazardous waste collection schedule for the 2012 calendar year. More...

Concert at library will take place on Sunday

The Elderly Brothers – an acoustic folk and rock band – will perform at the Jamestown Philomenian Library on Sunday, Jan. 8, at 3 p.m. The Elderly Brothers have been making music in the Newport area for the past two years. More...

Sailing education to catch more wind at Fort Getty this summer

Town Council grants CISF permission to hold six weeks of camps beginning in July

The Town Council this week granted the Conanicut Island Sailing Foundation permission to hold six weeks of educational camps at Fort Getty for kids in the 8-11 and 12-16 age groups. More...

WHERE IN THE WORLD IS THE JAMESTOWN PRESS?

Jamestown residents (from right) Melanie Langner, Al Langner, Karen Stanford and John Stanford, along with friends, went on a trip in September to Egypt to visit the Sphinx and the pyramids of Giza. More...

JAC to hold accounting seminar

There will be an accounting seminar for artists at the Jamestown Arts Center on Wednesday, Jan. 18, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Richard Streitfeld will lead the discussion. The event is $10 per person. More...

Islander contributes to ‘Chicken Soup’ book

Jamestown resident Rita Lussier recently had a story published in “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Find Your Happiness.” The book, which was released in 2011, is a collection of more than 100 “inspirational stories about finding your pur More...

WHERE IN THE WORLD IS THE JAMESTOWN PRESS?

Islanders Noah Alves, 11 (right), and brother Hayden, 9 (center), visited their cousin Gian for Thanksgiving in Raliegh, N.C. More...

How Jamestown works: Keeping an eye on the town’s money

The responsibilities of the Jamestown finance director are described in a four-page job description. Those duties range from being the chief financial advisor to the town administrator to training and supervising financial staff. More...

WHERE IN THE WORLD IS THE JAMESTOWN PRESS?

Islander Helene Pritchard took along a copy of the Jamestown Press while visiting her daughter, Chris, and her family in sunny Moss Beach, Calif., overlooking the Pacific Ocean. More...

AMPT raises $675 for R.I. children’s hospital

The Jamestown Teen Center’s leadership group – Adolescences Making Programs for Teens – led a fundraiser for the kids in Hasbro Children Hospital over the holidays. More...

Island artisans make headlines in 2011

YEAR IN REVIEW

“You can’t swing a cat on this island and not hit an artist,” said Ernie Savastano, president of the Conanicut Island Art Association, during the CIAA’s annual members show in August. More...

WHERE IN THE WORLD IS THE JAMESTOWN PRESS?

Don and Terri Coustan of Seaside Drive recently returned home from a National Geographic expedition in Antarctica. More...

AAA starts to sell E-ZPass transponders

AAA Southern New England now sells Rhode Island E-ZPass transponders at all of its Rhode Island branches. The transponder allows for the easy and convenient payment of the toll on the Newport Pell Bridge. More...

Brown professor will hold forum on PTSD

A forum on post-traumatic stress disorder and its impact on members of the military will be held on Sunday, Jan. 8, at Central Baptist Church. Dr. More...

WHERE IN THE WORLD IS THE JAMESTOWN PRESS?

(From left) Melissa Di Filippo, formerly of Jamestown, and John and Gwenda Bellion of Bay Street, took the Press along with them on a trip aboard S/Y Freedom, a 60-foot trimaran. More...