January 12, 2012 RSS feed / News

Jamestown Senior Center menu

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Thursday, Jan. 12 Juice cup, chicken stew with potatoes, peas and carrots, buttermilk biscuit, cake with frosting, turkey and cheese on wheat bread Friday, Jan. More...

Congress bans 100-watt light bulbs

Law shouldn’t affect island, most lights at schools, town buildings already replaced

Congress has turned the lights out on the 100-watt screw-in bulb, but so far, the news has barely caused a flicker of interest on the island, according to Jamestown Hardware’s owner, Scott Sherman. More...

TOLL PLAZA PROGRESS

The fair weather has helped keep the construction on track for the new Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority administrative building. More...

JHS 100 years: Narragansett Bay before the Europeans

Narragansett Bay, 1524 In April 1524, Giovanni da Verrazzano, an Italian explorer under the French flag, sailed his ship, La Dauphine, into Narragansett Bay. He described the people he met in a letter to his patron, Francis I of France: More...

Eighth-graders learn how to use weather station to make predictions

The WeatherBug equipment was purchased with NASA grant money 3 years ago

So, where’s the snow gone? More...

New Year’s resolutions? Not for many notable islanders

If you’re one of the islanders who had trouble coming up with those pesky New Year’s resolutions, not to worry. This time, the federal government’s got your back. The U.S. More...

DMV introduces new driver’s safety guide

When it comes to influencing safe teen driving behavior, studies find that parents play a critical role. More...

Turbine consultant releases initial wind-speed estimates

One of the key elements of a wind project is to have a good understanding of the wind resource at the site of a proposed project. While wind turbines are operating successfully in Portsmouth and Newport, it helps to measure at a proposed site. More...

WHERE IN THE WORLD IS THE JAMESTOWN PRESS?

Aline and Tony Moore of Ship Street took a trip to Mexico for their daughter Hannah’s wedding. In the background is the largest church in the city of Taxco. More...

Hosley named director at RISAS

Rhode Island Student Assistance Services, a nonprofit organization serving 44 schools and 6,000 students in the state, recently announced it has named Laura Hosley as director of community prevention. More...

Islanders spot 74 soaring species in annual bird count

The 29th annual Conanicut Island Christmas Bird Count was held on Jan. 7, and a record number of participants spotted a total of 74 species, which was considerably more than in past years, and just two short of last year’s record. More...

NYC’S FINEST

On Dec. 22, island native Jeffrey Lester graduated from the New York City Police Academy. More...