March 22, 2012 RSS feed / News

Update your phonebook listing online

The deadline is upcoming to update or add a listing in the 2012-13 Jamestown Telephone Directory. To do so, visit JamestownPress.com, click on the banner on the top left and follow the instructions. More...

SCHOLARSHIPS

Jamestown Community Chorus Applications are now being accepted for the sixth annual Jamestown Community Chorus Music Award. More...

A PENNY SAVED…

Lawn Avenue School raised a total of $1,656.09 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s annual Pennies for Patients fundraiser. More...

Final year for baseball coach before hitting the road again

Col. Mike Winkler says that sports helped him fit in no matter where he ended up

Col. Mike Winkler grew up in a military family, and that meant living in communities all over the U.S. Although he moved a lot, Winkler said that sports helped him fit it wherever he went. More...

ACHIEVEMENTS

Island artist wins top honor at exhibition More...

Jamestown Senior Center menu

11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on weekdays. Suggested donation is $3.

Thursday, March 22Corn chowder, chicken with sage stuffing, rice Florentine,applesauce, cheeseburger on bunFriday, March 23Garden salad, shaved steak with onions on torpedo roll, french fries,three-bean salad, peaches, fish sandwich with tartar sauce More...

Aquidneck Ferry owner petitions for another bay commute

The boat, which can hold 128 passengers, would take 55 minutes to get across bay

A new ferryboat might tie up in Jamestown Harbor this summer, if town leaders can iron out some logistical problems, the Harbor Management Commission said at its March 14 meeting. More...

Council rebuffs idea for ferry service

Also, panel votes to build tree farm near North Pond with capacity of 60 plants

The Town Council this week rebuffed in no uncertain terms a proposal for additional ferry service between Jamestown and Newport. The rejection doesn’t mean the idea is sunk for good. More...

Deadline Saturday to register for primary

Jamestown residents have until Saturday, March 24, to register to vote in the April 24 presidential primary. More...

WHERE IN THE WORLD IS THE JAMESTOWN PRESS

Stephen Garnett of Newport Street was in New York City in February riding in an indoor-cycling event called the Cycle for Survival. The event raised more than $8.3 million for cancer research. More...

From the State House

Greetings friends and neighbors. I appreciate your calls and emails. It was an honor to serve as chair, along with my colleague Sen. William Walaska (D-Dist. More...

Jamestown garden featured in best-selling magazine

Former Jamestown Press editor and columnist Donna Drago is featured in the April 2012 issue of Better Homes and Gardens. More...

High school sports funding may be safe

North Kingstown’s school committee, town manager suggest 4 percent increase

It could be a game changer for the future of some of North Kingstown’s sports programs, which may be in jeopardy due to the school budget crisis. More...

Compassion towards animals is retired teacher’s message

Jan Martin has volunteered in island schools for more than three decades

Visitors to Melrose Avenue School have been treated to a story and art exhibit created by thirdgraders learning about animals with Jan Martin. More...