April 5, 2012 RSS feed / News

WHERE IN THE WORLD IS THE JAMESTOWN PRESS?

Aili and Colin Moffet of Mt. Hope Avenue caught up on the Press while showshoeing the Seven Summits Trail-Nancy Greene Pass near Rossland, British Columbia. More...

Panel supports dredging around Davisville

Rep. Deborah Ruggiero, who co-chaired a joint commission studying the potential of development at Rhode Island’s ports, and Rep. More...

Swain’s DUI charge dismissed

The DUI charge against former Jamestown Town Council member David Swain was dismissed March 21 in traffic court. The charge was dismissed in exchange for a guilty plea to refusing to submit to a chemical test. More...

Salve to host speech contest Saturday

On Saturday, April 7, Salve Regina University will host the Toastmasters International Speech Contest in the Rodgers Recreation Center, Room 205. More...

Islander sinks first hole-in-one of season

The first hole-in-one of the year at Jamestown Golf Club was made on opening day. Ben Thomas of Jamestown holed his shot on March 21 on the par-3 fifth hole, which measures 130 from the blue tees and 114 from the whites. More...

Hewitt commits to Newport tourney

Former world No. 1 and twotime Grand Slam tournament champion Lleyton Hewitt has committed to play in the Campbell’s Hall of Fame Tennis Championships. More...

Is a greenhouse in your future?

The Island Garden

In recent years there has been a trend toward growing your own food. More...

Deadline tomorrow for conservation program

The Farm Service Agency announced that the opportunity for landowners to enroll in the Conservation Reserve Program ends on Friday, April 6. More...

VFW celebrates 50 years in Jamestown

Jamestown’s VFW Post 9447 recently celebrated 50 years of serving the needs of local veterans and their families. The Golden Anniversary Award was presented to the post on April 1 in recognition of 50 years of service to the community. More...

Vending machine art

Artists are needed to help fill the contraption, which can hold up to 90 pieces

Seldom has the repurposing of a machine been as powerful as that employed by Art-o-mat. The company takes old cigarette vending machines and converts them into something that disperses something much different: art. More...

Road to the Rhine: NKHS freshman wins trip to Germany

Sadie Haun posts high score in state, top 10 percent out of 23,000 students in U.S.

Sadie Haun, a freshman at North Kingstown High School, has become the first Rhode Islander in a decade to win a summer trip to Germany, according to the American Association of Teachers of German. More...

Council supports bills to revise pensions

Governor attends meeting even though legislation won’t affect Jamestown

The Town Council this week adopted a resolution supporting seven General Assembly bills which, if passed, would enable distressed Rhode Island municipalities to ease their pension costs by revising or canceling the terms of their collective bargainin More...

JENNINGS, DIGIANDO TO WED

Andrew John Jennings was recently engaged to Dana Adele Di- Giando, whose parents – Julio DiGiando and Charlene and Ned Gamble – all hail from Jamestown. More...

Collaboration ’12 opens tomorrow

The fifth annual show encourages artists to focus on the environment, Earth

The focus at the Jamestown Arts Center is fixed firmly on the environment this month. Two major events in April will have patrons considering their place on the planet and their responsibility for its safekeeping. More...

Attorney general doesn’t file criminal charges in reckless-driving case

The investigation by the Rhode Island State Police into the driving fatality, which occurred on October 21, 2011, on the Newport Bridge, recently concluded. The crash resulted in the deaths of Kenneth Prior and Kathleen Meunier. More...

Former Press reporter releases book on China

Caroline Frank, a former reporter for the Jamestown Press, recently released her book titled “Objectifying China, Imagining America: Chinese Commodities in Early America.” More...

N.K. sailing – equipped with 10 islanders – defeats Dartmouth

Late rally by its rival from Massachusetts wasn’t enough to fend off Skippers

The Skippers defeated Dartmouth High School (Massachusetts) sailors in Tuesday’s best-of-five series in Wickford Harbor. North Kingstown held off a late rally by Dartmouth to win 3-2. “They sailed well,” said coach Mike Marshall. More...

Deadline upcoming to register for baseball

Registration is now open for the Cal Ripken Baseball League. Forms can be found at JamestownRI. com/Baseball. The form is a PDF and can be filled out on the computer and emailed to JamestownBaseball@gmail.com. More...

WHERE IN THE WORLD IS THE JAMESTOWN PRESS?

Michael Larkin (from left) and Jane Rutherford visited Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey. Hagia Sophia is currently a museum and was once an Orthodox patriarchal basilica. More...

SCHOLARSHIPS

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

Jamestown Senior Center menu

11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on weekdays. More...

Lila Delman presented with top realty award

Lila Delman Real Estate, which has offices in Jamestown, Newport, Narragansett, Providence, Watch Hill and Block Island, was recently presented with the team Platinum Plus Award by the Kent Washington Association of Realtors. More...

GODENA GRANT

Lowell Thomas (from left), Craig Amerigan, Melissa Hayden, Archie Clark, Manny Godena, Quentin Anthony and Louis Godena pose for a photo after the Conanicut Island Land Trust received a grant from th More...