April 12, 2012 RSS feed / News

Island teen will dance at JAC tonight

North Kingstown High School senior and lifelong Jamestown resident Sydney Keen will present her senior project as a benefit dance performance at the Jamestown Arts Center on Thursday, April 12, at 7 More...

Governor’s son charged in Jamestown

Caleb Chafee, the son of Governor Lincoln Chafee, had a run-in with Jamestown police on Southwest Avenue over the weekend. The 18-year-old was questioned after allegedly trying to buy two cases of beer at Jamestown Wine & Spirits. More...

Chamber elects new board members

The Jamestown Chamber of Commerce recently announced its new officers and board members for the upcoming year. Cathryn Jamieson was named president, Robert Horne is the new vice president, and Linda Faria will act as treasurer. More...

Now’s the time for girls to sign up for softball

Organizers would like to see an increase from the 27 that signed up last year

It’s time to sign up for softball, according to Jill Goldstein, program supervisor for the Parks and Recreation Department. The town is once again offering Saturday morning softball for girls in first through seventh grades. More...

Newport visitors bureau gets new name and logo

The Newport and Bristol County Convention & Visitors Bureau will now conduct business as Discover Newport with the tagline, “Nine Coastal Towns, One Big Experience.” More...

Musica Dolce will play at Towers April 22

Musica Dolce will welcome spring with a concert at the Narragansett Towers on Sunday, April 22, at 2 p.m. More...

Students encouraged to walk to school

According to the Jamestown School Department, a student who walks or rides a bike to school arrives more mentally prepared for learning, and tend to be more physically fit than children who are driven to school. More...

WHERE IN THE WORLD IS THE JAMESTOWN PRESS?

Liz and Ron Lataille of East Shore Road recently took a trip to China, where they walked along the Great Wall. More...

Turbine passes ‘aesthetic’ review

Ted Smayda was only one to vote ‘no,’ saying windmill would be ‘totally obscene’

The Conservation Commission this week decided that the visual impacts of the proposed Taylor Point wind turbine were not suffi- ciently objectionable for the panel to issue a recommendation against the project. More...

FOR THE RECORD

• On the front page of last week’s Press, the youngster petting the goat in the top photo was misidentified. She is 2-year-old Kailynn Lynch. More...

GERARD, NIXON TO WED

Dennis and Sheila Nixon of Jamestown recently announced the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Anne Nixon, to Andrew Mauro Gerard. Andrew is the son of Greg and Nancy Gerard of Calhoun, Ga. More...

FUNDS FOR FUN

Kylie King, 4, whose grandparents live in Jamestown, wanted to make sure that Jamestown’s Fourth of July events go off without a hitch this year. More...

HALFWAY THERE

John A. Murphy, who writes the weekly column for the Jamestown Press titled “Scattering Seeds,” was captured at the halfway point of Saturday’s Jamestown Bridge 10K. More...

AND THE WINNERS ARE…

Winners at the Jamestown Arts Center’s Collaboration ’12 show were Natasha Harrison (from left, third place) Julie Hopkins-DeSantis (second place), Luke Randall (honorable mention), Jocel More...

Chamber offers $1,000 scholarship to islander

The Jamestown Chamber of Commerce will award a $1,000 scholarship to an individual who resides in Jamestown. The grant will be awarded to an islander who desires to take business courses for career advancement or is studying business. More...

School panel approves calendar

Also, committee plays with numbers to reach council’s zero-percent-increase plan

The School Committee approved a new calendar for the 2012-13 academic year at its April 5 meeting, which lasted less than 20 minutes. “I feel good about this calendar,” said Superintendent Marcia Lukon. More...

Bill would create new coastal panel

A joint committee to provide oversight of the Coastal Resources Management Council and the state Department of Environmental Management came one step closer to becoming a reality as the full Senate approved the legislation in a 37-0 vote. More...

Islander’s photo wins best in show at Newport Art Museum

Eric Senior’s work, titled ‘Two Leaves,’ is influenced by the change of seasons

The Newport Art Museum and Art Association is celebrating its centennial year in 2012. The organization was founded as the Art Association of Newport in June 1912 for the cultivation of artistic endeavor and interest amongst the citizens of Newport. More...