April 19, 2012 RSS feed / News

WHERE IN THE WORLD IS THE JAMESTOWN PRESS?

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Islander named to dean’s list at RIT

Islander Joel W. Newbolt was recently named to the dean’s list for the first, second and third quarter at Rochester Institute of Technology. More...

CISF will offer sailing and science camps

This summer CISF will offer sailing and marine science camps at Fort Getty. The camps are called Jamestown Sea Adventure Camp and will be offered weekly from July 9 through August 17 for children ages 8 through 17. More...

Preparations in full throttle for America’s Cup World Series

Committee briefs media on progress, gives tour of Fort Adams and other hot spots

More than 50 writers from local and regional media outlets turned out for a breakfast sponsored by the state’s America’s Cup World Series Host Committee last week. More...

Islander helps hockey team win title

With the help from Jamestowner Jack Barry, the Southern Rhode Island Youth Hockey Association’s Mite B team won the Silver Division State Championship game over Warwick, 4-3. More...

Girls’ lax team begins its bid to defend title

6 islanders, including captain Danielle Jennings, made the varsity roster

They’re young. They’re talented. And they’re hungry for another state title, according to the Jamestowners on the North Kingstown High School girls’ varsity lacrosse team. More...

Islander is perfect person to shoot summer’s sailing

Daniel Forster is known for his sailing photos, breaking out with his ’87 Time cover

Recently there was a sold-out house at the Jane Pickens Theater in Newport for a presentation about the upcoming America’s Cup World Series, which arrives in the area on June 23. More...

SCHOLARSHIPS

Newport County Board of Realtors The Newport County Board of Realtors has begun accepting applications for two $1,000 scholarships to college-bound high school seniors. More...

Water panel notes ominously dry weather and depleted reservoir

Town engineer says 3 or 4 days of steady rain still won’t remedy the problem

The Jamestown water and sewer commissioners this week took note of the gathering drought and the conservation measures that will probably have to be implemented if the island doesn’t have a “rainy season” this spring. More...

School Department proposes a nearly flat budget

Spending would increase by $101,034, which is lessthana1percentraise

Jamestown’s School Department last week unveiled a fiscal year 2012-13 budget which proposes to keep total spending at nearly the same level as that of its current budget. More...

Earth Day cleanup Saturday

Earth Day is Sunday, which for Jamestowners means the Conservation Commission is looking for volunteers to help clean up the shorelines around the island. More...

Sign up today for 2012 BioBlitz

The 13th annual BioBlitz – an event where scientists and volunteer naturalists scour a particular parcel of land for 24 straight hours – will come to Jamestown on June 8. More...

Fundraiser planned for SSV Oliver Hazard

Rhode Island’s first educationat sea tall ship, the SSV Oliver Hazard Perry, is on its way to completion, and a fundraiser to be held on Thursday, May 17, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Castle Hill on Ocean Drive. More...

RAINBOW BRIGHT

After last week’s impressive rainbows decorated the sky, a number of people sent the Press photos of the colorful arches. On the left, Dr. More...

DMV now excepting credit cards, not Visa

Transacting business at the state Division of Motor Vehicles just got easier. Governor Lincoln Chafee recently announced that customers may now use credit cards to make payments at DMV. More...

Capriati inducted into Tennis Hall of Fame

American tennis star and former world No. 1 Jennifer Capriati has been elected to receive the highest honor in the sport of tennis: induction to the International Tennis Hall of Fame. More...

QUALITY QUILT

Lee White (holding quilt) presented a quilt she made to kindergarten teacher Colleen MacIntyre. More...

MARATHON MOM

Islander Laura Totten completed her first half marathon in New York City on April 15. Celebrating with their mother following the race are Matthew and Julia. More...

Paiva Weed sponsors new license plates

The Senate has approved legislation to direct the Division of Motor Vehicles to make available specially designed license plates to support the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation. More...