May 24, 2012 RSS feed / News

Library closed for weekend, Memorial Day

The Jamestown Philomenian Library will be closed on Saturday, Sunday and Monday in observation of Memorial Day. On Tuesday, May 29, the library will reopen with its new summer hours: Monday through Wednesday from 10 a.m. More...

Smoothing begins on Pell Bridge

The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority board of directors this week approved a contract for $1,035,916 to improve the road conditions on the Newport Bridge. More...

Search continues for Lawn Avenue principal

Special committee will begin screening process

Progress is being made in the search for a new Lawn Avenue School principal, according to Superintendent Marcia Lukon’s remarks at the May 17 School Committee meeting. More...

GIVING BACK

Jim Traer (from left), Brenda Calkins and Jim Perry of the Jamestown Rotary Club donate $5,000 to Andrew Schiff and the Rhode Island Community Food Bank. More...

Ferry service to Newport begins this weekend

Jamestown Newport Ferry service between downtown Jamestown, Rose Island, Fort Adams and Newport Harbor begins Memorial Day weekend. Veterans ride free May 26-28. More...

eRacer wins race for second week in a row

The Jamestown Yacht Club held the third races of its spring series Tuesday. The results were (boat name, boat type, skipper): More...

HAPPY TRAILS

On May 19, 35 volunteers gathered at Godena Farm to plant more than 1,000 native shrubs along the soon-to-be nature trails. More...

Islanders will open restaurant in Saunderstown

Jamestowners Ralph and Elisa Conte recently announced that they will open their new restaurant – Plum Point Bistro – in the middle of next month. More...

Two island students among 46 honored across Rhode Island

Noah Simmons and Jamie Gillette both earn awards

The Rhode Island Middle Level Educators – an advocacy group formed in 1991 to support quality education for youngsters ages 10 to 15 – recently honored 46 students from 23 schools at the 13th annual Middle Level Scholar Leader Awards. More...

Superintendent of wastewater plant retires

Peter Bell hangs it up, Bill Petrarca promoted to post

Public Works Director Michael Gray announced at Monday’s meeting of the water and sewer commissioners that the Green Lane water main replacement project is on schedule. More...

Bodacious Dream wins second leg of race, sits in second overall

Two days of in-port racing in Newport this weekend will determine the winner

Bodacious Dream came home in high style late Sunday night. The Class 40 racing sailboat was the first to arrive in the area, winning the second leg of the Atlantic Cup, the first carbon neutral sailing race in the United States. More...

Plenty of local talent on display at Island Treasures

On May 17, Lawn Avenue School hosted its sixth annual Island Treasures, an educational outreach day that connects students to talented members of the community who share their passions with the children. More...

Memorial Day festivities in Jamestown

Volunteers needed to raise, lower flags

Jamestowners will have the opportunity to remember fallen U.S. soldiers as they can each year at the annual Memorial Day Parade, which is scheduled to begin on Monday at 10 a.m. More...

SMITH, DIETRICH WED

Kristen Dietrich of Manchester, N.H., and Timothy Smith of Jamestown were married July 2011 during an outside ceremony at Whispering Pines in West Greenwich by the Rev. Mike Egan. More...

WHERE IN THE WORLD IS THE JAMESTOWN PRESS?

Millie Feeney of Hamilton Avenue relaxes on the island of Seychelles in the Indian Ocean after visiting Dubai, United Arab Emirates. More...

MAKING A SPLASH

At the Colonial Athletic Association Conference Track and Field Championships on May 5, Jamestowner Erin Brennan of the University of North Carolina-Wilmington finished second in the women’s 3, More...

Festival offering opportunity to sail on Tall Ship

Ocean State Tall Ships is recently announce that some of the most popular Tall Ships attending the festival will be available for public day and evening sails. More...

Help Jamestowner win contest by voting online

Kelly Grennan Smith, an islander who teaches seventh-grade science at Cole Middle School in East Greenwich, is trying to win a scholarship to attend a technology conference this summer in San Diego. More...

New business opens for season at Dutch Harbor

Latitude Yacht Brokerage recently announced the opening of a new seasonal office at Dutch Harbor Boat Yard, which is a full-service boat yard and mooring field. More...

JHS 100 years: The British occupation of Jamestown

Conanicut Island was strategically important during the American Revolution because of its location opposite entrance to Newport Harbor. More...