May 31, 2012 RSS feed / News

FOR THE RECORD

In last week’s article titled “Planning panel mulls turbine,” it was inaccurately reported who the applicant for the proposed Taylor Point wind turbine would be. The applicant is the town of Jamestown. More...

WHERE IN THE WORLD IS THE JAMESTOWN PRESS?

The whole Bickford family recently visited Bermuda. The gang stayed at The Reefs, one of the island’s popular resorts. More...

Learn about aquatic invasive species

The Narragansett Bay Research Reserve, along with Coastal Resources Management Council, will offer workshops on aquatic invasive species in Narragansett Bay. More...

ACHIEVEMENTS

Jamestowner Fergus O’Farrell was named the valedictorian at Portsmouth Abbey School’s commencement ceremony Sunday. General Lord Charles Guthrie, a member of the House of Lords in the U.K. More...

Scenes from the Memorial Day Parade

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Bodacious Dream second overall in Atlantic Cup

Mare, a German vessel skippered by Jörg Riechers, Ryan Breymaier and Charles Euvrete, continued its dominance by winning three of the five inshore races over the weekend on its way to claiming the Atlantic Cup. More...

Mixed doubles tournament takes place Sunday

The Conanicut Yacht Club will hold the seventh annual Roger Chase Memorial Mixed Doubles Tennis Tournament on Sunday, June 3, at its tennis facility located on Whittier Road. The tournament is open to the public. More...

State Senate says ‘no’ to taxing tourism industry

The Rhode Island Senate recently passed legislation to restore the sales-tax exemption on scenic tour and transportation services. The bipartisan legislation is sponsored by Newport County’s delegation to the Senate, which includes Sens. M. More...

Mulches for the ages

Over the years my vegetable garden has benefitted from a 2-inch layer of compost that I add most springs to keep the weeds in check. In most cases, I can push a hand about a foot deep into the soil without hitting a rock. More...

Along with his horse, islander promotes personal growth

Brian Reid and Brenda Lee hold workshops nationwide Jamestowner Brian Reid built a business in town as a home remodeler, but he said success didn’t bring happiness. He kept searching for something more. More...

John Mayers honored by secretary of state

Secretary of State Ralph Mollis (left) honored John Mayers (right) of Jamestown recently with a 2012 Civic Leadership Award, which is given annually to high school seniors who make outstanding contri More...

Fishing license needed for saltwater

With the saltwater fishing season underway, the state Department of Environmental Management reminds anglers and spearfishers that a 2012 saltwater fishing license is needed to fish recreationally in all marine waters. More...

WHERE IN THE WORLD IS THE JAMESTOWN PRESS?

Emma, Julia and Ben Cotsonas visited cousins Shea, Reed and Layne Heelan in Huntington Beach, Calif. While there, they visited the Rainforest Café. More...

Multiple islanders earn college degrees

• Ashley Megan Smith and Stacey Lynn Dourado, both of Jamestown, recently graduated from Salve Regina University. Smith graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and special education. More...

Ian Watters named to Keene State dean’s list

Ian Michael Watters of Jamestown was one of 1,390 students named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Keene State College. More...

Skippers lose in bid to defend state title

South Kingstown proves to be too much, wins 4-1

The North Kingstown boys’ junior varsity tennis squad went to the state finals last week, but fell just short of defending the title they won a year ago. More...

Aurora, Luna and Duck Soup win JYC races

The Jamestown Yacht Club held its fourth week of racing for its spring series Tuesday. The results were (boat name, boat type, skipper): More...

IYRS and Sail Newport join teams

The Museum of Yachting and Sail Newport will partner to create a new type of public sailing facility in Newport – one that marries maritime history, heritage and onwater activity. More...

WHERE IN THE WORLD IS THE JAMESTOWN PRESS?

Nick and Linda Biddle recently traveled to Konstanz, Germany, to the Mainau Gardens. The couple said there were beautiful tulips everywhere. More...

Jamestown humanitarian wins inaugural civic award

Rosemary Forbes-Woodside will be honored on June 7

Joan Arnold was an active member of the League of Women Voters of Rhode Island for many years. When she died last year, her fellow organization members decided to honor her with the creation of an annual award carrying her name. More...