July 19, 2012 RSS feed / News

SAZONOVA, LECLAIR WED

Local artist Natasha Sazonova married David LeClair, international man of mystery, on July 2. Both the bride and groom are from Jamestown. More...

RUNNING WILD

Above, David (left) and Barbara Harding (right), from Madison, Conn., pace themselves just ahead of Deputy Fire Chief Howie Tighe in Saturday’s UnitedHealthcare Jamestown Half Marathon. More...

Two pertussis clinics scheduled at North Kingstown High School

The state Department of Health is recommending pertussis vaccinations in North Kingstown after the department’s laboratory confi rmed a total of six pertussis (also known as “whooping cough”) cases in the community. More...

Fire, EMS looks for volunteers

Although not short-staffed, better to be safe than sorry

The Jamestown Fire Department and EMS Division are seeking volunteers to help serve the community. More...

SAILING SENATOR

Michael McCaffrey claimed overall honors for best performance in the first half of the New York Yacht Club Race Week at Newport Presented by Rolex. More...

Samba, Karaselet among JYC race winners

The fifth race of the Jamestown Yacht Club’s summer series was held July 10. The results were (boat name, boat type, skipper’s name): More...

WHERE IN THE WORLD?

Bryn Mulligan and Erin Brophy, both going into the seventh grade at Lawn Avenue School, took the Press to Cat Island, Bahamas. More...

Conservation panel discusses trail guide

Panel would like to include new trails, put guide online

The Conservation Commission will go to work on designing a new trail guide, the panel decided at its July 12 meeting. More...

Girl Scout leader honored at ceremony

Michelle Gibbs, leader of Jamestown Girl Scout Troop 396, was recently honored with the Kit Hammett Award during the Scouts’ annual awards ceremony. More...

Event will benefit schools

Education foundation helps finance afterschool events

The Jamestown Education Foundation was founded in 2004 by a small group of community members. They had originally gotten together to discuss how to provide educational and cultural enrichment opportunities for students in Jamestown. More...

State launches website on renewable energy

Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee recently announced the launch of RIEnergy.org, a website providing energy information and resources for Rhode Island residents, businesses and municipalities. More...

The Island Garden

Do your potted plants hate summer?

You spent a ton of money buying new hanging baskets and have them all around your house. Yesterday it rained and they looked fine. Today, it is sunny and every plant has drooped. More...

NEXT GENERATION

Following the America’s Cup World Series, a fleet of MOD70s were launched from Newport into Narragansett Bay. More...

Volunteers earn their green thumbs at community farm

About 16,000 pounds of veggies will be harvested

Volunteers were busy planting beets at the Jamestown Community Farm on a bucolic summer evening earlier this month. More...

Portsmouth turbine out of order

Town officials in Portsmouth traced the problem with its malfunctioning windmill to a faulty gearbox, a repair that could cost as much as a half a million dollars. More...

UnitedHealthcare Jamestown Half Marathon

Island finishers46. Richard Smith, 1:39.4257. Chad Seelig, 1:41.2264. Andrea Bruce, 1:42.03119. Molly McDonough, 1:47.40154. Sam Baines, 1:50.48170. J.C. Bownds, 1:53.20187. Kevin Pushee, 1:54.50228. Dorsey Beard, 1:58.57232. More...

WHITE SWAN

Cisne Branco recently traveled through Narragansett Bay en route to Naval Station Newport. More...

Slideshow will detail Hessian occupation

The Newport Artillery Company of Newport will sponsor a slideshow with author Walter Schroder at its headquarters in Newport on Saturday, July 21, at 6 p.m. More...

WHERE IN THE WORLD?

From left, Kate Shuhy, Greg Desnoyers, Larry Shuhy, Bonnie Hogan and Roswitha Walker pose with the Press in front of Bridal Falls at Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau, Alaska. More...

Unified sports plays big part in recent grad’s high school years

Andrew Burrows played volleyball, managed b-ball

Andrew Burrows considered playing high school basketball, but time ran out on his high school career. So instead of playing, Andrew, 18, managed the North Kingstown unified basketball team. More...

Record number of swimmers register

The 36th annual Save the Bay Swim will take place on Saturday, July 28, at 8:15 a.m. at Naval Station Newport. The 1.7-mile trek across Narragansett Bay will end at Potter’s Cove. More...

Library becomes more tech savvy

Island ranks 27th in state for E-Zone checkouts

This is not your grandmother’s library. The Jamestown Philomenian Library is embracing another annual summer book sale as it addresses the changing face of the library given the popularity of Kindles, Nooks and iPads. More...

Deadline to replace cesspools extended

The state Department of Environmental Management recently announced that several amendments to regulations for onsite wastewater treatment systems have taken effect. More...

WHERE IN THE WORLD?

Islander Terry Ward, right, and his new friend Mehdi pose with the Press 13,000 feet above sea level in the Atlas Mountains south of Ouarzazate in Morroco. More...

WHERE IN THE WORLD?

From left, Marcia and Danny Wilcox, Tom and Debbie Byrnes, and David and Susan Wright, all of Jamestown, take the Press along with them aboard the Island Princess cruising by the glaciers of Alaska. More...

Governor keeps promise to appoint women

Gov. Lincoln Chafee recently joined with the Women’s Fund of Rhode Island at the State House to celebrate his commitment to having women represented in senior positions within state government and on boards and commissions. More...

WHERE IN THE WORLD?

Betty Kinder and her grandson Pierce Coombs took the Jamestown Press to the Apollo ruins in Delphi, Greece. More...

School panel unanimously approves hiring three teachers

Progress being made with curriculum development

The School Committee during its July 12 meeting voted all in favor to approve the hiring of three new staff members. Julie Geary, Michele Kennett-Fick and Matthew Juhnowski will begin in the fall. More...