August 23, 2012 RSS feed / News

BOOGIE DOWN

Morgan Riel (left, top photo), 9, of Foster, and Callie Lander, 11, of Glocester, take a break following a long day of boogie boarding (right photo) at Mackerel Cove on Sunday. More...

Four charged at house party on Dewey Lane

Four teenagers were charged on Aug. 18 when police broke up a loud party on Dewey Lane. Marcus Galvin, 18, of Narragansett Parkway, Warwick, and David St. Amant, 18, of Landon Road, Warwick, were both charged with underage possession of alcohol. More...

Registration open for November’s bridge run

On Nov. 11, runners will get the rare opportunity to run across the Newport Pell Bridge right at the break of dawn during the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority’s Citizens Bank Pell Bridge Run. More...

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Jamestown duo wins Ida Lewis race

Jamestown residents Paul Cronin and Jim Andersen have sailed with and against each other for almost two decades. More...

WHERE IN THE WORLD?

From left, Garrett and Andrew Corsi, along with Drew and CeCe Tamburini, took the Press with them to the entrance of the Moose Cave trail at Grafton Notch State Park in Maine. More...

AND THE WINNERS ARE...

Raffle winners were announced last week at the Jamestown Community Chorus’ annual talent show. More...

JHS 100 years: Jamestown’s first summer community

On Oct. 7, 1872, the John J. Watson and Hopkins farms on the north end were auctioned. Lucius C. Davis, the editor of Newport Daily News, bought the 160 acres for $10,020. He soon sold the farms to the Conanicut Land Company. More...

Downstairs at St. Matthew’s to get facelift

Thrift sales, Sunday school will take place elsewhere

St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church is about to undergo major renovations. As a result, the church’s thrift shop, as well as its meeting rooms on the lower level, will be closed for a period of six to eight weeks. More...

WHERE IN THE WORLD?

Sydney Keen recently began studying at the Beijing Culture and Language School in China. She brought a copy of the Press along with her on the nine-month immersion. More...

Island Outlook

Leonel and Maria Andrade live on North Road, directly across the street from the third fairway at the Jamestown Golf Course. Let me amend that. The Andrades don’t just live there. They live there in fear. More...

Local ferry expert discusses the glory days of transportation

Jamestown Historical Society re-elects officers

Jamestown resident Archie Clarke gave a talk at the Jamestown Philomenian Library about the old ferryboats that used to run several trips a day to and from Conanicut Island. More...

Return game: Tennis standout prepares for upcoming season

Dan Hansen was a state finalist two years in a row

In 2011, Jamestown’s Dan Hansen was considered by some to be the best high school tennis player in the entire state. Now he is continuing his winning ways with the Division-I program at Drexel University. More...

Picante and Phantom among JYC race winners

The Jamestown Yacht Club held the ninth race of its summer series on Aug. 14. The results were (boat name, boat type, skipper’s name): More...

Capt. Cook museum proposed, Jamestown a possible location

It’s a long shot, but RIMAP is not ruling anything out

Inside the Old State House on Benefit Street, a small but lively group debated how to raise millions for a new international heritage museum connected to ocean archaeology and world explorer Capt. James Cook. More...

Navy choristers are looking for singers

The Newport Navy Choristers are looking for new voices for the upcoming season. The group is a mixed chorus open to all members of the Newport Navy community, including active duty, reserve and retired military, their spouses and family members. More...

Catapalooza begins Friday in Middletown

The Potter League for Animals will hold Catapalooza, a cat adoption extravaganza, from Friday, Aug. 31, to Sunday, Sept. 2. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on all three days at 87 Oliphant Lane in Middletown. More...

Islanders alarmed by climate change

Two Jamestown women went to conference in D.C.

Last winter, Alison Glassie couldn’t wear the wool sweaters that she had knitted, and she was annoyed. Temperatures were so mild that the heavy sweaters were not necessary to keep warm. More...

Navy underwater devices go on test missions in Narragansett Bay

Vehicles circumnavigated Jamestown several times

Boaters in Narragansett Bay often contemplate what kind of marine life might be swimming right below them in the water. They may be surprised to learn that not every denizen of the bay is a living, breathing entity. More...