September 20, 2012 RSS feed / News

REFINING ROSE

The East Bay Met School’s freshman class enjoy a complimentary ride to Rose Island aboard the Jamestown-Newport Ferry. The students spent the afternoon cleaning up the island. More...

WHERE IN THE WORLD?

Lena Solvell recently took the Jamestown Press with her to Hood River, Ore. The Columbia River Gorge can be seen in the background. More...

HUNTER HONORED

Jamestown resident Courtney Hunter, with husband Andrew, was recently presented with the East Bay Community Action Program’s 2012 Vision Award in recognition of her contributions to the Newport More...

House inspectors still revaluating properties

Tax Assessor Ken Gray is reminding residents that if they see a vehicle marked “tax assessor” in their neighborhood, it is Vision Appraisal, a town-contracted company that is continuing to inspect houses as part of a full revaluation of p More...

Council to cancel upcoming meetings

The Town Council has revised its meeting schedule to reflect the results of the Democratic primary. The sitting council’s final meeting will come on Oct. 15, the councilors agreed at their Sept. 17 meeting. The panel decided to cancel the Oct. More...

Fungi photographer to hold multimedia show

Award-winning mushroom photographer Taylor Lockwood will present a multimedia show about his travels through Asia in search of rare mushrooms on Wednesday, Sept. 26, at 7:30 p.m. More...

Samba, Conundrum among winners

The third race of the Jamestown Yacht Club’s fall series was held Sept. 16. The results were (boat name, boat type, skipper): More...

Nicole Perez, Marshall Vigneault honored by Fuzz Foundation

Scholarship was started in honor of Fuzzy Andreozzi

Two Jamestown athletes were recently named the 2012 Fuzz Foundation award recipients in recognition of their extraordinary team leadership and dedication to their sports, academic achievements and contribution to the community. More...

Paiva Weed helps restore funds for gambling addicts

Speaker of the House Gordon Fox and Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed last month announced that the General Assembly will restore $50,000 to the state’s program for people with gambling problems. More...

Movie will discuss ocean’s resources to generate new industries

In Rhode Island and around the country, coastal communities are working on plans to manage and sustain the ocean’s resources to generate new industries, support job creation, and provide food and services to an ever-increasing population. More...

JHS 100 years: Shoreby Hill – an exceptional garden suburb

When summer vacationers discovered Jamestown in the 1870s and 1880s, farms surrounded the tiny village at the ferry wharf. Only a block north of Ferry Road (now Narragansett Avenue) lay the 58 1/2-acre Greene farm. More...

Aquaculture farms concern harbormaster

He says town has not been involved in permit process

Harbormaster Sam Paterson says the growing number of aquaculture farms being planted in Jamestown waters has him concerned. At the Harbor Commission’s Sept. More...

ROGERS REUNION

Clockwise from top left, Paul Dicenso, Peter Armbrust, Judy Garlick and Diane Deterra Drummond of Jamestown attend their 55th Rogers High School reunion at the Atlantic Beach Club. More...

WHERE IN THE WORLD?

Ashley Britton (far left) took the Press with her on her six-week stay to San José, Costa Rica, where she volunteered at the Hogar de Maria Orphanage. More...

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The Island Garden

Harvest time is here

Harvest time is here. Dig those potatoes, cut the cabbages, pick the eggplants, and enjoy them while you can. More...

LEARNING ON THE LYNX

Jamestowner Michelle Bush, an associate principal at the Paul Cuffee School, took 16 students aboard the tall ship Lynx Saturday. More...

DEM course will teach kids about surf fishing

The Department of Environmental Management will hold a program titled “Surf Fishing: The Basics,” an introductory course on surf casting and fishing, on Wednesday, Sept. 26, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Camp Cronin in Narragansett. More...

Rec soccer kicks off season

The Jamestown Soccer Association’s recreation league recently kicked off the season. In the first week of play in the U12 division, both Stearns Farms and Newport Renewables lost to North Kingstown teams, 5-3. More...

LOOSE CANNON

The Lynx, a 122-foot square-top sail schooner, arrived in Jamestown last week with cannons firing. The tall ship is fitted with period ordnance and flies pennants and flags from the 1812 era. More...

Turbine bond still intact

Town terminated project, but grant is still available

One additional debate has blown up over the abandoned plan for a Taylor Point wind turbine, and the discussion is over what to do about the $6.5 million bond, which voters approved to pay for the project. More...

ROLLING BRIGADE

Firefighters Ron Barber and Dave Bento roll fire hose following a Monday morning blaze that nearly destroyed a north end cottage. More...

Federal officials issue disaster declaration for local fishing

Groundfish stock has not returned to expected levels

The Magnuson-Stevens Act became law in 1976. Among the act’s goals were to ensure the optimal exploitation of coastal fisheries by the United States fishing industry. More...

Commission mulls proposal that would widen town beach

Plan would eliminate some parking at Mackerel Cove

The Conservation Commission is weighing a plan to widen the beach at Mackerel Cove, said Commissioner Michael Brown at the board’s Sept. 13 meeting. More...