July 3, 2013 RSS feed / News

Carnival games

Fourth-graders at Melrose Avenue School recently organized the annual penny carnival. The students created games for the younger kids to play. Proceeds went to charity. More...

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Pete Gadoury and Deb Goyette take a few minutes from their East Ferry businesses to catch up on island news. More...

Hendricken Men

Above, John Beretta is congratulated by Bishop Hendricken President John Jackson for earning the president’s scholarship. More...

E-ZPass center closed Friday and Saturday

In order to process approximately 6,000 requests for E-ZPass transponders that have been placed over the past two weeks, the Jamestown E-ZPass center will be closed on Friday, July 5, and Saturday, July 6. More...

Bodacious IV crew prepares for trip from LA to Honolulu

At the end of May, co-skippers Dave Rearick and Matt Scharl led Bodacious Dream to victory in the third annual Atlantic Cup. The boat is locally owned and was sponsored by Jamestown Fish. More...

Middle school names year’s award winners

Lawn Avenue School last week announced its honor awards for the 2012-13 academic year. The winners were: More...

Lawn School announces final honor roll of year

Lawn Avenue School recognized students for their excellence in effort for the final quarter of the academic year. More...

Jamestown named one of 10 best cruising towns in country

It is no exaggeration to say nearly everyone who lives in or passes through Jamestown recognizes that its one of the country’s best nautical cruising destinations. Now a contest in Yachting magazine is helping to prove that widely held view. More...

Silver sailing

Spinnaker problems for Gold Digger (above) on the final day of racing last week allowed Challenge IV to pull ahead and win the J/44 class at the 25th annual Block Island Race Week. More...

Legislators pass bill to exempt sales tax on art

The state General Assembly has given the green light to a statewide sales-tax exemption on the purchase and sale of original art, which passed after the Senate approved the final version of the fiscal year 2014 budget. More...

Dad, daughter spend start of summer away from civilization

Sterling Dintersmith and father Ted hike 220 miles through Sierra Nevada

While residents in town make plans for the annual East Ferry fireworks, a Jamestown father and daughter are currently hiking the 220-mile John Muir Trail through California’s Sierra Nevada. More...

Assembly passes Ruggiero bill on gun safety

The state General Assembly Monday passed legislation from Rep. Deb Ruggiero to create a task force on firearms safety and behavioral health. More...

Press office closed for holiday

The Jamestown Press office will be closed on Thursday, July 4, and Friday, July 5, in observance of the holiday. Advertising and news items for the next issue of the Jamestown Press will be accepted until noon on Monday, July 8. More...

Newport Grand may see $1M revenue hike

Legislation to temporarily allow Newport Grand to keep a bigger share of revenue generated by video terminals been incorporated into the budget bill passed by the General Assembly June 28. More...

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Where in the world?

Wallace and Nancy Hendry of Fairview Street took the Press to Milford Sound, a fjord that is part of the Fiordland National Park on New Zealand’s South Island. More...

Three-week Rwandan trip opens eyes of college freshman

Jamestown’s Emily Levy capped her freshman year at Babson College with a working trip to the African nation of Rwanda. More...

New museum exhibit looks at island’s historic architecture

A new exhibit at the Jamestown Historical Society Museum focuses on the architectural history of Conanicut Island. The exhibit – “Architectural Styles in Jamestown: 1700-1950” – is curated by Jim Buttrick. More...

Conundrum, Time Bandit among class winners

The Jamestown Yacht Club held the second race of its summer series on June 25. The results were (boat name, boat type, skipper): A Class: 1. Macx, C28, Bill MacGowan; 2. Samba, Quest30, Tristan Mouligne; 3. Hidalgo, Mod Express 37, Rich Moody; 4. More...

Increasingly intense storms like Sandy worry scientists

Professor stresses need to build resilient cities

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Beach bums

From left, Emma Henry, Madi Henry, Alexis Behilo and Aidan Behilo enjoy the sunny skies over the weekend at Mackerel Cove Town Beach. More...

Island Chatter

Only three more days! The Rocket ’hogs are still raising funds for the Independence Day weekend fireworks. Donations can be mailed to Jamestown Rocket ’hogs, P.O. Box 1776, Jamestown, RI 02835. More...