September 5, 2013 RSS feed / News

NASA technology spurs innovative cellphone case for iPhone

Island native Nick Blanton is founder of new company

A Jamestown native has a new idea that he hopes will resolve a persistent high-tech issue. Nick Blanton plans to market cases that will protect Apple products from extreme temperatures, both hot and cold. More...

Jamestown Historical Society Feature

Summer cottages for rent

With the development of reliable steam ferries across the East Passage in 1873 and across the West Passage 15 years later, Jamestown became a summer destination and resort. More...

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Mosquitoes with EEE found in West Kingston

The state Health Department recently released that test results from two mosquito pools from a trap set in the Great Swamp in West Kingston have been confirmed positive for eastern equine encephalitis and West Nile virus. More...

Jamestown Historical Society News

Next Saturday, Sept. 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., is the house tour. This year’s tour, which may easily be accomplished on foot, includes five houses and three art studios in the West Ferry area. More...

Emergency officials prepare for busy season

Residents should prepare for first 72 hours of storm

Although the Atlantic hurricane season officially begins on June 1, recent history has shown the more extreme storms occur from August through October. That’s why Jamestowners may have recently found an emergency checklist in their mailbox. More...

78 boats circle Conanicut Island

Despite the constant threat of rain, 78 boats lined up Sunday to sail in Conanicut Yacht Club’s 86th annual Around the Island Race. Fortunately for the captains and their crews, the day stayed relatively dry. More...

Art center founder awarded inaugural IonaFest Award

Kate Petrie, photographer, community galvanizer and founder of the Jamestown Arts Center, was recently selected as the first recipient of the IonaFest Award. More...

Discuss ‘Eaarth’ at Central Baptist Church

Jamestown men are invited to attend eight Saturday morning breakfast meetings through November beginning Sept. 14 at 8 a.m. at Central Baptist Church. All are welcome. More...

Island Chatter

A s a follow up to the tough summer of beach closures in Rhode Island, we should all be happy to know that Mackerel Cove was one of only a handful of beaches in the state not closed because of bacteria. More...

Above the clouds

Nautical photographer Daniel Forster of Jamestown went high in the sky to capture shots of last weekend’s Rolex Farr 40 World Championship on Narragansett Bay. More...

Nature, yoga join together Sunday

Yoga therapist Janet Larson will conduct a nature and yoga workshop on Sunday, Sept. 8, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Island Heron. More...

Accidental Sisters plan first rehearsal

The Accidental Sisters will hold its first rehearsal of the season on Thursday, Sept. 19, at 7:30 p.m. at the library. Directed by Jamestowner Julie Beth Andrews, the Accidental Sisters are an a cappella vocal ensemble. More...

Officer killed in crash while passing vehicles

A preliminary report by Jamestown police says the Providence police officer who was killed in a fatal crash last month was attempting to pass three vehicles on North Road before his motorcycle collided with an SUV that was making a left-hand turn. More...

You’re in pot-luck

Heidi Doyle, owner of Island Heron, talks with the band during one its breaks at Monday’s potluck celebration at Fort Getty pavilion. More...

Chow Time

Community members brought pots of home-cooked food to the Fort Getty farmers market Monday. The potluck was the year-end celebration of the inaugural season of the highly popular market. More...

Island needs a place suited for music

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Jamestown is fortunate to be the home of many performing arts organizations. The Jamestown Community Chorus was founded 1949 by Mrs. Rita Murray as a project of the Exchange of Topics and Crafts Club. More...

Local women’s club schedules meeting

The Jamestown Women’s Club will meet at the Pemberton Avenue senior center on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m. The club has been active for more than 20 years. New members are welcome. Call Cindy Smith at 423-0025 with any questions. More...

Welcoming Peyton

Peyton Mierau Lindsay was born Aug. 3, 2013, in Washington D.C., to Matthew and Jamie Lindsay. She joins sister Harper. More...

Library gets ready to unveil design plan for renovations

Building has not undergone significant work in 20 years

The Jamestown Philomenian Library has begun a long awaited effort to redesign the building’s interior, according to Craig Watson, chairman of the library’s building committee. More...

Cutting corners

Skipper Jim Richardson and his boat Barking Mad finished third in front of his hometown crowd at last weekend’s Rolex Farr 40 World Championship on Narragansett Bay. More...

JYC holds final races of summer

The 10th and final race of the Jamestown Yacht Club’s summer series was held on Aug. 27. The results were: More...

Donate bras to help sheltered women

Staci’s Place in East Greenwich is collecting clean and gently worn bras all month to support women in transition and living in domestic shelters. More...

Where in the world?

Ryan Barrett recently took the Press on a tour of the Pentagon, where he met Rear Adm. Donald Gintzig of the U.S. Navy. Ryan is a second-grader at Melrose School. More...

June rain, lackluster event schedule foil business boom

Jamestown businesses are reporting another steady summer, despite a slow start because of a rainy June. Many business owners agreed August’s beautiful weather made up for some lost time, but other factors came into play. More...

Car-tifacts

Car enthusiasts check out an antique automobile at Sunday’s annual Jamestown Seaside Family Cruise at Fort Getty. More...

Task force ready to fight Lyme

Newspaper articles, public meetings will be first steps

Jamestown’s newly formed Tick Task Force has decided on a course of action to combat Lyme disease, according to Town Councilor Eugene Mihaly. He told the Town Council at its Sept. More...