October 24, 2013 RSS feed / News

Winning women

Winners of the Conanicut Island Art Association’s recent Town Hall exhibit were announced last week. More...

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More than mowing for local landscapers

Since 1997, Atlantic Lawn & Garden has been providing landscaping services to people in Jamestown and the surrounding towns. More...

Peewee police

Jamestown police officer Ron Jacobson visited preschoolers and prekindergarten students at the Jamestown Early Learning Center last week. More...

Skippers wrap up regular season, prepare for playoffs

The boys on the North Kingstown soccer teams are headed to the playoffs, and the leading scorer on the varsity squad hails from Jamestown. More...

Results from Saturday’s youth soccer games

In Jamestown’s U-12 soccer division on Saturday, Stearns Farms won its game against North Kingstown, 2-1. Goals were scored by Ryan DeLessio and Jack Hutchison. Jack also had a solid game in net and saved a penalty kick. More...

Tennis Hall of Fame CEO to step down

At the annual meeting last month of the board of directors of the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum, CEO Mark Stenning announced he will step down from his position in September 2014. More...

Learn Scottish dances Friday night at grange

Jamestowners B.J. Whitehouse and Christine Ariel will host Scottish country dancing at the Conanicut Grange on Friday, Oct. 25, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Soft-soled shoes are recommended. Admission is $5 per person, $10 per family. More...

Grants available for outdoor recreation

The state Department of Environmental Management is now accepting applications for openspace recreation acquisition and development grants. A total of $5 million is available under three grant programs. More...

Island Rubbish will keep collecting

Island Rubbish Service has won the bid for collecting recyclables. The Town Council at its Oct. 21 meeting voted 4-0 to award the five-year contract at a total price of $902,560. More...

Get costumes ready for Jack-O’-Lantern Jog

The Parks & Recreation Department’s annual Jack-O’-Lantern Jog will be held Sunday, Oct. 27, beginning at the fire station at 1 p.m. Registration for the 5K starts at 11:30 a.m. More...

Solar shake

Bill Munger, owner of Conanicut Marine Services, is congratulated by Gov. Lincoln Chafee at a ceremony Monday at the Taylor Point boatyard. The facility is powered entirely on solar energy. More...

State designates boatyard as clean marina

The state Coastal Resources Management Council recently designated Conanicut Marine Services as a clean marina under its statewide Clean Marina Program. It is the fourth marina to receive the designation. More...

Where in the world?

Deb Greenhalgh and Steve Lubas of Deck Street took the Jamestown Press to the Truk Lagoon in Micronesia. The couple was in the central Pacific to film a historical World War II movie. More...

Island teen named National Merit semifinalist

Islander Robert Semco, a senior at Aquidneck Island Christian Academy in Portsmouth, has been named a semifinalist in the National Merit Scholarship Program. More...

Tryouts Saturday for spring soccer season

The Jamestown Soccer Association will hold informal tryouts for the spring competitive season on Saturday, Oct 26, from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Eldred Fields. Organizers expect to field teams in the U-8, U-10, U-12 and possibly U-14 age divisions. More...

Volleyball to start at Lawn School Monday

The Parks & Recreation Department will start its adult pick-up volleyball program on Monday, Oct. 28, from 8 to 10 p.m. Matches will be played every Monday through April. Call 423-7260 to learn more. More...

Over-40 soccer starts Sunday

The Parks & Recreation Department will starts its over-40 soccer program on Sunday, Oct. 27, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Lawn School. Games will be played every Sunday through March. Call 423-7260 to learn more. More...

Island Chatter

There are a lot of happy islanders who drive North Road every day. Someone has been clearing the ugly brush along the stone wall at Godena Farm, exposing the wall and making the fields visible. Could it be the land trust? *** More...

Cooking not a job, but a passion for Rhumbline owner

The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, N.Y., is one of America’s most demanding, and prestigious, cooking schools in the nation. More...