November 28, 2013 RSS feed / News

Santa Claus is coming to town on Saturday

Santa Claus will arrive at East Ferry by boat on Saturday, Nov. 30, at 1 p.m. He is expected to pass the Castle Hill Coast Guard Station at 12:45 p.m., docking at Conanicut Marine 15 minutes later. More...

Where in the world?

Timmy and Nathaniel Healy took the Press along with them on a family trip to the nation’s capital. Above, the boys visited the Smithsonian Institution while in Washington, D.C. More...

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Three winter farmers markets close to island

Rhode Islanders now have three winter farmers markets available close to Jamestown where they can purchase a wide variety of locally grown and produced products. More...

Johnson, Safford engaged

Kathryn Safford, daughter of Jamestowners Raymond and Susan Safford, was recently engaged to Adam Johnson. Adam is the son of Robert and Deborah Johnson of Warwick. More...

Work being accepted for little-picture show

Artists are invited to submit original paintings, prints and photographs for a little-picture show that will be held at Melrose School during the Conanicut Island Art Association’s holiday craft sale on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Boat parade Friday in Newport Harbor

The 16th annual Newport Harbor illuminated boat parade will be held on Friday, Nov. 29, at 6:15 p.m. More...

Local woodworker creating memories from island studio

Steven Sabella of Jamestown has established a reputation as a woodworker with more than 25 years of experience in the field. Since May, Sabella has been hard at work in his island studio after years of working for other furniture makers. More...

Cleanup planned to prepare for 2014 Atlantic Cup

The Atlantic Cup, the only regatta in America dedicated to a fleet of Class 40s, will kick off in May 2014 from Charlestown, S.C. More...

Girls’ hockey team awarded legislative grant

Three legislative grants were recently secured for youth sports organizations in Narragansett Bay communities, including a $1,000 award that will benefit North Kingstown High students. More...

Councilors want to hear about parking concerns

The town will hold a public meeting on Thursday, Dec. 5, at 4 p.m. at Town Hall to discuss parking concerns. More...

Island Chatter

Congratulations to Madison Tregenza and the Newport Whalers on becoming state hockey champs. Following a game last weekend in Wilmington, Mass., the team to take the ice after Madison’s game was the Bruins. How cool is that? More...

Councilors reflect on year in office

On Nov. 6, 2012, Jamestown voters made their voices heard by asking for a fresh start. They elected four Democrats and one Republican into office, voting against the incumbents and opting for five new faces. More...

Where in the world?

Carol Morris of Helm Street took the Jamestown Press to the Summit Lodge in Killington, Vt., where she visited a friend. Above, she is joined by Teddy, one of the lodge’s mascots. More...

Court overrules zoning decision

A judge has overturned a 2010 decision by the Jamestown Zoning Board of Review, according to court papers, and granted Henry and Mary Tarbox a dimensional variance to add an in-law apartment to their home at 24 Clarke St. More...

Officials warn motorists to watch for deer

Deer-mating season is currently underway and state officials are advising motorists to be alert for deer crossing roadways, particularly at dawn and dusk. More...

Home for the holidays

State Treasurer Gina Raimondo and U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse were in Jamestown Friday to celebrate the opening of the Hammett Court Apartments, a complex that will be home to five Bridges Inc. More...

Jamestown Historical Society Feature

An island clubhouse

Golf became popular in the United States about the same time that Jamestown became a fashionable summer resort. More...

Local artists will be on display at arts center

The Jamestown Arts Center will host a holiday arts market on Friday, Dec. 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. About 25 artists, designers and craftspeople will be on display to sell their work. More...

Give peace a chance

The annual Lions Club poster contest was recently held at Lawn School. More...

Beavertail Light-show

The Minotaur I rocket was launched last week from NASA’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport in eastern Virginia. The launch was visible to millions along the East Coast. More...

Fall wrap-up: North Kingstown teams continue winning ways

North Kingstown High wraps up the fall sports season on Thanksgiving Day when the football team travels to the University of Rhode Island for the annual contest with the South Kingstown Rebels. More...

Kickball, basketball tournaments upcoming

The Jamestown Teen Center will host a kickball tournament for middle-school students on Friday, Dec 6, at the rec center. The tournament will begin at 3:30 p.m. Teams will be chosen on the day of the event. More...

Rep. Ruggiero among panelists to discuss state of solar power

State representative and Jamestown resident Deb Ruggiero was among the public officials, developers and environmentalists who held a roundtable discussion on solar power last week at Ochre Court in Newport. More...