December 19, 2013 RSS feed / News

Library secures grant for upgrades

According to Donna Fogarty, the library’s meeting hall is home to more than 300 events per year, with a total attendance of around 8,000 people. More...

Building blocks

Back with the Pack, a Legos robotics team from Lawn School, won the award for best project at the First Lego League’s qualifier earlier this month. More...

White Christmas

The village Christmas tree at East Ferry went from green to white during scattered winter snowstorms over the last two weeks. More...

Jamestown Historical Society Feature

Season’s greetings in Jamestown since the 18th century

Many of the early settlers of Jamestown were members of the Society of Friends, or Quakers. Historically, Quakers were against the celebration of special days. “All days are the gift of the most high,” they asserted. More...

Repair job OK’d for East Ferry boat ramp

The Harbor Commission at its Dec. 11 meeting agreed to spend $10,000 to patch up the East Ferry boat ramp that is in dire need of repairs before next season. More...

Where in the world?

Carolyn Wayt of Clinton Avenue took the Press aboard USS Nimitz to visit her son, Lt. James Swiggart. The two left from Pearl Harbor on a tiger cruise en route to San Diego. More...

Where in the world?

Christina Oates and Jack Gardiner took the Jamestown Press to the Taku Glacier Lodge in Juneau, Alaska, where vacationers take flightseeing tours of the area aboard floatplanes. More...

Island Chatter

The Jamestown Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a screening of “Polar Express” on Saturday from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Flint Audio Video has kindly donated the sound system and screen. More...

Council appoints members

The Town Council on Monday confirmed several appointments to town boards and will meet next week to interview seven applicants for the remaining openings. More...

Budget talks begin

Higher costs for health insurance and salary increases due to upcoming teacher negotiations are two of the “major unknowns” that could take a bite out of the School Department’s budget, Superintendent Marcia Lukon said Monday. More...

Rep. Ruggiero briefed on progress at Quonset

State Rep. Deb Ruggiero, who serves Jamestown and Middletown, toured the Quonset Business Park last week to learn more about recent progress at the facility. More...

‘Polar Express’ at recreation center Saturday

“The Polar Express” will be shown at the recreation center on Saturday, Dec. 21, from 1:30 to 4 p.m. The movie stars Tom Hanks. It’s about a doubtful boy who boards a magical train to the North Pole on Christmas Eve. More...

Winter moths begin invading Jamestown

Earlier this year, Dr. Joseph Elkinton of the University of Massachusetts Amherst began implementing a biological control program in Jamestown to help thwart the pesky winter moths that are active this time of year. More...

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Engines arrive for SSV Hazard Perry

Christmas came early this year for the SSV Oliver Hazard Perry, Rhode Island’s official sailing education vessel, when two Caterpillar C-12 main engines were delivered in November. More...

The sopranos

Islander Isabella Zainyeh (top left), a freshman soprano in the chorus at Bay View Academy, was accepted to the All-State treble choir following auditions held on Nov. 23. More...

Islander named finalist for sailor of year

Jamestown resident Tim Healy has been shortlisted to become the 2014 U.S. Sailing yachtsman of the year, which will be presented at the St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco on Feb. 25. More...

Hearing harps

Harpists Kath O’Neill and Grace Cloutier visited Leanne Turenne’s first-grade classroom at Melrose School earlier this month for an intimate and interactive performance. More...

Rabies found in dead fox in East Greenwich

State officials last week received positive confirmation of rabies in a dead gray fox found in East Greenwich. The dead animal was discovered on Dec. More...

Sunny seas

As the sun rises over the East Passage of Narragansett Bay Friday, fresh wreaths and a bit of snow give a Christmas feel to East Ferry. More...