December 26, 2013 RSS feed / News

Where in the world?

David and Susan Reardon took the Jamestown Press with them to Inch Beach on the Dingle Peninsula in Ireland. More...

Electric Boat signs 25-year lease

General Dynamics Electric Boat and the Quonset Development Corporation reached a new 25-year lease agreement last week to extend and expand Electric Boat’s footprint at Quonset Business Park. More...

Special holiday deadlines at the Jamestown Press

There will be special deadlines in effect for the Jan. 2 issue of the Jamestown Press. See the box below for important details. The staff of the Jamestown Press wish all of our readers and advertisers a safe and happy New Year! More...

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2013 in pictures

Clockwise from top left, children at the starting line of the Payton’s Pace 5K, Lawn School eighth-graders at East Ferry during the Duck Derby, a youngster participating in the Fourth of July p More...

Deadline next week for health coverage

The state health-benefits exchange has extended individual and small-employer plan selection and payment deadlines to ensure that more Rhode Islanders are able to have health insurance coverage on Jan. 1, 2014. More...

Islander participates in Project: Pomfret

In a new and different way of learning, Caroline Dunn-Packer of Jamestown recently was part of a student-faculty team that worked together on a project called “The Individual and the Community.” More...

Gifts to give

Catherine Martin collects bags of gifts for Lucy’s Hearth that were donated by Jamestown’s Environmental Packaging International. More...

Students honored at Bishop Hendricken

Three Jamestowners were named to the Bishop Hendricken honor roll for the first quarter of the 2013-14 school year. More...

Boardwalk discussed

Controversy continues to swirl around the restoration project for the Hull Cove right-of-way off Beavertail Road, the Conservation Commission acknowledged at its December meeting. More...

Report says bridge can support barrier

State officials soon expect to wind down their seven-year study of the pros and cons of a median barrier on the Newport Pell Bridge, according to David Darlington, chairman of the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority. More...

Introducing the Weeden family

There have been Weedens on Conanicut Island since the middle of the 17th century, and in 2014 the family’s history will be celebrated through a series of events at the library, including an appearance by Curt Weeden, author of the locally theme More...

Ax to grind

Seventeen Boy Scouts from Troop 1 Jamestown attended MassJam 2013 in October at Barnstable Country Fairgrounds in East Falmouth, Mass. More...

Guitar hero

Fingerstyle guitarist Ken Bonfield performed for residents Sunday at the library. It was the first concert of the season sponsored by the Friends of the Library. More...

Herald angels sing

Pageant actors rehearse at the recreation center Friday afternoon. The Christmas Eve show was scheduled to take place on Shoreby Hill Tuesday. More...

In need of a ‘z’

Eagle-eyed resident Mark Moody noticed inconsistencies with the two signs approaching the Jamestown Bridge. The sign at the bridge approach on the eastbound side is misspelled. More...

Skippers among favorites to contend for state championship

Seniors Roma Patel and Kristjana McCarthy represent Jamestown

The North Kingstown girls’ varsity basketball team has the talent to bring home a state title, coach Bob Simeone said, and they’ve put in the hard work. More...

Island Chatter

Grab your bathing suits! The third annual Jamestown 1st Day Plunge is only days away. The penguin paddle will kick things off at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at East Ferry, while the plunge goes off at noon. More...

Sen. Reed says ‘no’ to flood insurance increases

In an effort to help Rhode Islanders avoid abrupt increases in flood insurance premiums, U.S. Sens. More...

Tall order

Anna Spring, 16, sailed aboard a Norwegian tall ship in August during a summer camp. More...

Kiddy carols

Jamestown Girls Scouts were caroling along Narragansett Avenue last week. Above, the girls sing in front of the Press office. More...