May 1, 2014 RSS feed / News

Where in the world?

The Contino family took the Press on vacation to Costa Rica, where (from left) Hannah and Paul caught a swordfish from a charter boat. More...

Arbor day

Jamestown officials with a newly planted sweet gum tree Friday on Arbor Day. From left, Town Administrator Andrew Nota, Tony Antine, Jim Rugh, state Rep. More...

Heifetz musicians will return to arts center

Instrumentalists from the Heifetz Music Institute in Virginia, who performed in front of a soldout crowd in February, will return to the Jamestown Arts Center on Saturday, May 10, at 7:30 p.m. More...

Jamestown Historical Society News

A pril was a busy month for the JHS volunteers in charge of exhibiting the many objects and archives the society has collected over the years. Three new exhibits were mounted, and more are in the works. More...

Residents honored for academic feats

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Local runner returns to Boston a year after bombings

Jamestown’s Andrea Brayman is not slowing down. Two weeks ago, the 41-year-old finished her fourth Boston Marathon, qualifying for next year’s event along the way. She ran the 26.2-mile course in three hours, 32 minutes and 13 seconds. More...

Batman

Jamestown resident and North Kingstown High senior Benjamin Lee built and installed four bat houses as part of his school project, including this one at Godena Farm. More...

Ruggiero honored for green efforts

Four Rhode Island lawmakers, including Rep. Deb Ruggiero, of Jamestown, were honored by the New England Clean Energy Council for their push to expand renewable energy in the Ocean State. Also receiving the Clean Energy Champion Award were Rep. More...

Chamber highlights home-based businesses on island

It’s only fitting that Sonya Morton Ranney, a home-based professional organizer in town, was asked by the Jamestown Chamber of Commerce to organize its networking event on home-based businesses. More...

Winery prohibited from selling product

Zoning board unanimously votes in favor of abutters

A vineyard is OK, but a winery is an illegal use for the Beavertail Road property known as Jamestown Vineyards, the Zoning Board of Review has decided. More...

Where in the world?

The North Kingstown High School band took the Press to the Notre-Dame Basilica in Montreal last month. The students were in Canada for a musical festival, and the judges gave them a superior rating. More...

Rigging underway for Hazard Perry tall ship

While lathes are turning in Washington State, dozens of workers have begun working on the standing rigging that will faithfully support the three masts of the SSV Oliver Hazard Perry. More...

Film will look at challenging past of Ladd Center

The Jamestown Arts Center will host a special work-in-progress screening of “Best Judgment: Ladd School Lessons,” a feature documentary that uses the history of the Joseph Ladd Center to explore the challenging past and present attitudes More...

Celebrate CIAA’s 40th anniversary May 13 at Plantation at the Bay

The public is invited to attend the Conanicut Island Art Association’s annual meeting on Tuesday, May 13, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Plantation at the Bay. More...

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Potter League to hold four-day jewelry sale

The Potter League for Animals will hold a fashion jewelry sale on Thursday, May 8, through Sunday, May 11, at the shelter at 87 Oliphant Lane in Middletown. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, and admission is free. More...

Where in the world?

Tim Lemmon, Margo Lemmon, Chase Newhart and Onne van der Wal took the Jamestown Press to Georgetown, Bahamas, for a four-day photography workshop with van der Wal. More...

Rhody rookies

University of Rhode Island freshmen sailors Rachel Bryer and Fiona Christie, both from Jamestown, qualified for the national championships that will be held on May 27 at the U.S. More...

Island Chatter

The third annual Payton’s Pace 5K is only two weeks away. Don’t miss the funfilled family event at Fort Getty on Sunday, May 18. Kids ages 10 and under can participate in the fun run at noon, and the 5K will follow at 1 p.m. More...

Candlelight vigil at NK beach Friday

The North Kingstown and Jamestown prevention coalitions will host a candlelight vigil at the North Kingstown Town Beach on Friday, May 2, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. More...