May 18, 2017 RSS feed / News

HONORING THOSE WHO CAME BEFORE US

Melrose School third-graders Jack Lilly, Zoe Melucci and Piper Flaherty, left to right, preserve the past by making a Native American diorama using teepees, trees and buffalo. The elementary students recently finished a unit on Indians. More...

Birders spot 96 species on island

Despite the unseasonable weather and muddy trails, more than a dozen birders spotted 96 species on the island, including a pair of blue-gray gnatcatchers nesting at South Pond and a Wilson’s snipe crossing North Road by Marsh Meadows.  More...

Community farm needs volunteers for season

The Jamestown Community Farm, which donates thousands of pounds of vegetables to feed hungry Rhode Islanders, needs volunteers as it enters its 17th season.  More...

The Chickadee’s Guide to Gardening

I GREW up thinking little of plants. I was interested in snakes and turtles, then insects and, eventually, birds. Now I like plants. But I still like the life they create even more. More...

DODGE, DUCK, DIP, DIVE, DODGE

About 60 players and more than 150 spectators convened at the recreation Saturday for the third annual dodgeball tournament. Bill Piva refereed the games among police officers, firefighters, recreation workers and teens.   More...

GETTING A NEW FLEECE ON LIFE

LEFT: Melissa Higgins and Lara Sullivan sheer sheep Saturday afternoon at Watson Farm. The annual festival lets visitors spin the wool into yarn after the flock has been shaven. More...

Rhody sailors on way to nationals

With two townies in tow, the University of Rhode Island women’s and co-ed sailing teams are prepping for a trip to the national regattas that begin May 23 at the College of Charleston in South Carolina. More...

Ex-councilwoman inducted into state GOP Hall of Fame

Willis also spent 4 terms in R.I. House, was party chair

Sixty years of public service, including a stint as Oscar the Seagull on the floor of the Rhode Island House of Representatives, has landed a North Main Road Republican into the annals of the state’s GOP.  More...

Wakefield DMV to close for two months Monday

As the state moves into the final stages of installing its new computer system, the Division of Motor Vehicles will temporarily close its Wakefield office Monday through July 18.  Many of the primary DMV transactions, such as license and registr More...

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Town opposes bill that would expand farm use to weddings, concerts

The town councilors are expected to meet in special session tonight to formally oppose a proposed House bill in the state legislature that would “essentially devastate” municipal zoning control of farms. More...

Shores girl gets a little luck of the Irish

Three weeks ago, a 4-yearold girl was told she was visiting Bryant University to meet student-athletes. More...

R.I. design museum trip slated for seniors

Seniors citizens who want to be impressed by Impressionism can reserve a seat on a field trip that will transport them back to 1870’s France.  More...

CELEBRATING COMMUNION

Elizabeth Adler, Connor Gannon, Caroline Grace, Gavin Denneny, Cameron Ward and Taya Rose Marzano, left to right, celebrated their First Communion at St. Mark Catholic Church. The Rev. Stephen Amaral officiated the April 30 ceremony. More...

GOING BACK IN TIME

The recreation center, built originally as a USO hall, celebrated its 75th anniversary Saturday. The rec department and Jamestown Historical Society co-sponsored a daylong celebration at the building on Conanicus Avenue.   More...

WHERE IN THE WORLD?

Brian Koehr, a U.S. Navy captain, right, who serves at the Naval War College, took The Jamestown Press to Italy to study the World War II Allied invasion of Sicily. Pictured with Koehr is Rafael Ventura, who was 2 years old during Operation Husky. More...

Yacht club will nix Swan 42 for new Mills design

After a decade of incredible competition with the Swan 42 one-design sailboat, the New York Yacht Club is launching a new class for its invitational cup, sailing’s premiere Corinthian interclub competition. More...

HAIL TO THE CHIEFS

Elected during the fire department’s May 4 annual meeting were Deputy Chief Steve Tiexiera, Chief Jim Bryer, Deputy Chief Gary Largess and Deputy Chief Howie Tighe. Largess replaces Mike Pinksaw Jr. while the other three were re-elected.   More...

Holy Ghost Society offering scholarship

In memory of Anthony J. Viera, the Holy Ghost Society is accepting applications from graduating high school seniors who will attend college in the fall.  More...

WHERE IN THE WORLD?

Whale Rock Road resident Bob Hunte brought The Jamestown Press to Edwards Air Force Base in California where he measured sonic booms for NASA. The newspaper also went with Hunte on a hike up Mount Whitney and on a drive through Death Valley.   More...