July 21, 2016 RSS feed / News

Rental properties face registration mandate

Under a proposed ordinance pushed forward Tuesday night, all landlords, regardless of the rental durations they offer, will have to register their properties with the town clerk. More...

Choir fills church with music and hope

Children share their stories, adventures at Central Baptist

The sanctuary of Central Baptist Church was filled with the rhythms of distant nations as the Matsiko World Orphan Choir performed July 13. More...

Spookie edges two sister sailboats

After a summer winning lines honors from Brenton Cove to Halifax, Olympian silver medalist Steve Benjamin was named U.S. Sailing’s 2015 yachtsman of the year. More...

Where in the world?

Narragansett Avenue residents Jane and Peter Mercer traveled with The Press to Lisbon, Portugal, where they visited the Jeronimos Monastery. More...

HMMM, This LOOKs Good

Visitors to the recent Jamestown Philomenian Library’s book sale browse the selection. The library sold all of its books during its annual summer sale, earning about $3,000. More...

Nonprofits now need liquor license

Nonprofits planning public parties now must secure a liquor license, a proviso town councilors previously were unaware of despite it being state law. More...

Designing woman

Hali Beckman, a landscape architect who lives on Columbia Avenue, was awarded two 2015 awards by the Rhode Island Nursery & Landscape Association for residential design. More...

Sherman farm transforms from burial ground to playing fields

In October 1936, three men working in fields near Melrose Avenue dug up a skeleton. By January, at least 17 Indian bodies had been unearthed. Some of the amateur excavators kept the bones as souvenirs. More...

Children needed to star in short film

A short film on the Jamestown Philomenian Library is in the works, and residents are needed to star in the promotional shoot. B.J. Whitehouse, who directs the community chorus, is organizing the film, which he is calling a silent flash mob. More...

Liquor license, opening date for Preppy Pig in limbo

The co-owner of the Preppy Pig, an outdoor barbecue restaurant being constructed at the former car wash on Narragansett Avenue, told the Jamestown Town Council for the third straight meeting that he didn’t have the required signatures to seek a More...

Blood drive Monday to help first-grader

Calix Eminger, a first-grader at North Kingstown’s Stony Lane Elementary, always has been willing to help others. The kindhearted 6-year-old also enjoys playing Pokemon, hiking with his family or kidding with his little brother. More...

TOWN MEETINGS

Thursday, July 216 p.m., the traffic committee will meet at Town Hall 7 p.m., the school committee will meet at Melrose School Tuesday, July 26 7 p.m., the zoning board of review will meet at Town Hall More...

Presentation on library report Wednesday

Demographics are changing, technology is improving and space is dwindling. To confront those hurdles, the library board of trustees conducted a survey this spring and met with consultants to develop a needs assessment. More...

Free parking, fishing at state beaches Sunday

Although the governor already reduced parking rates at the state’s beaches, Gina Raimondo is slashing those prices even more for beachgoers this Sunday. More...

HE BLINDED THEM WITH SCIENCE

  ABOVE: J.B. Anatomy, known in the real world as Jessie Boukarim, shows Clare Carroll, 9, how the airflow through spokes of a bicycle tire changes when the tire is turned. The Mad Science presentation was Tuesday at the library. More...

‘Pokemon Go’ craze strikes children and seniors alike

So far this summer, visitors to the recreation center have jammed to rock bands, browsed the town’s most prolific art show and square-danced to the hottest country songs. More...

A COUPLE OF FAIR MAIDENS

  ABOVE: Ruth DeLaughter, 3, enjoys a read and a ride at St. Matthew’s fair Saturday afternoon. |align=left|width=250|height=231|link=node]  LEFT: Courtney Cadwalader, 5, hooks rubber porcupine balls while fishing in a kiddie pool. More...

1776 exhibit unveiled by secretary of state

Have you ever seen a copy of the Declaration of Independence? Do you know what George Washington’s handwriting looks like? More...

Dancing the night away

Kenneth Rose and Jody Rudnick dance to 5-Flavor Discount early Sunday evening on the East Ferry sidewalk. The show was part of the recreation department’s summer concert series. More...