April 24, 2014 RSS feed / News

Spring picnic

North Kingstown High senior Dustin Page built a picnic table for his senior project and donated it to the recreation center. More...

Honored by chiefs

Lt. Angela Deneault was awarded the John D. Coyle Scholarship from the New England Police Association of Chiefs of Police. More...

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Scholarships still available for graduating seniors

• The Conanicut Island Art Association will award a total of $3,000 in scholarships to graduating high-school seniors. To be eligible, students must be a resident of Jamestown and graduating from a Rhode Island school. More...

Tire tot

Tyler Pinch, 3, of East Greenwich, enjoys the sunshine Tuesday afternoon at the community playground on North Road. More...

Visiting artist

Third-grade students from Melrose School visited the Jamestown Art Center to see artist Luke Randall’s exhibit. More...

Islander’s first novel about patent lawyer, DNA controversy

Book signing Wednesday at Simpatico Jamestown

Michael de Angeli has used his years in practice as a patent attorney to inform his first novel. The Jamestown resident describes “Building Better Babies” as a novel of “law, science and suspense.” More...

Winners announced for Easter egg hunt

Prizes were awarded to children who found the special hidden eggs at Saturday’s Jamestown Women’s Club Easter egg hunt on Lawn Avenue. More...

Meet new town admin at ’Ganny next week

A meet and greet with Town Administrator Andrew Nota will be held on Thursday, May 1, at 6:30 p.m. at the Narragansett Café. The event is sponsored by the Jamestown Chamber of Commerce, and is open to all residents and business owners. More...

Island Chatter

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Contracted crews work to keep branches off utility wires

The once-every-four-years cycle of tree trimming by National Grid has started again on the island. More...

State encourages Earth Day participation

The state Department of Environmental Management is encouraging Rhode Islanders to celebrate Earth Day by joining a local cleanup, taking easy steps to improve the environment, or simply getting outdoors and enjoying nature in a state park, which inc More...

Council amends ordinance to relax rules on in-law units

To simplify the rules about inlaw apartments, the Town Council on Monday approved minor amendments to the zoning ordinance. More...

Osprey expert talks about migratory patterns of raptor

The meeting room at the library was filled to near capacity last week for Dr. Rob Bierregaard’s talk on osprey migration. The ornithologist has been studying ospreys in southern New England since 1971. More...

Jamestowner writes coming-of-age novel

Launch party Saturday at Jamestown Arts Center

With his father lost at sea, and his mother in deep debt to a local loan shark, 14-year-old Jake Cole is quickly learning that he is the only one who can right the ship. More...

Write to us

The Jamestown Press accepts letters to the editor. Submissions should be sent to news@jamestownpress.com by 3 p.m. on the Monday prior to publication. All letters should include your name, address and phone number. More...

Librarian’s Corner

The Jamestown Philomenian Library now has a link on its website to the digital format of the Jamestown Press from 1989 until 2004. More...

Town has new emergency notification system

Residents who receive emergency messages to their mobile phones and email will now have a different company providing the service. More...

Flu is widespread for second time in 2014

State Health Director Michael Fine last week declared the flu to be widespread again in Rhode Island. More...

Senate passes bill for DUI ignition interlock

The state Senate passed legislation last week authorizing magistrates, in addition to judges, to prohibit drivers adjudicated of driving under the influence from operating a motor vehicle that is not equipped with an ignition interlock system. More...

Library renovations on the horizon

There are some major changes in the works at the Jamestown Philomenian Library. More...

Spring prize

Spinnaker’s manager Cherise Wilkins (left) and Secret Garden owner David Urban (right) present Christine Lopes Metcalfe with a $100 gift certificate from the Secret Garden. More...

$750 scholarships for graduating seniors

The James F. Baker Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $750 will be awarded to a boy and girl graduating from North Kingstown High School who will further their education in the fall. More...

Historic preservation mulled

A complete list of Jamestown’s “significant historical buildings” is in the works, the Planning Commission indicated at its April 16 meeting. More...

Setting the pace

Jamestown resident Eileen Teixiera was named a Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk Pacesetter. The honor is given to walkers who raise at least $1,500. More...

CIA winners

Winners were announced for the Conanicut Island Art Association show “Works on Paper” that will be on display through July 9. More...