July 3, 2007 RSS feed / News

Arts festival this weekend

The 45th Annual Wickford Art Festival will take place this Saturday, July 7, and Sunday, July 8. Nearly 250 artists will be displaying their work. The event will take place rain or shine from 10 a.m. to dusk each day. More...

Join the men's chorus

The Men's Chorus of Jamestown has already begun their summer rehearsals but it is not too late to join. More...

Prichett, Poirier on dean's list

Ian Prichett and Jennifer Poirier were named to the dean's list at Northeastern University for the spring semester. Prichett is a criminal justice major and Poirier is majoring in history. More...

Jeff Cammans living his dream

Jeff Cammans is living a childhood dream and his parents have pictures to prove it. More...

Should Jamestown designate one or more historic districts?

Planning Commission and Jamestown Historical Society members joined other residents at the library last week to learn about the legal process of creating a historic district on the island. More...

NKHS 10th reunion planned

The North Kingstown High School Class of 1997 is planning a 10-year reunion event for Saturday, Aug. 11. The party will be at the Harborside Grill in East Greenwich, beginning at 5 p.m. and a daytime picnic is also being planned. More...

Fishing the bay - what's biting and where

According to the experts like Captain Rob Roach of Kettlebottom Outfitters, and Greg Zeek, owner of Zeek's Creek Bait and Tackle, fishing on the bay is good, and in some places, very good. More...

New House makes House house a home

A new baby made for four generations of Bill Houses in the same house.A son, William Michael House, was born April 7, 2007 at Women and Infants' Hospital to William and Jennifer (Romoli) House of Jamestown. More...

Szepatowski facing Bay State fraud charges

Councilwoman Barbara Szepatowski was arraigned in Boston Municipal Court last week for fraud stemming from charges that she and her company, SAI Surveying Corp. More...

New town hall on schedule for August opening

"They'll love it," said architect William Burgin

A typical construction scene of sawdust, unfinished floors, naked studs, unconnected air ducts, hanging wires, and makeshift benches greeted an informal tour group last week at the soon-to-be new Jamestown Town Hall. "Don't worry. More...

Happy family

The ospreys at Great Creek show off three babies in their nest last week. This photo was taken by island visitor Kathy Blair of Hampden, Mass. More...

Bird sanctuary to hold benefit ball

The Norman Bird Sanctuary is planning a fund-raising ball called "Birds Gone Wild," on Saturday, Aug. 18, at 7 p.m. at the sanctuary. Partygoers will enjoy breathtaking ocean views from under the tent in the sanctuary meadow. More...

Island pilot project results in cash to farmers

Three Jamestown farmers have sold this season's rights to harvest hay in exchange for a new cash crop: bobolinks. The farmers were paid to let about 34 acres of their fields grow without cutting in May and June so the bobolinks can breed and nest. More...

State Reps report progress on insurance

Jamestown's state delegation gave a mixed report to the Press on this year's legislative session, which has just wrapped up. More...

Special ed director Pinto bids farewell to island

The School Committee accepted the resignation of Elizabeth Pinto, the director of pupil services and special education director at their June 28 meeting. More...

Tent theater coming July 11

Broadway comes to the area under a big top tent on Wednesday, July 11, when Tent Troupe, America's only traveling summer tent theater, will pass through the state on their summer tour. More...

Tall Ships on parade

Pictures from Sunday's parade of sail past Conanicut Island More...

Garden grants available

The University of Rhode Island Master Gardeners are now accepting applications for their annual gardening educational grants to be awarded for 2007. More...

'Masters' open their garden for tours

Expert gardeners trained through the University of Rhode Island's Master Gardener program will open their gardens to the public for the third "Gardening with the Masters" tour on July 14 and 15. More...

Gasoline prices fail to dampen island boating activity

The average price of fuel at marinas in the Narragansett Bay area is $3.75 to $4 a gallon for gasoline and $3.20 to $3.40 for diesel. More...

Keep kids' busy this summer

Just because school is out doesn't mean you should let your child's mind take the summer off. Kids need fun, educational activities to keep their minds active over the summer to help prevent what is known as summer learning loss. More...

Land acquisition plan to be shared

A special Financial Town Meeting is being planned for mid-September to give voters the opportunity to approve or reject the town's proposed farmland acquisition plan. More...

Bids received for water treatment plant and processing equipment

Only one of five bidders to build the town's new water treatment plant at Great Creek on North Main Road, was within the town's $4 million budget for the project, according to Stephen Goslee, the town's director of public works. More...

Last blasts of Dawgz' fun set for Wednesday

The Rocket Dawgz will blow up their final fireworks show on Wednesday night, about 9:15 p.m., just after dusk. Mackerel Cove, the site of their first performance 12 years ago, is the venue for the booming display. "It's great. More...

Correction

A press release from the Portsmouth Historical Society regarding the John Paul Jones birthday celebration was from the Portsmouth, N.H. historical society, not Portsmouth, RI. More...

Ricci earns business degree

Matthew Ricci, of Jamestown, graduated from Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Conn. in May. Ricci received a bachelor of science in business. More...

Lawn Avenue honor roll

Grade 8 Exemplary performance: Kellie Brown, Liliane Flour, Julia Hansen, Eric Holtzman, Anne Langan, Kaitlin Marquis, Catherine Matley and Jacqueline Tanguay. More...