March 27, 2008 RSS feed / News

Art gallery launches show in new space

Montanaro Gallery, in Newport, will host an exhibit called "Toward the Great Expanse," with a reception on Saturday, April 12, from 5 to 9 p.m. The gallery has moved to a new location at 18 Franklin St. More...

Nominate a woman for yearly award

The Rhode Island Commission on Women (RICW) is requesting nominations for its 2008 Women of the Year Award. More...

Hospital to benefit from 'Sweet' race

South County Hospital is dedicating its 14th Annual 5K Road Race in memory of the late Freda Sweet, who participated in the hospital's cardiac rehabilitation exercise program three times a week for five years, prior to her death last month at age 9 More...

An introduction to the North Kingstown High School coaches

Spring is in the air and the North Kingstown spring sports season is underway. With 10 teams currently going through tryouts and preseason practice, an introduction to the coaches was in order. More...

Energy lecture series continues at URI

The third speaker in the University of Rhode Island's Energy Lecture Series is John Farley, executive director of The Energy Council of Rhode Island, who will discuss "The Role of Energy in the Rhode Island Economy: Blessing or Curse?" on Wednesday More...

BIRTHS

Borges A daughter, Kathryn Elizabeth Reilly Borges, was born December 22, 2007, at Newport Hospital to Richard and Robyn (Reilly) Borges of Reservoir Circle. Grandparents are David and Bonnie Reilly, and Julius and Kathryn Borges of Middletown. More...

A sign of spring

The male osprey returned to the nest at Marsh Meadows last Saturday. The female usually follows a few days later. Last year the male arrived on March 25 followed by the female on March 28. More...

A good deed

Senator Teresa Paiva-Weed and Representative Bruce Long sponsored free bladder cancer screenings to members of the Jamestown, Newport and Middletown fire departments last week. More...

I see you

Madison Maguire performs a skit that she learned in the theater workshop program, sponsored by the Jamestown Community Theater and Parks and Recreation Department. More...

$11.7 million school budget presented to council

Jamestown educators proposed an $11.7 million budget for fiscal year 2009 to the Town Council at a March 20 budget meeting at Town Hall. More...

Poets meet in North Kingstown

The next Poetry Night, sponsored by the North Kingstown Arts Council, meets Tuesday, April 1 at Davisville Free Library from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Poetry Nights continue through June and all ages are welcome. More...

Klimt is artist at lunch series

The artist Gustav Klimt and "The Most Expensive Painting Ever Offered at Public Auction," will be the topic of "Lunch with the Artist" on Tuesday, April 15, at the Newport Art Museum. More...

Salve Regina hosts area job fair next week

Employers representing nearly 80 organizations in fields such as finance, insurance, hospitality, social services, law enforcement, public service/government, health care, technology, education and more will participate in the "Gateway to Success" More...

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press?

Carol Crafts took the Press along as she followed the 8 Tuff Miles Road Race in St. John, Virgin Islands. More...

'High School Musical' on stage in Providence

Disney's award winning musical "High School Musical," is coming to the historic Columbus Theatre, 270 Broadway in Providence, performed by RISE On Broadway, one of Providence's best-loved community theatre groups. More...

Winter sports teams wrap-up seasons

The St. Mark fourth grade Catholic Athletic League (CAL) team played Our Lady of Mercy of East Greenwich in the quarterfinals and lost 19-16. Prior to that game, they had advanced to the Final Four by defeating St. More...

Arts council offers spring classes

Take Arts Break classes, sponsored by the North Kingstown Arts Council, beginning April 8. All Classes are held in North Kingstown and are available to both residents and non-residents. More...

The Island Garden

Spring came last week, roaring in like a lion, then came another dose of winter's cold, but for gardeners it's time to get your hands dirty and have fun. Now is the time to start your vegetable seeds. More...

Newport opens mansions for summer season

The Preservation Society of Newport County kicks off the 2008 season on Saturday, April 5, with the opening of five properties for daily tours - The Breakers, Chateau-sur-Mer, The Elms, Marble House and Rosecliff. More...

Stacer receives club certification

Barry A. More...

School Committee hears analysis of test results

The School Committee listened to feedback about student performance and school accountability from the administrators at its March 20 meeting. More...