May 3, 2012 RSS feed / News

Lecture on America’s Cup technology at IYRS

On May 22, Stan Honey, the director of technology for the America’s Cup, will make a special appearance at International Yacht Restoration Center in Newport. More...

Islander completes glass project in Houston’s Chase Center

When Houston architect Ken Harry partnered with Hines Development to imbue the lobby of Houston’s Chase Center with new life, he called on acclaimed glass artist Paul Housberg of Jamestown. More...

Jamestown Historical Society News

Last week the JHS received a small grant from the Joseph O’Neill Ott Fund at the Rhode Island Foundation to help better preserve some of the 18th and early 19th century documents in our possession. More...

Emily Abbood named to all-conference team

Islander Emily Abbood, a midfi elder on the University of California women’s lacrosse team, was recently named to the All- Mountain Pacific Sports Federation First Team. More...

Golf lessons available for students

The Jamestown Education Foundation is currently holding its Tuesday golf program at the Jamestown Golf Course. Although the program has already begun, there is still room for more golfers. It takes place each Tuesday at 3 p.m. More...

PCD names Kaleigh Rooney top athlete

Islander Kaleigh Rooney of Providence Country Day School’s girls’ lacrosse team was recently named athlete of the week at PCD. More...

WHERE IN THE WORLD IS THE JAMESTOWN PRESS?

Christopher Lutyens and Kathleen Golini visited the Princess Juliana International Airport on St. Maarten in the French West Indies. More...

Brad Read will discuss Cup at Pennfield School

On Wednesday, May 9, from 7 to 8 p.m., Sail Newport Executive Director Brad Read will explain how Newport brought the Cup back and what to expect when the racing comes to Narragansett Bay this summer. More...

Land Trust’s table is full with plans to transform Godena Farm

Volunteers are needed on May 19 to help plant 1,000 shrubs on nature trails

When the Conanicut Island Land Trust began its process to transform Godena Farm into a community asset two years ago, it knew it wasn’t taking on a small task. More...

N.K. Girl Scouts win community award

On Monday, May 7, the North Kingstown Town Council will recognize the winner of the 2012 We Are Proud of You Award at the Beechwood Center at its regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. More...

Island school receives $1,000 from Bob’s

Bob’s Discount Furniture announced on May 1 that it would donate funds to seven schools in Rhode Island in support of arts and education programs, including Jamestown. More...

Speed is only focus for new race

New sailing event doesn’t have starting times, starting lines or markers and buoys

The waters surrounding Conanicut Island is already home to a slew of sailing events – and this year another one will be added to the agenda. But unlike the usual summer regattas, there will be no set time, and no marks to round. More...

Vandals hit Lawn Avenue School

Superintendent Marcia Lukon briefed School Committee members of some grim news that happened at Lawn Avenue School over April vacation. More...

Open-road tolling should be ready for Newport’s busy summer

Turnpike authority plans to have pair of lanes ready – 1 east, 1 west– by late June

The upcoming America’s Cup World Series and other summer events are driving a number of local infrastructure improvements. More...

Free freshwater fishing this weekend

The Department of Environmental Management recently announced that Saturday, May 5, and Sunday, May 6, are free fishing days in Rhode Island. More...

Legislation could raise tax for high earners

The House Finance Committee heard legislation sponsored by Rep. Maria Cimini to temporarily raise the state income tax for the highest earners to pay for the state’s increased costs during this economic downturn. More...

In a division full of powerhouses, Skippers hope to surprise

After losing its No. 1 player to graduation, NKHS boys have started off season 4-5

The North Kingstown High School boys’ tennis team is midway into an exciting season, according to coach Jacques Faulise. The whole team is stepping up to fill the void left when the last season’s star, Dan Hansen, graduated. More...

Despite having zero experience, islander makes college crew team

Sam Baines makes the Marist College freshman rowing team as a walk-on

Jamestowner Sam Baines has earned a spot on the 2012 Marist College men’s crew team – even though he has never rowed before. Baines, 20, said he went out for the men’s novice rowing team as a walk-on. More...

Scramble tournament open for registration

Registration is now open for “Dragonflies for Dori,” a fundraiser that will take place at the Jamestown Golf Course on July 9. More...

Ian Watters named to all-academic team

Islander Ian Watters, a senior swimmer at Keene State University in New Hampshire, was named to the school’s 2011-12 all-academic team. Watters attended Bishop Hendricken High School. More...

R.I. coasts get $1.9 million

In an effort to help protect Rhode Island’s coastal habitats and estuarine ecosystems, U.S. Sen. More...

Choristers will perform in Middletown May 11

The Newport Navy Choristers, under the direction of JoAnn Loewenthal, presents “Proudly We Sing” on Friday, May 11, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Lucy’s Church in Middletown. More...

More funding secured for kidsROCK

The effort to build a rock-climbing playground for Jamestown children got a monolithic boost recently with the announcement that the state Department of Environmental Management has awarded the project a $38,000 grant. More...

Restaurants wanted for Tall Ships Festival

Ocean State Tall Ships has announced an opportunity for restaurants in Newport Harbor and surrounding communities to flaunt their favorite dishes at the Taste of the Tall Ships Welcome Reception. This event will take place July 6 from 6 to 9 p.m. More...

The Island Garden

Grow your own fruit

Let’s talk fruit. It’s sweet and tasty, healthy, has almost no fat, and is easy to grow – well, maybe. More...

WHERE IN THE WORLD IS THE JAMESTOWN PRESS?

Press reporter Ken Shane recently visited Westmoreland State Park in Montross, Va., to attend a music festival. More...