May 10, 2012 RSS feed / News

Darlington re-elected chairman of RITBA board

At the May 2 meeting of the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority, the board re-elected David Darlington as chairman, and elected Arthur Fletcher and Newport Mayor Stephen Waluk as covice chairmen. More...

Lecture will focus on America’s Cup on TV

On Tuesday, May 22, Stan Honey, the director of technology for the America’s Cup, will make a special appearance at the International Yacht Restoration Center in Newport at 8 p.m. More...

Island doc discusses dangers of high-cholesterol medicine

Dr. Barbara Roberts’ new book examines the dangers of drugs known as statins

A Brown University medical professor is warning the public about high-cholesterol medicines, known as statins. According to Jamestown resident Dr. More...

BankNewport, SSV Hazard Perry unite

BankNewport’s new boat loan program was launched with a special announcement connecting loan customers with the opportunity to help build Rhode Island’s educational Tall Ship, the SSV Oliver Hazard Perry. More...

Register now for golf tournament

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

Sheep-shearing day at Watson Farm Saturday

Sheep-shearing day will be held at Historic New England’s Watson Farm on Saturday, May 12, from noon to 4 p.m. Shearing will take place continuously over the five hours as expert shearers remove the wool from the farm flock. More...

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JHS 100 years: Conanicut Island under stress and attack

In the years following the end of the French and Indian War in 1763, the British Admiralty mounted a concerted effort to enforce collection of taxes that had long been ignored by colonial merchants. More...

Bill proposed to give E-ZPass users a tax break

With the recovering economy on the minds of taxpayers across Rhode Island, state Rep. Stephen R. Ucci has a few ideas on how to help taxpayers save money and reroute some business back into the state. More...

Planners discuss commercial district

Commission reiterates its opposition against fast food and big-box stores

Jamestown’s downtown commercial district is 96 percent built out, according to Town Planner Lisa Bryer, but the “limited commercial” district down Southwest Avenue is just 10 percent developed. More...

Council’s plate full, mulls handful of issues awaiting resolution

In new business, chief of police briefs panel on status of animal control on island

The Town Council this week discussed a wide range of issues awaiting resolution, including a replacement for the golf course clubhouse, the proposed wind turbine, a proposal for accessory apartments, and the future of Fort Getty. More...

Don’t forget to send summer events to Press

The Jamestown Press is preparing to publish its annual Summer Guide. The staff is seeking news of community events that are planned on the island this summer, from June through September. More...

GARDEN HONORS

Betty Ann Taylor recently received the Member Award of Honor at the Rhode Island Federation of Garden Club’s annual luncheon. More...

TREE GLEE

On Arbor Day, April 27, Paul Dolan (with scissors), deputy chief of the RIDEM’s Division of Forestry, was in Jamestown for the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the new tree nursery located off of Eld More...

Ba-Boom! Fireworks return to East Ferry

The Rocket ’Hogs had some explosive news this week with the announcement that this summer’s fireworks display will be held on Saturday, July 7, at East Ferry. More...

Born into a sailing family, islander makes her mark off the water

Sydney Ferguson hopes to end her Wheaton lacrosse career with a ECAC title

Jamestown’s Sydney Ferguson comes from a sailing family. Her father Scott is a world-class competitive sailor and a leading designer for Oracle Racing’s America’s Cup effort. More...

ACHIEVEMENTS

Pair of Jamestowners honored academically • Kendra Davis was named to the dean’s list at Villanova University (Pennsylvania) for the fall 2011 semester. Davis is enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. More...

Islander writes book about ‘life savers’

Amazon.com recently announced the release of a new book titled “The Life Savers: Rhode Island’s Forgotten Service,” authored by Varoujan Karentz of Jamestown. This is Karentz’s third book about Rhode Island historic interests. More...

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Conservation panel reconsiders its vote to support turbine

Commission voted in April not to object to project, but new issues have come up

The Conservation Commission said at its Tuesday meeting that it is having second thoughts about the proposed Taylor Point wind turbine. More...