May 17, 2012 RSS feed / News

Volunteer needed to drive island seniors

The Jamestown Senior Center is looking for a volunteer driver who is qualified and properly licensed to provide rides to and from the center on West Street, and to take part in meal-site activities a couple days a week. More...

New island tradition starts Saturday

Payton’s Pace will begin at Fort Getty at 1 p.m. and is open to runners, walkers

The first running of the Payton’s Pace 5K will wind through the streets of Jamestown on Sunday. More...

Summer resident uses East Coast strategies to sail the Pacific

Nick Kaschak was named to the All-Conference Team sailing for Santa Barbara

Nick Kaschak – a product of the Conanicut Yacht Club sailing program – was recently named to the Pacific Coast College Sailing Conference All-Conference Team. More...

Tennis Hall of Fame announces Legends Ball

During one of the most exciting weekends of the tennis calendar – U.S. More...

ACHIEVEMENTS

NKHS freshman wins JCC annual scholarship The Jamestown Community Chorus announced at its May 6 concert that islander Rachel O’Neill was the winner of the sixth annual JCC Music Award. More...

Deb Ruggiero named Legislator of the Year

State Rep. Deb Ruggiero has been named Legislator of the Year by the Rhode Island State Nurses Association. More...

WHERE IN THE WORLD IS THE JAMESTOWN PRESS

Russ Paskoski of Clarkes Village Road, a self-described “worried father,” sent in this photo of his son, David, ski jumping at Canyons Resort in Park City, Utah. More...

BIG BOAT, LITTLE BOAT

The M.V. Ocean Freedom was recently in Potter’s Cove to pick up four newly constructed ferryboats for the U.S. Army and transport them to the Marshall Islands by way of Los Angeles and Hawaii. More...

Harbor panel hears two cases

New ordinance language says charter boats cannot use private moorings

The Harbor Commission heard two appeals at its May 9 meeting, including one where the panel upheld the harbormaster in a matter involving R. Rand Ross and a commercial charter boat tied to his private mooring. More...

Governor affirms recognition of gay marriage

Gov. More...

Island’s spring bird count tallies 101 species

The 28th annual Conanicut Island Spring Bird Count took place Saturday, and the weather cooperated, as it was 70 degrees with sunny skies. More...

LIVINGSTON, RUIZ TO WED

Anne and Bruce Livingston of Jamestown recently announced the engagement of their daughter, Phoebe, to Sergio Lopez Ruiz, son of Teresa and Enrique Lopez of Palma de Mallorca, Spain. More...

Jamestown boat finishes second in first leg of Atlantic Cup

On May 11 in Charleston, S.C., Class 40 racing sailboats lined up for the start of the second annual Atlantic Cup, a three-part race featuring two offshore legs and finishing with two days of course racing in Narragansett Bay on Memorial Day weekend. More...

Macx, Blues eRacer, Four Suns win week 2

The Jamestown Yacht Club held the second race of its spring series Tuesday. The results were (boat name, boat type, skipper): More...

Potter’s Road: The one-man act prepares for his Hollywood routine

Although not conventional, Andrew Potter’s creativity has been seen nationwide

Island resident Andrew Potter is getting ready to take his everevolving project – “The Road to High Street” – on the road. More...

America’s Cup tech director comes to IYRS

Stan Honey, the director of technology for the America’s Cup, will make a special appearance at the International Yacht Restoration School on Tuesday, May 22, to talk about the technology behind the America’s Cup, such as television graph More...

Registration opens for BioBlitz

Registration for the 13th annual BioBlitz – an event where scientists and volunteer naturalists scour a particular parcel of land for 24 straight hours – is now open. The goal of the event is to tally every plant, animal and fungus. More...

After a decade, principal no more

Beginning in July, Kathy Almanzor takes over as director of curriculum

Kathy Almanzor has known for most of her life that education is her passion. “I knew I was going to be a teacher when I was 5 years old,” she said “There was never a question in my mind. I’m kind of lucky. More...