June 28, 2012 RSS feed / News

Marijuana decriminalized in Rhode Island

Gov. Lincoln Chafee recently signed legislation to decriminalize marijuana, making Rhode Island the 15th state in the nation to sign similar legislation. More...

RI is first state with “Homeless Bill or Rights”

Being homeless does not deny a person basic human rights, nor does it deny them access to necessary services and fair treatment. Gov. More...

AMERICANA

Among the award recipients at the Conanicut Island Art Association’s Town Hall show titled “Americana” were, from left, Cate McCauley, first honorable mention, Natasha Sazonova, fir More...

BATTLE OF THE BAY

Team Korea, left, and Emirates Team New Zealand practice Tuesday. More...

Donations, grants come pouring in for OHPRI

Bart Dunbar, chairman of Oliver Hazard Perry Rhode Island, announced recently that OHPRI has been awarded a $500,000 grant from the Alletta Morris McBean Charitable Foundation in support of the construction of the 196-footlong tall ship, SSV Oliver H More...

WHERE IN THE WORLD?

From left, Bill and Sue Brayman, along with Joan and John McCauley, took the Press along with them to the new Titanic Experience Museum in Belfast, Northern Ireland. More...

WHERE IN THE WORLD?

Gail Wing, from left, and Donna Wells took the Press to the Charles Darwin Research Center on Santa Cruz Island, where they recently cruised in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador. More...

AMERICA’S CUP COURSE

Providing an opportunity to watch the world’s top sailors compete in the state-of-the-art wingsailed catamarans, racing will be held on Narragansett Bay, with excellent spectator views from the More...

Follow the leader: Island teen named Unsung Hero

Jake Morris was starting QB, tennis team’s captain

Each year North Kingstown High School honors a senior athlete who inspires others to be better than themselves: the Bruce Brown Unsung Hero Award. This year the award was bestowed upon a Jamestowner. More...

Campbell’s Championship begins July 9

Grass-court season for the professional tennis tours officially got underway this month, and soon some of the top players on the ATP World Tour will pack up their tennis bags and head to Newport to the Campbell’s Hall of Fame Tennis Championshi More...

CAMERA DANGER

Above, official America’s Cup World Series photographer Giles Matin-Raget runs aft for cover as the Kiwis slice over the timing boat. More...

AND THE SKIPPER TOO

James Spithill, an Australian, will skipper Oracle 4, the American boat that is leading in the America’s Cup World Series entering the Newport races. More...

WHERE IN THE WORLD?

On a recent bucket-list trip to Switzerland, Nick and Linda Biddle took the Press to Zermatt, taking the cog railway to the top of Gornergrat to see the Matterhorn. More...

Realtors optimistic about summer sales

Median-sales price for homes are up 19 percent

Jamestown’s real-estate market is showing healthy signs of recovery with the pulse of market activity strengthening as we enter the busy summer home-buying season. More...

Zoning approves special-use permit

Approval paves way for new home on Spindrift

The Zoning Board of Review at its Tuesday meeting unanimously voted to approve the application of Eric Bell of Wakefield for a special-use permit to build a threebedroom home on a 7,200-squarefoot lot on Spindrift Street in Jamestown Shores. More...

Islanders declare candidacy for office

Registered voters in Jamestown should have plenty of options this year when they go to polls. As of Wednesday morning, four of the five sitting Town Council members threw their hats into the ring and will seek re-election. More...

Governor signs bill to increase minimum wage

Gov. Lincoln Chafee signed into law recently a bill that raises the state’s minimum wage to $7.75 beginning next year. It is the first increase since the minimum wage was set at $7.40 in 2007. More...

Previous private records now open to public

With the governor’s signature Tuesday, legislation was passed that makes significant changes to the open-records law. The bill will make various records that were previously private, such as employment contracts, now public. More...

Islander named head of health-insurance exchange

Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee last week announced Christine Ferguson as the director of the Rhode Island Health Benefits Exchange. More...

An Oracle Team USA catarman tests the East Ferry waters

An Oracle Team USA catamaran tests the East Ferry waters Saturday with the Newport Bridge and Dumplings Island in the background. More...

Local author will present slideshow

The Artillery Company of Newport will sponsor a slideshow by author and historian Walter Schroder at its headquarters on 23 Clarke St. in Newport at 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 30. More...

DUI convict will return to prison

A man on probation for his conviction in the 2006 death of a Jamestown resident in a drunkdriving crash is returning to prison after getting caught for drinking and driving a second time. More...

BankNewport one of the best places to work

BankNewport was honored at an award ceremony on June 14 as one of the best places to work in the state. Carolyn Odell of BankNewport’s human-resources department accepted the award on behalf of the organization. More...

Have you seen any wild turkeys?

The Department of Environmental Management is asking Rhode Islanders to assist its Division of Fish and Wildlife’s wild-turkey project by reporting any sightings of wild-turkey hens with broods of young turkeys. More...

THRASH TO THE ONION PATCH

Andrew Kallfelz’s boat, Aurora, above, finished fourth in its class out of nine vessels at the Newport Bermuda Race held earlier this month. More...

JYC holds second race of summer series

The second race of the Jamestown Yacht Club’s summer series was held June 19. The results were (boat name, boat type, skipper): A Class: 1. Picante, J/109, R. Salk and J. Sahagian; 2. White Witch, King 40, Terence Glackin; 3. More...

UNDEFEATED

Coach John Parris led Jamestown lacrosse players Ethan Roach, Ben Jennings, Isiah Proffit, Joseph Ericson and Brody Parris to an undefeated season. More...

24-hour Bay Line now open for season

The state Department of Environmental Management announces that its seasonal 24-hour Bay Line telephone-information line is now open. The Bay Line number, 222-8888, is toll-free within the state. More...

JOAN ARNOLD AWARD

Rosemary Forbes-Woodside, far right, was recently awarded the Newport County League of Women Voter’s Joan Arnold Award. More...

JHS 100 years: The poor you will always have with you

In the hard times of the early 19th century, 30 percent of its residents deserted Jamestown – some for the more promising farmlands in Ohio and beyond, others for the factories of the industrial revolution. More...