July 5, 2012 RSS feed / News

Islander releases book about a wave of disaster

The thriller, “Soliton,” is Roger Marshall’s first venture into fiction. It weaves a scary story about Katerina Greer-James, a tenacious journalist whose new husband is killed by a soliton, a giant single wave. More...

WHERE IN THE WORLD?

Ashley Britton recently visited Moscow, Russia, where she studied at the Grint Centre for Education and Culture. She poses with the Jamestown Press in front of St. More...

TALL SHIPS ARE COMING

Pride of Baltimore II is a reproduction of an 1812-era topsail schooner privateer that will be docked in Newport for this weekend’s festival. More...

ACWS attracts 60,000 to Newport over nine-day event

Officials say that event went as well as it could

The America’s Cup World Series in Newport is over, and by all accounts it was a major success by any standard of measurement. More...

DEM warns that mosquito season is here

The state Department of Environmental Management recently announced that test results from all 105 mosquito samples from 22 traps set statewide during June tested negative for both West Nile virus and eastern equine encephalitis. More...

NK outdoor season recap

Girls’ varsity finish 12th, JV team takes second

They were the team that went the extra mile, their coach said. The North Kingstown girls’ track team finished the season 8-1 and had its best meet at the class championships. More...

North Kingstown cuts freshman sports

Full-time athletic director now a part-time position

North Kingstown High School appears to have dropped freshman sports, effective this week, according to Dr. Thomas Kenworthy, the school’s principal. More...

Wickford Art Festival Saturday and Sunday

The Wickford Art Association will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wickford Art Festival this weekend. The festival will take place in Wickford village on Saturday, July 7, and Sunday, July 8, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. More...

Jamestown Historical Society News

July 14 is Windmill Day, a time for remembering and celebrating the island’s agricultural past. More...

Meet the Town Council candidates

15 islanders declare for five open seats

Fifteen people – 12 men and three women – have thrown their hats into the ring, hoping to win, or hold on to, a seat on the Town Council. More...

14 tall ships – including the Providence – dock in Newport

Festival will commemorate bicentennial of War of 1812

The America’s Cup World Series has just left town, but the summer sailing season is far from over. This week brings the arrival of the Ocean State Tall Ships Festival, which will run from Friday, July 6, to Monday, July 9. More...

New website will help connect farmers

Farming is in. Many young and second career farmers have their hearts set on farming in New England. More...

WHERE IN THE WORLD?

Above, Ann Zartler takes the Press to Topkapi Palace in Istanbul, Turkey. More...

Election 2012

Town Council (five seats) More...

Two college-bound islanders named recipients of Stone Scholarship

Shay Lynn Reilly, Nicole Perez each awarded $2,000

The work of a high-school senior planning to attend college can be daunting. Deadlines for school and scholarship applications pop up throughout the year, often each requiring new forms to be filled out and essays to be written. More...

Youth volleyball to begin next Tuesday

Summer youth volleyball will be held this year on Tuesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. beginning July 10. Adults are welcome. For more information about the program and its location, contact Andrea von Hohenleiten at 423-2513 or von hohenleiten@yahoo.com. More...

NK outdoor season recap

Boys win second state title in school history

North Kingstown High School’s spring sports season was capped by a state championship by the boys’ track and field squad – a title that came down to the last lap. More...

WORLD SERIES CHAMPS

Oracle Team USA, skippered by James Spithill (left), became the winner of the inaugural America’s Cup World Series following its performances in Narragansett Bay over the weekend. More...

Lynx wins for second week in row

The third race of the Jamestown Yacht Club’s summer series was held June 26. The results were (boat name, boat type, skipper name): More...

State-of-the-art theatre opening in Warwick

Ocean State Theatre Company, currently celebrating its fifth-anniversary season at the historic Theatre by the Sea, is recently announced inaugural season for its new state-of-the-art theatre in Warwick. More...

Fundraiser July 21 to help support local animal shelter

On Saturday, July 21, the Friends of the North Kingstown Animal Shelter will hold its semiannual Stop & Shop fundraiser at the supermarket on Frenchtown Road from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...