July 12, 2012 RSS feed / News

No more America’s Cup? No problem! Race week begins Saturday

Island is well represented in NYYC’s three-part event

The departure of the America’s Cup World Series from Narragansett Bay was hardly the end of bigtime racing in the waters surrounding Conanicut Island this summer. More...

TREE DOLLARS

State Rep. Deb Ruggiero (center) presents a $1,000 legislative grant to Steve Saracino (left), the town’s tree warden, and Jim Rugh, chairman of the Tree Committee. More...

New taxes take effect this month

While the tax on package tours and sightseeing services disappeared on June 30, a slew of new taxes took effect the following day that will affect Rhode Islanders. More...

TOP FINISHERS

Winners in the 420 class at the Sail Newport Youth Challenge during the America’s Cup World Series were, from left, Bradley Adam and Chas MacBain, first place; Katja Sertle and Nick Sertl, seco More...

Decoupage artisan to visit Cottage & Garden

John Derian, one of the country’s leading crafters of decoupage – the art of decorating surfaces by applying cutouts from paper and then coating in several layers with varnish – will make an appearance at Newport’s Cottage &am More...

Islander named treasurer

Bruce W. McIntyre was recently named treasurer of the Rhode Island Bar Association. His term began July 1, and will run until June 30, 2013. More...

Islander organizes girls’ night out with a charitable twist

Elizabeth Hazard is looking for hostesses in Jamestown

Despite her background working with high-tech startup companies, Jamestown resident Elizabeth Hazard has chosen a decidedly traditional approach to her most recent endeavor. More...

Lost architecture of Jamestown paved the way for today’s designs

James Buttrick leads presentation at library

The Harbor View Inn, the Bay View and the Thorndike Hotel once towered over Jamestown’s waterfront, according to author James Buttrick. More...

Tickets on sale for JAC’s Summer Soiree

On Saturday, July 14, from 6 to 9 p.m., the Jamestown Arts Center will host its second annual Summer Soiree. The event will include an art show that will feature 19 artists at the height of their craft. More...

Registration for youth chorus begins Monday

Preregistration for the North Kingstown Community Youth Chorus begins Monday, July 16. The chorus is open to all children in grades 2 through 6 and isn’t limited to North Kingstown residents. More...

PARADE AT SEA

The Pride of Baltimore II was one of 14 tall ships that spectators tried to get a glimpse of from East Ferry during Monday’s Parade of Sail. More...

Fort Getty has changed since 2005 plan

VIEWPOINT

At the last two Fort Getty workshops, Town Council President Mike Schnack has praised the 2005 Fort Getty Master Plan. As two members of the committee that wrote that plan, we thank him for his kind words. More...

Chairman Arafat and Allegro win JYC races

The fourth race of the Jamestown Yacht Club’s summer series was held July 3. The results were (boat name, boat type, skipper name): More...

WHERE IN THE WORLD?

Delia and Ralph Klingbeil pose with the Press in front of Margerie Glacier in Glacier Bay National Park in Alaska. The couple stopped there during a cruise aboard the Wilderness Explorer. More...

JHS 100 years: Jamestowners in the Civil War

The conflict that took place in the United States between 1861 and 1865 is known by many names: the American Civil War; the War Between the States; the War of Northern Aggression, as some in the seceding states still call it; and the War for the Supp More...

Community chorus given $1,000 grant

The Jamestown Community Chorus was recently awarded a $1,000 grant from the Newport County Fund. More...