July 26, 2012 RSS feed / News

Fools’ Rules Regatta two weeks away

The 35th annual Fools’ Rules Regatta will be held on Saturday, Aug. 11, on the town beach at East Ferry. The rain date will be Aug. 12. The cannon will fire at 9 a.m. More...

Auditions next month for upcoming musical

The Jamestown Community Theatre will hold auditions for its upcoming November musical titled “Once Upon a Mattress” on Sunday, Aug. 19, at the Jamestown Recreation Center. More...

GENERATIONAL

Three generations of women from the Wright family were honored at the Conanicut Island Art Association’s annual members show. More...

Island Outlook

Jamestowner Anthony Calise has come up with a new and unique kind of ballot his fellow islanders can employ to express their political and philosophical preferences. More...

Summer resident links Jamestown to London Olympics

Tobin Heath hopes to win gold in women’s soccer

These are exciting times for soccer star Tobin Heath, who last month not only celebrated her 24th birthday, but also got on a plane to Europe with her teammates on the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team. More...

Jamestown skipper takes second in NYYC Race Week’s IRC 3

Neither too much nor too little wind, comfortably cool temperatures, plenty of sunshine glittering on the water – conditions couldn’t have been more perfect as 98 teams enjoyed a conclusive Sunday of sailing at the New York Yacht Club Rac More...

Isner wins Campbell’s Hall of Fame tourney

Top-seeded American John Isner successfully defended his grass-court title at the Campbell’s Hall of Fame Tennis Championships with a 7-6, 6-4 victory over former world No. 1 Lleyton Hewitt in Newport. More...

Spinnakers expands, 25 seats added to a second dining room

Owner says 2012 is shaping up to be its best year ever

Mike Ridge is in his eighth year as the owner of Spinnakers, but this year there is a big difference. More...

West Nile found in mosquito in Westerly

The state Department of Environmental Management recently announced that a sample of mosquitoes collected on July 9 in Chapman Swamp in Westerly has tested positive for West Nile virus. More...

Deadline approaching for nonprofits to file

Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis is reminding thousands of nonprofit corporations that they can beat the state’s Monday, July 30, deadline for submitting annual reports by filing online at SOS. ri.gov. More...

MONSTER MASH

Chloe Bohannan, 5, dresses up as Medusa, with snakes and all, on the final day of monster week at the Jamestown Arts Center. More...

URI student conducts soil research at Fox Hill Marsh

Local scientist wants survey expanded to Round Marsh

Andrew Paolucci is a 22-yearold graduate student from North Kingstown. For his master’s thesis, he is conducting research at Fox Hill Marsh in Fort Getty. More...

Amnesty for toll dodgers ends in August

In response to public feedback, the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority on June 22 added open-road tolling on the Newport Pell Bridge with dedicated lanes for E-ZPass. More...

CIAA WINNERS

The winners of the Conanicut Island Art Association’s annual members show were, from left, Jane McNally Wright, second place, for her work “Scattering Blues on Green,” Edwin Roche, More...

America’s Cup goes Newport to San Fran

The America’s Cup Express, a train stretching 1.5 miles long, rolled into San Francisco Tuesday. More...

Litter team begins picking up island

The Jamestown Youth Litter and Conservation Team recently began work for the 2012 season, which spans from late June until September, as well as during town events in October and November. More...

WHERE IN THE WORLD?

Summer resident Marge Minnella took the Jamestown Press along with her on a trip to Cancun, Mexico. More...

Rita Hanson will be among 500 swimmers in bay Saturday

Her son, Dan, will follow alongside in his kayak

A mother-and-son team from Jamestown will be among the 500 people setting a record in the annual Save the Bay swim on Saturday. More...

Aurora among five winners at JYC races

The Jamestown Yacht Club held the sixth race of its summer series on July 17. The results were (boat name, boat type, skipper’s name): More...

The Island Garden

Still time to grow

If you grow vegetables, by now you will have harvested many of them. Garlic, potatoes, broccoli and some cabbages have all matured and have been cropped leaving large, bare patches of soil. More...

Watson Farm boasts its beneficial conservation practices

Grass feeding, rotational grazing among the topics

Watson Farm is becoming an hub for information and education, according to Don Minto, who manages the 285-acre spread with his wife, Heather. More...

Tests next month for lifeguard certification

The state Department of Environmental Management’s Division of Parks and Recreation will administer surf and non-surf lifeguard certification tests, beginning on Monday, Aug. 6, to certify lifeguards for 2013. More...

Venture offers Jamestowners a new way to experience island

Company rents and delivers kayaks, paddleboards, bikes

Beth and Jason Hatch are the husband-and-wife team behind a new local business called Jamestown Outdoors. Their business provides visitors and residents with the opportunity to paddle out on the water – or pedal around the island. More...

Rear admiral sets sights on retiring – and returning home

Robin Watters is head of US armed forces in Pacific

Rear Adm. Robin Watters is coming home to Jamestown soon. The admiral is retiring after a distinguished naval career that culminated in his role as commander of all United States armed forces in the Pacific region. More...