October 4, 2012 RSS feed / News

The Island Garden

No exploding ticks in my yard

I was cutting the privet hedge last week, unconcerned about the pieces I was clipping off the hedge. They were piling up behind me as I slew the monster privet. (Did you know that privet can grow 3 to 4 feet in one year? More...

Sales tax on cab fare, pet services in effect

The Rhode Island Division of Taxation recently announced that changes to Rhode Island’s sales tax took effect earlier this week. More...

North Kingstown girls’ tennis prepares for title defense

Skippers hope to repeat their title run from 2011

Three more regular-season matches stand between the North Kingstown girls’ junior varsity tennis team and another run at a state championship. More...

URBAN, BUCCI WED

David Urban, owner of the Secret Garden, married Amy Bucci on Sept. 14 at Christ the King Church in Kingston. The reception was held at the Atlantic Beach Club in Middletown. More...

Restoration work needed on lighthouse foundation

For 263 years, the original lighthouse foundation at the most southern tip of Beavertail Point has survived the worse that Mother Nature has thrown at it, including the disastrous Great Hurricane of 1938. More...

New light hangs in Jamestown cupola

‘Temporary resident’ Peter Linn built it for his mother

There is a new light in Jamestown, courtesy of local architect Peter Linn, and it hangs in a new cupola that he designed for his mother. More...

Deadline Sunday to register to vote

Jamestown residents have until Sunday, Oct. 7, to register to vote in November’s election. State law requires Rhode Islanders to register at least 30 days before an election in order to be eligible to vote. More...

WHERE IN THE WORLD?

Craig and Diane Bakley took the Press along with them on a 304-kilometer self-guided bicycle tour of Switzerland, Germany, Austria and Liechtenstein. More...

WHERE IN THE WORLD?

From left, sisters Samantha and Jessica Bucklin, mother Laura Hosley, and grandmother Lydia Reits took the Press to Cappadocia. Jessica is in Turkey for a global studies program. More...

Land preservation will be lecture topic Oct. 25

The Rhode Island Natural History Survey will hold a lecture on land preservation on Thursday, Oct. 25, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Jamestown Philomenian Library. More...

Saturday’s regatta benefits armed forces

Sail for Hope was founded in wake of Sept. 11 attacks

Approximately 60 boats in a variety of sizes and classes will be on the waters off Rose Island on Saturday morning for the start of the 11th annual Sail for Hope. More...

PUBLIC WORKS PROJECT

Town workers this week complete the installation of a new sidewalk and curbing next to St. Mark Church on Grinnell Street. More...

Jamestown Historical Society News

Each year the Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission and Preserve Rhode Island present the Rhody Awards for Historic Preservation. More...

Land trust asks for help from Jamestown Shores residents

Group wants to make sure people aren’t ruining tax lots

On foot or online, armed with smartphones, tablets and digital navigation systems, Jamestown Shores residents are gearing up to monitor 88 tax lots, which have been placed under a conservation easement. More...