December 13, 2012 RSS feed / News

WHERE IN THE WORLD?

Dianne and Dave Piccoli of East Shore Road recently took the Press with them on a trip to Asia. The couple visited Dubai, Bhutan, Bangkok, and North and South Vietnam. More...

HANGING ON THE HOLIDAYS

Alexis and Abigail Brayman join in a wreath-making workshop at the Jamestown Community Farm Saturday. Lynda Sutton was the seminar’s instructor. More...

ORDINARY BILL

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State secures federal funding for Quonset repairs

Rhode Island’s congressional delegation – U.S. Sen. Jack Reed, U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, U.S. Rep. Jim Langevin and U.S. Rep. David Cicilline – recently joined with Gov. More...

HAWKEYE

A red-tailed hawk perches itself on a tree recently in Jamestown. The bird of prey is somewhat common on Conanicut Island. More...

ROBOT SCHOLARS

Two of Lawn Avenue School’s teams competing in the First Lego League on Dec. More...

Island Chatter

PC. Pats vs. Texans. Manchester United vs. Manchester City. *** Matilda, the dog from last week’s column, has been adopted and is living on the island. Swing by Conanicut Marine to meet Cleo, a 3-year-old treeing Walker coonhound. More...

CRMC director named head of planning board

Grover Fugate, executive director of the Coastal Resources Management Council, has been tapped to serve as the state lead for the National Ocean Policy’s Northeast planning council. More...

Jamestown man of many hats prepares for his next move

Jim Rocha has done is all, from pro surfing to ukulele

Jim Rocha has had an interesting journey. More...

$50,000 given to Newport County nonprofits

Chaired by Jamestowner James Wright, the Newport County Fund will provide emergency assistance to seven organizations in year-end grants. The contributions total $49,275. More...

Council may have made ‘minor’ mistake

Letter to first-grade class could have violated law

While a letter to a first-grade classroom commending students for not pushing one another down slides may seem innocent enough, it caused a bit of a stir at the Town Council’s Dec. 3 meeting. More...

IN PLEIN AIR

On right, Cynthia Smith, president of the Friends of the Jamestown Library, accepts an Eleanor Gravdahl painting from Barbara Lee Trout. More...

Health department declares flu emergency

Dr. Michael Fine, director of the state Department of Health, issued a warning last week saying that there are widespread incidences of the flu statewide. More...

Jamestown Historical Society 100 years: Getting along

Jamestown’s population grew from 459 in 1880 to 1,175 in 1910, and then to 1,744 in 1940. It continued to grow at an accelerated rate as the bridges over the West Passage and then the East Passage were built. More...

School board gets first-hand glimpse of science curriculum

Students from both schools present to a crowded room

Student “scientists” from second through sixth grade made presentations to a packed house at the School Committee’s Dec. 6 meeting. More...

U.S. attorney’s office collects $512 million

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US senators ask Obama to restore funds for home-heating assistance

In an effort to help millions of Americans who are struggling with their energy bills as winter approaches, a bipartisan group of 40 U.S. senators, led by Sens. More...

Island teen could soon move from motocross amateur to pro

17-year-old Riley Greene has been riding 13 years

In a town without a single dirtbike trail, Riley Greene is going the extra mile to compete on the motocross circuit. “There’s nowhere in Rhode Island to ride a dirt bike,” Riley, 17, said. More...

Students learn about prosthetic limbs from amputees

Hands-on presentation part of SAMS program

Can a souped-up pair of artificial legs give an Olympic athlete like Oscar Pistorius a competitive edge over the other runners in a race? More...

Bringing a once-common bird back to Conanicut Island

Bobolinks are threatened by dwindling supply of hay

In the late 1800s and early 1900s, the bobolink was probably the most common bird in Jamestown, according to Steve Swallow, a professor at the University of Connecticut. More...

Conservation panel continues to mull Mackerel Cove restoration

Board’s plan from summer not changed due to Sandy

Hurricane Sandy decimated the beach at Mackerel Cove, but town officials are committed to restoring the barrier beach and could soon hear recommendations from the Conservation Commission, Chairwoman Carol Trocki said Tuesday. More...