December 20, 2012 RSS feed / News

BABY’S FIRST CHRISTMAS

Michael and Ashley Schipritt of Jamestown had their first child, Theodore William Schipritt, on Nov. 3 at South County Hospital. At birth Teddy weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces, and was 21 inches long. More...

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Chafee approves new rules surrounding renewable energy

Gov. Lincoln Chafee and the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation approved new rules and regulations for the Renewable Energy Fund. More...

Full police logs can now be found online

In an effort to become more transparent, the Jamestown Police Department is making it easier for the public to access dispatch logs to see what officers are doing on a day-to-day basis. More...

Swain children will not inherit Tyre estate

David Swain’s adult children will not be allowed to inherit any money from their stepmother’s estate, the state Supreme Court decided last week. More...

Playoffs are goal of girls’ varsity team

Jamestowner Kristjana McCarthy starts at center

The North Kingstown girls’ varsity basketball team began its season with one blowout win and two close losses over the last nine days. More...

All we need

Recycled fruitcake Under an evergreen Homecoming of soldiers On a surprise leave Over-studied students Get clean sheets and a Home-cooked meal We should remember Those in need 365.25 days For Christmas is about Love for all Sometimes friends and fami More...

Island Chatter

I t’s on – the Jamestown 1st Day Plunge. This Sunday stop by the Narragansett Café between 1 and 4 p.m. for the preregistration party and merchandise sale. Local cartoonist Will Wilson will be on hand for a book signing. More...

School officials hold emergency meeting in wake of shootings

Superintendent, police chief discuss crisis management

The specter of school violence came home to New England last week. More...

R.I. named 10th healthiest state in country

Rhode Island is the 10th healthiest state in the nation, according to the recently released report by America’s Health Rankings. Rhode Island’s status jumped three spots for last year. More...

Reed, Whitehouse work to secure money for fishermen

In an effort to help Rhode Island fishermen, U.S. Sens. Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse recently announced that $150 million is included in the emergency appropriations bill for several fishery disasters declared in the past year. More...

OWL ISLAND

There has been an influx of barred owl sightings on the island in the last few weeks. The owl is fairly common in Rhode Island, but not in Jamestown. More...

Ecumenical Corner

This Christmas is undoubtedly going to have a different feel to it for most of us. It was already going to be tinged with a sense of anxiety, because of fears about the so-called fiscal cliff. More...

Investigation leads to arrests for jewelry thefts

Two suspects were arrested Dec. 13 as a result of an investigation by the Jamestown Police Department of a breaking and entering that occurred on Dec. 2. More...

Three more shopping days at JAC arts sale

The holiday small works show at the Jamestown Arts Center closes Saturday, Dec. 22, at 2 p.m. Gallery hours are Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

WHERE IN THE WORLD?

From left, Catherine Sloan, Kathleen Golini and Christopher Lutyens took the Press recently to the islands of Puerto Rico. More...

Delaying implementation of education board proposed

State Sen. Hanna M. More...

Harbor board will pay for Sandy

East Ferry woodpile pier needs expensive repairs

Hurricane Sandy will hit the Harbor Commission in the pocketbook, the panel learned at its Dec. 12 meeting. More...