January 17, 2013 RSS feed / News

WHERE IN THE WORLD?

Reagan, 11, and Jonathan Sanchez, 9, took the Press with them to visit the Stanley Cup at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto. More...

TECH TOTS

Melrose Avenue School students in Phil Capaldi’s classroom learn to use iPads for class participation. More...

Final nominee named for education board

Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee announced last week Michael Grande as the 11th and final nominee for the Rhode Island Board of Education. More...

COLORFUL CAPTURES

The Conanicut Island Art Association will hold the opening reception for “Through the Lens” on Thursday, Jan. 17, at Town Hall from 5 to 7 p.m. More...

Jamestown home to five osprey families in 2012

Three new ospreys fledged this year on Conanicut Island, according to a recent report released by the Audubon Society of Rhode Island. More...

STILL UNDEFEATED

Thanks to Owen Heath’s (No. 5) historic 29-point, 19-rebound game against Cranston West last week, North Kingstown High School remains the only undefeated team in Division I (12-0, 8-0). More...

SMALL FRY

George Williams Bayne Fry was born to Jo and Will Fry on Jan. 10. He is the first nephew of Jamestowners Jessica and Dan Wurzbacher, who are excited to welcome their new family member to the island this summer. More...

Island Chatter

Congratulations to islander Vicki Schmidt who has been named the Jimmy Fund’s team captain of the year – out of 600 teams. The official announcement will be at the Extra Mile Brunch on March 10 in Boston. More...

Council interviews candidates to fill vacant committee seats

Two spots are available on library’s board of trustees

A library volunteer who archives Jamestown Press editions and a town employee may become the two newest members of the Jamestown Philomenian Library Board of Trustees. More...

Poetry reading this weekend features author with Down syndrome

Teresa Murray will share her new book Sunday

Teresa Murray knows she is about to turn some heads when her friends in Jamestown find out she has published a book of poetry. More...

Fragile

Grandparents, wiseChanging pain to joyReminding usDeath is a part of lifePain within our hearts,Shaking up our feelingsOpening our hearts and mindsfor grandparents’ sakeTiming is within days,weeks, months and yearsWithin 24 hours, our heartsHav More...

R.I. congressmen push for gun control

U.S. Sens. Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, along with U.S. Reps. More...

FIRST AIDES

Girl Scout Troop 1397 visited the fire station Monday and took a tour of a Jamestown ambulance. The trip helped the girls earn their first-aid badges. More...

TOWN MEETINGS

Thursday, Jan. 17 7 p.m., the School Committee will meet at Melrose Avenue School Tuesday, Jan. 22 7:30 p.m., the Town Council will meet at Town Hall More...

Deadline extended to apply for federal aid

With total federal support to date for Hurricane Sandy damage in the Ocean State now exceeding $9.8 million, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has extended the deadline for Rhode Islanders with losses from Sandy to register for assistance until More...

State will begin accepting tax returns next week

The Rhode Island Division of Taxation will begin accepting personal income-tax returns as scheduled on Tuesday, Jan. 22. More...

Possible rabies case after raccoon attack

The state Department of Environmental Management has learned that a person is being treated for rabies exposure after being bit by a raccoon in an unprovoked attack in North Kingstown Monday night. More...

Jamestowner gets starting goalie gig

Jarod Parkins plays net for the second-place Skippers

The North Kingstown High School varsity hockey team may be headed for the Division II playoffs, and a Jamestown freshman is in the thick of the competition. More...

Chamber event next week at visitors center

The Jamestown Chamber of Commerce will hold an afterhours event at the Newport County Convention & Visitors Bureau on Thursday, Jan. 24, from 6 to 8 p.m. The bureau is located at 23 America’s Cup Ave. in Newport. More...

Movie filmed in town nominated for Oscar

“Moonrise Kingdom,” which was shot entirely in Rhode Island, has been nominated for an Academy Award for the best original screenplay. Director Wes Anderson co-authored it with Roman Coppola. More...

Member of Holy Ghost Society to be honored

Ed Morinho will be honored at the monthly meeting of the Holy Ghost Society on March 3. Morinho has been a member of the society for 70 years. A light lunch will be served to members. More...

Don’t get scammed buying Pats tickets

With the AFC conference championship Sunday and the Super Bowl just around the corner, Attorney General Peter Kilmartin is warning Patriots fans of possible ticket scams. More...