February 14, 2013 RSS feed / News

Wickford train station offers free parking

Gov. Lincoln Chafee announced Tuesday that parking at the commuter rail garage at Wickford Junction Station in North Kingstown will be free for the reminder of the winter. More...

SETTING THE SEAWALL

Workers last week pour concrete at East Ferry as part of the ongoing seawall project. More...

WINTER WONDERLAND

Above, Hobbs, a dog owned by the McGuirl family, takes a look at snow-covered fields following the weekend’s nor’easter. More...

A cappella competition Saturday in Newport

Four regional collegiate a cappella groups will take the stage on Saturday, Feb. 16, at 7 p.m. More...

ORDINARY BILL

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From the State House

Greetings friends and neighbors. Hope you safely survived the blizzard. Pioneer life brings new meaning to heat and hot coffee! More...

Runners rejoice a club of their own

Group meets at 9 a.m. each Saturday on Lawn Avenue

Sharon Streif didn’t know what to expect last month when she started a running club, which meets for a 5k jog every Saturday morning at the Lawn Avenue School. More...

NEWEST REV GIRLS

From left, Rachel Sibley, Sara Leonard and Christina Attaway were named Rev Girls, the New England Revolution’s official promotion team. More...

Hear Shakespeare at library next Thursday

Zach Horvitz, a 23-year-old street performer from Boston, will host a Shakespeare program on Thursday, Feb. 21, at the library. More...

Island Chatter

The Jamestown school community is mourning the loss of an amazing teacher who passed away last week. Tara Higgins will be remembered as a caring and devoted teacher who always had a smile on her face and loved her students. More...

Planning board gives tentative approval for two new homes

High groundwater is main issue with both proposals

The Planning Commission last week was tasked with making a decision of whether it would allow two new homes to be built even though there were questions surrounding the high groundwater on each property. More...

Proposed legislation would legalize marijuana

State Rep. Edith H. Ajello and Sen. Donna M. Nesselbush announced legislation last week to legalize marijuana possession in Rhode Island with regulations and taxes similar to those for alcohol. The legal age would be 21. More...

Budget includes funds for textbooks, server

School board is expected to vote on proposal Feb. 28

Tackling Superintendent Marcia Lukon’s proposed budget for the second meeting in a row, School Committee members learned last week that the spending plan includes a request for a new server. More...

Husband and wife celebrate their 56th Valentine’s Day together

Jim and Gwen Keller met each other in second grade

The country celebrates Valentine’s Day this week, and there aren’t too many love stories better than that of Jim and Gwen Keller of Jamestown. More...

Holiday deadlines at the Jamestown Press

On Monday we will observe Presidents Day. The Jamestown Press will be published on schedule for the Feb. 21 issue but there will be holiday deadlines in place. Following are the deadlines: Display Advertising: 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. More...

VALENTINES FOR VETERANS

Students at Melrose Avenue School prepared cards for the nationwide Valentines for Veterans program. Organized locally by U.S. Rep. More...

Write to us

The Jamestown Press accepts letters to the editor. Submissions should be sent to news@jamestownpress by 3 p.m. on the Monday prior to publication. All letters should include your name, address and phone number. More...

Bill would reinstitute tax credit

Residential renewable-energy installations are a way for homeowners to produce their own low-cost, pollution-free energy. But whether solar, geothermic or wind-powered, residential renewable energy systems can cost tens of thousands of dollars. More...

Images from the Blizzard of 2013

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Players needed for Babe Ruth League

The Jamestown Babe Ruth team is looking for baseball players for the spring season. Players must be at least 13 years old, but younger than 16 on April 30. The Jamestown team is part of the Newport Babe Ruth League. More...

10-day winter festival begins Friday in Newport

The 25th annual Newport Winter Festival begins Friday, Feb. 15, and kicks off 10 days of food, festivities and music, including a fireworks spectacular over Newport Harbor on opening night at 6:30. More...

Health director says no more flu epidemic in Rhode Island

The state Department of Health Monday lifted the statewide declaration of widespread influenza, which went into effect in early December. More...

Bill would allow wine at farmers markets

Two state representatives are looking to supplement the appeal of the state’s farmers markets with wine and beer as a creative strategy to give incentive for wineries and breweries to thrive and do business in Rhode Island. More...

Island artist wins best in show

Winning piece influenced by St. Louis architecture

Jamestown artist Peter Marcus was the recipient of two awards earlier this month at the Newport Art Museum’s annual juried exhibition for its members. More...

Grants available for specialty crops

The state Department of Environmental Management recently announced that $150,000 in funds from a farm viability grant is available to enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops grown in Rhode Island. The funds were secured from the U.S. More...