February 21, 2013 RSS feed / News

Islander testifies to Congress on benefits exchange

Christine Ferguson, director of the state’s Health Benefits Exchange, testified in last week in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., in a hearing billed as a progress report on insurance exchanges. More...

WHERE IN THE WORLD?

Brooke Longval took the Press with her on a 13-mile paddle trip at the Great White Heron National Wildlife Refuge in the Florida Keys. More...

ORDINARY BILL

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SAFETY ISSUES

At the Fire Department’s quarterly meeting earlier this month, Brian Page was voted to become the newest firefighter, while Cheryl Barber became the town’s newest emergency medical techni More...

WHERE IN THE WORLD?

Steve and Irene Weaver joined Suzanne and Gary Wheelock – and a copy of the Jamestown Press – on a trip to New Zealand and Australia aboard the Celebrity Solstice. More...

DOG DAYS

Cadbury plays in the snow following a blizzard earlier this month. After 20 inches fell during the storm, Jamestown received a few more the following weekend. More...

Girls’ basketball to play season finale Thursday

Skippers hope to build momentum for playoffs

The North Kingstown High School girls’ varsity basketball team will try to avenge a loss when the Skippers battle Exeter- West Greenwich Thursday in the final game of the regular season. More...

Live music Saturday at Island Heron studio

Singer-songwriter Matt Hartke will play alongside Sky Sabian at a live concert on Saturday, Feb. 23, at 7 p.m. at the Island Heron on Narragansett Avenue. More...

Safety concerns have bus drivers banning larger instruments

Final decision made by each driver’s discretion

After some school bus drivers refused to allow children to bring their musical instruments aboard, the bus company provided the school district with a written policy that explains the rules, said Ken Duva, director of student services. More...

Mother Goose will visit Rosecliff in March

Newport’s Island Moving Company, a contemporary ballet ensemble, will open its 31st season next month at Rosecliff. More...

Sakonnet toll detractors want to amend budget

When Sen. Walter Felag Jr. and Rep. More...

Hayfields will keep species in town

Once one of the most common birds in Rhode Island, bobolink populations across the Northeast have plummeted by 40 percent. More...

BOOK OF DISASTERS

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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...

The Island Garden

A healthier diet

I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but there is a distinct trend afoot in the eating habits of younger people. More...

PRINCIPAL’S LUNCH

First-grader Quinn Kennedy (behind desk) enjoys a special lunch in Principal Carole Melucci’s office after being named vice principal for the day at Melrose Avenue School. More...

Sen. Reed asks Obama for manufacturing hub

In an effort to reinvigorate manufacturing in Rhode Island, U.S. Sen. Jack Reed is urging President Barack Obama to create a new manufacturing hub in Rhode Island. More...

Island boatbuilder helps get America’s Cup defender afloat

Jason Torbett began career at New England Boatworks

Jason Torbett has lived in Jamestown for 30 years. He moved here when he was 9 years old, attended the Jamestown schools and graduated from North Kingstown High. More...

Registration open for Ripken, Ruth leagues

To sign up for the Jamestown Cal Ripken League, visit the league’s Facebook page or email Jeff Bush at jamestownbaseball@gmail.com for a registration form. More...

East Bay reps ask for federal toll hearings

Four East Bay representatives are seeking federal hearings on state plans to institute tolls on the Sakonnet River Bridge. Reps. More...

Study shows alarming trend that bird mortality is connected to felines

Report says cats kill more than a billion birds annually

Most people know that cats are no friends to birds. Feline owners often see their pets come in from outside with a bird in their mouth. More...