February 28, 2013 RSS feed / News

Volunteers needed to clean battery Saturday

Volunteers are needed on Saturday, March 2, to help clean up the Conanicut Battery. Participants can show up for any amount of time between 9 a.m. and noon. More...

Jamestown schools earn top grades in state

It seems like bad news dominates the headlines. This week good news is taking top billing. And it is good news, indeed. This week we learned that the school earned top scores in a recent statewide standardized test. More...

ORDINARY BILL

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WHERE IN THE WORLD?

Jamestowners Eddie Moy and Candy Giovan took the Press to Vietnam last month. More...

Open house Saturday at North Kingstown yoga school

An open house will be held at North Kingstown’s Grace School of Yoga on Saturday, March 2, from 2 to 6 p.m. More...

JAMESTOWN JUNGLE

Dave Marchetti of Animal Experiences brought many small animals and reptiles to the Jamestown library Friday for children to handle. More...

BIRTHDAY WISHES

North Kingstown High School senior Matt Rafanelli (center, in back) organized a gift drive to collect birthday presents for homeless children in Rhode Island. More...

Tennis Hall announces 2013 class Monday

The International Tennis Hall of Fame class of 2013 will be announced Monday, March 4, at Madison Square Garden. Nominees are Martina Hingis, Michael Stich, Helena Sukova, Thelma Coyne Long, Cliff Drysdale, Charlie Pasarell and Ion Tiriac. More...

SKETCH ARTISTS

Lt. Angela Deneault of the Jamestown Police Department visits Stephanie Pamula’s art class Wednesday to discuss design options for the town’s new police cars. More...

Board of realtors to offer two scholarships

The Newport County Board of Realtors is offering two $2,000 scholarships college-bound students residing in Newport County. The award is based on a combination of financial need, scholastics and extracurricular activities. More...

Hazard Perry exceeds fundraising goals

Oliver Hazard Perry Rhode Island, the nonprofit organization charged with building Rhode Island’s official sailing-education vessel, exceeded its 2012 year-end fundraising goals. More...

Some islanders qualify for food assistance following blizzard

In an effort to help Rhode Islanders in need who lost food during the recent winter storm power outages, the U.S. More...

Commercial licenses available for quahogs, finfish

The state Department of Environmental Management announced that a limited number of new commercial fishing licenses will be made available this year. More...

Island Chatter

North Kingstown High School has announced its top 10 students in the senior class. Congratulations to Jamestowner Nathan Lambert who is first in the senior class of 2013. *** More...

Sen. Reed speaks at the ’Ganny

Congressman talks about sequester, unemployment

The Jamestown Chamber of Commerce began its winter speaker series with a meeting at the Narragansett Café last week, and approximately 40 people were on hand as the series opened with an appearance by U.S. Sen. Jack Reed. More...

WHERE IN THE WORLD?

The Black family took the Press to the Hacienda Baru National Wildlife Refuge in Costa Rica earlier this month. The refuge is 815 acres with a variety of habitats, from wetlands to rainforests. More...

Senators urge Obama to fund fishermen

In an effort to help fishing communities across the country, U.S. Sens. Jack Reed and Lisa Murkowski are leading a bipartisan effort calling on the Obama administration to support emergency funding for fishery disasters that were declared in 2012. More...

Jamestown Historical Society Feature

Torpedo manufacturing on Goat and Gould islands

The U.S. Navy established the Naval Torpedo Station at Goat Island in 1869, three years after Englishman Robert Whitehead successfully demonstrated a selfpropelled underwater explosive device. It was the first permanent U.S. More...

WHAT’S UP DOCK

Workers repair a floating dock and wave screen Monday at East Ferry. Conanciut Marine Services owns the landing and uses it as a gas dock. Seaweed covers the outside. More...

VIEWPOINT

An investment in Jamestown’s future

The town of Jamestown is being presented an investment opportunity that the community as a whole should be eager to consider. Nick Robertson, the owner of the Xtra Mart complex on Narragansett Avenue, has put the property up for sale. More...

House committee holds hearing on marijuana bill

The state House Judiciary Committee held a hearing Wednesday on a bill that would make the possession of limited amounts of marijuana legal for adults 21 and older. More...

NEWLYWEDS

Susan Manocchia of Narragansett and Steven Sabella of Jamestown were married in December at a ceremony in Williamsburg, Va. The couple now resides in Jamestown. More...

Nominees needed for Save the Bay awards

Save the Bay is seeking nominations for its 2013 Environmental Achievement Awards and the Alison J. Walsh Award. More...

Island gymnast helps win first state championship in 11 years

Skippers dethrone 10-time defending champion Rams

Jamestown’s Mariah Messinger competed on the beam, the bars and in the floor event in her first state championship Monday. More...

Third-seeded Skippers draw Cranston West in first round

State tournament begins for NK Thursday at CCRI

Owen Heath, Justin Pratt and Chris Hess have played together since they were in sixth grade, but the next basketball game they play could be their last as teammates. More...

Island college students named to dean’s lists

• Billy van der Wal was named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, N.Y. More...

Navy chorus will hold concert next Sunday

The Newport Navy Choristers will perform on Sunday, March 10, at 4 p.m. at St. Barnabas Church on East Main Road in Portsmouth. More...

WHERE IN THE WORLD?

Ilesh and Varsha Patel, owners of Jamestown Wine & Spirits, took the Press along on their recent visit to the Ajanta Ellora Caves, a World Heritage site in India. More...

MAN THE TORPEDOES

The torpedo station on Goat Island was established in 1869, three years after Englishman Robert Whitehead successfully demonstrated a self-propelled underwater explosive. Story on Page 5. More...

Celebrate March 7 at Portsmouth Town Hall

A ceremony will be held at the Portsmouth Town Hall on Thursday, March 7, to commemorate the 375th anniversary of an agreement to create a civil body that eventually became Portsmouth. More...

Banning plastic bags statewide?

Legislation would prohibit using bags at point of sale

Maria Cimini is a second-term state representative who recently introduced a bill to ban the use of plastic bags at checkout counters. More...