March 14, 2013 RSS feed / News

Realtors offer grants to college-bound kids

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

FIVE YEARS LATER

The Jamestown Teen Center commemorated its five-year anniversary with a celebration Saturday. More...

Some say euthanizing cats not humane

Cat advocates, bird lovers quarrel over best strategy

A recent study by the American Bird Conservancy reported that free-ranging domestic cats kill between 1.4 and 3.7 billion birds each year. More...

State sees significant growth in exporting goods

Gov. Lincoln Chafee announced Tuesday that 2012 was another positive year for Rhode Island exports. Rhode Island is one of 29 states recognized by the U.S. More...

Officers will strictly enforce seat-belt law

An enforcement campaign to make sure motorists in Jamestown are buckled up will begin Monday, March 18. More...

ISLAND FOAL

Nannette Bryer welcomes Ren, the newest addition to her farm. The horse was born at 4 a.m. last Thursday. Ren’s mother, Marritt, looks on. More...

Basketball team loses in finals, winter sports season complete

Athletic director pleased with success of each team

North Kingstown High students made their mark in winter sports during the 2012-13 season, and Jamestown athletes contributed to the winning efforts. More...

Registration open for NK women’s softball

Registration is open for the North Kingstown women’s softball league. The season starts May 13 and interested players must sign up by April 26. More...

Planners discuss Lower Shoreby Hill

Special designation could limit construction projects

The Planning Commission on March 6 considered a request from the Town Council concerning what actions to take in response to Shoreby Hill becoming Jamestown’s first historic district zone. More...

Island Chatter

The Jamestown Fire Department is receiving a huge thank you from islander Leighanne Reynolds for its speedy response to her call last week for a malfunctioning furnace releasing smoke and CO2 into the house. More...

STARRY NIGHT

An interpretation of Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” by Gwyneth Silvia. The work is on display though March 28 at the kindergarten art exhibit at the library. More...

RV park interest wanes

Only four of first 19 on wait-list are interested

RV campers who want a spot at Fort Getty this summer may be in luck. Recreation Director Bill Piva told the Town Council at its March 7 meeting that the trailer park has 21 vacancies. He said reservations are lagging behind previous years. More...

Whitehouse continues to defend Social Security

U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse last week joined Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont in introducing a bill that will strengthen Social Security for future generations. More...

Major increases lie in capital improvements

$150,000 will be used to replace rec center’s roof

A new roof for the rec center, fresh carpets at the library and upgraded emergency medical equipment are among the major purchases the town could incur in fiscal year 2014. More...

Scholarships offered by community chorus

Applications are now being accepted by the Jamestown Community Chorus for its annual music award. This year there will be two $500 grants awarded, one each for a student and adult. More...

IT’S ELECTRIC

Samantha Rafferty, Isabella Sheehan and Julia Cote created a miniature version of the Secret Garden for Melrose Avenue School’s fourth-grade electricity show. More...

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HOG HEAVEN

Jillian Barber won honorable mention at the DeBlois Gallery’s “Seven Deadly Sins” show for her mixed media titled “Hog Heaven.” The boar is painted to look like milk cho More...

Spirit Day to take place next Saturday at NKHS

The 13th annual North Kingstown Spirit Day will take place at the high school on Saturday, March 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It is a family-friendly event with pony rides, a puppet show and a talent competition. More...

WHERE IN THE WORLD?

Betty Kinder and Carolyn Wood took the Press with them to the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa. The two also visited Cape Town, Johannesburg, Kruger National Park and Victoria Falls. More...

WHERE IN THE WORLD?

Morgan Belle Kirkpatrick, 16 months, reads the Jamestown Press on the 18th green at Pebble Beach Golf Course in California. More...

Free tennis clinic for children on March 23

The International Tennis Hall of Fame will hold a free instructional clinic on Saturday, March 23, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the indoor tennis courts on Hayden Court in Newport. More...

Town awarded grant for elevated boardwalk at Hull Cove trail

Also, Carol Trocki resigns from post as chairwoman

The town has won a grant to build a handicap-accessible elevated boardwalk over wetlands at Hull Cove, Conservation Commissioner Michael Brown reported on Tuesday. More...

Lawmaker wants to limit legislative terms

State Rep. Anthony Giarrusso, who represents East and West Greenwich, told the House Judiciary Committee Tuesday that action on legislative term limits is long overdue. He urged legislators to get behind it. More...

Bill would make entire state tax-free art zone

According to a conservative estimate by Americans for the Arts, there are 3,248 arts-related businesses in Rhode Island registered with Dun & Bradstreet, a public company that licenses information on more than 205 businesses worldwide. More...

YOUTH ART MONTH

Ten Lawn Avenue students have been selected to represent their middle school at a regional exhibit celebrating Youth Art Month. More...