March 21, 2013 RSS feed / News

Celebrating St. Patt y’s

Members of the Jamestown Fire Department loosen up before their march from Newport City Hall to St. Augustin’s Church during Saturday’s Newport St. Patrick’s Day Parade. More...

Where in the world?

Kimberly Tuthill took the Press to a train station in Ylivieska, Finland, about 100 miles south of the Artic Circle. More...

Independent woman

Jocelyn Donaghue was honored on Oscar night by the R.I. International Film Festival for her outstanding achievements in promoting independent films throughout Rhode Island. More...

Career day Saturday at IYRS in Newport

A career day for those interested in the marine industry will be held at the International Yacht Restoration School in Newport on Saturday, March 23, from 9 a.m. to noon. More...

Islander leads way to affordable benefits

Christine Ferguson directs health-insurance exchange

Jamestown resident Christine Ferguson recently returned from a trip to Washington, D.C., where she was asked to testify to the Senate Finance Committee on the merits of state-based exchanges for health insurance. More...

Dean’s Beans

Jamestown resident Dean Cycon accepts a leadership award at the United Nations recently. More...

Scenes from Red Sox spring training

Nothing cures the winter blues like trip to Fenway South, also known as Jet Blue Park in Fort Myers, Fla. On March 15, the Red Sox squared off with the Minnesota Twins. More...

Island Chatter

The Jamestown Women’s Club will hold its annual Easter egg hunt on Saturday, March 30, at the ball field on Lawn Avenue. It starts at 10 a.m. sharp. Don’t be late or you will be out of luck. It goes by in a blink of an eye. More...

Federal prosecutor speaks

Peter Neronha is one of 93 U.S. attorneys in America

U.S. Attorney Peter Neronha spoke last week at a breakfast meeting of the Jamestown Chamber of Commerce. Neronha, a lifelong Jamestown resident, was appointed by President Barack Obama in September 2009. More...

Council mulls updating parking ordinance

Town wants beachgoers to stop parking on side streets

Jamestown will revive a defunct parking committee to review the ordinance on an annual basis and report back to the Town Council as needed, the councilors decided at Monday’s meeting. More...

Open forum planned with local legislators

The League of Women Voters of Newport County will sponsor a forum with members of the General Assembly who represent Aquidneck and Conanicut islands. The event will take place on Saturday, March 23, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. More...

Jimmy Fund honors islander for efforts

For the past seven years, Vicki Schmidt, 56, of Jamestown, has participated in the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk, a one-day charity event that raises funds for all types of cancers at the Dana- Farber Cancer Institute. More...

3,000 Rhode Islanders due millions from IRS

With less than a month until tax filing day, the IRS announced there is more than $3.1 million in unclaimed tax refunds waiting for 3,300 Rhode Islanders to claim before the April 15 deadline. Otherwise, the money will be forfeited to the U.S. More...

Bills introduced to help state’s economy

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LITTLE AUTHOR

Melrose Avenue third-grader Brian Chen holds a book that he wrote and illustrated. Friends Cecilia Masterson and Bridgette Toland, also in the third grade, surround him. More...

ORDINARY BILL

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URI will keep tuition rates at current level

The University of Rhode Island has frozen tuition for the upcoming school year for both Rhode Islanders and nonresident students. It has also increased financial aid to record levels. More...

Documentary will take viewers behind the scenes of ‘Nutcracker’

Film focuses on children’s roles in Rosecliff musical

Jamestown’s Elizabeth Congdon grew up on Manhattan’s Upper West Side in the shadow of the Lincoln Center. More...

Introducing andrew

Andrew James Shupe was born Jan. 29 in Santa Clara, Calif. He weighed 8 pounds and was 20 inches long. His parents are Alexander and Karin Shupe of Old Orchard Beach, Maine. More...

Heading into the spring, realtors are optimistic

Historically low interest rates are helping market

A consensus among the local real estate community indicates that the local market is improving, and that the trend is expected to continue in 2013. More...