April 18, 2013 RSS feed / News

Scream for ice cream

Best friends Seamus Black and Willa McIntyre enjoy their first ice cream of the season Wednesday at Spinnaker’s. More...

Raking Rotarians

From left, Jamestown Rotary Club members Mark Holland, Rusty Salee, Larry Bartley, Cynthia Corbridge and Jim Perry clean up the Will Reynolds memorial garden Saturday. More...

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R.I. Senate wants rep on mid-Atlantic council

The state Senate has passed a resolution urging Congress to allow Rhode Island representation on the Mid-Atlantic Marine Fisheries Council. More...

New coach takes the helm of North Kingstown tennis team

Skippers hope to have first winning season since 2008

After a rebuilding year in 2012, the North Kingstown boys’ tennis team is off to a fresh start this spring. More...

State gun-control bills introduced

In the wake of the senseless shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, the state General Assembly joined forces with Gov. More...

Wedding bells

William Petrarca III and Katherine Hovanec will be married May 10 at the Newport Yachting Center. More...

Auction next month at Glen Manor House

The Aquidneck Island Christian Academy will hold its fourth annual auction at the Glen Manor House in Portsmouth on Friday, May 3, at 6:30 p.m. A live auction will be held at 8 p.m. More...

islander engaged

John Van Lith and Rachel Andreozzi recently announced their wedding engagement. Rachel is the daughter of Carol Hopkins and the late Donald “Fuzzy” Andreozzi of Jamestown. More...

Walk at Fort Wetherill will benefit hemiplegia

The fifth annual walk to benefit childhood strokes will be held on Saturday, May 18, at Fort Wetherill. More...

Harbor board mulls how to regulate town rights-of-way

Some landowners make public passages private

Jamestown has 27 rights-of-way meant to give people access to the waterfront, but many of the easements are not maintained and only 13 are officially recognized by the state, according to Harbor Commissioner Patrick Bolger. More...

Where in the world?

From left, Dave Plummer, Linda Biddle, Nick Biddle and Lauren Plummer took Norah and Evan – and the Press – to Disney World to celebrate the Biddles’ 40th wedding anniversary. More...

Residents, councilors debate clubhouse

Taxpayer questions if lease with operator is profitable

The Town Council held a workshop Monday night to go over the plan and hear public comments on replacing the golf course building. More...

Body found in West Passage was jumper

A woman whose body washed ashore Sunday morning a mile south of the Jamestown Bridge has been identified as 34-year-old Barbora Persinova of West Roxbury, Mass. More...

Hurt hawk

Ray Dutton tries to rescue a broken-winged hawk near RITBA headquarters Monday. Barbara Szepatowski also arrived on the scene to help. Despite their efforts, the bird had to be put down. More...

Vote taken to toll Sakonnet River Bridge

The chairman of the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority recommended Wednesday that a 75-cent toll be placed on the Sakonnet River Bridge. David Darlington made his recommendations at the authority’s April 17 meeting held at Town Hall. More...

Bluie’s book

North Kingstown High School student Fiona Christie reads “Bluie’s Jamestown Adventure” to children Monday at the library. More...

Sergeant shows women self-defense

Sgt. Karen Catlow will lead 3-day course at rec center

Sgt. Karen Catlow, a 12-year veteran of the Jamestown Police Department, is organizing a self-defense class to teach island women how they can protect themselves in certain unfortunate situations. More...

There’s no place like home

First-grader Ayla White dressed up like Dorothy from the “Wizard of Oz” Thursday to celebrate Rhode Island Reading Week. More...

Nautical items needed to benefit sailing team

Parents of North Kingstown High School sailors are asking for donations of all types of nautical items. The items will be sold at a yard sale at North Kingstown’s town beach on May 4. Proceeds will benefit the North Kingstown sailing team. More...

Paiva Weed bill addresses museum loans

Museums in Rhode Island are fortunate to benefit from the generosity of individuals who give long-term or permanent loans so that others may appreciate them. More...

Lawn students participate in history competition

Ten students represented Lawn Avenue School at the Natural History Day state competition Saturday at Providence College. More...

Island Isla

Rip and Kelly Smith of Jamestown welcomed their daughter, Isla Wednesday, on March 9 at South County Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces, and was 19 inches long at birth. More...

Potter’s Cove could be out as finish line for Save the Bay Swim

Due to sequestration, swim can no loner use Naval War College as starting point

Congress and President Barack Obama agreed in 2011 that if they couldn’t come up with a compromise on budget reductions by New Year’s Day 2013, steep spending cuts would go into effect automatically. More...

Bill would allow liquor sales earlier on Sunday

Legislation has been introduced in the state Senate to allow Rhode Island liquor stores to open two hours earlier on Sundays. More...

Bobolinks given 10-acre hayfield

Thanks to a coordinated effort between committed farmers and generous citizens, the community of Jamestown will be able to protect nesting families of bobolinks in a 10-acre hayfield on Conanicut Island. More...