April 25, 2013 RSS feed / News

9-day jewelry sale will benefit homeless pets

The Potter League for Animals in Middletown will hold its annual jewelry sale daily from May 4 to May 12 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Wednesday, May 8, the sale will be open for two extra hours until 7 p.m. More...

Foreign relations

Siera Shepard’s poster was selected as the winner of the Rhode Island Foreign Language Association’s poster contest for middleschool students. More...

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Islander Evelyn Thistle Rhodes (second from left) was juror for the CIAA open exhibit that held its opening reception at Town Hall last week. More...

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R.I. leaders call for marketplace fairness

In an effort to support jobs in Rhode Island and create a level playing field for businesses, U.S. Sen. Jack Reed and Gov. Lincoln Chafee urged Congress Monday to pass the Marketplace Fairness Act. More...

Season underway for boys’ lacrosse

North Kingstown will host Portsmouth Friday night

The North Kingstown High boys’ varsity lacrosse team is off to a bumpy start in Division-I play, but team co-captain Kevin McDermott of Jamestown says the young squad has shown potential in the early going. More...

Stone Fund offers up to four $1,000 scholarships

Applications are now available for the Elizabeth Stone Fund, a one-time award for expenses associated with the freshman year at an accredited four-year college. As many as four scholarships of at least $1,000 may be awarded this year. More...

B-ball and books

URI basketball players Shane Plunkett, Xavier Munford and T.J. Buchanan visited Merlose Avenue School last week and read to students in Kelly Speck’s first-grade class. More...

Same-sex marriage approved by Senate committee

The state Senate Judiciary Committee passed legislation Tuesday allowing same-sex marriage and a vote was taken on the Senate floor Wednesday. Results of the vote were not available at press time. More...

Islander will take part in Shakespeare play

Jamestown’s Philip Ryng will perform in the University of Rhode Island’s performance of “Much Ado About Nothing,” a Shakespeare comedy about two pairs of lovers with different takes on romance. More...

Experts say climate change isn’t looming, it’s already occurring

Coastal authorities present reality of sea-level rise to Narragansett Bay residents

An overflow crowd attended a presentation on climate change at the North Kingstown Free Library last week to hear experts discuss the reality of sea-level rise on coastal Rhode Island. More...

Council president to be honored by YWCA

Town Council President Kristine Trocki will be honored at the YWCA’s fifth annual celebration of women who hold public office. The event will take place on Monday, April 29, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Kirkbrae Country Club in Lincoln. More...

Where in the world?

From left, Matthew, Brett and Evan Korade took a copy of the Press to the U.S. Navy Landing Signals Officer School at Naval Air Station Oceana in Virginia Beach. More...

Lighthouse association will present two grants

The Beavertail Lighthouse Museum Association will offer two $1,000 scholarships to Jamestown residents who are in their senior year of high school. More...

Money available for theater-involved seniors

The Jamestown Community Theatre will present up to two $1,000 awards to graduating seniors for achievement in theatre and performing arts. The grants will be based on 500-word essays that describe the student’s involvement in theatre. More...

Annual cleanup

Lisa and Rusty Sallee (above) helped with the annual shoreline cleanup on Saturday as part of Jamestown’s Earth Day festivities. More...

Officials warn boaters about water temperature

With freshwater fishing season here, the state Department of Environmental Management reminds anglers that even on a warm day, water temperatures can hover in the low to mid 50s. More...

Yard sale next month benefits animal shelter

A yard sale benefitting the North Kingstown Animal Shelter will be held on Monday, May 4, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Honey Dew Donuts on Post Road in North Kingstown. More...

Heroina victorious at St. Barths

74-foot sailboat was built for cruising, but has been successful on race course

In 1993, legendary yacht designer German Frers decided to build himself a yacht. More...

Auction next Friday 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...

Island Chatter

Planning ahead for summer? The Friends of Jamestown Library in collaboration with the community farm are sponsoring a rain barrel sale through Saturday, May 11. Barrels are $80 each and must be preordered. More...

Fort Wetherill walk to help pediatric strokes

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