May 2, 2013 RSS feed / News

Piano man

Jamestown resident Alex Gorelick, a senior at the University of Rhode Island, will perform with URI’s elite honors string quartet in its free spring concert on Sunday, May 5. More...

State launches campaign to combat Lyme

Warm weather is here and now is the time to prepare for the upcoming tick season. More...

Island arbor day

From left, Tree Committee member John Collins, Council President Kristine Trocki, state Rep. More...

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Say no to tolling Sakonnet Bridge

At a time when the need for long-term strategic economic-development planning is the major topic of discussion by our state legislators, businesses and residents alike, it is difficult to understand how the expansion of tolls is consistent with any l More...

Ruggiero bill transfers ownership of streetlights

Cities and towns would be able to save on street-lighting costs under a bill sponsored by state Rep. Deb Ruggiero to give them the option of owning their streetlights. More...

Islander skis in national championship for sixth straight year

15-year-old Ben Hodosh is competing nationally

Ben Hodosh belongs to an elite group of skiers. The 15-year-old competed in two events at the national championships held earlier this month at Copper Mountain, Colo., placing 20th in the skiercross competition. More...

Just ducky

Lawn Avenue School eighth-graders show off their duck faces Saturday at the Duck Derby at East Ferry. Proceeds from the event will benefit the class field trip to Washington, D.C. More...

Grant will help fund recreational trails

Jamestown is among 28 communities benefitting from $1.5 million in grants to support the enhancement of recreational trails. The state Department of Environmental Management awarded the projects using federal transportation funds. More...

Where in the world?

Aloha, Jamestown! Layne, 9, and Quinn O’Connell, 7, took the Press to Waikiki Beach in Hawaii over spring break. Waikiki is a beachfront neighborhood in Honolulu, the state’s capital. More...

Island Chatter

Girl power: Congrats to the North Kingstown High School sailing team! For the first time in school history, the team has qualified for the nationals in Chicago on May 11. More...

Top scores

Robert Semco of Jamestown recently met the requirement to enter the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program. More...

Bike-lane study will postpone paving work on North Road

Councilor Dickinson wants to go forward with project

The job paving all of North Road will wait at least nine months until the town engineer can study the feasibility of installing a bike lane, the Town Council decided at its April 24 meeting. The lane would link the Jamestown Shores with the village. More...

Chafee to sign gay marriage into law

The R.I. House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday unanimously approved the amended version of the same-sex marriage bill that was passed by the Senate last week. The full House is expecting to approve the bill Thursday, May 2. More...

Quidnessett Rock returned to state

The Quidnessett Rock – also known as the Narragansett Rune Stone – was returned to state custody April 16 after it had been removed from the tidal waters in North Kingstown last summer. More...

Helping hands

From left, Conservation Commissioners Maureen Coleman, George Souza, Kate Smith and Anne Kuhn spent their afternoon picking up garbage along North Road during the Earth Day cleanup. More...

Chorus sings about spring this weekend

We’ve suffered through a long, hard winter. But we no longer have to shovel snow now that spring has finally arrived. The skies are blue, the flowers are blooming, the bees are buzzing and the trees are budding leaves. More...

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Where in the world?

Ann and Jim Hitchen read the Press from their winter home on Ana Maria Island in Florida. More...

N.K. sailing team qualifies for national championship

The North Kingstown High School sailing team has qualified for the national championship after finishing first in the regional regatta held in Greenwich, Conn., over the weekend. More...

Senate passes Paiva Weed museum bill

The Senate last week passed legislation sponsored by Sen. President Teresa Paiva Weed to give museums a legal process to follow when they cannot locate those who have lent them items they no longer want. More...

Mom’s always right

Islander Laura Rossi Totten (left) was a guest on “The Rhode Show” earlier this week to talk about “Listen to your Mother,” a national series of live readings to celebrate Mot More...

Where in the world?

John and Elizabeth Andrews catch up on the news at Humayun’s tomb in Delhi, India. The crypt was built in 1547 for Humayun, an emperor during the Mughal era. More...

Gaspee Days kicks off Thursday at Capitol

The annual Gaspee Days ceremony will be held at the State House on Thursday, May 2, the annual official recognition of a month of activities leading up to the symbolic burning of the HMS Gaspee, the event that sparked the American Revolution. More...

Application process an uphill battle for shellfish farmers

Still, aquaculture has more than doubled since 2005

The focus was on shellfish farming in and around Jamestown last week when Harbormaster Sam Paterson and state Aquaculture Coordinator Dave Beutel led a presentation at the library. More...

Chairwoman will double as liaison to Town Council

Previously councilor would go to school board meeting

The School Committee unanimously approved at its April 25 meeting a motion creating a liaison position to the Town Council. Chairwoman Cathy Kaiser, who already attends each council meeting, was voted legislative liaison. More...