May 16, 2013 RSS feed / News

Jamestown musicians to honor fallen veterans Saturday in Exeter

100 buglers, horn players will perform ‘Echo Taps’

Starting at 11 a.m. Saturday, some 100 buglers and horn players will arrive at Rhode Island Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Exeter for a noon performance of “Echo Taps.” More...

Education leaders take tour of tall ship Oliver Hazard Perry

The energy in the room was pal­pable as 13 Rhode Island teach­ers and school administrators discussed the positive impact that their state’s official sailing-educa­tion vessel – the SSV Oliver Haz­ard Perry – would have not only on More...

This Week In Island History

Week of May 16

The news of 10 and 15 years ago is from the Jamestown Press. The news of 100 years ago came from the collection of the Newport Historical Society. 100 years ago From the Newport Journal, May 16, 1913 More...

FIERY FIELD TRIP

Islander Sinead Burnett and her fourth-grade classmates from Rocky Hill School visited the Jamestown Fire De­partment last week. Sinead did her research project on firefighting. More...

Revolutionary War comes alive Saturday

The annual Battery Day obser­vance will be held on Saturday, May 18, at 1 p.m. at Conanicut Battery Historic Park. The event will feature entertainment for all ages including music, cannon and musket fire, and re-enactments of the Revolutionary War. More...

Presentation, movie on history of Indy 500

Jamestowner Bill Sprague, who grew up in Indiana just a couple of miles from the famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway, will hold a presen­tation on the Indy 500 on Thursday, May 16, at 7 p.m. More...

Binoculars emerging along with spring’s warmer weather

Birding in Jamestown a welcome distraction

She has been called the “Bird Lady of Jamestown,” and it’s not a title she takes lightly. Candy Pow­ell, along with her husband Chris, are the go-to resource for identify­ing birds in the area. More...

NK volleyball improves to 8-3

Garrett Bucklin playing dual roles for Skippers

The North Kingstown High boys’ volleyball team expects to make a run at the state title, ac­cording to Jamestown resident Garrett Bucklin, the Skippers’ ju­nior co-captain. More...

Nominate ‘dedicated’ athlete for Fuzz award

The Fuzz Foundation for Dedicated Athletes is now accepting appli­cations for its 2013 awards. The foundation was named after Donald “Fuzzy” Andreozzi. More...

Coastal states may reap federal funds

With the world’s oceans and coasts facing growing challenges from sea-level rise, ocean acidi­fication and increasing tempera­tures, the U.S. Senate took action last week to protect America’s vital ocean resources. More...

Health Department warns of synthetic drug

The state Health Department is beginning an investigation into a cluster of deaths that appear to be related to the use of a new synthetic drug. More...

Scholarships offered to graduating seniors

Applications are now being accepted for the James F. Baker memorial scholarship. Two graduating seniors from North Kingstown High will be awarded $750 each for college expenses. More...

Temps of Northeast Atlantic hit record high

Sea-surface temperatures of the large-marine ecosystem in the Northeast U.S. Shelf last year were the highest recorded in 150 years, according to the latest advisory issued by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. More...

BIKE RODEO

Jamestown police officers help teach youngsters bicycle safety at the bike rodeo last week at Lawn Av­enue School. More than 50 students participated. More...

Island bloodhound in hunt to become national Hero Dog

Islanders can vote for Abby every day until end of July

Abby, an 8-year-old blood­hound owned by Jamestowner LuAnn Botelho, is in the hunt to be an American Humane Associa­tion Hero Dog in the search-and- rescue category. More...

Panel mulls other approaches after feeble Earth Day cleanup

Volunteers pick up a ton less litter than last year

The Earth Day cleanup in Jamestown has traditionally been scheduled for a single day, but next year’s event might last an en­tire week. More...

Four state beaches open this weekend

While all state beaches will open on a daily basis from Memo­rial Day through Labor Day, four have opened early: Scarborough, Roger Wheeler, East Matunuck and Misquamicut. The beaches will be open the next two week­ends from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. More...

Senate passes resolution to create arts task force

The state Senate unanimously passed a joint resolution Tuesday calling for a task force on economic development through the arts. Sponsored by Sen. More...

SPINNING CLASS

Lilly Wellons, 8, learns to spin yarn with a drop spindle Saturday at Watson Farm’s sheep-shearing day. More...

HAIL TO THE CHIEFS

From left, newly elected Deputy Fire Chief Mike Pink­saw Jr., re-elected Deputy Fire Chief Steve Tiexiera, re-elected Fire Chief Jim Bryer Jr. and re-elected Dep­uty Fire Chief Howie Tighe. More...

ORDINARY BILL

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Not wearing seatbelt still primary offense

With the 2011 seatbelt law set to expire on June 30, the state House of Representatives last week voted to repeal the sunset provision so that failure to wear seatbelts by adults will remain a primary of­fense in Rhode Island. More...

Arts center, piano association, JHS secure grants

The Rhode Island Foundation announced grants totaling $8,634 to three Jamestown-based non­profit organizations. More...

New regulations for 3 saltwater fisheries

The state has enacted new rec­reational regulations for three salt­water fish. The minimum size for scup has been reduced to 10 inch­es, and the bag limit has increased to 30 fish per person each day. More...

WHERE IN THE WORLD?

Rebecca Small and Holly Bobola took the Press to Copenhagen, Denmark, where they visited Tivoli Gardens. Also along on the trip were Chris and Beth Small, and Steve and Sara Bobola. More...

Registration open for mixed doubles tourney

The Conanicut Yacht Club will hold its 8th annual Roger Chase Me­morial Mixed Doubles Tournament at its tennis facilities on Whittier Road on Sunday, June 2. Play during the one-day tournament begins at 11 a.m. The draw will be limited to 16 teams. More...

Island fencer finishes fifth at regional event

Jamestown resident Josef Co­hen finished fifth in his division at a Regional Youth Circuit fenc­ing tournament held earlier this month in Long Island, N.Y. More...

SIGNS OF SPRING

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Lawn School announces Excellence in Effort

Lawn Avenue School last week announced students honored for their Excellence in Effort for the third quarter. More...

EAST SHORE ROTARIANS

Rotary Club members Steve Mecca, Steve Mecca Jr., Rusty Sallee, Harley Lee and Peter Hearn were on East Shore Road Saturday cleaning up litter and debris. More...

Island Chatter

It is a busy weekend on the is­land. Here is a review of what’s on tap. *** More...

Birders spot 102 species

After a postponement Satur­day due to a stormy forecast, the island’s spring bird count was re­scheduled to the following morn­ing – where more rain awaited birders. More...