May 30, 2013 RSS feed / News

A cappella group sings at arts center Saturday

The Accidental Sisters will present their annual spring concert on Saturday, June 1, at 7:30 p.m. at the Jamestown Arts Center. More...

ISLAND SALUTE

Above, retired Marine Col. David Fuquea gives a com­mand Monday at the Memorial Day ceremony at East Ferry. Below, island veterans pay tribute to the fallen soldiers of wars past. More...

Congressman will recognize two Jamestown women

On June 24, Congressman Da­vid Cicilline will hold his third annual women’s luncheon at the Biltmore Hotel in Providence. His special guest for the event will be Democratic leader and former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelo­si. More...

Ruggiero sponsors bill to expand child-care assistance

Legislation sponsored by state Rep. Deb Ruggiero would al­low families who would qualify for state child-care assistance for work to also get that assistance when parents are participating in certain work-training programs. More...

Marriage equality expected to boost local economy

State leaders: New law more than social issue

Earlier this month Rhode Is­land became the 11th state in the union to allow same-sex marriage. Since then Delaware and Minne­sota have been added to that total. More...

Bodacious Dream fends off Le Coq Cuisine in final day of racing

Winning boat flies colors of Jamestown restaurant

Rain, wind and cold. Those were the conditions that faced the crews of seven Class40 yachts in the final leg of the Atlantic Cup last week­end. More...

WALKING AT WETHERILL

The fifth annual walk to benefit the Children’s Hemiplegia and Stroke Association took place May 18 at Fort Wetherill. Organizers raised more than $6,000 from the event. More...

Island Chatter

The Rocket ’hogs are once again raising funds for the More...

Pending legislation could help island artists flourish even more

Senate passes resolution to create task force for economic development

A resolution proposed by Sen. President Teresa Paiva Weed that will have a significant impact on many Jamestowners has received Senate approval and is awaiting action from the House. More...

Board approves special-use permit despite abutter opposition

Chairman says objectors lacked expert witnesses

The Zoning Board of Review approved a special-use permit Tuesday allowing Donna Perry of Providence to construct a two- bedroom single-family home on Stern Street. More...

Library friends hold annual membership drive

The Friends of the Jamestown Library is currently looking for members so the group can contin­ue to bring entertainment to island residents of all ages. More...

Documentary next week highlights K-9s

The Jamestown Arts Center will present a work-in-progress screen­ing of Mary Healey Jamiel’s docu­mentary “Reliance” on Thursday, June 6, at 7 p.m. The film follows Rhode Island State Police Sgt. More...

Jamestown Historical Society Feature

Daniel Watson: Early development of real estate in Jamestown

In 1873, the Jamestown & New­port Ferry Company launched the first scheduled steam ferry service across the East Passage between Jamestown and Newport. More...

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WHERE IN THE WORLD?

From left, Press photographer Andrea von Hohenleiten (left) visited her son Eric at Maine Maritime Academy earlier this month for graduation ceremonies. More...

Fisherman dies after fall from rocks at Hull Cove

A 22-year-old fisherman died Monday after he slipped off the rocks into the water while fishing at Hull Cove. The man was report­edly in the water 45 minutes before being recovered. More...

FAST AND THE FIERIEST

A car was engulfed in flames last week on North Road in front of Hodgkiss Farm. After firefighters put out the blaze, a charred interior remained. More...

Picante victorious in third week of season

The third week of the James­town Yacht Club’s spring series was held Tuesday. The results of the races were: More...

Walk at Glen Park will benefit homeless pets

The Potter League for Animals will hold its 24th annual walk for animals on Sunday, June 2, at Glen Park in Portsmouth. The event raises funds to care for homeless pets in need. More...

Dutch Harbor closed to shellfish harvesting

Seasonal shellfish closures that took effect on May 25 included the Dutch Harbor area of the West Passage. More...

GREETINGS, GRACYN

Andrea and Nicholas Kinsella of Newport welcomed their daugh­ter Gracyn Elisabeth into the world on Feb. 6. Gracyn’s grandpar­ents are Lisa and the late A.L. More...

Islander creates app to help seniors stay in home longer

Home becomes more of a hazard as occupants age

The population is aging as baby boomers reach retirement. No one is getting any younger, but we are living longer. That is the thought behind Jamestown resident Greg DiGas­per’s company Dwell At Ease. More...