June 6, 2013 RSS feed / News

WHERE IN THE WORLD?

Rene Stawicki and Erich Stahl took the Press on a hiking trip in Petralia Soprana, Sicily. The town is located about 45 miles south­east of the capital city of Palermo. More...

State receives grant for Sandy recovery

The U.S. Department of La­bor awarded Rhode Island with a $500,000 emergency grant to fund state departments and agen­cies with the continuing cleanup and recovery efforts resulting from Hurricane Sandy. More...

Jamestown Historical Society News

June started off with our grand centennial gala: the culmina­tion of our 100th year. More...

ORDINARY BILL

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Red-hot Skippers aim for title in state softball tournament

North Kingstown outscores opponents 21-2 in first two games of postseason

After a superb regular season, the North Kingstown varsity soft­ball team has started its bid for state championship. The Skippers, who finished the regular season 14-2 in league play, are carrying their big bats into the playoffs. More...

Samba wins Class A race at Jamestown Yacht Club

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

Medical marijuana coming to Newport County

The state Health Department last week authorized the certification of the Greenleaf Compassion Center at 1637 West Main Road in Ports­mouth. The center will notify the state when it plans to start selling medical marijuana. More...

Island Chatter

The North Kingstown High School class of 2013 will graduate from the Ryan Center Friday night. More...

Save the Bay zeros in on four proposed bills before General Assembly

Save the Bay has weighed in on four bills currently pending in the state General Assembly. More...

HomeServe helps to protect property owners

In an article published Feb. 7, the Jamestown Press reported that HomeServe USA, a home emergency repair company, was soliciting customers via mail on Conanicut and Aquidneck islands. More...

Animal shelter may change ownership

Nonprofit group mulls taking reigns from town

The Friends of the North Kings­town Animal Shelter will make a bid to take over operations at the shelter from the North Kingstown municipal government, according to Jamestown’s Barbara Szepa­towski. More...

SUPPORTING THE ARTS

State Rep. Deb Ruggiero (center) presents a $1,000 legislative grant to Jamestown Arts Center board member Dianne Grippi (left) and Executive Director Lisa Randall (right). More...

Tickets available for Seaside Gala at Castle Hill Inn

For the 10th year in a row, for­mer Town Councilor Bill Mur­phy and wife Marlene will be the honorary chairpersons at the East Bay Community Action Program Seaside Gala. More...

TORCH RUN

Members of the Jamestown Police and Fire departments participated in the Special Olympics torch run Friday for the opening of the games at the University of Rhode Island. More...

SATURDAY SAILING

Once again the Leukemia Cup Regatta will take place on Narragansett Bay. Four Jamestown boats are ex­pected to compete. Racing starts at noon Saturday. More...

Q-and-A: Treasurer defends criticism

Gina Raimondo sits down with Press during recent visit to Conanicut Island

Gina Raimondo is Rhode Is­land’s Democratic general trea­surer who has a background in venture capital. She won elec­tion to her current post in 2010, defeating opponent Kernan King by a wide margin. More...

Doubles team defends title at Chase tourney

Sam Baines and Hillary Dutton defended their title at the Roger Chase Memorial Mixed Doubles Tournament held June 2 at the Co­nanicut Yacht Club. More...

JUMPING FOR JOY

The Jamestown U-10 girls’ team won its age group’s championship at the Soccer RI Festival held in Tiverton over the weekend. More...

Leeway given for long lines at polling places

Legislation signed into law by Gov. Lincoln Chafee earlier this week will ensure any voter who is in line at a polling place by clos­ing time will be allowed to cast a ballot. More...

Eighth-graders invited to ice-cream social at NKHS

The Varsity Athletes Against Substance Abuse recently vis­ited Lawn Avenue School to speak with eighth-graders about what to expect next year as freshman at North Kingstown High School. More...