June 13, 2013 RSS feed / News

Where in the world?

Annetta and Tom Weaver recently took the Press to the Gorges du Verdon (Verdon Gorge) in France. The gorge is one of Europe’s deepest canyons at nearly 2,300 feet. More...

East Bay legislators look for ways to fund bridges

East Bay lawmakers Sen. Louis DiPalma and Rep. John Edwards have filed new legislation to prevent additional tolls on Rhode Island bridges by establishing a new funding source for the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority. More...

House passes Ruggiero bill for economic development

The state House of Representatives last week approved legislation sponsored by Rep. Deborah Ruggiero to establish the Rapid Rhody program to provide swift access to capital for small employers in Rhode Island. More...

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Senate passes bill for uniformed wildlife enforcement law

The state Senate last week passed legislation that would make Rhode Island the 40th member of the Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact, a legal agreement between states that promotes uniform wildlife law enforcement across state boundaries. More...

Regatta includes race around island

It is going to be a busy summer on Narragansett Bay. We’ve already seen the Atlantic Cup, followed by the Leukemia Cup. Now the granddaddy of American regattas is set to take place this weekend. More...

Theater to hold annual meeting Monday night

The Jamestown Community Theatre will hold its annual meeting on Monday, June 17, at 7 p.m. at the Jamestown Art Center. All members are encouraged to attend. An election to determine new members of the board of directors will be held. More...

Middle school kids surprise school board with Socratic seminar

Also, Rebecca Barkus wins $2,000 Stone Scholarship

Lawn Avenue School fifthgraders presented a seminar to the School Committee at the board’s June 6 meeting. The students demonstrated to board members the skills they learned studying Socratic dialogue. More...

RITBA offering free E-ZPass transponders

The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority will discount the cost of its E-ZPass transponders from $20.95 to $10 for a limited time. The authority will also add a $10 credit to the new account. More...

Q-and-A: Treasurer discusses new plans

This is the second part of a twopart interview with state Treasurer Gina Raimondo. Part I was published in the June 6 edition. It can be found in the archives on James townPress.com. More...

Simpatico Jamestown

Renovations are finished at the new downtown restaurant, and Simpatico Jamestown is open for business. More...

Island couple has yard featured in Country Garden

A six-page feature spread on artists David and Jennifer Clancy appeared in the summer 2013 issue of Country Garden magazine, a sister publication of Better Homes and Gardens. The Clancys’ workshop and home is just north of the windmill. More...

Jamestown firefighters take the field at Fenway Park

Honor guard

Top photo: From left, Mike Delessio, Lew Kitts, Christian Tiexiera, Deputy Chief Steve Tiexiera, Lt. Kyle Tiexiera and Lt. Evan Katz represent the Jamestown Fire Department at Fenway Park Saturday. More...

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The reason IKEA stores aren’t in RI

Did NECAP cost R.I. an IKEA? More...

End of era for North Kingstown High golf team

North Kingstown High’s golf team has wrapped up another outstanding season with a solid fourth-place finish in the state tournament. More...

Local businessman honored by Nobel laureates

Islander Dean Cycon, CEO and founder of Dean’s Beans Organic Coffee, was recognized May 14 as an honoree of an Oslo Business for Peace Award. More...

Island Chatter

Just over a year ago, a hearty group of teachers and parents from Melrose put together a golf tournament and fundraiser in support of beloved preschool teacher Ms. Peggy and her daughter, Dori. It was called Dragonflies for Dori. More...

Diseased parakeets sold to Critter Hut in North Kingstown

The state Department of Environmental Management confirmed the presence of a disease known as psittacosis in a privately owned flock of psittacine birds in Pawtucket. More...