June 27, 2013 RSS feed / News

Auditions for ‘Dear Edwina’ at arts center

Auditions for the Jamestown Community Theatre’s production of “Dear Edwina” will be held on July 28 at the Jamestown Arts Center. More...

Where in the world?

Julia and Rita Hansen took the Press along with them to the top of Amisan near Seoul, South Korea. The mountain has a elevation of 3,152 feet. More...

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Troop of the year

Island scouts stand atop Mount Monadnock in New Hampshire. More...

State designates town library as cooling spot

The state Emergency Management Agency has named the Jamestown Philomenian Library as a cooling center. More...

Going for gold

The bowman of the Gold Digger provides direction to the helmsman during a race on Narragansett Bay. The J/44 is owned by Jamestowner Jim Bishop. More...

Fencer helps team win gold in men’s saber

Islander Josef Cohen finished in sixth place in the senior men’s saber at the Pomme de Terre, one of the largest fencing tournaments of the year on the East Coast. More...

Tryouts this Saturday for competitive soccer

The Jamestown Soccer Association will hold tryouts for its fall competitive season on Saturday, June 29, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Eldred Avenue Field. Tryouts are required for children who want to play competitively. More...

Beautiful boats

A new gallery will open at Jamestowner Onne van der Wal’s nautical photography gallery in Newport featuring works by Ezra Smith. More...

Floating lantern

The Quononoquott Garden Club won two blue ribbons at the Newport Flower Show held at Rosecliff over the weekend, including first place for Anna Bernath and Diane Rugh’s entry into the Chaing Ma More...

Town will wait to plant beach grass until hurricane season ends

Conservationists worried weather may destroy new plantings at Mackerel Cove

Two beach rose plants, a gift of Jamestown resident Walter Boll, are headed for a spot on the high end of the dune on the eastern end of Mackerel Cove Town Beach. More...

Authorities will increase enforcement on water this weekend

Environmental police will look out for drunk boaters

Boaters who operate their craft while under the influence of alcohol or drugs should rethink that practice, according to environmental police. More...

Planners work to meet deadline for flood plan

The Planning Commission at its June 19 meeting withheld a final vote on an integrated flood plan until July 3 in order to better study the implications that the plan poses. “This is a powerful ordinance,” said Commissioner Michael Smith. More...

A taste of Mexico comes to The Shack

Tallulah’s tacos featured on menu this season

The view of the sunset remains as compelling as ever from Dutch Harbor, and this season there is also compelling food at the boat yard’s stand known as The Shack. More...

Wellness wealth

Jamestown Prevention Coalition Chairwoman Andrea von Hohenleiten, left, and coordinator Laura Hosley, right, accept a legislative grant from state Rep. Deb Ruggiero. More...

From the State House

Beginning in 2009, the Senate leadership team reached out to the small businesses in our state and took action to address the concerns they raised. More...

Budget article may halt Sakonnet tolls

In light of a budget amendment that was introduced Wednesday to bring the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority’s toll plan for the Sakonnet River Bridge to a halt until at least April 2014, East Bay lawmakers are lauding their colleagues More...

Tall trip

The SSV Oliver Hazard Perry was towed Friday from Senesco Marine in North Kingstown to the Newport Shipyard to be painted. More...

Picante among winners in first race of summer

The first race of the Jamestown Yacht Club’s summer series was held June 18. The results were: A Class: 1. Picante, J/109, R. Salk and J. Sahagian; 2. Samba, Quest30, Tristan Mouligne; 3. Hidalgo, Mod Express 37, Rich Moody; 6. More...

Registration open for race around island

Registration is open for the 86th annual Around the Island Race sponsored by Conanicut Yacht Club. The regatta will be held on Sept. 1. It is open to all sailboats that have a PHRF of Narragansett Bay rating. More...

Regional soccer championship kicks off Thursday in Kingston

The soccer fields at the University of Rhode Island will be teeming with 4,500 young players from June 27 to July 2 when the U.S. regional championships come to Kingston. More...

Loophole closed for underage drunk drivers

The General Assembly has approved legislation closing a loophole that has allowed drivers under age 21 to avoid a criminal drunken-driving charge as long as their blood-alcohol level was less than .1 percent, even when it is above the legal limit of More...

Island Chatter

The island’s eighth-graders are buzzing after Tuesday’s graduation. Many have been in school together since preschool in the building next door. More...