July 11, 2013 RSS feed / News

Keeping cool

Youngsters at Spinnakers enjoy ice cream with Mr. Henry Longfellow, a piebald dachshund owned by New Yorker Elizabeth Titus. More...

Fourth fans

Spectators on East Shore Road last Thursday wait for the Fourth of July parade to start. Both sides of the street were lined with festive onlookers during the popular annual event. More...

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Jamestown Historical Society News

I hope you all saw Ken Shane’s article about the new exhibit at the museum in last week’s Jamestown Press. More...

Gov. Chafee signs $8.2 billion state budget

With Gov. Lincoln Chafee’s signature last week, the $8.2 billion 2014 state budget passed by the General Assembly is now law. The budget includes no tax or fee increases. More...

Macx, Epiphany, Barfly among sailing winners

The third race of the Jamestown Yacht Club’s summer series was held July 2. The results were (boat name, boat type, skipper): More...

Rep. Ruggiero streetlight bill passed by assembly

Legislation now goes to Gov. Chafee for approval

The state General Assembly last week approved legislation sponsored by Rep. Deb Ruggiero to allow cities and towns to own streetlights, which would help to control costs. More...

Lawmakers get tough on driving and texting

The General Assembly last week approved legislation that increases the penalties for texting while driving. More...

Officer now expert in accident investigations

Jamestown Police Officer Ron Jacobson recently completed a six-week training program to improve investigation skills related to traffic accidents. The program was spread over three months and held at the Jamestown library. More...

Shell shock

Shell Island was one of the first of 50 islands that Trip Wolfskehl (above) and David Gracer visited in the first week of July. This week they plan on visiting the islands governed by Jamestown. More...

Old glory

From left, Ian Paiva, 8, Carina Paiva, 10, Logan Rathburn, 10 months, and Sydney Paiva, 12, wait for the Fourth of July fireworks at the East Ferry seawall. More...

Town begins work on closing landfill

Out of view, work is finally progressing to close the landfill, according to Town Engineer Mike Gray. The Town Council earlier this year made closing the North Road landfill one of its top priorities. More...

Public invited to recreation forum

First of three meetings will focus on special events, art and culture

The town’s Recreation Department offers youth sports, summer camps and free concerts as part of a busy calendar, but questions on how to improve the department will be the focus of a public meeting Tuesday. More...

Listen to Beatles in Middletown Tuesday

Summer concerts at Sweet Berry Farm begin Tuesday, July 16, from 6 to 8 p.m. with music from Abbey Rhode, a local Beatles tribute band. For hungry concertgoers, an optional meal will be offered. The Italian country dinner costs $19.95. More...

Wickford Art Festival this weekend, rain or shine

More than 200 fine artists from around the world will display their art at the 51st annual Wickford Art Festival in North Kingstown this weekend. The twoday event will be open to the public rain or shine on Saturday, July 13, from 10 a.m. More...

Baby bruins

Above, Matthew Gibbs, Justin Hodrick and Malakai Romo at Melrose Avenue School’s recent penny carnival. Below, Jack Barry and Ian Hall also went with a Boston Bruins theme. More...

Island Outlook

Hunter and prey

I hadn’t planned on getting caught up in the George Zimmerman murder trial, but after chancing upon the televised opening arguments and watching awhile out of car-wreck curiosity, I soon heard something calling from deep in my memory vault. More...

Where in the world?

Emily Levy (with paper) took the Press with her on a trip to Rwanda, where she taught African youngsters about social media and entrepreneurship. More...

Fireworks celebration

Above, hundreds of island residents turned out for the East Ferry fireworks show organized by the Rocket ’hogs. More...

Theater auditions planned for July 28

Auditions for the Jamestown Community Theatre’s production of “Dear Edwina” will be held on Sunday, July 28, at the Jamestown Arts Center. There are roles for adults, teens and children over 7 years old. More...

Up and running

The osprey cam is now streaming live at ConanicutRaptors.com. More...

Where in the world?

Betty Kinder and grandson Noah Coombs took the Jamestown Press to the SibĂș Chocolate plantation in Costa Rica. More...

Island Chatter

The Jamestown Community Chorus will hold its 24th annual talent show – “Smiles of a Summer Night” – on Aug. 15 at the rec center. Auditions will take place on the Monday and Tuesday prior to the event at 6:30 p.m. More...

Legislation passed to prohibit banning dogs

The General Assembly last week passed legislation to bar cities and towns from banning specific breeds of dogs or cats. More...