September 12, 2013 RSS feed / News

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Start preparing for the fall

It might seem early, but now is the time to start preparing for the fall season. One of the first things you will want to do is to bring the plants that have summered on the patio inside. More...

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Old military vehicles on display at Quonset

The 13th annual historic military vehicle show will be held at the Quonset Air Museum on Saturday, Sept. 14, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 15, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Pro-marijuana group aims for legalization

The nation’s largest marijuanapolicy organization announced this week that it will support efforts to end marijuana prohibition in at least 10 more states by 2017, including Rhode Island. More...

Boy Scouts enjoy summer at Camp Yawgoog

The Boys Scouts from Troop 1 Jamestown recently returned from their annual weeklong summer camp at Yawgoog Scout Reservation in Rockville. Camp Yawgoog is one of the oldest Boy Scout camps in America. It hosts as many as 8,000 scouts each summer. More...

Dozen islanders to compete on military-style obstacle course

The fourth running of the BoldrDash race is set for this weekend at Yawgoo Valley, and so far, 1,600 runners have signed up for the 5k military-style obstacle, including a dozen islanders. More...

Heroina leads Around Jamestown Record

The 2013 time to beat was set for the Mount Gay Rum Around Jamestown Record Saturday. Islanders Tim and Cathy Rutter sailed their 74-foot sloop, Heroina, around Conanicut Island with an elapsed time of 2 hours, 1 minute, 13 seconds. More...

Island teen wins two ribbons at horse show

Allison Nicole Hartley, a 14-year-old Jamestown resident, won a pair of ribbons at Saturday’s open schooling show at Washington Country Stable. More...

Accreditation visit later this month at NKHS

North Kingstown High School will host its 10-year accreditation visit from the New England Association of Schools and Colleges from Sept. 22 through Sept. 25. On Sunday, Sept. More...

Zombies with a cause

The Tiexiera family on Saturday ran in the Zombie Run For Your Lives 5k obstacle-course race in New Hampshire. More...

EEE found in East Bay mosquitoes

State officials announced this week that test results from two mosquito pools from traps set on Sept. 3 in Tiverton and Westerly have been confirmed positive for eastern equine encephalitis. More...

Island Chatter

Congratulations to islander Kate Petrie. Kate is well known in the community as a photographer and founder of the Jamestown Arts Center. More...

100 faces on display at JAC

The Jamestown Arts Center will present the opening of “100 Women Over 50” by Julie Shelton Smith on Thursday, Sept. 12, from 6 to 9 p.m. More...

Council passes increased sewer rates

Sitting as water and sewer commissioners, the Town Council on Sept. 3 passed new utility budgets for the current fiscal year. More...

Where in the world?

Eileen Tiexiera and Emily Kallfelz took the Press to China over the summer. The girls were in the East Asian country on an immersion trip with St. George’s School. More...

Piano association schedules first performance

Members of the Musica Dolce orchestra will open the 2013-14 Jamestown Community Piano Association season on Sunday, Sept. 22, at 1 p.m. with Paul Rosenbloom at the piano. The concert at St. More...

Lights, camera, action

A cameraman gets ready to shoot film Friday on Narragansett Avenue for a Blue Cross Blue Shield commercial. Crews also filmed at Mackerel Cove and East Ferry. More...

From the State House

Greetings friends and neighbors. Streetlights may not sound exciting, but the Municipal Streetlight Investment Act, which I championed this legislative session and is now law in Rhode Island, can save our cities and towns about $3 million a year. More...

Amazon.com publishers fly local mystery writer to Washington state

Jamestown author John Enright recently took an all-expenses-paid trip to Seattle to attend a writers conference for authors who specialize in mysteries and thrillers. More...

Four area bridges will be bicycle friendly this Sunday

Sunday is shaping up as a kind of amnesty day for bicycle enthusiasts who have ever harbored dreams of skimming downhill on the Newport Bridge with the bright green patches of Jamestown farmland behind them and the harbor on the horizon. More...

Irene, Barfly, Lynx take line honors

The Jamestown Yacht Club held the first race of the fall season on Sept. 8. The results were: More...

Jaguar from Jamestown

Jamestowner Matthew Hartley, 11, helped the North Kingstown Jaguars stay undefeated after a 33-0 drubbing over the East Bay Warriors Saturday. Matthew plays tackle on both sides of the ball. More...

Warriors come back from 8 down

In week four of the Jamestown fall basketball league, the Warriors were able to remain undefeated after coming back from an eightpoint deficit to defeat the Lakers, 52-48. More...

Students named merit semifinalists

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation recently announced the names of nearly 16,000 semifinalists in the 59th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. More...

Auditions for ‘Nutcracker’ this weekend

Island Moving Co. will hold auditions for children’s roles on Saturday, Sept. 15, at the troupe’s studio at 3 Charles St. in Newport. Auditions are for its holiday production of “Newport Nutcracker at Rosecliff.” More...

New threads

Island bloodhounds Ziva and K9 Abby were recently fitted for bullet- and stab-proof vests donated by Vested Interest in K-9s Inc. in Massachusetts. More...

Where in the world?

U.S. Air Force Major Erica Campbell took the Jamestown Press with her to Germany, where she visited the Burg Eltz, a medieval castle situated in the hills above the Moselle River. More...

Jamestown delegates weigh in on Syria

U.S. Sen. Jack Reed, a Jamestown resident and senior member of the Armed Services Committee, met with President Barack Obama and fellow senators Tuesday on the latest developments regarding the use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime in Syria. More...

Recent high-school grad returns from volunteer trip to England

Emilio Kurz is a 20-year-old Jamestown resident who is still trying to find his way in the world. Recently his journey took him to England, where he spent a year volunteering at a school for students with special needs. More...