November 21, 2013 RSS feed / News

Board declines invite to explore unified high school

Following an invitation from the Middletown Town Council to explore the feasibility of a unified regional high school, the School Committee at its Nov. 7 meeting decided it had no interest in becoming one of the founding members. More...

Ready for winter

Jamestown Rotarians finished up the final gardening of the year Saturday at Will’s Rest on Walcott Avenue. More...

From the State House

A s we approach the first anniversary of the horrific shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in our neighboring state, our hearts go out to the families of such an unthinkable event. More...

Island artist displays playful paintings in library gallery

For the rest of 2013, the library’s main lobby will be graced by the paintings of a Jamestown octogenarian. More...

Sophomore sailor making name for herself at Connecticut College

Tori Allen is the latest in a long line of Jamestown residents to sail for the Camels of Connecticut College. More...

Where in the world?

Ashley Finan and Tim Pennington took the Press more than 10,000 feet above Jamestown to Gornergrat, Switzerland, where they saw views of the Matterhorn, an iconic symbol of the Swiss Alps and one of More...

Economy boost

U.S. Sen. Jack Reed of Jamestown spoke last week at the headquarters of Pathway Capital Partners to discuss a new regional center for foreign investment. More...

Councilors join campaign to install barrier on Pell Bridge

Town administrator will ask for support from other cities and towns

The Town Council agreed Monday to support the efforts of the Prior family to improve safety on the Pell Bridge, and will ask officials in the other 38 cities and towns to do likewise. More...

Harbor panel mulls proposal to install conservation moorings

Chainless system would do less harm to eelgrass

The Atlantic Coastal Fish Habitat Partnership has chosen Jamestown as the site of its upcoming mooring project, Chris Powell told the Harbor Commission at its Nov. 13 meeting. More...

Group pushes for oyster restoration

The annual meeting of the Jamestown Aquaculture Movement was held last week, and benthic ecologist Steven Brown of the Nature Conservancy spoke about the work being done in Ninigret Pond. More...

Three more chances to see ‘Dear Edwina’

The Jamestown Community Theatre will present three shows this weekend of “Dear Edwina,” a musical about a small-town girl who gives advice to family and friends. More...

Artist sought to paint portrait of Governor Chafee

State officials are looking for an artist to paint Gov. Lincoln Chafee’s portrait before he leaves office in January 2015. More...

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State leaders visit Hammett Court Friday

U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, R.I. Treasurer Gina Raimondo, Sen. President Teresa Paiva Weed and state Rep. Deb Ruggiero will join Bridges Inc. on Friday, Nov. 22, at 11 a.m. at 2 Hammett Court. More...

Football team pleased with season, despite missing playoffs

Last fall, Joe Gilmartin, head coach of the North Kingstown High football team, made it clear he wanted to take the competition one game at a time. More...

Rhode Island ranks sixth in country in energy efficiency

In the 2013 state scorecard of the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy, Rhode Island has been ranked as the sixth most energy-efficient state in the country, up from seventh in 2012. This is the state’s sixth year in the top 10. More...

Island Chatter

Sometimes it’s not how many games you win and lose, but how you win or lose them. Congratulations to girls on the fall Jamestown U-10 team who won the 2013 Youth Super Liga sportsmanship award. The coaches are Mike Egan and Kyle Froberg. More...

U.S. Senate continues fight for fishermen

In a bipartisan letter last week to House and Senate leadership, 38 members of Congress – including all four members of Rhode Island’s congressional delegation –urged funding for fisheries relief in the final funding package for 201 More...