January 23, 2014 RSS feed / News

Delivering bread

Wendy Elsasser from Great Harvest Bakery supplies bread Tuesday afternoon to McQuade’s customer Mark Holland just before the snowstorm. More...

Picture perfect

Winners of Conanicut Island Art Association’s latest photo exhibit at Town Hall include, from left, honorable mention Janet Dassau, first-place winner William Brennan, third-place winner Sarah More...

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Ruggiero submits bill to reform estate tax

State Rep. Deborah Ruggiero has introduced legislation that would help make Rhode Island’s tax structure more competitive with other states by raising the point that an inheritance becomes subject to the estate tax. More...

Reunion planned for Carr, Clarke students

A class reunion for former students of the Carr and Clarke schools will be held on July 12 at the Fort Getty pavilion. Anyone who attended either school is asked to spread the word. More...

flu shot

Julie Woodside gets her flu shot last week at a clinic held at Melrose School. According to state health officials, flu activity is expected to rise in the coming weeks. More...

Where in the world?

Leo Orsi and Patti Mascali took the Jamestown Press with them on a Caribbean cruise aboard the Crystal Serenity. Above, the couple visited the top of Shrine Mountain in Cartagena, Columbia. More...

URI expert talks climate change at land trust’s annual meeting

Dr. Peter August of the University of Rhode Island said in a presentation last week that climate change is happening now and it’s become a threat to the conservation of the state’s biodiversity. More...

Drug overdoses up in new year

The state Department of Health last week reported there have been 22 deaths due to apparent accidental drug overdose since the first of the year. More...

Veterans expect 1,700th donor

Since the Arnold Zweir Post 22 American Legion and Memorial Post 9447 VFW Jamestown began hosting blood drives more than 20 years ago, local donors have helped save nearly as many lives as there are residents in Jamestown. More...

Zero-energy home built on Seaside Drive

A zero-energy building is one that consumes no energy on an annual net basis and produces zero carbon emissions. More...

Legislation would call for labels on GMO products

The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that about 70 percent of food products sold in supermarkets contain genetically modified ingredients. The products are sometimes referred to as GMOs, for genetically modified organisms. More...

Conservationists will tidy Taylor Point

Memorial tree devoted to Bob Kinder will be planted following cleanup

The dilemma over the best place to plant the Bob Kinder memorial tree may lead to an effort to clean up an overgrown and blighted area at Taylor Point, the Conservation Commission said at its Jan. 14 meeting. More...

Cicilline appointed to judiciary committee

U.S. Congressman David Cicilline, who represents Rhode Island’s 1st congressional district, which includes Jamestown, was appointed last week to the influential House Judiciary Committee. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and U.S. Sen. More...

Paiva Weed’s focus is on economy

When Bill Clinton ran for president in 1992, his advisor James Carville coined the famous phrase, “It’s the economy, stupid.” The pejorative may have gotten lost along the way, but when it comes to pressing political issues in Rhode More...

What a hoot

A snowy owl sits atop the lighthouse chimney at Beavertail State Park. The bird has been spotted sporadically at the park since late November. More...

Expo will bring wealth of designers to town

Designers and design enthusiasts will gather on Thursday, Jan. 23, from 6 to 9 p.m. for the opening reception of the second annual JAC Design Expo at the Jamestown Arts Center. More...

Full speed ahead

It’s mostly sledding and smiles – opposed to shoveling and sanding – for kids following a snowfall. More...

Jamestown Historical Society Feature

Great-granddaughter writes about Daniel Weeden, Revolutionary War

Daniel Weeden Esq. (1696- 1785) was only 14 in 1710 when his father drowned in Narragansett Bay traveling between Jamestown and Newport, and he inherited the family farm on Weeden Lane, approximately where Windmist Farm is now. More...

Where in the world?

Melrose School third-grader Jack Ryan took the Press with him to Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek Hotel outside of Disney World. Jack spent plenty of time reading on the resort’s lazy river. More...

Islander named to dean’s list for semester

Josie Ruggieri, a 2013 Lawn School graduate, made the dean’s list for her freshman fall semester at Choate Rosemary Hall. To be recognized, students must achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or above. More...

Temporary caregivers can now collect money

A new law that that gives caregivers temporary insurance took effect earlier this month. The program, which was signed into law by Gov. More...

Hunters to begin shooting deer

Twenty-four hunters have been pre-selected by lottery to hunt on four consecutive weeks in January and February on the only stateowned property on Block Island open for deer hunting. More...

Reed helps set aside $18.4 million for clean water

In an effort to help create jobs and improve Rhode Island’s water quality, U.S. Sen. Jack Reed last week announced $18.4 million in fiscal year 2014 to help upgrade the state’s water infrastructure. More...

Senate introduces ‘Rhode to Work’

The state Senate on Tuesday unveiled a major legislative action plan called “Rhode to Work.” The plan is intended to tackle Rhode Island’s jobs crisis to make a real difference now. More...

Flu away

Daniel Donnelly gets his flu shot last week from nurse Linda Patrick at the Melrose School clinic. More...

Island Chatter

The Lawn School eighthgrade class is hosting a pasta supper fundraiser and silent auction to help pay for its class trip to Washington, D.C. in June. The event will be held at Melrose School on Friday, Feb. 7, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. More...

No wake zone

Workers last week utilized a barge and crane to install a new wave protector at the end of the docks at East Ferry. The old protector was destroyed during Hurricane Sandy. More...