February 13, 2014 RSS feed / News

Where in the world?

James Salafia and Laura Stack, of Seaside Drive, took the Jamestown Press to Uruguay in South America. Behind the couple is the Monumento al Ahogado (Monument of the Drowned) in Punta Del Este. More...

State sailing commission established

Gov. Lincoln Chafee signed an executive order establishing the Rhode Island Sailing Events Commission, a board charged with identifying and attracting more internationally recognized sailing events to the Ocean State. More...

It’s time to update your phonebook listing online

The Jamestown Women’s Club and the Jamestown Press are preparing to publish the 2014 edition of the Jamestown Telephone Directory. More...

Woodworker goes from sales to cedar

From planning to construction, homeowners looking to add some cedar to their lives now have a woodworker right here in town. More...

Issues facing Congress much the same

Rhode Island has just gotten more influential in the nation’s capital. Second-term congressman David Cicilline has been appointed to a seat on the powerful House Judiciary Committee. The seat opened in May 2013 when U.S. Rep. More...

Music at Melrose

Heifetz musicians (back row) Dmitry Volkov, Katharina Kang and Michael Casimir visited Melrose School Friday. More...

East Bay legislation would axe Sakonnet toll

A group of East Bay legislators on Tuesday submitted legislation to create a predictable statewide funding source for roads and bridges without a toll on the Sakonnet River Bridge. More...

Seal sightseeing tours planned

Jamestown residents will soon have the opportunity to see seals up close and personal in their natural habitat. Three seal watch tours are scheduled to depart from Conanicut Marine later this month. More...

Best of the Midwest

Fourth-grade students in Julie Geary’s class completed their floats of the Midwest states. More...

High-school senior named U.S. scholar

Jamestown resident Rob Semco Jr. has been named a candidate in the United States Presidential Scholars Program. Rob is a senior at Aquidneck Island Christian Academy in Portsmouth. Only 3,000 students are nominated annually nationwide. More...

Jamestown students honored academically

• Samuel Baines was named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Baines is a member of the class of 2014 and is majoring in business administration. More...

Bodacious Dream reaches New Zealand in solo circumnavigation

Dave Rearick has reached Wellington, New Zealand, the third stopover on his solo circumnavigation aboard the locally owned Class 40 sailboat Bodacious Dream. More...

Lukon proposes $11.9M budget for schools

The School Committee will meet Thursday to continue discussion on its proposed spending plan for fiscal year 2015. Superintendent of Schools Marcia Lukon recently revealed her anticipated $11,885,458 operating budget. More...

First-year admin candid in Q-and-A

Nighttime police patrols could become a bargaining chip during negotiations with the officers union, Town Administrator Kevin Paicos said during a meet and greet at the senior center on Jan. 29. More...

Sweet tooth

Bill Knapp purchases baked goods from Kelsey Cabrera Tuesday at Baker’s Pharmacy. The bake sale is part of Kelsey’s senior project at North Kingstown High. More...

Meatball mania

Josh Neronha serves pasta and meatballs at a fundraiser Saturday organized by Jamestown eighthgraders to raise money for their class trip to Washington, D.C. More...

Winter night

Isabel Clarkin won two movie passes for her photo titled “Winter Night.” Students at Lawn School submitted photos of weather events as part of the Jason Project they are studying in eight More...

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Where in the world?

From left, islanders Gene Mihaly, Stacey Mihaly, Betty Kinder, Kitty Wineberg and Don Wineberg took the Press along with them to Havana, Cuba. More...

Riding the rail

Ben Turenne rides a homemade rail on the west slope of Buoy Street. With ski club cancelled three times, the kids decided to build their own terrain park. More...

Island Chatter

I t has been a while since I have witnessed such an outpouring of community support. Friday night the Lawn School eighthgrade class hosted a pasta supper and silent auction to help pay for its class trip to Washington, D.C., in June. More...

Boys prepare for states

The boys on the North Kingstown outdoor track team won the state crown two years ago, but the indoor track championship has eluded the team so far. More...

Designer Ferguson stays with Oracle Team USA

The America’s Cup winner has announced its design team for the upcoming 35th running of the regatta, and a Jamestowner will once again help Oracle Team USA defend the Auld Mug. More...

Islanders’ grandson graduates boot camp

Alec Enos graduated from Navy boot camp in Great Lakes, Ill., and is now at school in San Antonio, Texas. Alec is the son of Kristen Enos of North Kingstown and Greg Enos of East Greewich. He is the grandson of Al and Fran Smith of Jamestown. More...