March 13, 2014 RSS feed / News

Grants available for Earth Day cleanups

In celebration of Earth Day, the state is offering $25,000 in grants for local cleanup projects. Rhode Island organizations hosting such endeavors between April 1 and May 17 can apply for grants of $250 or $500 for each outreach activity. More...

Tree protection

Jamestown police officers direct traffic while outside contractors trim the tops of trees in the town right-of-way along North Road. More...

Registration open for police academy

The average person has always been interested in the role police have in a community, and now islanders will have the opportunity to feed their curiosity. More...

Home show at Ryan Center this weekend

The 12th annual Southern Rhode Island Home Show will take place on Saturday, March 15, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday, March 16, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Ryan Center. More...

Leader of Lawn School ski club hangs up boots after nine years

The ski club at Lawn School has been running for 10 years, and for nine of those seasons, local realtor Robin Tregenza has led the group. During her tenure, three of her children have passed through the middle school. More...

Skipper swimmers given sportsmanship awards

Along with both teams finishing in the top third of the state meets, North Kingstown High’s two varsity swim teams have captured the state sportsmanship award for the third year in a row. More...

Island Chatter

Hero of the Week: Robin Tregenza just completed her ninth and final season with the Lawn School ski club. She has done an amazing job running the ski club. More...

Hoppy days

Tess Lucas, 4, of South Kingstown, plays at the Press office with six bunnies that were born recently to a rabbit that was found at Fort Getty. More...

Forum tonight on dangers of Wi-Fi

A group of concerned citizens troubled by North Kingstown’s decision to install Wi-Fi in all of the district’s schools is sponsoring a community forum tonight at the town’s community center at 30 Beach Road. More...

Officers on lookout for unbuckled motorists

Jamestown police officers will be extra vigilant next week during the Click It or Ticket campaign that runs from Monday, March 17, through Sunday, March 23. More...

NECAP released: Students continue to excel

Jamestown eighth-graders are the most proficient writers in the state, according to results from the fall 2013 New England Common Assessment Program. More...

Landscape professionals collaborate

A new business specializing in landscape design is up and running for local residents. More...

Ready to rescue

Police Officer James Chaves and registered nurse Marianne Stepanian with the police department’s new automated external defibrillator. More...

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Tapping for sap begins at Hodgkiss Farm

People passing by North Road’s Hodgkiss Farm may have noticed tubing that runs between a number of the trees closest to the road, and wondered what they were seeing. More...

Lotz of speed

Jamestowner Phil Lotz took first place in the Viper 640 class with a one-point win over defending champion Brad Boston at the Bacardi Miami Sailing Week that ended on March 8. More...

Scammers target electrical customers

A regional scam involving National Grid customers in the Northeast has now reached Aquidneck and Conanicut islands, according to the attorney general’s office. More...

Documentary creators awarded $10K grant

Creators of a behind-the-scenes documentary of “Newport Nutcracker at Rosecliff” were recently awarded a $10,000 grant by the Froliech Foundation. More...

Ruggiero wants to continue generating green energy

With the support of environmentalists, developers and National Grid, state Rep. Deborah Ruggiero has introduced legislation to expand a program that encourages the development of renewable energy in Rhode Island. More...

Education bills divide union, school board

There are currently two pieces of legislation pending in the General Assembly that would have an impact on the interaction between local school boards and teachers. More...

Happy new year

Kindergarten students Fiona Wilk and Jade Infantolino share a wonton at the class’s Chinese New Year dinner last week. More...