June 16, 2016 RSS feed / News

Belting out Broadway tunes

Music teacher Karyn Kauffman directs the Lawn School fifth- and sixth-grade chorus last week as students sign a tune from the Broadway hit “Cats.” More...

Congratulations North Kingstown Class of 2016

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Preppy Pig construction behind schedule

We need more time, Preppy Pig owner Jason Pannone told the Jamestown Town Council Tuesday night.  The special council meeting was scheduled to accommodate the restaurant, but Pannone said construction is going slower than expected. More...

TOWN MEETINGS

Thursday, June 16 6 p.m., the traffic committee will meet at Town Hall Tuesday, June 21 More...

The Chickadee’s Guide to Gardening

I GREW up thinking little of plants. I was interested in snakes and turtles, then insects and, eventually, birds. Now I like plants. But I still like the life they create even more. More...

Kick up your heels

ABOVE: Scottish dancing at the senior center Friday were Joan Lawson, from left, Marsha Gutierrez, Susanne Vieira and Jim Casalegno. The classes are taught by B.J. Whitehouse. More...

Lady Rams, Jamestown women finish 4th in national sailing championship

Rachel Bryer, Fiona Christie sailed for URI at May 24 race

Two Jamestown students from the University of Rhode Island helped the Rams sail to a fourth-place finish at the national championship on San Diego Bay. Thirty-six teams from across the country competed in four days of racing beginning May 24. More...

Town attorney named chamber’s executive director

Monique Paquin has been hired as executive director of the Jamestown Chamber of Commerce.  Paquin, 27, will replace Aileen Flath, who accepted a job in health care after 13 months as director.  More...

A glorious view

Zack Turillo, left, and Aidan Regan capture the sunset Friday at Head’s Beach in the Jamestown Shores. More...

Where in the world?

A group of women who met at the Jamestown’s Carr School in 1951 took The Press to Bluemont Vineyard in Virginia. More...

Deckhands needed to crew SSV Perry

Licensed deckhands are needed to crew the 200-foot SSV Oliver Hazard Perry, the country’s first full-rigged tall ship to be built in more than a century. More...

Jamestowner is N. Kingstown valedictorian

Simmons heads class that includes 31 local graduating students

Jamestown’s Noah Simmons, a Skipper who competed in sailing, swimming and soccer, delivered the valedictory address when North Kingstown High School had its 111th graduation exercise at the University of Rhode Island’s Ryan Center. More...

Schools honor dozens of students

Thirty-five Jamestown residents were named to the dean’s list for the spring 2016 semester at the University of Rhode Island. Students must maintain a minimum 3.3 GPA to be eligible.  More...

And the winners are . . .

Nine students from Melrose and Lawn schools were honored by the Jamestown Rotary Club for their essays. The theme of the contest was “Being the Change” to make the world a better place. More...

They’ve gone to the dogs

Family of five sets up foster home for Labs

The Bush family on Clinton Avenue understands that a short time is enough to fall in love with a furry face.  According to Michelle Bush, the family is fostering its 20th dog, including 10 puppies from four different litters. More...

Swan 42s finish at top of IRC class

A decade of tooth-and-nail racing in the Swan 42 class proved beneficial for Jamestown’s Paul Zabetakis and rival Chris Culver at the New York Yacht Club’s 162th annual regatta. More...

Blessing of the fleet

  ABOVE: Jamestown clergymen Kevin Lloyd, Kurt Satherlie and Ron Brassard prepare for the blessing of the fleet at East Ferry Saturday afternoon. With them is Bill Munger, owner of Conanicut Marine. More...

Buzzing abounds at North Main Road farm

Amid a sea of sunflowers, partridge pea and lavender hyssops growing on Godena Farm, you hear a faint buzz. It’s the sound of bees hard at work — and proof of a healthy landscape.  More...

Nearly 20K pounds of trash collected from shoreline

Just as beach season begins, the Ocean Conservancy has released its 2016 trash index, the world’s largest database of debris collected from coastlines around the globe.  More...

Summer exercises available for seniors

Seniors suffering with balance, breathing or boredom can choose from a spattering of exercises being offered this summer at the senior center. More...