September 22, 2005 RSS feed / News

Town forest cleanup day this Saturday

At the Sept. 20 meeting of the Town Tree Preservation and Protection Committee, Vice Chairwoman Judy DiBello urged members to remind residents that the Town Forest Volunteer Cleanup Day is at 8:30 a.m. this coming Saturday, Sept. 24. More...

Rockin’ for a cause Members of Rhode Kill (above) — Chris Holmes, Tyler Thran and Nate Wigton — rocked the crowd at the PAC Club last weekend to benefit the victims of Hurricane Katrina. More...

JYC fall series race results

Race number three of the Jamestown Yacht Club Fall Series was held Sunday, Sept. 18. The following are the results: More...

Free hazardous waste disposal service in Newport on Oct. 1

Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation is accepting appointments for its special Eco-Depot household hazardous waste collection in Newport. The collection is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 1, at Newport Grand, 150 Admiral Kalbfus Road from 8 a.m. More...

The Island Garden

In my early morning forays for coffee at the corner deli I have More...

Charity sail race coming Oct. 1

On Saturday, Oct. 1, Sail Newport will hold its fifth annual charity race around Jamestown. In recent years Sail Newport has raised more than $100,000 for 9/11 relief efforts. More...

Jack O’Lantern Jog runs again

The Jamestown Parks & Recreation Department has announced that the 17th annual Jack O’Lantern Jog will be held on Sunday, Oct. 30, beginning at 1 p.m. More...

Chamber announces new executive director

The Jamestown Chamber of Commerce has announced the hiring of a new Executive Director, Elizabeth Mullen. Mullen has a long tenure working in hospitality, Web design, and non-profit and business administration. More...

Blessing of the pets Oct. 2

St. Matthew’s Parish will hold its annual Blessing of the Animals after the 10 a.m. service on Sunday, Oct. 2, on the front lawn by the old beech tree. Pets of all denominations and their owners are welcome to attend. More...

A.G. Lynch criticizes council for not joining in LNG suit

Town Council president responds

During the past week, in a letter to Town Council President David Long and in a press release, State Attorney General Patrick Lynch scolded Jamestown officials for not joining financially with other Narragansett Bay communities in a lawsuit as part o More...

Library to hold first ‘Food for Fines’ days

The Trustees of the Jamestown Philomenian Library have authorized the library’s first “Food for Fines” Days from Sunday, Sept. 25 to Sunday, Oct. 9. More...

Conservation panel commits to working with the Town Council on deer problem

The Conservation Commission at its Sept. 13 meeting discussed its commitment to working with the new Town Council to establish a pro-active position on the issue of deer overpopulation and herd management. More...

Town Hall Records

The following construction permits were filed recently in Town Hall: More...

Celebrate the pumpkin in October

This year has been a very productive growing year at the Jamestown Community Farm and this is especially true of the pumpkins. The farm has hundreds of healthy orange, big and little pumpkins. What to do? More...

Mushroom identification walk at bird sanctuary

The Norman Bird Sanctuary in Middletown will host a Mushroom Walk on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. led by Dr. Roger Goos, a mycologist from the University of Rhode Island. More...

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press? Grant and Steven Grossman recently took the Press to England where they read it at the Brighton Pier, looking toward Jamestown. The Grossmans are weekend residents of Jamestown. More...

A guide to the eight great trees of Jamestown

In a town like Jamestown, filled with trees of all shapes and hues, it’s hard to pick favorites. More...

Digging in for education Members of the board at St. Michael’s School break ground for a new school building on the Newport property. Jamestowners included in the ceremony are Jill Roosa, Lorie Sardelli, David Howe, and Paul Boghossian. More...

‘Empty Bowls’ dinner will benefit local food banks

Everyone is invited to a dinner on Nov. 4, where 300 bowls of soup will be served and $5,000 will be raised and donated to various food banks in this area. More...

Gallery opens new exhibit

The public is invited to an opening reception featuring the original oil paintings, including new works of Jamestown, of internationally known artist David Schock on Friday, Sept. 23, from 5 to 8 p.m. More...

Town Meetings

Monday, September 26 7 p.m., library: regular meeting of the Town Council. More...

Brennan accepts winnings School Committee member William “Bucky” Brennan accepts a check for $1,000 from Cox Communications for winning the Mayor’s Challenge bicycling race, held last June in Providence. More...

Many programs of interest to teens at the library

Six months after beginning her position as the children’s librarian at the Jamestown library, Rowena Burke maintains her opinion of the island’s youth: “They’re still really polite,” she said. More...