January 12, 2006 RSS feed / News

Plant society lecture this Saturday in Bristol

The Rhode Island Wild Plant Society will host a slide lecture called “Discover our Vanishing Coastal Wildflowers” by author and ecologist Mario DiGregorio on Saturday, Jan. 14. More...

Mathieu, Henshall exchange vows

Jennifer Lynne Mathieu and Taylor Alan Henshall were married June 18, 2005 at Beavertail State Park with the Rev. Linda Forsberg officiating. A reception followed at the Quonset O Club in North Kingstown. More...

Library to get e-book service next week

The Jamestown library’s new online e-book service at http://riezone.lib.overdrive.com will give island residents access to popular e-books from any internet-connected computer. More...

Book discussion group meets Jan. 19

The Evening Book Discussion at the Jamestown library continues on Thursday, Jan. 19, at 7 p.m. with the novel “The Pickup” by Nadine Gordimer. More...

Teaching staff reductions considered at Lawn Avenue School

The School Committee last week discussed possible staff reductions for the coming year to further its efforts to bring the number of classrooms per grade in line with a shrinking student population. More...

First baseball information night slated for Jan. 26

The Jamestown Baseball Association will hold its first Parents’ Information Night at on Thursday, Jan. 26, at 7 p.m. at the police station conference room. More...

No new details on suspicious death

There is no further information being released in the Dec. 31 death of Maurice Grandmaison, 62, of the Jamestown Village apartments. More...

Lunch with the Artist features Fra Angelico

Fra Angelico, the Italian Renaissance artist best known for his spiritual portrayals of saints and angels, will be the topic of Lunch with the Artist on Tuesday, Jan. 17, at the Newport Art Museum. More...

Choristers looking for new members

The last chance to join the Newport Navy Choristers for the spring concert series is Tuesday, Jan. 17. Rehearsals begin each week at 6:15 p.m. at Quinn Lecture Room at the Naval War College. All voice ranges are welcome. More...

Town Meetings

Thursday, Jan. 12 7 p.m., library: the Wildlife Committee meets. More...

Planning panel continues development reviews

The Planning Commission at its Jan. 4 meeting approved a revised development plan for applicant Lino Corredora to construct a new house in a high groundwater table and impervious layer district. More...

The animal shelter is a go. After one year of planning, More...

Lynch has successful soccer season

The Rhode Island College men’s soccer team wrapped up their 2005 season with a 12-5-5 overall record, coming in second place in the Little East Conference. More...

Island athletes take home sports awards from N.K. high school

The North Kingstown High School Athletic Department held its Sports Awards Night Jan. 8 to present awards to student athletes who participated in fall sports. More...

Family services agency needs volunteers

Child & Family Services of Newport County is looking for a tutor for a female high school senior who needs help with history and English. She would be available after school or early evenings on Mondays or Wednesdays. More...

New shingles Workers install a new roof on the Narragansett Cafe Wednesday morning. The ’Gansett was damaged by fire last month and is expected to re-open in February. Photo by Jeff McDonough More...

NKHS parentteacher group meets tonight

The North Kingstown High School Parent Teacher Student Organization will hold its next meeting on Thursday, Jan. 12, at 7 p.m. in the high school’s Media Center. More...

Open rec practices for basketball league planned

The Recreation Department will hold open practices for everyone registered for the Rec Basketball League on Saturday, Jan. 14. More...

Give blood on Jan. 22

The island’s American Legion and VFW posts are teaming up to host a Blood Drive on Sunday, Jan. 22, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Holy Ghost Hall. More...

School janitor arrested on warrant for drug charge

Kevin J. Barrett, 43, of 75 Southwest Ave. was picked up on a Newport District Court warrant Jan. 10 at the Melrose Avenue School, where he serves as a janitor, police said. More...

Pennfield School concert tonight

The Pennfield School will hold its winter concert tonight at 7 p.m. More...

Flamenco coming to the library, ole!

The Friends of the Jamestown Library will bring a program of Latin guitar and flamenco dancing on Sunday, Feb. 5, at 2 p.m. More...

Chorus rehearsals begin for spring sing

The Jamestown Community Chorus will begin rehearsals for the spring concerts at the Central Baptist Church, 99 Narragansett Ave., in Jamestown, on Monday, Jan. 16, at 7 p.m. More...

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press? Helen Smith took the Press with her to St. Petersburg, Russia, in November. More...