February 16, 2006 RSS feed / News

Animal Shelter update: Progress!

Although it appears progress has slowed on the shelter, looks are deceiving. More...

Free tax preparation assistance offered locally

For the 24th consecutive year, free tax preparation assistance will be provided to older taxpayers as well as low-income people through the Tax Counseling for the Elderly and Volunteers in Tax Assistance programs. More...

Update on battle over expanding LNG tanker traffic

Several decisions in recent weeks make it seem like plans for liquefied natural gas tankers to travel up Narragansett Bay to Fall River, Mass., are full speed ahead, but recently filed court actions may slow or stop them. More...

New information decreases proposed school budget

At the Feb. 9 School Committee Work Session, Superintendent Katherine Sipala trimmed the proposed budget’s bottom line by $35,829. This means the new budget will increase by 5.24 percent, instead of 5.6 percent, in the new fiscal year. More...

Sea shanties coming to the library in March

On Sunday, March 5, at 2 p.m. at the library, Everett Brown will be the featured artist. He will perform sea shanties More...

New rector welcomed to St. Matthew’s

The parishioners of St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church welcomed The Reverend Kevin M. Lloyd as their new rector on Sunday, Feb. 5. More...

Snow job Art Baynes runs the snowblower on Hamilton Avenue during the snowstorm on Sunday. Photo by Vic Richardson More...

Jamestown students are named to college dean’s lists

The following Jamestown students were named to the dean’s list for the fall 2005 semester at their respective colleges and universities: More...

Stephanie Hryzn wins UPS Scholarship Award

United Parcel Service awarded a $2,750 scholarship to islander Stephanie L. Hryzn, a junior majoring in sociology at the University of Tampa in Tampa, Fla. The UPS scholar was nominated by her school. More...

Kyle Biddick is candidate for Presidential Scholar Program

Kyle Biddick of Jamestown and a senior at Portsmouth Abbey School has been invited to participate in the Presidential Scholar Program. More...

Jury seated in wrongful death lawsuit trial in Providence

The civil trial charging former Jamestown Town Councilman David Swain, a professional scuba diver, with the “wrongful death and the crime of intentional killing” of Shelley Arden Tyre, his wife of seven years, a private school principal and also a di More...

Grants available for nonprofit groups working to benefit Jamestown community

The Jamestown Community Fund, established five years ago at the Rhode Island Foundation, is seeking applications for programs and projects developed by nonprofit organizations located in and working for the benefit of Jamestown. More...

Conservation Commission reviews deer management recommendations

Wildlife Committee Chairman Christopher Savastano sat in on the Conservation Commission’s Feb.13 meeting to discuss questions and details stemming from a two-page report on the committee’s deer management recommendations to the Town Council. More...

Jamestown baseball news

Jamestown parents can register players in one of two ways: online at www.jamestownri.com/baseball (download a form and then mail in with registration fee), and live registrations on Wednesday, Feb. 22, and Wednesday, March 1 from 5 to 7 p.m. More...

Master composter, recycler program offered at URI

The University of Rhode Island and the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corp. will launch the second edition of a training program for local residents interested in becoming experts at composting and recycling. More...

Your memories of the old Jamestown bridge are wanted for history

The Jamestown Historical Society wants your memories of the old Jamestown Bridge before the superstructure is demolished in May. More...

Old bridge will become one of only a few cold-water reefs

Scientists plan to monitor reef’s success in rebuilding the fish population

In an ironic reincarnation, the Jamestown Bridge, which once provided a safe passage across Narragansett Bay’s West Passage, will soon provide a safe home for marine life deep below the ocean’s surface. More...