March 9, 2006 RSS feed / News

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press?

Polly Hutcheson of Bayview Drive and her mother, Beechie Kampmann, a Jamestown summer resident, took the Press along on their visit to Kauai, Hawaii. They are under a banyan tree at the National Tropical Botanical Garden. More...

Unused grant money available to volunteer groups

During last month%27s Rhode Island Foundation presentation, Jamestowners were informed that for the past few years grant money which could help Jamestown%27s volunteer organizations has gone unused. More...

See islanders compete in swim meet

The Newport Wahoos and the South County Seals will compete in a swim meet Saturday, March 25, at 1 p.m. at the Newport County YMCA. More...

Jamestown elementary students' art on exhibit

Students of teachers Jan Kraus and Stephanie Pamula have had their artwork chosen to represent Melrose school to be displayed at the Newport Art Museum Coleman Center for Youth Art Month. More...

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press?

The Keen family, Mary, Martin, Charlie and Sydney, visited Nevis, West Indies, over the February school vacation. Behind them is the birthplace of Alexander Hamilton. More...

ADD expert to give talk at school awareness day'

The fourth annual Education Awareness Day will take place this Saturday, March 11, from 8 a.m. to noon. More...

Choristers perform Sunday

Under the direction of Jamestowner JoAnn Loewenthal, the Newport Navy Choristers will present a concert called "Music for Sunday Afternoon" at 4 p.m. this Sunday, March 12, at St. Barnabas Church in Portsmouth. More...

Town budget work sessions begin Tuesday at the library

The Town Council%27s first work session on a budget for the new fiscal year that begins on July 1 has been set for Tuesday, March 14, at 6 p.m. at the town library. More...

Young designers earn architecture badges

Girl Scout Troop 647, lead by Linda Faria and Ana Rosa, chose local architectural firm Ron DiMauro Architects as the site to earn their troop%27s architecture badge. Leader Pam Storey did not attend the session. More...

Small business help topic at next chamber breakfast

The Jamestown Chamber of Commerce will continue its Winter Breakfast Series on Thursday, March 23, with "RI Small Business Assistance" as the topic. More...

Island chorus donates music CDs to library

The Jamestown Community Chorus exists to promote and provide an outlet for choral singing in the Jamestown community. As a part of this commitment, during the past nine years, the chorus has donated almost 60 compact discs to the Jamestown library. More...

Free tax filing help available

For the 24th consecutive year, free tax 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...

Beavertail in the snow

Leigh, Allie, and Angus Gribble took a walk at the Beavertail Lighthouse last Thursday during the snowstorm. More...

100 people attend north-enders' landfill presentation

Signaling for a new era of cooperation and finding of a suitable site for the town garage were among elements of the public forum conducted Sunday by the North End Concerned Citizens. More...

DEM gets 453 letters on highway barn site

By Dotti Farrington

State Department of Environmental Management officials are evaluating 453 letters they have received from townspeople in response to the Town Council%27s Feb. More...

Surrealist topic of museum lunch series

Next up in the Lunch with the Artist series at the Newport Art Museum is a discussion on Joan Mir. More...

Spring is just around the corner; 11 more days

No kidding. The weather is getting warmer. In just 11 days, at precisely 1:26 p.m., spring will officially begin. This year%27s vernal equinox occurs on March 20. More...

Realtors offer two scholarships

The Newport County Board of Realtors is offering two $1,000 scholarships to collegebound high school seniors residing in Newport County regardless of which local high school they attend. More...

Casting call for movie

Starstruck? Ready for a new and exciting career? Walt Disney Studios and Spyglass Entertainment will hold an open casting call for background performers in the upcoming film "Underdog," which will be partially filmed in Rhode Island. More...

Islander receives volunteer award

Washington Trust presented awards to 17 of its employees in recognition of their community service and company spirit during the bank%27s recent Employee Fest at the Crowne Plaza in Warwick. More...

Public hearing set on Cedar Lane subdivision

By Michaela Kennedy

The Planning Commission met last week to continue preliminary review of the Cedar Lane nine-lot subdivision. More...

Bible study group plans spring brunch

The Jamestown Chapel%27s Women%27s Bible Study Fellowship Group will hold a "Spring Fling," brunch on Wednesday, March 15, from 10 a.m. to noon at the home of Linda Faria, 31 Dory St. More...

Town Hall design approved by zoning board

The Zoning Board of Review unanimously approved the town application for variances and special use permits for the additions and renovations to the existing Town Hall at 93 Narragansett Ave. More...

Saints honored at parish supper

The St. Mark Knights of Columbus, Council 9197 will sponsor its second annual Saints Patrick and Joseph Parish Dinner on Saturday, March 18, in the St. Mark Church Hall, on Narragansett Avenue, from 6 to 8 p.m. More...

Business students eligible for scholarships

The Jamestown Chamber of Commerce is offering two $500 scholarships to any Jamestown resident who wants to study business. More...

Sailing lessons ahead!

The Conanicut Island Sailing Foundation has announced the two winners of the Learn to Sail Program. Kaan Kurt and Lucy Jones will attend the Conanicut Yacht Club%27s Junior Program this summer. More...

Share your old bridge memories

The Jamestown Historical Society is seeking anecdotes or family stories about the old Jamestown bridge. More...