March 16, 2006 RSS feed / News

Building materials for sale by habitat group

South County Habitat for Humanity will hold a warehouse clearance sale on Friday and Saturday, March 17-18, at 1555 Shannock Rd. in Charlestown. The sale will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Egg-citing lessons learned

Grade 4 students participated in the recent egg drop contest, which had them dropping eggs surrounded by polyhedron packages from a height of 40 feet. More...

'Fancy cancels' from Jamestown

The Jamestown Historical Society was recently given two locally mailed envelopes with "fancy cancels." More...

The Island Garden

It%27s time to start thinking about starting the seeds for your garden More...

Play ball! Sign up for baseball now

Time to register for Jamestown baseball teams. Parents can register players by downloading a form from www.jamestownri.com and then mail it in with the appropriate fee. More...

Driver sentenced for accident that killed island teen

After more than two years, the driver of the car in which then 17year-old Jamestown resident Maegan Harpool was killed has been sentenced and will serve prison time. More...

Hear about America's Cup 2007 at luncheon

America%27s Cup 2007 Race Officer Peter Reggio will speak at a Sail Newport luncheon on Wednesday, March 22, at noon at the Atlantic Beach Club. More...

Four days and counting: spring arrives on Monday

Crocuses are blooming, the ospreys are due back, and windbreakers are beginning to replace parkas. Surely top-down convertibles will be the next indication that the darkest season has passed. In just four days, at precisely 1:26 p.m. More...

Last call for your old bridge memories

Time is running out for the old Jamestown Bridge and for your chance to share your memories of the old structure. More...

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press?

Paul Andrews, left, of Jamestown recently visited the town of Why, Ariz. Why, Why? "Basically, we drove to Why for no reason. More...

Everyone's Irish on St. Paddy's Day

Whether the name is Flynn or Quinn, Farrelly or Feeney, or even Bernstein, everyone gets a little swept up in the festivities in honor of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. Tomorrow is March 17 and St. Patrick%27s Day is here. Erin Go Bragh! More...

Islanders on dean's list

+ Laura Christine Hamilton of Jamestown was named to the dean%27s list at Roanoke College in Salem, Va., for the fall 2005 semester. More...

Missouri school honors Brownell

Barbara Brownell, a Jamestown native now living in Missouri, was recently named Teacher of the Year at Nipher Middle School in St. Louis. More...

Lussier wins Erma Bombeck writing award

Weekly columnist for the Providence Journal and Jamestowner Rita Lussier has won first place in the Global/Human Interest category in the Erma Bombeck Writing Competition. More...

Visitors needed for children, seniors

Child and Family Services is looking for volunteers to serve as %27Friendly Visitors%27 More...

Zarlengo named to national AARP board

Phil Zarlengo of Jamestown was named of the Board of Directors for the American Association of Retired Persons, at the board%27s recent meeting in Washington, D.C. More...

Rollerskating night for teens; adult help is needed

The Jamestown Teen Center is planning a trip to Ocean Skates in Narragansett for a night of rollerskating on Friday, March 24, from 6 to 10 p.m. More...

Teen opportunity night planned forWednesday

The Jamestown Teen Center invites all local teens to attend its "Caf Night" on Wednesday, March 22, from 4 to 8 p.m. More...

Shelter News Our roofers are back! Saturday morning we were happy to see Bob, the roofer, walk into Paws & Claws. More...

Lady Warriors post best season in school's history

The Jamestown Middle School girls%27 basketball team recently completed its most successful season ever in league play. More...

Northenders' wells root of contentious council meeting

None of the five Town Council members attempted to amend Monday%27s meeting agenda to allow discussion of the emotionallycharged issues arising from the discovery of four tainted water wells on the north end of the island earlier this month. More...

Need help with taxes? Go to the library

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...

This week in Island history

Week of March 16

The news of 10 and 15 years ago is from the Jamestown Press. The news of 25, 50, 75, and 100 years ago from the Newport Daily News comes from the collection of the Newport Historical Society. More...

Seniors receive gift

State legislators Sen. Teresa Paiva Weed and Rep. Bruce Long presented a legislative grant check for $7,500 to the Friends of the Jamestown Seniors. Accepting for the seniors were Bruce Livingston and Charlotte Richardson. More...

Council hears from island youth on need for teen center

Eight local youths scored high Monday night for a presentation with dignity and decorum as they invited the Town Council to join them for their first "Caf Night" program next Wednesday, March 22, from 4 to 8 p.m. More...

Events scheduled for TV turn off week

TV Turn-Off Week will take place in Jamestown from Wednesday, March 22, through Tuesday, March 28, with events being held at Melrose school and the Jamestown library. More...

Bridge demolition forum Wednesday at Melrose school

The public forum on the blasting schedule for the old Jamestown Bridge demolition will be conducted Wednesday, March 22, at 7 p.m. at the Melrose School. More...