March 23, 2006 RSS feed / News

North end residents attend conference

Members of the North End Concerned Citizens attended Environmental Action 2006: Helping Residents Create Environmentally Sustainable Communities, the 20th Conference of Toxics Action Center, co-sponsored by New England Grassroots Environmental Fund a More...

Garden plants needed for annual sale

The Quononoquott Garden Club is preparing for their upcoming May 20 Plant Sale and is looking for gardeners who might have perennials to share with the club for this annual fundraising event. More...

Good citizens honored at Lawn school

The following students at the Lawn Avenue School were nominated as "good citizens" for being helpful and kind to others in the community: More...

This is the time of the year when special-interest groups and our legislators are scrambling to change Rhode Island%27s General Laws. More...

Notes from the Town Administrator

The Jamestown Press has generously offered me the opportunity to provide occasional reports to Jamestowners about community issues before your town government. More...

Coast Guard, Army Corps have concerns about LNG

The U.S. Coast Guard and Army Corps of Engineers have reported concerns that could affect the ability of the Hess Company%27s Weaver Cove Energy to build its proposed $250 million liquefied natural gas terminal in Fall River, Mass. More...

Drivers needed for Soap Box Derby on May 13

The 11th Annual All American Newport Lions Soap Box Derby will take place on Saturday, May 13, on Memorial Boulevard in Newport. The rain date is Sunday, May 14. Racing begins at 9 a.m. More...

Green Up Day at the ball fields is this Saturday

There will be a special Green Up Day at the middle school baseball field on Saturday, March 25, from 9 a.m. to noon. More...

Town Meetings

Thursday, March 23 6 p.m., library: a Town Council budget work session. More...

March 31st deadline for old bridge memories

Time is running out for the old Jamestown Bridge and for your chance to share your memories of the old structure. The Jamestown Historical Society is seeking anecdotes or family stories about the old Jamestown bridge. More...

The science of tennis Alessandra Antonelli of Jamestown, a student at the Rocky Hill School, presents her project on how she was improving her tennis skills. Her presentation was made at the school's recent science fair. More...

There's lots on tap for TV turn off week

TV Turn-Off Week is now underway through Tuesday, March 28, with events being held at Melrose school and the Jamestown library. More...

Learn to use historical information resource at library

Ancestry Plus, a Web site that has scores of information that can be used in genealogical research, is available free of charge at the Jamestown library. More...

St. Mark girls win state CYO title

St. Mark of Jamestown captured the Diocese of Providence CYO Girls Open Division Championship on Sunday defeating previously undefeated St. Theresa of Tiverton 34-27 at LaSalle Academy in Providence. More...

Planning panel discusses zoning updates

Commission elects new officers

The Planning Commission voted on new officers and committee appointments at its March 15 meeting, and also talked about considerations for updating the Zoning Ordinance. More...

Free posters available to businesses

All employers must post specific information to educate their employees on their rights and privileges. More...

Conservation Commission reviews trails, boating facilities

At its March 14 meeting, the Conservation Commission discussed trails, residential boating facilities, and money for the annual Earth Day Shore Cleanup slated for April 22. More...

Honor society inductee

Michelle LeVasseur of Jamestown was recently inducted into the Beta Xi Phi chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society at New England Institute of More...

NKHS class of 1996 planning August reunion

Members of the North Kingstown High School class of 1996 will have their 10th reunion on Saturday, Aug. 12, at the Landing in Newport. More...

The Island Garden

It%27s about time to start your seeds! Now that spring is More...

NK parent hopes towns will share special education services

A member of the Special Education Local Advisory Committee (SELAC) from the town of North Kingstown addressed the School Committee at their March 16 session, asking the Jamestown board to consider sharing special education services with the neighbori More...

60 years later and he still hates garlic

My father is a retired Marine Corps colonel who served in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. He has many "sea stories" from his 30 years of service, and one of his favorite ones, tells his reason for hating garlic to this day: More...

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press?

Don Miller reads the Press in Auckland during his recent trip to New Zealand. More...

Lecture features van derWal

The Audubon Society of Rhode Island will host Newport photographer and Jamestowner Onne van der Wal, who will recount his journey to Russia%27s wild places through breathtaking photographs. More...

Plant a Seed

Spring is here, time to clean our home head to toe. Brush off old address books all the ones that mean the most to us even if we see them everyday or once a year. Renew old friendships. More...

Crossing West Passage

Construction of the concrete piers for the old Jamestown Bridge in the late 1930s. Photo courtesy Jamestown Historical Society More...

CIAA offers local art scholarships

The Conanicut Island Art Association will offer a total of $3,000 in scholarship grants to graduating high school seniors. More...

Rabies clinic scheduled for April 1 at fire station

There will be a rabies vaccination clinic on Saturday, April 1, from 11 a.m. to noon at the fire station. More...

Swain files for new trial and appeal

Judge will hear motion for a new trial today

David Swain, 50, a former Jamestown town councilman has filed two motions in a civil lawsuit that was decided against him by jurors last month in Superior Court in Providence. More...