March 30, 2006 RSS feed / News

The Island Garden

Last weekend, I was working in the cool greenhouse, where More...

Time to play ball; baseball registrations end tomorrow

This is the final week of registration for Jamestown baseball. More...

URI to hold largest-ever job fair

More than 85 companies and organizations will be at the Career and Job Fair 2006 at the University of Rhode Island%27s Ryan Center on Wednesday, April 5. More...

VIP named

The Rocky Hill School lower school named their VIP students for the month of January. Named to the VIP list from Jamestown More...

Judge denies Swain new trial

The evidence was substantial and the punitive damages awarded may have been too little, Superior Court Associate Justice Patricia A. More...

Officials break ground Monday for water tower

Town Administrator Bruce Keiser invited all town officials and residents to the groundbreaking ceremonies Monday, April 3, More...

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press?

John Collins, Jay Thompson, Jack and Mary Brittain, Peter and Betty McGuirl, May Munger, Bob Horne, Elaine Buchanan, Holly Collins, Bill Munger, Charlie and Arlene Petit all recently enjoyed a cruise to the Caribbean Islands of St. Thomas, St. More...

Senior project details at PTSO meeting

The North Kingstown High School Parent Teacher Student Organization (PTSO) will hold its next meeting on Thursday, April 6, at 7 p.m. in the school%27s media center. Teacher Marianne Kirby will be the guest, and she will discuss the senior project. More...

Bridge presentation to be broadcast on cable

Tom Kelly, who videotapes Jamestown meetings and events for his Kelly Vision public access program on Cox cable channel 13, taped the presentation by the state Department of Transportation on the upcoming demolition of the old Jamestown Bridge. More...

General Assembly passes municipal court legislation

A local court for Jamestown is a distinct possibility now that bills to enable the town to establish a municipal court have passed both sides of the General Assembly. More...

Voters asked to update info on mail-in form

Last week, all registered voters in Rhode Island received a mailing from the secretary of state%27s office asking them to confirm their voter information currently on file. More...

Expired variance re-approved by board

At its March 28 meeting, the Zoning Board of Review reapproved an application for a variance that was approved on Oct. 23, 2001 and was allowed to lapse before construction could be completed. More...

The robots are ready for competition

It is a "race to the finish" for the students from the Lawn Avenue School as final preparations are underway for Robotics Park scheduled for this Saturday, April 1. More...

Rabies shots available for island dogs, cats at clinic this Saturday

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

Post office receives top customer service ranking

The Jamestown post office recently earned a five-star rating as part of the U.S. Postal Service%27s new Five Star Customer Service Program. 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...

Make your dog

Can%27t you hear it? "I%27m going to be number one." "No, I am." "No, I am." In a state were our residents are fixated with low license plate numbers, how can we not expect the same behavior from our dogs? Well, we have it, Jamestown dog license No. More...

Garden plants needed for annual sale

The Quononoquott Garden Club is preparing for its upcoming May 20 plant sale and is looking for gardeners who might have perennials to share with the club for this annual fund-raising event. More...

Cub Scouts race in Pinewood Derby

Jamestown Cub Scout Pack 1 raced fast cars in their annual Pinewood Car Derby over the weekend. More...

Luck o' the Irish

Shannon Buss, with daughter Molly, and Capt. Joe McEnness of the Newport Museum of Irish History presented teacher Maureen McGuirl with several books on Ireland last week to be kept in the Lawn Avenue School library. More...

Topp on dean's list at Johnson & Wales

Justin Topp of Jamestown was named to the dean%27s list at Johnson & Wales University for the 2006 winter term. More...

Theater and performing arts awards offered

The Jamestown Community Theatre will present two $1,000 awards to graduating high school seniors for achievement in theater and performing arts. More...

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press?

Michele Egan took the Press to the Acropolis in Athens, Greece, when she was there in February for a sales meeting with her company, American Power Conversion. More...

Art scholarships offered for students

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

Council approves liquor license transfer

Sitting as the Alcoholic Beverage Licensing Board, the Town Council Monday approved the transfer of the retail liquor license for Jean Page, Inc., doing business as Page%27s Liquors at 30 Southwest Ave., to the newly incorporated Varsha Inc., to do b More...

Free program on Lyme disease

On Tuesday, April 11, Thomas E. Forschner, the executive director of the Lyme Disease Foundation, will present a program on Lyme disease at the Jamestown library at 7 p.m. More...

Aubin sexual assault trial underway in Kent County

A Jamestown doctor is on trial in Kent County Superior Court for allegedly fondling a patient who was having knee surgery. More...

Births

Dickinson A son, Brayden John Dickinson, was born Feb. 21, 2006 at Women and Infants%27 Hospital to Jane (Seymour) and Blake Dickinson of Saunderstown. More...

Girls' softball registration underway

The Jamestown Parks & Recreation Department is accepting Girl%27s Softball registrations for the upcoming season. More...

Melrose students hold food drive

Melrose Avenue School students will participate in Hunger Awareness Week by undertaking a school-wide service learning project to collect food for the needy. The project will run from April 3 to 11 during which students will hold a food drive. More...

Spring ahead with time change

Daylight Savings Time officially begins this Sunday, April 2. Before you go to bed Saturday night, set all your clocks ahead one hour to coincide with the semi-annual time shift. More...

Online survey

The new Web site survey at www.jamestownpress.com asks the following question: More...

Free trees offered to Jamestown homeowners

Jamestown has a tree-planting program that provides homeowners with a tree planted in front of their house for free. More...