April 6, 2006 RSS feed / News

Ferret and friends

Channy Neale and Samantha Bucklin waited to get their ferret vaccinated against rabies at the island%27s annual rabies clinic held Saturday at the fire station. More...

Winners of 'bridge memories' announced

The Jamestown Historical Society Bridge Memories contest ended March 31 with four winners selected. More...

Swim honors

Jessica Rudman, 11, was recently voted the South County YMCA Junior Seal of the Year. She has placed in many swim meets this season. Ben Rudman and Teddy Roberts, also on the Seals, were recognized for their More...

St. Mark girls finish basketball season 15-3

In the first round of the New England CYO tournament last Saturday, Saint Mark defeated Vermont state champion Saint Francis Xavier 40-24 at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston. St. More...

David Hockney topic of next museum talk

Only two or three living artists have had paintings auctioned at or near the $3 million mark. David Hockney, whose exhibition of portraits is currently at Boston%27s Museum of Fine Arts, is one of them. More...

Jillian Barber will discuss her career in ceramics

Island artist Jillian Barber will discuss her work during a talk on Wednesday, April 12, at 7 p.m. in the library. More...

Computer and household hazardous waste collection Saturday

Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation will host two free special waste collections on Saturday, April 8, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Narragansett Town Beach. More...

Breaking ground

Officials were on hand Monday morning for the ceremonial picture of the ground breaking for the new water tower that will be built on Howland Avenue. The new tower will be erected next to the old one. Construction should be completed by late fall. More...

Carlisle scholarships available to islanders

The Jamestown Lions have announced plans to make the 11th annual award of the Carlisle scholarships. More...

Baseball and girls' softball news

Baseball registration for new major league players is now closed. Returning major league players need to submit their registrations by Friday, April 7, or risk losing their spots on the team. More...

Harsch pursues attorney general post

He steps aside from town solicitor duties

J. William W. Harsch, primary town solicitor for Jamestown, has stepped aside from several town assignments to pursue his Republican candidacy to unseat Democratic State Attorney General Patrick Lynch in the November election. More...

Chorus prepares for annual spring concert

Music director B. J. Whitehouse has put together an outstanding program of springtime music for the Jamestown Community Chorus%27 May concerts. More...

Fact book gives data about the state of children's lives

The latest copy of the annual report called the 2006 Rhode Island Kids Count Fact Book was released last week. More...

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press

Jennifer and Jensen Frey visited the Eiffel Tower as part of a trip to Paris in March. More...

The Island Garden

Ihope you enjoyed last weekend. In my part of Jamestown it was More...

Soccer season opens

The Jamestown Soccer Association opened the spring competitive season at the Eldred Avenue ball fields last Sunday under a blue sky and unusually warm weather. Jamestown is fielding five competitive teams this season. More...

Frostbiters enjoy warm spring weather

Six sailors showed up for dinghy racing on last Sunday%27s warm and sunny spring morning. More...

Home again

The ospreys last week returned to their nest at Marsh Meadows. The first order of business was building a nest on the new nesting platform. Photo by Deb Seger-Pini More...

Written reports confirm no contamination in two wells

Written reports from two independent laboritories confirmed this week that the Willises%27 private water well is free of cobalt. More...

Garden club opens season with tea

The first meeting of the Quononoquott Garden Club will be held on Monday, April 10, beginning at 11 a.m. at St. Matthew%27s Parish Hall. More...

Help plant trees at the town forest

Tree Warden David Nickerson and the Town Tree Preservation and Protection Commmittee invite all islanders to grab their gloves and shovels and join them at the Town Forest to help plant 300 native American seedling trees on Saturday, April 15, starti More...

NKHS earns recognition for counseling

The American School Counselors Association has announced that North Kingstown High School has been designated as a Recognized ASCA Model Program school and will be recognized during a special ceremony at ASCA%27s annual conference in Chicago, Ill., o More...

Grange plans membership drive

The Membership Committee of the Rhode Island state Grange will conduct a membership campaign with a Grange event that will take place for the month of April so that prospective members can be obtained to join the Grange in their local areas. More...

Time to register for girls' softball

The Parks and Recreation Department is currently accepting girls%27 softball registrations for the upcoming season. More...

Rabies clinic

Golden retriever Jake and Valen Coble await Jake%27s rabies vaccine at Saturday%27s clinic at the fire station. More...

Guest storyteller

Congressman Patrick Kennedy stopped by Melrose Avenue School on Tuesday morning to read "Sister Anne%27s Hands" to students in grades 2 and 3. The event was part of Reading Week. More...

FERC agrees to review revised plans for LNG port

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has agreed to review the revised plan for transporting liquefied natural gas through Narragansett Bay and related inland waterways. No date has been announced for the review. More...