April 20, 2006 RSS feed / News

Poster contest winners

Five Jamestown students were named winners in the annual Youth Art Month Poster Contest sponsored by the Rhode Island Art Educator's Association. From left are Benjamin Stewart, Jan Trousilek, Raeshelle DeValerio, Audrey Tuttle, and Olivia White. More...

Kozel takes silver medal in fencing

Team championships for the New England Division of the U. S. Fencing Association were held on Saturday and Sunday, March 25 and 26, at Prise de Fer Fencing Club in North Billerica, Mass. More...

Musings

Wouldn't it be easier if weddings were more like funerals? More...

The old Jamestown Bridge center span comes down with an explosive splash

Jamestown Bridge Project Manager Dick Zellen and Project Superintendent John McNulty of Cashman Equipment Corporation of Boston were all smiles Tuesday afternoon. More...

Town receives 'mini-grant' in support of Earth Day Shoreline Cleanup this Saturday

The state Department of Environmental Management has approved a mini-grant for $200 worth of materials to be used in the Earth Day Shoreline Cleanup set for April 22, Conservation Commission Chairman Christopher Powell announced last week. More...

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 fundraising event. More...

Library Friends plan annual meeting

The Friends of the Jamestown Library have announced that their speaker for their annual meeting will be the artistic director of Trinity Repertory Company, Curt Columbus. The program will be held on Wednesday, June 14, at 7 p.m. at the library. More...

Volunteers needed for island boards, committees

Town officials are looking for volunteers to fill vacancies on six committees and boards. More...

Arbor Day celebrated next Friday with planting

The Quononoquott Garden Club and the island's Tree Protection and Preservation Commission will join forces Friday, April 28, at 10 a.m. for a celebration of Arbor Day. More...

Parker attends research conference

Morgan Parker, a Jamestown resident and a senior in the College of Arts and Sciences studying history at American University, participated in American University's College of Arts and Sciences Ann Robyn Mathias Student Research Conference, on April 1 More...

This week in Island history

Compiled by Sue Maden Week of April 20

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...

Local resident earns private pilot certificate

Jamestown resident Adam Sugalski recently earned his private pilot certificate as a student studying aviation/flight operations at Daniel Webster College, Nashua, N.H. More...

No-discharge law will not be repealed

Harbor panel has busy agenda as boating season nears

"The General Assembly has embraced the idea. Unless they change their mind for some reason, the no-discharge law will be in effect as of June 1," said Harbor Management Commission Chairman Mike de Angeli at the panel's April 12 meeting. More...

Frostbiters finish winter sailing series

The Shellback dinghy frostbiters held their last races for the winter series this past Easter weekend on Saturday morning under warm sunny skies and 5to 10-knot southwest winds. More...

Two $500 scholarships offered by women's club

The Jamestown Women's Club will award $500 scholarships to two high school seniors who are going to further their education. More...

Island resident helps organize music and arts festival at URI

Jamestowner Jackie Richardson is one of the organizers of the 2006 Living Proof Music and Arts Festival. More...

Bank Newport wants your old cell phones

In recognition of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, BankNewport is conducting a cell phone collection for Prevent Child Abuse Rhode Island now through Mother's Day weekend. More...

Curves and Scouts join forces for good

Members of Curves in Jamestown recently gathered some 749 pounds of food for the Jamestown Food Pantry. At the Curves facility are local Girl Scouts who helped to bag and transport the items to the pantry. Photo by Andrea vonHohenleiten More...

Register now for girls' softball play

The Parks & Recreation Department is currently accepting girls' softball registrations for the upcoming season. Forms are available at Baker's Pharmacy and online at www.jamestownri.net/rec/rec.html. More...

Jamestown baseball update

Registrations for rookie league, 7and 8-year-olds, and instructional league, 5to 6-yearolds, will continue to be accepted until Friday, April 28. More...

Puffs of smoke outline the old Jamestown Bridge Tuesday morning just before the center span fell into Narragansett Bay. Photo by Soozie Sundlun of East Greenwich Photo and Studio More...

Hockey players wrap up season

The Newport Whalers finished their season of hockey recently. Players from Jamestown include from left, Talley Larkin, Kaleigh Rooney, Charlie Tregenza, Jack Tregenza, and Madison Tregenza. More...

Vacation week tree program at library

The RI Tree Council will sponsor a program on Johnny Appleseed at the Jamestown library on Friday, April 21, at 2 p.m. More...

Solicitor upholds open forum rulings for town council meetings

Town Solicitor Lauriston Parks has re-affirmed previous local and state advisories against comments by public officials in response to residents' comments during the open forums of public meetings. More...

Island doctor acquitted of charges

Dr. Russel J. Aubin, 40, of Jamestown, was acquitted of a second-degree sexual assault charge, April 11, in Kent County Superior Court. More...

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press?

Sadie (left) and Nathan Housberg (right) of Jamestown tore up the slopes at Mont Tremblant in Qubec, Canada, during their recent spring break. More...

A great day for a kite

Ed Doherty and his daughter Madeline flew a kite at the Watson Farm Tuesday morning as they waited to see the destruction of the old Jamestown Bridge center span. Photo by Vic Richardson More...

Time to register for summer playground programs

Registration for the recreation department's Summer Playground Program at Ft. Getty has begun. More...