April 27, 2006 RSS feed / News

Spring home cleaning the safe way

Spring finally is upon us, and with it comes sunshine, warmth, and an endless list of chores for many of us. More...

Propagating plants at home

There are three ways to propagate plants. The easiest is by spreading seeds, the next is to take cuttings, and the third way is to divide up roots. Each way has different techniques depending on the particular plant. More...

Use mulch to save water, control weeds

Given that we've had a very dry spring and are likely to have a dry summer, its time to be looking at mulches. There are many kinds. More...

Cleanup crew

Members of the Quononoquott Garden Club participated in the town's Earth Day cleanup by raking and cleaning the area around the town cemetery at the Four Corners. More...

The Island Garden

It's that time of year again when the garden rush is starting. More...

CYC invites sailors to J/22 Fleet 12 open house

An open house for sailors interested in the J/22 will be held at the Conanicut Yacht Club on Saturday, May 6, at 5 p.m. More...

Last chance for dog license No. 1! Has your dog been More...

Tree panel hung up with lack of quorum

The Town Tree Protection and Preservation Committee went a second month in a row with no quorum, hindering its ability to proceed with projects or vote on business matters. More...

Spring bird count planned for May 6

The 22nd annual Conanicut Island Spring Bird Count will be held on Saturday, May 6. More...

Council unhappy about ball field conditions at Lawn Avenue School

Town employees failed to meet an agreement made last October with school and baseball league volunteers about ball field maintenance because someone did not respond to an e-mail, according to Town Administrator Bruce Keiser. More...

Lions Club to host top Coast Guard officer, public invited to meeting

The Jamestown Lions Club has invited Chief Warrant Officer Guthlein as its guest speaker at their monthly meeting on May 9. This meeting will be open to the public. More...

DEM report on highway barn, landfill site delayed

A state Department of Environmental Management report on the town's plan to close its former landfill and build a highway barn at the site is not expected for another two or three weeks, according Town Administrator Bruce Keiser. More...

Littman ranks on Latin exam

Abbey Littman of Jamestown was one of 40 students at Moses Brown School to attain top scores in the National Latin Exam. A member of the class of 2006, Littman received a cum laude certificate. More...

Davis attends MIT architecture program

Lara Davis, formerly of Jamestown, was accepted into the graduate program of architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for the fall 2006 semester. More...

Shoreline cleanup crews bring global awareness to island level

Many islanders celebrated Earth Day on Saturday by giving Jamestown's beach and park shorelines a much needed spring cleaning. More...

Junior high honor roll announced

The names of students on the honor roll at Lawn Avenue School were recently posted. More...

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press?

Matt Mulder and Amara Murray had this photo taken in front of their thatch-roofed hut in the village of Ugunja, in Western Kenya, Africa, from where they are regularly communicating with students in Beth Weibust's grade 6 class in Jamestown. More...

Word game enthusiasts

The Jamestown Scrabble Club meets regularly to learn strategies of the word game. In front, from left, are Vaughn Gooding and Sydney Keen. At rear are Shay Reilly, Quinn Earley, Casey Brown, and Nico Rienzo. Not pictured is Danny Bailey. More...

Easter egg hunt winners named

Island children turned out in droves for the annual Easter Egg Hunt at Shoreby Hill Green sponsored by the Jamestown Womens' Club. More...

Contested application given continuance by zoning board

Representing applicant Patrick Kilroy in a request for a variance, attorney Scott Turner asked the Zoning Board of Review Chairman Thomas Ginnerty for a continuance to its May 23 meeting. More...

Five ways to update your home for selling

Warm weather is here, and the streets are full of prospective home buyers. How do you make sure your property stands out above the rest? More...

Plant a tree for Arbor Day

Some states celebrate Arbor Day at various times throughout the year, but National Arbor Day is the last Friday of April. So for those celebrating April 28, grab a shovel and get ready to plant a tree. More...

Deck maintenance made easy

It's spring and your deck looks a bit worse for wear after the winter. But how do you bring it back into shape. Preparation is the key to getting a good-looking deck. More...

There's no secret to fixing drywall problems

Your son is playing catch with his friend in the living room for the third time this week. You start to tell him to take it outside when he misses a catch. It flies past the vase, but you now have a baseball-sized hole in your drywall. More...

Here's how to mow the yard efficiently

It's the most common weed in the United States. It plagues the minds of millions of Americans weekly. It takes hours of time to combat over the course of a year, and it just keeps coming. More...

More views of the demolition of the old Jamestown on April 18th

Top photo by Jessie Dutra, bottom photo by John Allen More...

'Green-Up Day' at the ball fields Saturday morning

Green-Up Day is scheduled for Saturday, April 29, starting at 8:30 a.m. at the fields. More...

Sailing day for people with disabilities

On Saturday, May 20, people of all ages with disabilities are invited to enjoy sailing free of charge at the Shake-A-Leg Open Sailing Day, from l l a.m. to 2 p.m. at Fort Adams State Park. More...

Josh Nolan plants a black walnut tree at the town forest during a recent volunteer day. Photo by Andrea vonHohenleiten More...

Yacht school to hold open house Saturday

The International Yacht Restoration School will host a Spring Open House on Saturday, April 29, from 1 to 4 p.m. More...

Get your tickets for the annual spring chorus concert

The Jamestown Community Chorus spring performance, called More...

Jamestowners talk about the pain at the gas pumps

The latest news concerning the steep rise in gasoline prices is dismal. News reports blame the gas price escalation on the high cost and limited availability of ethanol, an additive now required to reduce pollution. More...

New England Tech accepts local students

New England Institute of Technology has announced that three students from Jamestown recently began a course of studies. Ryan D. Ellis is in the building construction and cabinetmaking department. More...

Howdy!

Sue Brayman shares this picture of her grandson, Ian Brayman, meeting a calf at the Dutra Farm. More...

Fire inspections get underway

The town's fire marshal will be visiting all commercial buildings in the upcoming weeks to inspect them for fire code compliance. More...

Island dogs must be licensed by Monday

Residents have until Friday, April 28, to license their dogs in Jamestown. As of Monday, May 1, all owners of unregistered dogs are subject to a $25 late fee, plus the cost of the license. More...

Planning Commission approves site plan for additional water treatment building

The Planning Commission voted last week to recommend approval of a development plan to construct a new water treatment plant on North Main Road. More...

Jamestown Scrabblers compete in nationals

Jamestown sent two students to the National Scrabble Tournament, held last weekend in Boston. More...