May 18, 2006 RSS feed / News

Gas prices prompt letter-writing campaign

Lt. Governor Charlie Fogarty is urging Rhode Islanders to sign an online letter to President Bush urging him to direct Congress to pass legislation that caps corporate oil profits and repeals tax breaks given to them at the expense of consumers. More...

Lawmakers help teach civics in Statehouse debate

Last week, state Rep. Bruce Long (RJamestown, Middletown) and Senate Majority Leader M. Teresa Paiva Weed (DJamestown, Newport) hosted the entire grade 7 class of Lawn Avenue Middle School. More...

Tennis tourney June 11

Tennis lovers of all abilities and ages are invited to participate in the Roger Chase Memorial Tennis Tournament on Sunday, June 11. More...

Rep. Long's dam bill passes

There are about 500 dams in Rhode Island. While none reach the magnitude of the Grand Coulee, they are nonetheless vital to the protection of the public safety and private property. More...

Volunteers needed for several town boards and committees

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

See mask exhibit at library

The Conanicut Island Art Association, Jamestown library, and Jamestown Lawn Avenue School have collaborated to display an exhibit of masks created by students in the eighth grade. More...

From the Librarian's Desk

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Chorus elects new board

At the annual meeting of the Jamestown Community Chorus, held May 8, the following were elected or re-elected to the board More...

'Sound of Music' plays in NK

The North Kingstown Recreation Department and the North Kingstown Arts Council will present two performances of "The Sound of Music" on June 3 and 4. More...

How much rain?

From May 9 to May 16, some 5.5 inches of rain fell in Jamestown. The rain was measured at the water treatment plant on North Main Road. More...

See masks at the library

The Conanicut Island Art Association, Jamestown library, and Jamestown Lawn Avenue School have collaborated to display an exhibit of masks created by students in the eighth grade. More...

Jam with the Clams event will include live and silent auctions

The Audubon Society of Rhode Island will host its annual spring gala that will take place Saturday, June 3, in Jamestown. More...

Statue rededicated following complete make over

More than 100 people braved showers last Sunday morning to witness the rededication of the graceful statue of Our Lady of Fatima that stands on the lawn next to St. Mark Church on Narragansett Ave. More...

Commissioner Murphy resigns from HMC

After serving on the Harbor Management Commission for over three years, Commissioner Greg Murphy, representing the commercial fishing community, has sent his letter of resignation to the Town Council. More...

Garden club's plant sale includes boutique items

The Quononoquott Garden Club has added a second tent to its annual Plant Sale scheduled for this Saturday, May 20, at East Ferry from 9 a.m. to noon. A rain date of Sunday has been set. More...

Sheep shearing attracts rainy-day crowds

Despite raindrops last Saturday, May 13, carloads of families, friends and other guests attended the spring shearing of the sheep flock at Watson Farm. More...

Such talent

Xylophones were the featured instrument in the first-grade musical production performed this week at the Melrose Avenue School. More...

Statehouse visit

Grade 7 at Lawn school spent the day debating current issues in the House chamber. More...

Jamestown Yacht Club's spring race results

Race number two of the Jamestown Yacht Club Spring Series was held May 16. The following are the results: More...

N.K. sailors take state title, again

title, again The North Kingstown High School sailing team has won the title of Rhode Island State Champions for the second consecutive year. More...

Internet safety workshop for teens, parents offered

These days parents may not be fully aware of what their children are doing, on the Internet. More...

St. Michael's School holds ArtsFest tomorrow

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Greene's 'Affair' on tap for library discussion

The Evening Book Discussion at the Jamestown library will be held on Thursday, June 1, with the novel "The End of the Affair" by Graham Greene being featured. More...

Town Moderator's General Rules for Town Meetings

Time of Meeting: The meeting will be called to order at 7:00 p.m. More...

Growing a home-based business

The Rhode Island MicroEnterprise Association, Inc. and the North Kingstown Free Library will present a free workshop for prospective owners of home-based businesses. More...

Coastal Growers' Market this weekend

Coastal Growers Market, which operates at Casey Farm in Saunderstown, will open for its second season on May 20. More...

Nearly 300 homes still need toilet upgrades

At its monthly meeting as the Board of Water and Sewer Commissioners Monday, the Town Council approved a surcharge fee, the amount to be determined next month, as a fine for water customers who still have not retrofit their toilets to save water with More...

Zoning meeting cancelled

The May 23 meeting of the Zoning Board of Review has been cancelled because there have been no recent applications for variances. More...

Council rejects municipal waterline extension to East Shore Road

Sitting Monday as the Board of Water and Sewer Commissioners, the Town Council rejected the long-pending Muir application for town water extension. More...

EMS week celebrated

The Jamestown Emergency Medical Services received a proclamation from Governor Donald L. Carcieri last week designating May 14 to May 20, as Emergency Medical Services Week. More...

Jamestown on target for governor's statewide school science curriculum

Governor Donald L. Carcieri this week applauded the state Senate's unanimous passage of his legislation that will establish a statewide science curriculum for Rhode Island students. The Senate voted 34-0 in favor of the legislation. More...

Historical society wants more 'memories'

The Jamestown Historical Society is still seeking memories about the old Jamestown Bridge. They can be e-mailed to SDMaden@aol.com or mailed to the Jamestown Historical Society, PO Box 156, Jamestown, RI 02835. More...

Jamestown & Newport Ferry to run

Ferry service between Jamestown village, Fort Adams, Rose Island, and Newport Harbor will begin Memorial Day weekend, with veterans riding free. More...