May 25, 2006 RSS feed / News

Engelhard graduates

Christopher Engelhard, son of Bruce and Mary Engelhard of Jamestown, graduated from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minn., during the college's 117th commencement exercises at the Saint Paul River Centre on May 13. More...

Save The Bay summer camp

The Jamestown Education Foundation, together with the town recreation department, will bring Save The Bay's acclaimed marine education program back to Jamestown this summer. More...

URI day camp for budding oceanographers offered

Parents looking for a unique summer camp experience for their children in grades 6 to 8 can participate in a fun-filled and upclose opportunity to learn about oceanography this summer. More...

NKHS women's sailing squad takes state championship

The dream season keeps getting better for the North Kingtown High School sailing program, with another big regatta victory last Thursday at the Wickford Yacht club. More...

Chafee Act goes to president

Last week, the U. S. Congress approved S.1869, the Coastal Barrier Resources Act, and it is now headed to the White House to be signed by President Bush. More...

Lighthouse opposed for affordable housing

At its May 17 semi-annual meeting, the Beavertail State Park Advisory Committee voted to oppose the town using the lighthouse property to fulfill a state mandate for affordable housing. More...

Six Jamestown college graduates talk about plans for their promising futures

When asked what they had in mind for their immediate future, university graduates from Jamestown gave some decisive and responsible answers. More...

A view of Sunday night's double rainbow over Horsehead from Mackerel Cove. Photo by Kate Petrie More...

Teens not sleeping enough; later start proposed at NK

At its May 18 meeting, the School Committee heard a report on how lack of sleep impacts the lives of high school students from a member of the North Kingstown School Start Time Committee. More...

Teenagers to build float for parade

All local teens in grades 7 and up are encouraged to join in and help construct the Teen Float for the Memorial Day parade to be held Monday, May 29. More...

Town calls for updates in high groundwater ordinance

A May 18 public workshop discuss possible updates to the high groundwater ordinance attracted about 60 concerned citizens, mostly from the Jamestown Shores area. More...

Fire dept. holds elections

The Jamestown Fire Department held their annual meeting May 4 and elected officers for the coming year. The department's bylaws were also amended by a unanimous vote. More...

Teens to mentor teens at session on May 31

The Jamestown Teen Center and Student Assistance will host a "question and answer" session for all Jamestown eighth-grade students on Wednesday, May 31, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Teen Center, 6 West St. More...

Students receive awards

Allison Smith and Carl "Jake" Garbelotti, both students at Jamestown's Lawn school were recently honored as Middle Level Scholar Leaders at a banquet held May 16 at the West Valley Inn in West Warwick. More...

Tree committee looking for volunteers for annual tree inventory on June 17

The Town Tree Preservation and Protection Committee has slated June 17 for its annual tree inventory date, when volunteers count and assess the health of trees growing on town-owned property. More...

Jamestown & Newport Ferry set for Season

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

Students take trip to Ellis Island to learn about immigrantion

On May 19, some 42 fourthgraders as well parents and school staff - a total of 80 people - departed Jamestown on two chartered buses for a much anticipated trip to Liberty State Park, which included a ferry trip to the Ellis Island Immigration Museum More...

Graham Greene on tap for book 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. Copies of the book may be More...

Coastal Growers' Market open this weekend

Coastal Growers Market, which operates at Casey Farm in Saunderstown, features highquality, Rhode Island-grown produce and homemade products, including two Jamestown businesses. The market will be open from 9 a.m. More...

The Jamestown Yacht Club's Spring Series Race

Race number 3 of the Jamestown Yacht Club Spring Series was held on 5/23. The following are the results: More...

Tasty fun at the Lawn Avenue after-school cooking rogram. Photo by Andrea vonHohenleiten More...

Family Sailing Fest Saturday

Sail Newport will host its annual Family Sailing Festival on Saturday, May 27, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The free sailing event is open to the public and will take place at Sail Newport's Alofsin Piers in Fort Adams State Park. More...

State beaches open this weekend

The state Department of Environmental Management has announced that all state beaches will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. beginning Saturday, May 27, weather and staffing permitting. More...

Discharge bill moving

The state Senate last week approved legislation to make a number of changes in a law enacted last year dealing with wastedischarge certificates required of Rhode Island boat owners. More...

The Island Garden

With all the rain we've had, everything will be sprouting like mad. Plants will need setting out, weeds need to be hoed out of existence, fast growing vines need to be pruned back, and vegetables need to be set out and fertilized. More...

New greeting card series available

Andrew Potter of Lexington, Mass., and Jamestown has produced a line of Jamestown greeting cards called "Jamestown in the 1920's." They are a series of scenes taken from his father's family photo albums. More...

Sign language for babies slated

The Jamestown library will present a program by Lori Casey Halloran, who is a speaker on the topic of Signing Smart, sign language for babies. More...

Conanicut Grange News

Grange members from Jamestown recently participated in a teleconference with likeminded folks from around the country, with whom they shared stories and discussed problems and items of mutual interest. More...

Karl Smith memorial planned

A memorial service will be held for the late Karl Beckwith Smith Jr. on Saturday, June 10, at 11 a.m. in St. Matthew's church. More...

Rep. Bruce Long, at right, presents a legislative grant check to grade 4 teacher Faith Kraus. Students are Jacob Sitsch and Sofia Greco-Byrne. Photo by Andrea von Hohenleiten More...

Winners announced in Rotary contest

The Jamestown Rotary Club announced the winners of the eighth annual Will Reynolds essay and poster contest at an awards dinner at the Portuguese American Citizens' Club on May 17. More...

Housing bond issue proposal receives support from council

Town Councilors Monday unanimously adopted a resolution in support of the Housing Works RI Legislative Platform, which recently completed a five-day, 57-mile walk from Westerly to Providence. More...

Planning board questions village condo application

After a long and sometimes heated discussion at its May 17 meeting, Planning Commission Chairman Gary Girard voiced the commission's recommendation for the proposed condominium development at 10 Narragansett Ave. More...