August 31, 2006 RSS feed / News

Prout to hold golf fund-raiser

The Prout School will host a golf tournament Saturday, Sept. 16, at Laurel Lane Country Club. More...

J-22 racing results of Aug. 20

An ominous forecast gave way to sunny skies and a fresh southsouthwesterly breeze that built to 15 knots, the tide was flooding at the outset but slack by the end of racing. More...

Whitford works in Bristol

Barbara H. Whitford, a Jamestown resident, will be the featured artist in an art/photography exhibition at the Hope Gallery, 435 Hope St., in Bristol. More...

Jamestown is alive with art

Shows and announcements

Expertly managed by Christina Moorehead, the Summer Craft Show completed two of our three big shows for the year. More...

One of four applications to build approved by board

At its Aug. 22 meeting, the Zoning Board of Review approved only one of four applications for special-use permits and variances required for construction. The board voted to grant continuances for two of the applications to construct homes. More...

One year lunch contract extension signed

The Jamestown School Committee has signed a one-year extension of its school lunch contract with North Kingstown. More...

Two going to American U.

American University in Washington, D.C., has announced that two Jamestown residents have been accepted and will begin their studies this fall. More...

Correction

In Class 1 of the Fools' Rules Regatta, the third-place winner's name was misspelled. On board the "Spruce Hill" was Cindy Martini. More...

St. Matthew's changes to fall schedule

St. Matthew's Episcopal Church returns to its regular worship schedule on Sunday, Sept. 10. The Holy Eucharist is celebrated at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. The choir performs at the 10 a.m. service, and child care is available at that time. More...

Reading the signs

Shea Heelan, 9 months, learns the sign for book from Signing Smart teacher Lori Halloran. Photo by Andrea von Hohenleiten More...

Minor bridge explosion set for this morning

The state Department of Transportation has announced that a minor explosive event at the old Jamestown Bridge is set for today between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. More...

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press?

Megan and Katie Symons recently visited their sister Jessica Symons, at center, at Shaw Air Force Base, where she works as an F-16 jet mechanic. They are the daughters of Jill Symons of Cole Street. More...

Anthracnose fungus affecting tree leaves not lethal

Some of the maple trees around the island appear to be turning their fall colors early this year, and some residents are already raking up the fallen leaves. More...

Audubon society hosts raptor weekend

New England's largest raptor event is coming to the Audubon Society's Environmental Education Center on the weekend of Sept. 9 and 10. More...

Free Pawsox tickets for ballplayers

The Jamestown Baseball Association has received a limited number of tickets for the Pawtucket Red Sox game on Saturday, Sept. 2, in which they will be playing the Ottawa Lynx. Game time is 6:05 p.m. More...

Jamestown Yacht Club's Summer Series Race

Race number 10, the last of the Jamestown Yacht Club Summer Series, was held on Aug. 29. The following are the results: More...

Swain wrongful-death appeal pending

Expected in early September, another state Superior Court ruling is pending in the civil wrongfuldeath case against David Swain, a scuba dive shop operator and former Jamestown Town Council vice president. More...

Jamestown artists included in Newport museum show

For the first time in its six-year history, the Art League of Rhode Island will hold its annual members' exhibition in its founding city of Newport. The exhibit will be on view at the Newport Art Museum from Sept. 10 through Dec. More...

Where in the world is the Jamestown Press?

Paul Nadeau of Jamestown took the Press with him on a trip to Paris this summer. Here, he catches up on the news back home under the glow of the Eiffel Tower. More...

To thank them for their continued support,

Rocket Dawgz Tony Guitierrez and Ed Booth presented the staff at McQuade's with Dawg T-shirts. More...

Proposals sought for after-school programs

Melrose school and Lawn school will continue their AfterSchool Enrichment Programs again this year. Supported by the Jamestown Education Foundation, the after-school programs have been warmly received by the students, parents and teachers. More...

Flower power

Winners in the annual sunflower contest sponsored by the Secret Garden included, in back, Cara Liberati, Mary Ann Liberati, Dorothy Denault, Peter Denault, Joan Regan In front are Ben and Allie Sabourin. More...

Irrigation system under fire

In a letter addressed to the Town Council from Ed Gromada of 20 Lawn Ave., he requested that his water bill be adjusted in the amount of $783.66. Gromada's letter said that the entire bill was for $1,368.50, which included excess usage charges. More...

Local poet receives coveted literary arts grant

This past June, islander Craig Watson got the telephone call that he forgot he was hoping for. More...

Teen center moves cautiously forward, new location under consideration

Town Councilor Barbara Szepatowski recused herself from voting on items concerning the teen center after Councilman Bill Kelly suggested that she was spearheading the project at Monday night's council meeting. More...

Out-of-town students sought to bring up island enrollment

In his first meeting as superintendent of schools, Dr. Robert Power suggested to the School Committee that it consider taking in tuition-paying students to increase enrollment and school revenue. More...