December 7, 2006 RSS feed / About Town

Wind energy topic of new town committee

There are several vacancies on the newly created Wind Energy Committee with two-year terms This committee will review and evaluate the use of wind turbines as an alternative renewable energy source for local power generation. More...

Where in the world is the Jamestown Press?

Dave Michael, left, and Paul Jutras of Jamestown took the press with them on a recent fishing expedition. They stayed at the Silver King Lodge in Costa Rica. More...

Holiday Memory

"It happened when the Beanie Babies were very popular, about six or seven years ago. Two girls, perhaps age 10 or so, would come in almost every day. They'd go to the children's room in the back and discuss the Beanie Babies. More...

Driving in ice and snow

Winter driving can be challenging to any motorist, but slippery roads can be especially difficult for novice drivers dealing with ice and snow for the first time, according to AAA of Southern New England. More...

Garden club to end season with holiday fete

The Quononoquott Garden Club will meet for the last time this year on Monday, Dec. 11, at 10:30 a.m. at the Jamestown library. The membership will reconvene in April, 2007, with a Spring Tea for members as well as potential ones. More...

Navy ambulance loaned to JEMS

Last week, the Jamestown Emergency Medical Services organization found themselves without an ambulance after EMS 1 sprung a fuel leak that was spraying diesel fuel around the engine compartment. More...

Getting help for alcohol problems

Alcoholism has touched nearly every family. There are some 14 million Americans currently battling alcohol addiction, which can lead to breakdown of the family, job loss, stress, anger, depression and lifethreatening illness. More...

North Kingstown High School honor roll

These Jamestown students were named recently to the first quarter honor roll at North Kingstown High School: From grade 12, Jeffrey Cammans, Chelsea Cordes, Donald Dauphinee, Elsie Desalvo, Alicia Farrell, Gwyneth Henning, Gary Largess, Kyle Lemke, More...

Open recreation season underway

Open recreation at the Community Center began this week and will continue each weekday until the end of March. This program runs from 3 to 5 p.m. More...

Community Chorus performs this weekend

The Jamestown Community Chorus will welcome the holiday season with its presentation of "Our Holiday Favorites" this Saturday, Dec. 9, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 10, at 3 p.m. at Central Baptist Church. More...

Band releases CD of holiday music

The Jamestown Community Band capped off its rehearsal season with a sold-out concert on Tuesday night. Among its accomplishments this year, the band recorded a CD of holiday music that is now available at area retail locations. More...

Help JEF with fund drive

The Jamestown Education Foundation needs financial support from the community to continue providing quality programs for island students. The annual fund-raising drive is now underway, and everyone's help is needed. More...

Woodard & Curran adds islander to staff

Woodard & Curran, a national engineering, science, and operations firm, has announced the appointments of staff at its Providence office. Kelly Cowan, P.E., of Jamestown, has been appointed as a project engineer. More...

Horton wins frostbite contest

Frostbiters got another sunny day in the 40s for sailing on Sunday. After 20 minutes of no wind and drifting north to the bridge on a strong incoming tide, a light southwesterly filled in. More...

A jolly first mate

Santa had to help secure the boat that dropped him off at East Ferry last Saturday. He spent time with island kids listening to their wish lists. More...

Author to sign holiday book

Joan Klatil Creamer, a local designer, artist, and newly published author and illustrator will be at the Seasons in East Greenwich on Tuesday, Dec. 12, at 4 p.m. More...

Town Meetings

Monday, Dec. 11 7 p.m., library: a regular meeting of the Town Council. Tuesday, Dec. 12 7 p.m., golf course bldg.: the Town Buildings and Facilities Committee meets. 7 p.m., Ft. Wetherill: the Conservation Commission meets. Wednesday, Dec. More...

Prout school honor roll

The Prout School in Wakefield announced the names of students on the honor roll for the first quarter. More...

PTO has holiday ideas

The Jamestown PTO has some easy holiday gift ideas for island residents. Entertainment Books are still available at Baker's Pharmacy and both school offices. More...

Book group takes up classic 'A Tree Grows in Brooklyn'

The Afternoon Book Discussion at the Jamestown library continues on Dec. 12, the second Tuesday of the month, from 1 to 2 p.m. with the book "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" by Betty Smith. More...

Make a gingerbread house

The Jamestown library is holding a gingerbread house workshop for children ages 7 to 11 on Thursday, Dec. 14, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Registration is required for this free workshop, which is sponsored by the Friends of Jamestown Philomenian Library. More...