December 28, 2006 RSS feed / News

Jamestown again received recognition as a Tree City USA

The town Tree Preservation and Protection Committee met for the last last time in 2006 on Dec. 20 to review its accomplishments of the year and discussed tree management ideas for the upcoming year. More...

How do I find the right skis for me?

Finding the right skis is not unlike finding perfect jeans or even selecting a mate. “In a perfect world we date, meet different potential mates, and then fall in love, hopefully for the right reasons. More...

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Fire department now on the water

Although many are not aware of the extent of the services offered by volunteers of the Jamestown Fire Department, rest assured, they do much more than squirt water on fires and rescue cats from trees. More...

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Operation ‘Share Bear’

Twins Erin and Danielle Brown in February launched Operation Share Bear. Both 16, they sent a letter to the editor to the Press informing readers that they were starting a stuffed animal drive for the children in Iraq. More...

Poison prevention tips for the holidays

Holiday festivities and winter weather bring an increased risk for poisoning. These are some steps from the Rhode Island Department of Health you can take to prevent poisoning. More...

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Jamestown tops for Democrats

“If you give money to the ACLU and the Sierra Club and yearn for the good old days when former Democratic Governor Bruce Sundlun was firing at raccoons and saving the day, then you’ll find good company in Jamestown.” So said the September edition o More...

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Plan to offer healthy lunches pursued by school board

Last spring when the Press delved into the world of hot lunch at the Jamestown schools the featured item on the menu that day was “Double Dogs,” two hot dogs on a plate, with a pile of tater nuggets on the side. More...

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Major changes in school administration

Beginning in January, the School Committee began talks to change the school’s administrative structure to cut costs in light of declining enrollment. More...

Shoreby Hill residence denied variance

With a 3-2 vote, the Zoning Board of Review at its Dec. 19 meeting denied an application for an addition to a Shoreby Hill house at 2 Priscilla Rd. Board Chairman Thomas Ginnerty and Board Member Dean Wagner cast the dissenting votes. More...

Increase the value of your home for under $1,000

If you’re like most, your home is your biggest investment and you want to get the most money possible when you sell it. Getting top dollar for your house means it needs to look its best when you put it on the market. More...

RIDOT completes traffic signal change over to LED technology

Program saves the state more than $500,000 annually

Just as residents try to save money on electricity by switching to energy efficient light bulbs, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is realizing significant savings by changing out the bulbs in all of its traffic signals. More...

NK soccer and football teams were winners

Soccer Barrington played the spoiler role for more than one North Kingstown team this year. After an amazing 15-0-3 regular season, the boys’ soccer team succumbed to Barrington in a stunning 1-0 quarterfinals overtime loss. More...

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Matt Bolles’ reflections on public life

Nov. 10, was the last day on the job for retiring Parks and Recreation Director Matt Bolles, who spent 17 years serving the town in that role. More...

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Farm is among his many achievements

Getting Robert (Bob) W. Sutton to talk about himself was no easy task. He believes that successes enjoyed by any community are results of team efforts. More...

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Old bridge comes down with an explosive splash

Jamestown Bridge Project Manager Dick Zellen and Project Superintendent John McNulty of Cashman Equipment Corporation of Boston were all smiles on April 20. More...

Commission requests motion on two-lot subdivision

The Planning Commission met for a one-hour meeting Dec. 20 to wrap up the last session of the year. The commission closed a public hearing on a two-lot subdivision with a street extension on Hull Cove Farm Road. More...

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New bridge director hired

The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority has named Earl “Buddy” Croft of Cranston as its new executive director in July. More...

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New addition to fire department fleet

In April, after four years of budgeting and planning for it, the Jamestown Fire Department finally got the newest member of the fleet — a shiny, red Engine 1. More...

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Post office receives top customer service ranking

In March, the Jamestown post office earned a five-star rating as part of the U.S. Postal Service’s new Five Star Customer Service Program. Ratings are based on surveys sent to local customers by the Gallup polling organization. More...

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Islanders remember the old bridge

In honor of the demolition of the old Jamestown Bridge this year, the Jamestown Historical Society held a Bridge Memories contest, asking residents for their best stories about the old bridge. The contest ended March 31 with four winners selected. More...

Harbor seals make the bay home for the holidays

A chilly, foggy day offered a mysterious backdrop to a jovial crew of seal watchers on the M/ V Alletta Morris last Saturday, Dec. 23. More...