March 22, 2007 RSS feed / News

Isabelle Piccerelli and Paris Deacon took the Press on their trip to the Dominican Republic during their recent February school vacation. More...

Volunteers needed to help with Tall Ships event in June

A recruiting station for potential volunteers, sponsored by the Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF), will be held this Saturday, March 24, at 2 p.m. at St. John's Masonic Lodge, 81 Sprague St., Portsmouth. More...

St. Mark boys team completes tough 10-3 season

The St. Mark's seventh and eighth grade boys' basketball team was not sure how their season would turn out when they stepped on the court for the first game of the year. More...

Local pianist competes at Piano Extravaganza! 2007

Ten-year-old Jamestown resident Samuel Hollister received "Excellent" ratings for his performance at the Piano Extravaganza! 2007 festival held at the University of Rhode Island Fine Arts Center on March 11. More...

Jamestowners named to college deans' lists

+ Ian Prichett and Jennifer Poirier were recently named to the Northeastern University dean's list for the 2006 fall semester. Prichett is majoring in criminal justice and Poirier is majoring in history. More...

Lower interest rate will save town $220k on bond issue

The lowest bid last Thursday for the town's $3.3 million bond issue was 3.998975 percent as the "true interest cost" to borrow the money to pay for the new town hall. The cost was .65 percent less than the 4.65 percent budgeted for the bond. More...

Commander Kelly protects island onboard the Seneca

When anybody asks Coast Guard Commander Bill Kelly if he had a good day, his answer could sound like an action adventure script that would make Hollywood producers drool. Kelly is the commanding officer of the Coast Guard cutter Seneca. More...

Baker's Pharmacy joins Health Mart franchise

Local independent pharmacies hold a special place in the heart of their customers. They take care of customers when they are ill and play a vital role in maintaining their health. More...

Violinist inspires elementary students

Music came alive last week when a world class violinist visited the Melrose Avenue School. More...

Special education conference scheduled

The Jamestown Special Education Local Advisory Committee (SELAC) will present its fifth annual Educational Awareness Day Conference on Saturday, March 31, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

Tips for controlling coyotes in Jamestown

The NBCS asks that residents practice the following habits to help limit the number of coyotes in Jamestown: 1. Never feed coyotes or leave out foods that might attract them. Secure all trash. More...

Jamestown girls invited to participate in Ophelia Fitness program

Child and Family Services and the YMCA announce an innovative program collaboration called "Ophelia Fitness." This collaborative effort will offer an opportunity for girls and young women ages 11 to 18 years to explore fitness. More...

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press?

Dick Karon perused the Jamestown Press during a break on a recent dog sled trek near Jackson Hole, Wyoming. He also took a swim in the Granite Hot Springs pool (upper right). More...

Register for girls softball

The Parks and Recreation department is currently accepting girls' softball registrations for the upcoming season. Forms are available at Baker's Pharmacy and will be distributed at the schools. More...

Power Squadron sponsors safe boating class

The Newport Sail and Power Squadron is offering a "Boat Smart" course for both power boaters and sailors that meets the requirements and provides for a Rhode Island Safe Boating Certificate. More...

Dana Brodin will run a miracle marathon for Hailey Bogrett

Training to run a marathon can be a challenge for even the most seasoned runners, but for every stride she takes, Dana Brodin of Jamestown has an uncommon motivation. Brodin is preparing to run the Boston Marathon on April 26. More...

Women's center honors Jamestown resident

The Women's Center of Rhode Island will honor Jamestown resident Gemma A. Guinguing during the Fifth Annual Women of Excellence Awards Luncheon at the Providence Marriott on Thursday, April 5. More...

Design plans done for new water treatment plant; tower nearly complete

The Director of Public Works, Steven Goslee, submitted his monthly written reports about the water and sewer operations to the council, sitting as the Board of Water and Sewer Commissioners, but the commissioners did not meet on Monday because three More...

Town will again sell fishing licenses

Town Clerk Arlene Petit advised town councilors earlier this month that her office would continue to issue state fishing licenses as a community service, regardless of the outcome of proposed legislation affecting the licenses. More...

Conservation panel debates aquifer designation

At its March 13 meeting, the Conservation Commission welcomed guests Ellen Winsor and Pat Bolger, who again asked for the support of the commission in their attempt to have the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) designate Conanicut Island as a So More...

St. Patrick's Day

Kindergartener Aaron Ferrara's class celebrated the Irish holiday last week at the Jamestown School. More...

URI publishes well testing DVD

URI has distributed copies of an educational DVD entitled "Private Drinking Water Well Testing and Protection," to help private well owners protect their drinking water supply. More...