April 5, 2007 RSS feed / News

Free pet grooming workshop offered

The Potter League for Animals is holding a Pet University Class on Wednesday, April 18, at 6:30 p.m., on the topic of Great Grooming Tips. More...

Baseball registration deadline tonight

The major league registration period has been extended through the parents meeting to be held tonight, Thursday, April 5, at 7 p.m. in the Melrose school multi-purpose room. All other age group registrations can also be submitted at this time. More...

Bike path survey bid awarded

Town Councilors last week approved the low bid of $8,670 by Crossman Engineering Inc. More...

Volunteers needed to fill committee posts

Three vacancies exist on the Jamestown Affordable Housing Committee. Each has a three-year term. This committee acts in an advisory capacity to the Town Council on issues relating to housing. More...

Ruling on Swain appeal expected this fall

David Swain's appeal of the Superior Court finding that he caused the drowning death of his wife Shelley Tyre in 1999 was assigned March 21 by the Rhode Island Supreme Court to the court's regular calendar for full briefing and conference. More...

Zoning board denies Conanicus Avenue application

Applicant Patrick Kilroy was denied the variances needed to build a home on Conanicus Avenue by a vote of 5-0 at the March 27 regular meeting of the Zoning Board of Review. More...

Shores lot denied wetlands alterations, septic variance

The state's top environmental agency denied the long-standing application of David and Marina Thurston of Saunderstown to alter wetlands on their Jamestown Shores property to build a home, it was reported last week at the Town council meeting. More...

Kempe honored by food magazine

Yankee Food Service has named Amy Kempe, formerly of Jamestown, a "Woman of Influence in the Northeast." The magazine chose 10 women who have made a significant impact in the hospitality and tourism industry and who "play a significant role in the s More...

Beachfront home is a summertime nightmare

Bob Vickers is tired of removing trash and cleaning up after fishermen who dispose of everything from nests of tangled fishing line to soiled baby diapers on his Seaside Drive property. More...

Sam Baines on winning NK high school tennis squad

The North Kingstown boys' tennis team would like to repeat the state championship seasons they have had for the past two years, but a division change is going to make the competition a little stiffer for the Skippers this year. More...

NK sailors have potential to win it all this season

The parents of the sailors on the North Kingstown High School sailing team got together this year and made a quilt to help the team raise money and the team is going to need the money if coach Matt Largess' prediction plays out the way he hopes it w More...

NK parents to meet April 10

The North Kingstown High School PTSO will hold its next meeting on Tuesday, April 10, at 7 p.m. in the school's media center. More...

Farm Kids at Watson Farm.

This six-week outdoor afterschool program, for kids in grades 5 and 6, begins on Friday April 27. The program offers the opportunity to explore and experience the various habitats that make up the 265-acre Watson Farm. More...

April is affordable housing month

Town Councilors last week declared April as Fair Housing Month, calling for special awareness and support of housing laws, and especially for local leadership commitment to affordable housing. More...

Where in the world is the Press

Tom and Annetta Weaver of Mount Hope Avenue catch up on the news of Jamestown while rounding Cape Horn. Cape Horn Island is in the background. More...

For the record

In a photo that ran on page 4 of last week's edition of the Press, a volunteer taking the Red Cross emergency shelter certification class was not identified. The volunteer is Nancy Ventrone. More...