April 12, 2007 RSS feed / News

Hawk and robin recuperating from window hit

Steve Turilli took this photo in his Battery Lane yard shortly after a sharp-shinned hawk, holding a robin in its talons, flew into his kitchen window. More...

A life of service leads to adventures around the globe

David Pomfret believes that most of us are born with a spirit of adventure. More...

Softball registration deadline tomorrow

The Jamestown Parks and Recreation Department is now accepting girl's softball registrations for the upcoming season. Forms are available at the recreation office and can also be downloaded at www.jamestownri. net. More...

Girls' track team strong despite cold in first meet

Jennifer Chabot knew after she held her girls' outdoor track informational meeting in February that she was going to have a large team this year, but nothing could have prepared her for the 103 girls that were waiting for her on the first day of tra More...

State receives grant for more open space

Rhode Island will receive $5,685,841 in fiscal year 2007 from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in an effort to protect and conserve Rhode Island's fish and wildlife populations and preserve open spaces for statewide conservation. More...

Committee begins study of wind generated electricity for town

The newly appointed Wind Energy Study Committee held its first meeting at the Town Hall on April 3. The seven-member committee appointed officers and reviewed its charge from the Town Council, with direction from Town Clerk Arlene Petit. More...

Council will look at East Ferry piers

Town Councilors will visit East Ferry on Wednesday, April 18, at 10 a.m. to survey the pier system. The information gained from the trip will aid them when they discuss needs and costs for an expansion of the system. More...

Holy Ghost Society offers scholarships

The Holy Ghost Society will award two scholarships to graduating high school students who live in Jamestown. Money is to be applied to tuition, books, or related course fees. In order to qualify, students must be of Portuguese heritage. More...

Safford named O'Brien Youth Leadership recipient

Jamestown resident Kathryn Safford was named the North Kingstown High School representative to the Hugh O'Brien Youth Leadership (HOBY) program, which is offered to high school sophomores. More...

Local students make dean's list

+ Jamestown resident Benjamin Anacleto was named to the dean's list at Suffolk University in Boston for the fall semester of the 2006- 2007 academic year. + Three island residents were named to the fall 2006 dean's list at St. More...

Jamestown kids will participate in Walk, Bike, and Bus to School Month

Wash those sneakers. Tune up those bicycles. Find the nearest bus stop and join island students in a celebration of fitness, clean air, safety and community. Walk, Bike, and Bus to School Month is slated for April 23 to May 18. More...

Frostbiters enjoy a cold Easter

The frostbite sailors were greeted with cold and windy weather on their next-to-last racing day of the season. More...

The Island Garden

Even though the weather is moderately cold, it is nice to be able to attack the garden again after ignoring it all winter. More...

Council resumes 7 p.m. start time

7 p.m. start time Town Councilors voted Monday to resume a 7 p.m. start time for the monthly meeting of the Board of Water and Sewer Commissioners, starting next Monday, April 16. The board meets the third Monday of each month. More...

Library officers appointed

The Trustees of the Jamestown Philomenian Library announce the election of the officers for the Library Board of Trustees. Each will serve a one-year term. More...

NK boys hoping to knock top seed Hendricken off pedestal

The North Kingstown High School boys' track team has set their sights on Bishop Hendricken this spring. More...

Class memories preserved in pillows

Mr. Speck's first grade class at Melrose school proudly displays their quilt pillows. The class made the pillows with one square of fabric from each student, a name square and a teacher square. They stuffed the pillows and hand-sewed them closed. More...

Roof raising

Workers installed the roof trusses Tuesday on the new Town Hall. Richard Pezzuco of Pezzuco Construction said the roofing work will start next week. Construction is nearly on schedule despite some weather delays, he added. More...

Town wants FCC ruling on emissions

The Town Council through Town Solicitor Peter Ruggiero will request a federal review of the cell phone towers. More...

Island liquor store cited for underage alcohol sales

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Library officers appointed

The Trustees of the Jamestown Philomenian Library announce the election of the officers for the Library Board of Trustees. Each will serve a one-year term. More...

Island's Community Band plays big band tunes at 'USO night'

The Jamestown Community Band (JTCB) will swing into a busy spring and summer season with the big band sounds of the World War II era on "USO Night" at the Portuguese American Citizens' Club. The April 28 event, which begins at 7 p.m. More...