May 10, 2007 RSS feed / News

Good citizen awarded

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Skippers drop a heartbreaker to Hendricken

The Bishop Hendricken boys' volleyball team is undefeated this season, but on Friday night they traveled to North Kingstown and it looked as though the Skippers were going to hand them their first loss. More...

Simulated disaster tested town for readiness

A simulated disaster at the Melrose Avenue School emergency shelter last Saturday, May 5, tested the town as well as the newly-trained personnel for readiness in case of a real emergency. More...

Town officials continue to scrutinize the house that Jack built

Windridge Properties owner John Brittain was recently issued a zoning violation notice and denied a certificate of occupancy for his new building at 14 Clinton Ave. More...

Apply for club scholarships

May 12th is the deadline for submitting applications to the Jamestown Women's Club for its two $500 scholarships. These will be awarded to two high school seniors who are Jamestown residents and who plan to continue their education. More...

Hodges donates his JEMS stipend

The director of the Jamestown Emergency Medical Services, Rick Hodges, returned the $5,000 stipend he receives as Director of JEMS to the town of Jamestown and the money's to be used to purchase defibrillators for the Jamestown Police Department in More...

Casey Farm holds plant sale

Casey Farm will hold their annual plant sale on Saturday, May 12 and Sunday, May 13. The sale runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday. More...

Konnicha-wa

Students in grade 1 studied Japanese culture and made samurai hats last week at the Melrose school. More...

Library closed for Mother's Day

The Jamestown library is closed Sunday, May 13 in honor of Mother's Day. The library will be open Sunday, May 20, the last Sunday opening until the fall. The library's regular hours are Monday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday, noon to 9 p.m. More...

Halley accepts buyout offer

Dr. James Halley, the embattled head of the North Kingstown school district will take a buyout of his remaining contract rather than pursue a lawsuit against the North Kingstown School Committee. More...

Vets remember fallen comrades

Members of the island's veterans groups placed American flags on the graves of veterans in preparation for Memorial Day later this month. More...

Donate items for June event

Central Baptist Church in Jamestown is requesting donations of gently used games, books, DVDs, decorative items, jewelry, wooden or wicker furniture and garden equipment for its June Festival. More...

'Anne' takes two at Motif magazine awards event

The Hi Hat Restaurant and Club in downtown Providence was the venue Monday evening for Motif Magazine's annual Theatre and Music Awards. Jamestown Community Theatre was well-represented by JCT actors, board members and supporters. More...

Island kids catch derby fever

The rest of the nation had to wait until Saturday for the Kentucky Derby, but the students at Melrose Avenue School were able to have their own derby on Friday thanks to gym teacher Joe Ucci. More...

Baccari wins it for Ali's Run

Ali's Run won its second game of the season this past Sunday with an exciting 3-2 win over a tough and determined Mel's Café team. Strong pitching by John Rafanelli with great relief by Nathaniel Vigneault set up the win. More...

Lacrosse team ready for Barrington rematch

Sydney Ferguson, a North Kingstown High School junior and Jamestown resident, seemed like she had the power to score at will against Lincoln on April 26. More...

South County artists to hold sale

The South County Art Association will host a spring sale on Saturday, May 19, at the Helme House on Route 138. Artists will be selling their pottery, paintings, photography, stained glass and much more beginning at 9 a.m. More...

This week in Island history Compiled by Sue Maden Week of May 10

The news of 10 and 15 years ago is from the Jamestown Press. The news of 100 years ago from the Newport Daily News came from the collection of the Newport Historical Society. More...

Blood drive May 20

The island's veterans groups will sponsor a blood drive on Sunday, May 20, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Holy Ghost Hall. More...

Ft. Getty event will honor Jim Filkins

A date has been set for an event to celebrate the life of Jim Filkins, a community member who died over the winter. Organizers are planning a June 24 daytime picnic at the Ft. Getty pavilion that will feature Irish music. More...

Council waiting for report about the impact of Federal aquifer designation

Town officials are waiting for a report by Town Solicitor Peter Ruggiero on possible impacts to the town by a federal aquifer designation that is being requested by some residents of the island, Town Administrator Bruce Keiser said last week. More...

Land trust receives substantial gift

Fox Hill Farm owner Ellicott "Tot" Wright, as part of a land sale agreement, has given a significant gift that will ensure the pristine setting will not be developed. More...

Planners considering new zoning option

Planning Commission members, at their May 2 meeting, scheduled a special agenda to introduce how form-based zoning codes may be included in the zoning ordinance update. More...

Celebrate Jamestown's 1776 battery at May 12 event

Battery Day will be held May 12 at Conanicut Battery Park, with activities beginning at 11 a.m. Major William Blodgett, General Nathanael Greene's aide-degeous camp in 1776 and 1777, will be present to emcee the proceedings. More...

Gifted students at Lawn Avenue School could benefit from new Virtual High School program

A new program to stimulate the minds of gifted students will be introduced at the Lawn Avenue School next year. More...

Prout school honor roll

The Prout School in Wakefield has announced the students named to the honor roll for the third quarter. Those students from Jamestown include, in grade 9, Sarah Freece and Adele Huffine. More...

Jamestown students earn high school honors

North Kingstown High School announced the names of students on the honor roll for the third quarter. More...