May 17, 2007 RSS feed / News

Bonnot wins second prize in armed services art contest

The Armed Services YMCA (ASYMCA), the nation's leading nonprofit organization supporting the families of junior enlisted military personnel, last week awarded second prize in the Marines category of its annual art contest to Sarah Bonnot, a fifth-gr More...

Students of the month honored

Students of the month at the Jamestown schools were rewarded for their good deeds, helpfulness and kindness. The students were invited to a special lunch with Assistant Principal Mike Franco as a reward for their positive behaviors. More...

Nothing sheepish about this grin

Tommy Chamberlain enjoyed the sights and sounds of the annual sheep shearing at Watson Farm. Here are the sheep before being shorn of their wool. Photo by Andrea von Hohenleiten More...

Campaign to buckle up teens

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) has joined the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the University of Rhode Island Transportation Center to celebrate National Transportation Week (May 13-19) with a wide range of activities More...

Homer on tap for artist talk

Winslow Homer will be the topic of "Lunch with the Artist" on Tuesday, May 22, at the Newport Art Museum. The informal noontime discussion will be facilitated by Richard Tyre. It is free for museum members and there is a $3 charge for non-members. More...

Ali's Run Extends its Streak

Ali's Run won their third and fourth games of the season on May 8 and 13. The team defeated Horan Construction 4-1 in the May 8 game and was victorious over O'Brien's with an extra-inning 9-8 win. More...

Golfers prepare for friendly competition with SK schools

Eight Lawn Avenue School students are spending some extra time with the assistant principal this spring, but there is no detention involved. More...

Town Moderator's General Rules for Town Meetings

Time of Meeting: The meeting will be called to order at 7:00 p.m. More...

State beaches now open weekends

The Department of Environmental Management announced that state beaches in South County are now open weekends from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. More...

House bill would reduce out-ofdistrict school transportation costs

Rep. Bruce J. Long (R-Dist. More...

Keiser reports hurricane exercise a success

Saying that "we're doing all that we can" to prepare for a major tropical storm, Town Administrator Bruce Keiser reported on Monday that all accounts of the May 5 hurricane preparedness drill at the Melrose school point to a great success. More...

Rhode Island library consortium gets new look

The Jamestown Philomenian Library has been a proud member of the public library consortium formerly known as the Cooperating Libraries Automated Network or CLAN for almost twenty years. More...

Tighe

A daughter, Ellie Grace, was born May 1, 2007 at Women and Infants' Hospital to Jill (Dybala) and Howie Tighe of Grinnell Street. Grandparents are Anne and Tom Tighe of Jamestown and Margie and Ed Dybala of North Kingstown. More...

She gives mom the credit for her honors

Local resident and recent state award winner Gemma Guinguing seems to have become the role model she says is needed for "the future success of our society." Deaf since birth, Guinguing has used her many talents to their fullest. More...

Residents look for Conservation Commission support on aquifer designation

The Conservation Commission welcomed guests Ellen Winsor and Pat Bolger to their May 8 meeting. More...

Safety first at Newport Hospital

Newport Hospital is the only hospital in Rhode Island to be named a Distinguished Hospital for Patient Safety by HealthGrades, a national health care ratings company. More...

Council passes edict to control pier activities

The Town Council unanimously approved an emergency resolution outlining seasonal restrictions at East Ferry at Monday night's meeting. More...

Environmentally-friendly landscaping lecture offered

This century will witness a new and exciting role for plants in the quest for ecological balance. More...

Gnomes play Saturday

The Gnomes, who are comprised of some of the areas best musical talents, will perform at the Courthouse Center for the Arts on Route 138 in West Kingston on Saturday, May 19. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $15. More...

Wine tasting and auction to benefit Newport County women's shelter

The Women's Council of Realtors invites the public to attend their Art Auction and Wine Tasting on Sunday, May 20, at the Carnegie Abbey Club. The preview party begins at 3 p.m., and the live auction commences at 4 p.m. More...

The Island Garden

This is it! Hopefully we've seen the last of Jack Frost and you can start planting out. I wouldn't be in too much of a rush, we can still get an unexpected cold snap, but if you keep an eye on the weather, putting plants out now should be okay. More...

Book group reads Kipling

The Afternoon Book Discussion at the Jamestown Library continues on Tuesday, June 5, 2007 with the book "The Light That Failed" by Rudyard Kipling. The group usually meets at the library at 1 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month. More...

Sign up for Save The Bay camp

The Jamestown Education Foundation is pleased to announce the return to Jamestown of Save the Bay's acclaimed marine education summer program. More...

Track team set for state meet

The numbers on Nick Alfred's Lawn school track team may be small, but the team is a formidable force when it comes to middle school track. "Our kids in Jamestown, despite not having a track, they do very well," Alfred said. More...

NK parents group to meet

The North Kingstown High School PTSO will meet on Tuesday, May 22, at 7 p.m. in the media center. More...

Fort Getty planners consider improvements

The Fort Getty Master Plan Committee met last Tuesday morning, May 8, for an on-site inspection of parking areas and beach access. More...

NPR available to Jamestown listeners starting today

Jamestown fans of National Public Radio will finally get to hear the programming without leaving Conanicut Island. More...

Pets are well-pampered by Terry

Terry Page takes care of animals every day, and loves it. Her company, Page's Pampered Pets, has become a recognized name for pet care on the island since she opened for business almost seven years ago. More...

Where in the World is the Press?

Elvis Presley crashed the party of Jane and Tom Conlin, right, of Jamestown, as they recently renewed their wedding vows on the occasion of their 20th anniversary. More...

Fruity find

Sofia Greco-Byrne walked away from Saturday's benefit yard sale with an apple corer. Funds were raised to help the family of Payton Watson, who has leukemia. More...

Get ready to compost yard waste with free bags and bins

The town has received a grant of $7,200 from the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation to purchase 20,000 composting bags to help the reduce the fees it pays to dispose of its waste. More...

Scholarship deadline nears

There is still time to apply for a Jamestown Chamber of Commerce scholarship. Each year the Chamber awards two $500 scholarships to Jamestown residents pursing business studies or taking continuing education classes for career development. More...

Battery Day a Great Success

Saturday, May 12, was Battery Day at the Conanicut Battery. From the moment the Jamestown Community Band started playing until Captain Tew's Company struck their last tent, everybody had a great time. More...

Ocean state senators attempting to block Congressional funding for LNG terminal

Rhode Island's U.S. More...

Academic milestones for island students

Earns degree Nicholas W. Blanton, of Jamestown, received a bachelor's degree in business May 5 from Champlain College in Burlington, Vt. More...