August 16, 2007 RSS feed / News

Volunteers are needed to help with young children

Child and Family Services has an ideal volunteer opportunity for anyone who loves spending time with small children. Help is especially needed between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. More...

Town cited for sewer discharge problems

Jamestown is one of six Rhode Island communities ordered Aug. 10 by the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to take steps to stop harmful raw sewage from discharging from municipal pipes and wastewater systems into state waterways. More...

Sing with the choristers

The Newport Navy Choristers are seeking new members in all voice ranges to sing with them for the 2007-2008 musical season. More...

The Senior Times

We're deep into summer now and some of the recent days have been true indicators of the power of nature, with temperatures soaring, and then on the other hand, some of them have cooled and comforted us with dry and sunny days. More...

Acclaimed Jamestown scientist shares his exceptional knowledge of the planet's oceans

From the oceans of the world to the fate of Conanicut Island, University of Rhode Island professor and Jamestown resident Ted Smayda carries the diversities of the world in his head and his heart. More...

Ladies tennis tourney results

The ladies intermediate tennis class held a round robin tennis tournament on Aug. 7. Winners were Pat Cook and Keleigh Sabourin. The runners-up were Alexa Furtado and Jackie Woodside. More...

Local siblings are national Judo champions

Siblings Sofia and Marco Greco-Byrne have to get along well with each other at home, because if they do not, the temptation to retaliate against each other on the Judo mat may be too much for them. More...

Highway barn groups identified

There are two different groups with advertisements in this week's Press concerning the town highway facility site debate. Taxpayers for a Sensible Highway Barn is led by Christine Ferguson. Jamestowners for a Town Highway Barn NOW! More...

See the toe jam band tonight

Tonight at the North Kingstown Town Beach, the crowd-pleasing Toe Jam Puppet Band offers a special brand of hands-on children's entertainment that grown-ups can actually enjoy. More...

Man-powered vehicle

Spectators joined in the parade as pushers when an old Jeep, carrying veterans, stalled along the parade route. More...

Bridge authority looking to separate highway lanes with median barriers

Median barriers for driver safety on the Claiborne Pell (Newport) Bridge, air-conditioning for toll collectors, town water for all workers, rescue training and crackdown on toll cheaters were topics at the monthly meeting on Aug. More...

DeVito, Carnevale named vice presidents at BankNewport

BankNewport President and CEO, Thomas W. Kelly, has announced the appointments of two local men to positions as vice presidents of the bank. Mark T. Carnevale was named as vice president, mortgage consultant. More...

Soccer sign-ups deadline Aug. 20

Registration for the Fall 2007 recreation soccer league will end on Monday, Aug. 20. More...

Tour of library museum tomorrow

Join the Friends of the Jamestown Library and celebrate the history of Jamestown on Friday, Aug. 17, at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the Sydney L. Wright Museum as Jane Bentley gives two lively and informative tours of the museum. More...

Celebrating 30th reunion

Members of the Jamestown class of 1977 at North Kingstown High School celebrated their 30th reunion at the Quonset Officers Club in July. At rear, from left, are Dave McCarthy, Barry Walsh, Deb Pritchard, Sue Quinn. More...

Dispelling popular myths; it's easy to recycle

There are myths associated with just about every topic known to man, from historical events to health concerns. Most of us are familiar with them and likely have even fallen for a few. More...

Conanicut Island ART

The community center will be overflowing with hand-crafted items, including jewelry of all kinds, pottery, glassware, clay creations, useful and decorative sculpture, photography and paintings, embroidered textiles, knitted and crocheted goods, sca More...

After 30 years, foolishness still distinguishes the island

Chris Powell, the Chief Fool of the Fools' Rules Regatta, is not at all surprised the event is still going strong after 30 years. "I see people's reactions to it and I know they love it more every year," Powell said. More...

Cross country team hosts alumni race

The North Kingstown High School cross country team will hold their third annual Alumni Cross Country race on Friday, Aug. 24, at Goddard Park in East Greenwich. More...

Head's Beach mooring field strongly opposed

The Harbor Management Commission was confronted by a contingent of more than a dozen Jamestown Shores Association members at its regular meeting on Aug. 8. More...

Informal session on barn proposal set for Wednesday

Town Administrator Bruce Keiser will host a question and answer session on the Taylor Point highway barn proposal on Wednesday, Aug. 22 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the library. More...

Colorful parade marks 350th milestone

A parade commemorating the 1657 purchase of Quononacutt Island from the Narragansett tribe lit up the village festivities for the town's 350th anniversary. More...

Lafayette Band seeks musicians

The Lafayette Band rehearses every Wednesday evening from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the North Kingstown High School band room, 150 Fairway Drive, North Kingstown. Rehearsals for the 2007-2008 concert season begin on Wednesday, Sept. 12. More...

Baker's adds family atmosphere to island charm

Locals and summer visitors know that when they have a healthrelated problem, they can ask the pharmacist at Baker's Pharmacy. More...