September 27, 2007 RSS feed / News

Town hall closed from Oct. 1 to 3

The new Town Hall is finally complete and ready for occupancy by several departments. Over the course of three days, Oct. 1, 2 and 3, town employees will move their headquarters from the golf course at 245 Conanicus Ave. More...

The Jamestown Yacht Club's race results

Race number 4 of the Jamestown Yacht Club Fall Series was held on Sept. 23. The following are the results for the race: A Class: 1. Celeritas, Swan 42, M. Gefter; 2. Rumours, Thompson 35, T. Woodhouse; 3. Macx, Custom 30, B. MacGowan; 4. More...

Montoya wins senior amateur golfing event

Mike Montoya, 60, won the 49th RIGA Senior Amateur Championship in a three-hole playoff. His score was 131 for the two-day event. The tournament was held Sept. 18 and 19 at the Lincoln Country Club. More...

Islanders give all to NK cross-country team

Pure teamwork is what it took for the North Kingstown High School boys' cross country team to pull off a spectacular win over South Kingstown on Sept. 18. The team suffered their first league loss in 10 years against Chariho on Sep. More...

Learn to help out stranded marine mammals at aquarium presentation

The Friends of the Jamestown Library present "Mystic Aquarium's First Responders for Stranded Animals," on Thursday, Nov. 8, at 7 p.m. More...

Talk set for junior class parents

There will be an important informational meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. in the North Kingstown High School Auditorium to discuss the e-Portfolio graduation requirements, including the required portfolio presentation for the Class of 2009. More...

Town finds boat breakdown a result of product deficiency

After extensive testing by University of Rhode Island professor of chemical engineering Otto Gregory, Town Administrator Bruce Keiser reported on Monday that no known source of electrical charge could be found at East Ferry to substantiate claims b More...

New band officers named

The Jamestown Community Band held their annual meeting last week and elected officers for the coming year. The president is Fred Pease, Bill Knapp is vice president, Jeff Hunter is treasurer and Bethany Busch was elected secretary. More...

Greening up Town Hall

Last Friday, Jamestown Department of Public Works employees planted trees at the new Town Hall in preparation for the upcoming opening. The trees were provided by grants obtained by the Jamestown Tree Preservation and Protection Committee. More...

Consumers affected by declining fishing industry

Local fishermen, from draggers to lobstermen, and every kind of license holder in between, are feeling the effects of state Department of Environmental Management (DEM) regulations designed to downsize the industry. More...

Mahoney up for scholar award

Keira Mahoney, of Jamestown, has been named a semifinalist in the 2008 National Merit Scholarship Program. More...

Presentation on stonecarver's work

The Friends of the Jamestown Library will host a special program tonight, September 27, at 7 p.m. in the Sydney L. Wright Museum. More...

URI holds garden, energy demos at 'GreenShare' day

Traditional gardening workshops, sales and demonstrations will share space with renewable energy and energy conservation activities at the 17th annual GreenShare Field Day at the University of Rhode Island on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 10 a.m. More...

Island fire department aided by BankNewport

During the recent Jamestown 350th Anniversary Celebration, BankNewport's Jamestown Branch hosted four "Narrated Historic Cruises" aboard the Jamestown Ferry. More...

Island Sports schedule

Thursday, Sept. 27 Lawn School Soccer, Davisville, 3:30 p.m. Girls' Soccer, at LaSalle, 7 p.m. Girls' Tennis, at Barrington, 3:30 p.m. Boys' Soccer, at Toll Gate, 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28 Field Hockey, Lincoln, 3:45 p.m. Football, Rogers, 7 p.m. More...

The Senior Times

Don't forget to come on down to the senior center for our seminar on 'Protecting Your Nest Egg' on Saturday, Sept.29, beginning at 1 p.m. There will a great deal of pertinent information on how to be prepared for your future. More...

Jamestown soccer scores

U-6 League Outstanding Players: Stearns Farms, Aidan Regan, Olivia Supron; Lila Delman Real Estate, Justin Hodrick, Julie Littlefield; McQuade's Market, Jake Froberg, Ilse Novis; Jamestown Rotary Club, Ben Jennings, Diana Reno; Jamestown Women's C More...

High School Happenings

The week of Oct. 15 is Spirit Week. The week starts with a dodge ball tournament on Monday at 7 p.m. in the gym. Another highly-anticipated event is the powder puff game, scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 16 at 6 p.m. More...

First loss for strong NK field hockey squad

The North Kingstown High School field hockey team took the end of their undefeated streak in stride. The team had been 7-0 before succumbing to East Greenwich, 1- 0, Monday night at home. More...

Authority must approve barn

The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority has yet to officially sign off on the sale of a piece of property on Upper Taylor Point critical to the town's highway barn plan, however, that's not deterring town officials from moving forward on the More...

Conservationists consider several island projects

Conservation Commission members reviewed, at their Sept. More...

Where in the world is the Press?

Steve and Marcia Wirth and Bob and Audrey Wilkinson met up in Yellowstone National Park in June, where they shared their campground with one of the park's resident bison. More...

Planners approve garage conversion on Watson Avenue

The Planning Commission unanimously approved recommendation of a request to expand activity from a residential to mixed use on a property on Watson Avenue. The commission continued the Sept. More...

Town seeks private help in curtailing deer population

In a letter sent to approximately 45 land owners, town officials are hoping to enlist the help of private residents to manage the island's growing deer population. More...

Used kayaks on sale in Wickford

The Kayak Centre will hold their annual used kayak and gear sale on Oct. 6, 7, and 8 at the store at 9 Phillips St. in Wickford. The sale will include used single and double kayaks of all types, as well as paddles and accessories. More...

Keiser: town should forfeit any claim to Beavertail Lighthouse ownership

Town Administrator Bruce Keiser has recommended that the town forfeit its claim over licensed use of Beavertail Lighthouse and allow the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and U.S. More...

Kendra Smith reads up a storm

Citizens Bank, the Pawtucket Red Sox (Paw Sox), and Coca Cola have announced the winners of the "All-Star Reading Team," program in conjunction with the Rhode Island Office of Library and Information Services, which encouraged students from across More...

Sign up now for dance classes

There are still some spaces left the Jamestown Recreation Department's dance classes for children. Creative Dance for 4-year-old pre-schoolers meets on Tuesday afternoons from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. More...

Schedule change for baby program

Mother Goose Time for Babies will not be held for the next two Monday mornings, Oct. 1 and Columbus Day, Oct. 8. Mother Goose Time for Babies will resume Monday, Oct. 15. More...

Blood pressure clinic at the library

The Visiting Nurse Services of Newport and Bristol Counties hold free blood pressure clinics the first Thursday of each month from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Jamestown library, 26 North Main Rd. The next clinic will be on Oct. 4 in the Sydney L. More...

New lunch program discussed by school panel

The school board heard an initial report on the new healthy school lunch offerings provided by Sodexho at their Sept. 20 meeting. More...