December 28, 2007 RSS feed / News

Islander honored for philanthropy

Jamestown resident Joseph R. DiStefano was recently honored by St. Joseph Health Services of Rhode Island (SJHSRI) as its 2008 Partner in Philanthropy. A partner with the law firm Adler, Pollock & Sheehan, DiStefano has been a member of the St. More...

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Four couples traveled to the Arenal Volcano in Costa Rica in November. More...

Enter Courage Essay contest

Fidelity Investments, Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy (DR. I.) and the Rhode Island Department of Education encourage high school students from around the state to participate in the 2008 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest. More...

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Police help local teens Karen Catlow, right, delivers a $1,000 donation from the Jamestown Police Officer's Association to Melissa Minto and Bill Piva for the purchase of a television for the Teen Center. More...

Committee finishes first year of wind energy pursuit

The Jamestown Wind Energy Committee spent its final meeting of the year looking at an initial draft request for qualifications (RFQ) to find a consultant for a wind power feasibility study. More...

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New books for the new year TelecomPioneers, a community service organization, generously donated new Scholastic books to Melrose school for use in classroom libraries. More...

Group discusses "Sister Carrie"

The Afternoon Book Discussion at the Jamestown library will meet to discuss the classic novel "Sister Carrie," by Theodore Dreiser at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 8. The book, published in 1900, was considered scandalous in its day. More...

Art show looking for entries

The Wickford Art Association is searching for entries to its "Man and Beast" Open Juried Show. The show is open to work in all media, which features figure or wildlife themes. There is a non-refundable entry fee of $12 per entry, or 3 for $30. More...

Thousands will gather for 31st Penguin Plunge

Hundreds of humans intent on acting like penguins will submerge themselves in the icy waters at Mackerel Cove at noon on New Year's Day. The annual Penguin Plunge started 32 years ago and has become a heart-warming Jamestown tradition. More...

Council ends year with a new look, new focus

With three new members, the Jamestown Town Council has a different look than it did at the beginning of the year. However, it continues to work on familiar issues as 2008 approaches. More...

Zoning tackled several major projects during the year

The Zoning Board of Review had a busy year in 2007, hanging tough on new construction in high groundwater and densely populated areas. More...

Water customers paid more for water they conserved

The year 2007 may be remembered by Jamestown's water customers as the year they paid more for something they are not buying. More...

Class offers healthy pregnancy tips

Dr. Lisa Rameaka will present a lecture entitled The A,B,Cs of a Healthy Pregnancy on Tuesday, Jan. 15, at 6:30 p.m., at the North Kingstown Free Library. Dr. Rameaka is a Board Certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist. More...

Providence Boat Show returns

The 15th Annual Providence Boat Show returns next week to the Rhode Island Convention Center from Thursday, Jan. 3 to Sunday, Jan. 6. The first of the winter boat shows in New England, the Providence Boat Show boasts more than 140,000 sq. ft. More...

Saratoga Project gets federal help

Efforts by the USS Saratoga Museum Foundation to create a family attraction, educational center and memorial at Quonset/Davisville took another major step forward as Congressman Jim Langevin announced a federal appropriation of $282,000 to support More...

Sing with the Navy Choristers

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

Amazing Women series goes green

Tune in on Sunday mornings to Jamestown resident Deb Ruggiero's weekly radio show, Amazing Women. On Dec 30, "go green" as Sheila Dormody of Clean Water Action and Sarah Kite, of Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corp. More...

New lunches for school district in 2007

The Jamestown School Committee has worked diligently in 2007 to address federal and state mandates for public schools, ensuring a safe and top-performing environment for our island's children. More...

North Kingstown High School honor roll

The following Jamestown students were named to the North Kingstown High School Principal's Honor Roll for achievening an academic average of 90 or better for the first quarter. More...

Islanders reach new heights in sports this year

Island sports were exciting in 2007, and here are some of the highlights. More...

Long is vice-chairman of autism study group

State Representative Bruce J. Long (R-Jamestown, Middletown) has been named vice-chairman of a special house commission charged with addressing the educational needs of the rapidly growing number of children with autism. More...

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A daughter, Valerie Pierrette Carroll, was born Dec. 17, 2007 at Newport Hospital to Tanja and Sean Carroll of Jamestown. More...

Harbor Commission has unfinished projects on its agenda for the New Year

The Harbor Management Commission spent 2007 making plans, putting out fires, and prioritizing projects to get the best use out of their limited budget. Overall, the year was productive, informative, and thought provoking. More...

School district gets arts grant and becomes eligible for federal aid

The Jamestown school district has received a Rhode Island Council on the Arts (RICA) grant of $1,700, aspiring principal Carole Melucci reported to the School Committee at its Dec. 20 meeting. More...

Holiday deadlines at the Jamestown Press

Tuesday, Jan. 1 is New Year's Day. Here are the Jamestown Press deadlines for next week's newspaper, which will be published on Friday, Jan. 4. Publish Date: Friday, Jan. 4 Display Advertising: 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28 News Items: 10 a.m. More...