January 31, 2008 RSS feed / News

Linden Place requests donations for flea market

Donations are being sought for a flea market to benefit the restoration and preservation of Linden Place Mansion on Saturday, Feb. 16 and Sunday, Feb. 17, at the historic mansion at 500 Hope St., Bristol, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine. More...

Freshman basketball team gets help from islanders

Team takes big win over Hendricken

The North Kingstown High School boys' freshman basketball team easily beat Tollgate last week in their final home game of the season. Their record is 7- 3 with one more regular season game before the playoffs. More...

Jamestown to start youth flag football league

For those islanders who have been looking for an introduction to football, the wait is over. Jamestown resident Mark Swistak, Jr. More...

Island businesses get ready for the big game

There seems to be only one topic of conversation among New Englanders this week, and residents of Conanicut Island are no exception. More...

Swain waives extradition on murder charge

Jamestowner David Swain appeared in federal court in Providence on Friday, Jan. More...

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press?

Ray and Peggy Sisson took the Press with them on a recent trip to the Mayan pyramids in Cancun, Mexico. More...

Free tax service benefits more than seniors

Tax season is here, and with it comes free help for anyone who needs some hand-holding in preparing tax forms. The AARP Tax- Aide service for low- to moderateincome earners starts Feb. 11 at the library. More...

Newport Art Museum upcoming exhibitions

The Newport Art Museum's winter schedule features three new exhibits running through April. 30 "Missions: Paintings by Roger Kirby" is on exhibition until April 6, with an opening reception on Thursday, Feb. More...

Bottis, Gorter exchange vows in December

Bethany Ann Bottis and Kurt Andrew Gorter were married Dec. 1, 2007, at 6:30 p.m., at the Astor's Beechwood Mansion, Newport, with the Honorable John DeCubellis officiating. The reception was held at Astor's Beechwood. More...

CIAA received grant for new art space

The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) has awarded $500 to support the establishment of an art gallery space in Jamestown's Town Hall. More...

Newport Hospital looking for volunteers

Newport Hospital needs new volunteers for its Caring Team. Volunteers for this team will be trained to offer patients hand massage, relaxation music, and simple art activities to decrease stress and promote healing. More...

Maden to give bridge history lecture

Jamestown historian Sue Maden will tell the history of the Jamestown Bridge in a lecture at the North Kingstown library on Wednesday, Feb. 6, at 7 p.m. More...

Rec Youth Volleyball

The Jamestown Recreation Department will host an openplay youth volleyball program on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Lawn Avenue School gym. The league is open to middle schoolers through adults. More...

Special Olympics sports carnival returns

Special Olympics Rhode Island's 30th Annual Sports Celebrity Carnival is back. This year's event will be held on Friday, Feb. 1, at the Rhode Island Convention Center, from 5 to 9 p.m. General admission is $5 per person. More...

Lawn girls' hoops team drops final season game

The Lawn Avenue School girls' basketball team suffered a difficult loss Friday in their last home game of the season against Martin Middle School of East Providence. After the game Head Coach Dave Pritchard told his team how proud he was of them. More...

Dunkin' Donuts offers sweet scholarship opportunity

High school seniors and graduates are encouraged to apply for the Dunkin' Donuts Scholarship Program. Applications will be available beginning Feb. 1. More...

Seniors can apply for Cox Scholarships

Eligible high school seniors who excel academically, demonstrate a strong community involvement and are interested in pursuing degree in communications or a communications related field can apply for a 2008 Cox Scholarship. More...

Foundation provides free home repairs

Summer's coming, and so is the Narragansett Bay Workcamp. More...

IYRS career day offers job possibilities

The International Yacht Restoration School will host the third annual Marine Industry Career Day on Saturday, March 1, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Boat builders, boat yards, and marine manufacturers are in need of skilled workers. More...

Library to host poetry appreciation reading

The Jamestown library will host a new poetry reading, writing and appreciation group to meet on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month, at 12:30 p.m., in the Sydney L. Wright Museum. The first meeting will be Wednesday, Feb. 13. More...

School operating budget for next year unveiled for scrutiny

The School Committee opened discussion of the district's operating budget for year 2009 at the committee's Jan. 24 meeting. Superintendent Marsha Lukon and a team of administrators presented an overview of the $11.8 million proposal. More...