March 13, 2008 RSS feed / News

Church schedules Holy Week services

On Maundy Thursday, March 20 and Good Friday, March 21, Christ Church in East Greenwich will hold identical tenebrae services, beginning at 7 p.m. More...

TOWN MEETINGS

Monday, March 17 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Water and Sewer Commission meets. Wednesday, March 19 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Planning Commission meets. Thursday, March 20 6 p.m., Town Hall, Town Council budget work session. More...

Lawn students find creative ways to stay fit

There is more happening at the Lawn School gym than an oldschool game of dodge ball and these days there is more to staying fit than sit-ups and pushups. More...

Concentration

Mike McDermott shoots two free-throws for the Skippers. The NKHS JV basketball team played a great season, posting a 19-8 record and going all the way to the state tournament. More...

Proposed budget decisions explained

In the accompanying opinion piece, Sav Rebecchi has challenged components of the proposed Town Budget and suggests that the proposed expenditures are not merited. I would like to respond to some of his observations. More...

Flotsam and Jetsam

I admit to being an addict. Currently I am working hard to kick my addiction, but not to one of the usual vices. I am trying to get over my addiction to bottled water. I try so hard to be environmentally conscious in every possible way. More...

Housing plan is available to the public

In accordance with the requirements of the U.S. Deparment of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Quality Housing and Work Responsibility Act of 1998, the Jamestown Housing Authority is in the ninth year of its Agancey Plan. More...

Youth book discussion group to read 'Liar'

Freddie's Feed and Read, the Jamestown library's book discussion group for children in grades 4 to 6, will meet next on Tuesday, April 1, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Pre-registration for children and their parents is required. More...

Student work on display at art museum

March is Youth Art Month in Rhode Island and to celebrate the Jamestown School will join other schools from the East Bay region in an exhibit at the Newport Art Museum. More...

After school program ideas sought

The Jamestown School and the Jamestown Education Foundation (JEF) are currently seeking proposals for the upcoming Spring After- School Program session. Anyone interested in running a children's academic, cultural or athletic program may apply. More...

Non-profit groups can apply for grants from community fund

The Jamestown Community Fund, established seven years ago at the Rhode Island Foundation, is seeking applications for programs and projects developed by nonprofit organizations located in and working for the benefit of the Town of Jamestown. More...

Police chief has more than four decades of service

When Chief of Police Thomas P. Tighe joined the Jamestown Police Department in 1967, only four full-time officers were on the force. Tighe and Roger Bennett were hired at the same time to expand the staff to six. More...

Island students receive college honors

• Blanca Rincon, of Jamestown, has been named to the Community College of Rhode Island dean's list for the fall 2007 semester. • Andrew Nadeau, of Jamestown, was named to the President's list at Bentley College in Waltham, Mass. More...

USDA housing programs available for Jamestown residents

The USDA Rural Development announced that special office hours will be held at the North Kingstown Senior Center, Wednesday, March 26, from 3 to 6 p.m. The center is located at 10 Beach St., North Kingstown. More...

The Island Garden

Have you looked at your house plants lately? If not, this is the time of year to take a look. You want to inspect the root system, take a look at the growth, and maybe start them growing with a little weak fertilizer. More...

Diabetes awareness day in Cranston

Rhode Island Hospital will sponsor a Diabetes Awareness Day at the Cranston Senior Center on Saturday, April 5. The session, from 10 a.m. More...

Girls' softball meeting scheduled for March 13

All volunteers interested in coaching or helping with the 2008 Girls Softball League are asked to attend a planning meeting on Thursday, March 13 at 6:30 p.m. at the Recreation Center. More...

Register now for Jamestown Cal Ripken baseball

Registration has begun for the 2008 season of Cal Ripken Baseball in Jamestown. The deadline to register for the Major League, ages 9 to 12, is March 24 and April 4 is the deadline for the Minor League, ages 7 to 11. More...

North gymnasts take second at state meet

While most high school students were enjoying their last weekend of February vacation, the North Kingstown High School gymnastics team was competing in the RI State Championships at Rhode Island College. More...

Padding town budget is not a good idea

Although I've ended my quest to serve our town as a member of the Council and greatly reduced my watchdog activities, there's an annual event I can't bring myself to miss and those are the budget hearings leading up to the Financial Town Meeting. More...

Diet and health tips coming to the library

The Friends of the Jamestown Library are pleased to present "Nutrition 101: Stop-By," a free program of nutrition information provided by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island on Monday, March 24, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the library. More...

Ballet closes season with Swan Lake

Festival Ballet Providence closes its 30th Anniversary season with one of the most revered of all the classics, Swan Lake, to be performed April 25-27 at the VMA Arts and Cultural Center. For tickets visit www.tickets. com or call 800-919-6272. More...

School panel discusses capping unused funds

Capping the unreserved fund was the topic the School Committee took up at their March 6 meeting. The draft outlines that funds exceeding the cap will be returned to the town's general fund. More...

Green building is practical and rewarding

Bob and Wendy Crooks from Hull Street have succeeded in showing that proper building design can eliminate the need for heating and cooling in the home. More...

Women's history expert to speak at Jamestown library

In honor of Women's History Month, the Friends of Jamestown Library present author and University of Rhode Island history professor, Evelyn Savidge Sterne on Tuesday, March 18, at 7 p.m. More...

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press?

is the Jamestown Press? Jackson Hawkins, 9, of Jamestown, took the Press to new heights when he visited the CN Tower in Toronto, Canada. The tower is the tallest observation tower on land. More...

Picking the perfect kayak paddle topic of talk

The Kayak Centre is offering a free talk on choosing the right paddle at their Wickford location. The talk will be on Monday, March 17, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. More...

Planning commission prepares to implement new zoning ideas

The Planning Commission has set its focus on learning about SmartCode, a unified land development ordinance template. More...