May 22, 2008 RSS feed / News

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Jennie Calabrese, left, and Daniel Capuano took their granddaughter Alexandria De Crescenzo out for some pasta at the annual Boy Scout Spaghetti Dinner. Photo by Andrea von Hohenleiten More...

Chafee to speak at library Friends annual meeting

Former U.S. Senator Lincoln Chafee will address the Friends of the Jamestown Library Annual Meeting, which will be held on Wednesday, June 4, at 7 p.m. at the library. More...

Dutch Harbor owner denies upcoming auction

Barbara Paterson, one of the principals of Dutch Harbor Boat Yard, denied that the boatyard was being auctioned due to financial problems after being asked for a status report at the May 14 Harbor Management Commission meeting. More...

Andrews, Hansen hang tough with Mountie twin threats

Wins weren't enough to move team to semi-finals

The North Kingstown tennis team hosted Mt. St. Charles last week, with both teams looking to advance to the Division 1 semi-finals. The teams battled each other, as well as the heavy winds. More...

Bay cruises explore marine habitat

Save the Bay is offering Family Bay Days aboard the educational vessel M/V Swift. Collect and study local species while enjoying the Bay's beauty and fresh air. More...

Beavertail advisory committee and BLMA waiting for licensing

The semi-annual meeting of the Beavertail State Park Advisory Committee focused on issues that must be resolved since the Town of Jamestown limited its involvement in the maintenance of the facility earlier in the year. The U. S. More...

Police train for calls involving mentally ill

When Jamestown Police Chief Thomas Tighe received a letter from Elizabeth V. Earls, president and CEO of the Rhode Island Council of Community Mental Heath Organizations, Inc., he read it and responded immediately. More...

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press?

Elizabeth Allen, Sarah Baines, Joan Briggs, Marcie Lindsey and Eileen McCarney Muldoon, members of the Jamestown Reading Group, took the Press to Santa Fe to meet with Hampton Sides, the author of "Blood & Thunder." More...

Andres named to honor society

Magdalena Andres, of Jamestown, was inducted into the Sigma Xi honor society at the University of Rhode Island. The honor society includes research scientists and engineers. Andres is a graduate student at the Graduate School of Oceanography. More...

Easton receives awards for new book

Kelly Easton of Jamestown has won the 2008 Asian/Pacific American Literature Award for her novel "Hiroshima Dreams." Set in Providence, the novel explores the lives of three generations affected by the bombing of Hiroshima. More...

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press?

Jonathan Pollack read the Press with visiting Pyongyang, North Korea. More...

Use local firewood to prevent insect infestations

As campers and other vacationers prepare for their upcoming holidays, the state's Department of Environmental Management, and colleagues from throughout New England, are urging them to refrain from transporting firewood to and from other areas, and More...

The Island Garden

It's not been very warm lately, and most of my heat-loving plants are still in the greenhouse, a far cry from a few weeks ago when it looked as if winter had gone for good. More...

Town Council awards bid to build new highway barn

$1.7 million approved for highway garage next to Newport Bridge

The Town Council approved a bid to design and build a new highway garage and salt storage facility at a cost of up to $1,697,500 at its Monday night session. More...

BIRTHS

Heelan A son, Reed Thomas Heelan, was born April 3, 2008, at Women and Infants' Hospital to Beth (Ruggiero) and John Heelan of Jamestown. Grandparents are Jack and Judy Heelan of Jamestown and Sandy and Richard Ruggiero of Bristol. More...

Shores group to meet next Wednesday

The Jamestown Shores Association will hold a general meeting on Wednesday, May 28, at 7 p.m. at the Senior Center on West Street. Bring a friend or neighbor. Many topics relative to the Shores will be discussed. More...

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press?

The Hirsch family, Bennett, Dori, Julia, Madeleine, and Abigail, took the Press to Paris, near the Luxembourg Gardens, in March. More...

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press?

Bob Bowen took the Press to the waterfront of Zanzibar on a recent trip. More...

Art is alive at school

The opening of the annual Arts Alive student art show will be Thursday, June 5, at the Melrose Avenue School, with a reception from 7 to 8 p.m. The show will run Thursday and Friday, June 5 and 6 in the Melrose school multi-purpose room. More...

Learn about blacksmithing this summer

South County Museum is now accepting registrations for its popular Blacksmith Camps for Kids. The two, three-day camps will be held from 9 a.m. to noon for three days, beginning on Wednesday, July 9 and again on Wednesday, August 6. More...

Police officer started out as a teacher

John Areson, 36, has been a Jamestown police officer since December 2003. Hired by now retired Lt. Paul Balzer, Areson attended the Rhode Island Police Academy in Lincoln, with fellow officer Derek Carlino. More...

Homebound elderly need friendly visitors

Child and Family has an immediate need for Friendly Visitor volunteers who visit the homebound elderly on a regular basis. There are two retired businessmen who would like to talk about current affairs; one is in Tiverton, the other in Portsmouth. More...

Flower girl

Derek Reverand helps his daughter Esme water her flower at the Quononoquott Garden Club plant sale on Saturday morning. Photo by Andrea von Hohenleiten More...

Chase tennis event slated for June 8

The third Annual Roger Chase Memorial Tennis Tournament, presented by Jamestown Fitness, will be held on Sunday, June 8, at the Conanicut Yacht Club and the Jamestown town courts. More...

Boys' track takes eighth consecutive division title

The North Kingstown High School boys' track and field team was recently crowned Southern Division champions for the eighth consecutive years. Jamestown was well represented among the competitors. More...

Beavertail lighthouse replica on display at state park this Monday

Steve Wright, owner and crafter of American Lawn Lights of Yorktown Heights, N.Y., will be exhibiting many of his wooden lighthouse replicas at the Virtu Arts Festival in Westerly, this weekend May 24 and 25. More...

Summer-themed show coming to town gallery

The CIAA will begin a new art exhibit at the Town Hall Gallery on June 5. The drop off date for "Here Comes Summer - All Media" will be on May 29. The show will open June 5, with a reception including cash bar and catering by Trattoria Simpatico. More...

Ain't Misbehavin' opens Theatre by the Sea season

Theatre By The Sea will open its 75th Diamond Jubilee Season with the toe tappin' Tony Award winner for Best Musical, Ain't Misbehavin'. More...

Knudsen graduates from Naropa

Matthew S. Knudsen, of Jamestown, graduated from Naropa University in Boulder, Colo. with a bachelor's degree in writing and literature. Knudsen is the son of Sonya Bieler and Rolf Knudsen, both of Jamestown. More...

Ferdinandi receives award of excellence

Kate Ferdinandi of Jamestown has been given the University of Rhode Island's President's Award for Student Excellence for her work in the theater department of the College of Arts and Sciences. More...

PC graduates two

Two Jamestown residents graduated from Providence College at their May 18 commencement ceremonies. Edward Coleman received a master's of business administration and Virginia Kitts received a master's of education in secondary education. More...

Roberts manager at Citizens Bank

Casey Roberts of Jamestown has joined Citizens Bank as sales manager for Southern Rhode Island. Before joining Citizens, Roberts was a sales manager for First Horizon Home Loans. She has been in the mortgage business for 10 years. More...

A good day for fishing

Fishermen from Stripers247.com visited Ft. Getty on Saturday and Sunday. The group is comprised of members from all over the East Coast. More...

Zoo aflutter for holiday weekend

Roger Williams Park Zoo is ushering in summer with a "flutter" of activity this Memorial Day weekend. More...

Rub-a-dub dub

State workers used the hull of a boat attached to a crane to work on new pilings being added at Ft. Wetherill. Photo by Dwight Smith More...

Theatre group to hold annual meeting

The Jamestown Community Theatre (JCT) will hold its annual meeting on Wednesday, June 4, at 7 p.m. It will be held at a residence located at 17 Intrepid Lane. The meeting is open to all current members of JCT. More...

Learn about adoption at info session

The Department of Children, Youth and Families is hosting a Foster Care and Adoption Information Night on Wednesday, May 28, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the DCYF Office in North Kingstown. More...

Recycling meeting answers questions

A May 13 meeting at Town Hall inspired fresh ideas and answered citizens' questions about recycling. More...

Arts council to offer more classes

The North Kingstown Arts Council is announcing the start of three new classes. Jeanne Paglio will teach "Water Soluble Pencils and You," which will be on Saturday, May 31, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

War memorials topic of film and talk

The Friends of the Jamestown Library will present an evening with filmmaker and island resident, Patti Cassidy, who will show her film "Frozen Glory: the Secret Life of War Memorials," on Thursday, May 22, at 7 p.m. at the library. More...

Jamestown students to exhibit at national showcase in New Orleans

The Jamestown School Committee unanimously agreed to allow a team of Lawn Avenue students to attend a conference in New Orleans at the School Committee meeting on May 15. More...