May 29, 2008 RSS feed / News

Concerned Citizens plan garden tour

The Conanicut Concerned Citizens are having a Garden Tour on Sunday, June 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine. More...

Roger Chase Memorial Tennis Tournament 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...

New zoning ordinance rules are prepared for consideration

After voting to deny a recommendation for a minor subdivision request, planning commissioners rolled up their sleeves last week to begin calibrations on the town's new model for its zoning ordinance. More...

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press?

The fourth grade class at Melrose Avenue School took the Press to Ellis Island in New York Harbor. The field trip is an annual event for the fourth graders, who learn about immigration. More...

Artisan's fair coming to Newport

Newport's premiere spring artisan event, the Newport Artisans' Fair, returns to the Elks Club Lodge on Saturday, June 7, and Sunday, June 8. More...

Town Council mulls animal shelter plan

The matter of possibly using the old water treatment building to house unwanted pets was an agenda item at the regular meeting of the Town Council, which followed a workshop on the same topic. More...

North Kingstown boys' volleyball advances to the semifinals

The North Kingstown varsity squad took on Coventry High last Friday night, with the winner advancing to the Division 1 semi-fi- nals. The Skippers came to play. More...

Boys' lacrosse will meet Hendricken in the state semi-finals

Girls lose to Moses Brown in quarter-finals

Anyone seeing the lopsided 16- 8 score of the North Kingstown - Providence Country Day (PCD) boys' lacrosse game on May 23 would not have guessed it was a quarterfinal playoff game. More...

Conservation Commission recommends denial of development plan in Shores

Conservation Commission Chairman Christopher Powell opened the panel's May 20 meeting with a discussion about a site visit some of the commissioners made to the Jamestown Shores area the previous week. More...

Classes for gardeners forming at URI

Amateur gardeners interested in learning more about their hobby are invited to participate in the fourth annual Summer Gardening School sponsored by the University of Rhode Island. More...

Standardized program for special needs students sought by education commission

The Rhode Island State House hosted the first ever State Commission for students with special needs children on April 30, with aims of organizing a program to help students with various degrees of learning disabilities. More...

BIRTH

Bell

A daughter, Cassidy O'Connell Bell, was born May 8, 2008 in Beth Israel Hospital, Boston, to Bebhinn (O'Connell) and Gabriel Bell of Norwood, Mass. She is the granddaughter of Judith H. Bell and William E. Knapp of Jamestown. More...

Harbormaster's boat repairs cost town $10,000

Town Administrator Bruce Keiser announced that the town's portion of the harbormaster's boat repair bill would be $10,000 if the town agrees to accept the proposal of the manufacturer, Ribcraft of Marblehead, Mass. More...

Burns to attend arts conference

A team of Rhode Island arts education leaders will take part in an exclusive Arts Education Leadership Institute this July, thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). More...

Tree identification and planting at Saturday session planned

On Sunday, June 1, at 11 a.m., join URI landscape architecture graduates Ben Morton and Steven D'Ambrosia on a walkabout of the historic Boesch Farm as they examine different tree species found around the farm's fields and along the walking trails More...

Healthy lawns and clean water secrets revealed

One of University of Rhode Island's master gardeners, Marion Gold, revealed the secrets to keeping lawns healthy without polluting surface water run-off at a May 22 workshop at Town Hall. More...

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press?

Dickson Boenning reads the Jamestown Press in front of the Cabinet Building in Hamilton, Bermuda. More...

Two from Lawn school honored

Ellen Bednarczyk and Madeleine White, students at Lawn Avenue School, were recently honored Middle Level Scholar Leaders at a banquet held May 20 at the West Valley Inn. More...

Flanagan on Prout honor roll

Laura Flanagan was named to the honor roll at the Prout School for the third quarter. Flanagan, a senior, is member of the National Honor Society and will be attending American University in Washington D.C. in the fall. More...

Play ball

The Lawn school baseball team played tough all season long. Members of the team are front row, from left, Nico Rienzo, Drew MacIntyre, Eric Stroud, Kevin McDermott, Alex Burke, Graham Jamison, and Adam Southworth. More...

Indigo bunting, tanager make appearance at annual bird count

The 24th Annual Conanicut Island Spring Bird Count was held on Sunday, May 18 and a total of 89 species of birds were observed. The count was far fewer than in past years, possibly attributable to fewer observers. More...

Science contest open to middle schoolers

Governor Donald L. Carcieri is encouraging Rhode Island middle school students enrolled in grades 5, 6, 7 and 8, to participate in the nationwide Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge. More...

Chowder Cook-Off coming to Newport in June

The ever-popular Schweppes Great Chowder Cook-Off will celebrate its 27th year by featuring a smorgasbord of the best restaurants, 3,000 gallons of delicious chowder and a variety of entertainment for all ages. More...

Zoning board having a quiet spring

The Zoning Board of Review has had a quiet spring season, with few applications for new homes or renovations requiring variance from town building codes. Applicant Thomas F. More...

Conanicut Island Sailing Foundation helps make sailing dreams a reality

It is true that anyone can learn to sail, and some Jamestown residents will get a little help from the Conanicut Island Sailing Foundation (CISF). More...

Young Warriors baseball team fights to the wire in final three games

Jamestown took the field last week hoping to pull off a win as they hosted the Lancers of East Greenwich with their season winding down. More...

Council hosts appreciation picnic

Last Friday, May 24, the Jamestown Town Council sponsored a barbeque for all the town employees behind the new Town Hall. This event was held in appreciation for the quality services rendered by the Town employees throughout the year. More...

Islander explores northern slave traders in her documentary film

Elizabeth Delude-Dix of Jamestown worked with producer/ director Katrina Browne on the independent documentary, "Traces of the Trade," which premiered in January at the Sundance Film Festival. More...

The Island Garden

There are some gardeners who say that you should only put plants that grow above ground in the garden when the moon is shining and that root crops that grow below ground should be seeded when there is no moon. More...

Graduates

Salve Regina graduates islanders Several Jamestown residents were among those awarded degrees during Salve Regina University's 58th commencement held Sunday, May 18 on the lawn of McAuley Hall. Gretchen B. More...

Maritime music focus of weekend event

Traditional and contemporary maritime music will highlight the 29th annual Sea Music Festival at Mystic Seaport June 13 to 15. Musicians will perform onstage Saturday from noon to 5:30 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Farm needs volunteers for growing season

This Saturday the Jamestown Community Farm begins its eighth year of operations. The farm, located on the corner of Eldred Avenue and East Shore Road grows fresh vegetables for the people in the state who do not get enough to eat. More...

Wild plant group to hold annual sale

The RI Wild Plant Society invites everyone to the best native plant sale in Rhode Island. The sale will be on Saturday, June 7, from 9 a.m. to noon on Flagg Road at the University of Rhode Island campus. More...