June 12, 2008 RSS feed / News

Meals on Wheels needs drivers in South County

There is a critical need for volunteer drivers for two Meals on Wheels routes in South Kingstown and one in Narragansett. More...

Chorus elects new officers, plans talent show

The Jamestown Community Chorus has elected the following members to serve on the board of directors for the 2008-2009 season: The president will be Jim Traer. More...

Summer Camps

The Jamestown Recreation Department will offer a wide array of youth and adult programs, which will run throughout the summer. More...

Eek! There's a mouse in my house!

Flotsam and Jetsam

I'm not the only one who has this problem. Next time you're at a cocktail party, watching a kids' sporting event or even standing in line at the supermarket, mention to no one in particular that you are having a problem with (eek!) mice. More...

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Jim Walker, left, flanked by members of the Rotary Club, hands Harry Wright, vice president of the Jamestown Historical Society, a check for $1,000 to support the Jamestown 1657 Property Agreement display at Town Hall. More...

Cancer care topic of day long summit

The American Cancer Society and the Rhode Island Department of Health are pleased to announce the 2008 Partnership to Reduce Cancer in Rhode Island summit: Navigating Cancer Care - The Cancer Survivor Roadmap. More...

Kopacz believes police officers should advocate for the community

Before joining the Jamestown Police Department, officer Tiffany Kopacz was a stay-at-home mom taking care of her three children. "It's true," Kopacz said. "I basically stayed at home and looked after my three kids for ten years. More...

Jamestowners honored at VNS awards

Four islanders received honors at the June 4 VNS of Newport and Bristol Counties recognition ceremony of 117 volunteers who provided more than 3900 hours of service in 2007. More...

Students hear about addiction, honesty and the politics of tobacco

Students at Lawn and Melrose schools overflowed with comments and questions after a joint assembly June 5 featured former research scientist Victor DeNoble, key witness against the tobacco companies in the 1990s. More...

Weixel visits Kenya for senior project

When most people think of high school internships they may be reminded of making copies and cold calls. Not the case for the senior class at the Rocky Hill School in East Greenwich who spent the month of May immersed in their senior projects. More...

Vet school in Minnesota on horizon for Anderson Alexander

Caleb K. Anderson Alexander was recently accepted into the six-year veterinary program at the University of Minnesota. More...

Hamilton receives sociology degree from Roanoke

Laura C. Hamilton, of Jamestown, graduated from Roanoke College in Salem, Va. at the May 3 commencement ceremony. Hamilton received a bachelor's degree in sociology. More...

Swistak graduates from Villanova with geography degree

Noah Swistak, son of Michael and Paula Swistak of Jamestown, graduated from Villanova University, May 18, with a bachelor's degree in geography. Swistak will attend the University of Pennsylvania to pursue a master's degree in urban planning. More...

Ruben named a scholar finalist

Mollie Ruben, of Jamestown, a student at Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pa., was recently named a 2008 Gilder Lehrman History Scholar Finalist. More...

Patriotic music on tap for next show at Matunuck

George M! will be the next production at the Theatre by the Sea in Matunuck. As a tribute to the Rhode Island native, and the celebration of America and the Fourth of July, this fast paced show follows the great song-and-dance man, George M. More...

New parent support group meeting in Middletown

Caritas will hold a discussion on the problem of teenage drinking at their "Parent to Parent," event, scheduled for Tuesday, June 17. More...

Highway barn plan gets nod from planners

Scattered applause was heard in the Town Hall council chambers after design plans for the new highway garage and salt storage building received unanimous approval by the Planning Commission. More...

Non-profits must file reports with state

Jamestown nonprofit corporations doing business in Rhode Island have until June 30 to file annual reports with Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis or face fines and the loss of their corporate status. More...

Dads get half price zoo admission Sunday

Roger Williams Park Zoo is hosting a "Day for Dads" this Sunday, Father's Day, June 15, with half-priced admission for all fathers, grandfathers, stepfathers and honorary fathers (when accompanied by a child). More...

Students must register this week for fall PSAT

The PSAT exam will be given at North Kingstown High School on Saturday, Oct. 18, at 8 a.m. The exam will no longer be given as part of the curriculum at the school. More...

'Sport of Kings' returns to Newport

Newport Polo began its 17th season this past Saturday, and Jamestowner Leonard Nihan was back in the saddle for another go at it. More...

Kempe to speak for the governor

On July 1, former Jamestown resident Amy Kempe will start her new job as press secretary for the governor of Rhode Island, Donald Carcieri. Kempe said that she has always loved politics- a good thing considering her new position. More...

Groups available for grief support

Several free bereavement groups are meeting across the state to help those mourning the loss of a loved one. Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island, the largest and most comprehensive hospice in the state offers the groups at several locations. More...

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There was not a fire at Lawn Avenue School on June 6, but students in the firefighting workshop during Island Treasures day were able to try their hand at putting out the imaginary blaze. Photo by Andrea von Hohenleiten More...

Wakefield throws a party June 22

The annual Wakefield Summer Block Party will be held on Sunday, June 22, from 5 to 8 p.m. on Main Street. Music will be performed by Chiva Bus and there will be dancing and fun for the entire family. More...

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press?

James and Dale Grogan renewed their wedding vows on their 25th anniversary, May 21, 2008, on Cable Beach at Breeze Bahamas. More...

Watch parade from historic mansion

Linden Place, an 1810 Federal mansion in the heart of Bristol, will be hosting its annual Fourth of July Parade Picnic on Friday, July 4. More...

Rozes graduates from Wake Forest with degree in biology

Emily M. Rozes, of Jamestown, received a bachelor of science degree in biology from Wake Forest University at commencement exercises on May 19 in Winston-Salem, N.C. More...

Anderson Alexander graduates University of Rochester

Spencer Anderson Alexander graduated from the University of Rochester with a major in economics and architecture and a minor in biology. More...

von Hohenleiten graduates from William and Mary

Chris von Hohenleiten graduated from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va., on May 11 with a bachelor of science degree in physics and a minor in math. He will be working at the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Virginia. More...