January 14, 2010 RSS feed / News

SAMS project kicks off at Lawn Avenue School

Recently, President Obama announced a $250 million initiative to train math and science teachers and to increase students’ interest and achievement in these disciplines in the next decade. More...

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press?

Steve Brehm (center) took the Jamestown Press along to the Academy of Model Aeronautics Convention in Ontario, Canada. More...

N.K. girls’ track team sees many ‘personal bests’

A finish line decision is the difference between the North Kingstown High School girls’ indoor track team being undefeated so far this season and having a dual meet loss to Smithfield High School. More...

Island birders count 67 species during annual bird count

After being postponed due to bad weather, the Conanicut Island Christmas Bird Count was held this past weekend. The following is a list of the species and number of birds spotted by bird watchers on the island: More...

Local business owner donates 4,000 DVDs to library

The Jamestown Philomenian Library’s DVD and video collection just got a whole lot bigger, thanks to a donation from island business owner Ilesh Patel. More...

School Committee sets goals, meets with Town Council

Budget concerns and the possible loss of state aid to the town dominated last Friday’s joint meeting of the School Committee and Town Council, which got off to a collaborative start despite anticipation by both groups of another tough financia More...

Planning Commission votes on minimum lot size for multi-family dwellings

In its first meeting of the New Year last Wednesday, the Jamestown Planning Commission tackled an ongoing issue: Minimum lot sizes for duplex and multi-family dwellings. More...

Town Council reviews past and future goals

Jamestown Administrator Bruce Keiser and other town offi- cials this week presented an overview of previous and future town goals for the edification of the Town Council, which is starting to gauge the scope of the many issues awaiting its decisions More...

I love soup!

Flotsam and Jetsam

At this time of year, when the winds shake the houses and the cold makes bodies feel old and stiff, I especially love soup. It’s the only meal I eat that I also consider a “cure” for whatever aches or sniffl es I might have. More...

Using their space

Dancers from Island Moving Company were at Melrose School this week to deliver the second of three lessons in movement, space and rhythm. More...

Conanicut Grange Report

The National Grange Organization was founded in 1867 and is this country’s oldest farm organization. It was formed immediately after the Civil War in response to the reconstruction period and the economic depression that followed. More...

RIDE reports poor progress at N.K. high school

North Kingstown Schools Superintendent Phil Thornton presented the preliminary R.I. Dept. More...