February 11, 2010 RSS feed / News

What a character!

Gaelyn Dwyer, a third-grade student at Melrose Avenue School, dressed up as Snoopy recently as part of the school’s annual spirit week. More...

Naval Academy to host STEM program

The U.S. Naval Academy is accepting applications for its summer STEM program, an overnight academic camp for students in grades 8 through 11 who have an interest in math and science. More...

ACHIEVEMENTS

Degidio named to dean’s list at FIT Jon-Michael Degidio of Jamestown was named to the dean’s list at Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne for the fall 2009 semester. Degidio is a bioscience, marine biology major. More...

Winning words

Seventh-grader Hailey Cassidy and sixth-grader Josh Robinson were the final two spellers in Tuesday night’s Lawn Avenue School spelling bee, which was held at Melrose School. More...

My love-hate relationship with blackberries

Flotsam and Jetsam

Remember when blackberries were sweet juicy treats that came on warm, summer days? I am thinking about them today and wishing for a simpler, sweeter world. More...

N.K.H.S. booster club plans ‘evening of champions’ dinner

The North Kingstown High School Booster’s Club will host its 10th annual, “An Evening of Champions” fundraiser to benefit all student athletes participating in North Kingstown athletic programs on Saturday, March 27, at 6:30 p.m. More...

Conanicut Grange Report

In his new book “Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual,” Michael Pollan, author of “The Omnivore’s Dilemma” and several other books on food and nutrition, writes that after all he has studied and written, his diet advice c More...

Island childhood spawned photographer’s creative passion

As the only child of two R.I. School of Design graduates – growing up amid the everywhereyou look beauty of Jamestown – it seems that Desdemona “Bunty” Burgin was destined for a world beyond the typical 9 to 5 workday. More...

Technology still a focus for budget-conscious schools

Times are tough, but technology remains a high priority in Jamestown schools. More...

Planning Commission readies for comprehensive plan survey

The Jamestown Planning Commission last week came closer to finalizing the questions to be included on the upcoming comprehensive plan survey. More...

Register now for JCT acting classes

The Jamestown Community Theatre still has openings in “A Smorgasbord of Acting,” a series of classes for ages 10 through adult. More...

Island pharmacy celebrates 33 years of service

At a time when independent pharmacies are struggling, Jamestown resident and local pharmacy owner Tim Baker finds meaning in his work – and he appreciates the connection he has with his customers. More...

Contract negotiator talks strategy

A labor contract negotiator this week presented his rationale for Jamestown to hire a professional negotiator for the upcoming contract talks with the police union. More...

Island artists at work

The Jamestown Arts Center is hosting a series of figuredrawing classes at the Jamestown Gallery every Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. More...

Skippers take home division championship, eye state title

For most of the season, the Southern Division Championship looked like it would be a lock for the North Kingstown boys’ indoor track team. More...

A steady grip

Parker Chace, a fifth-grade student at Lawn Avenue School, took fifth place in his age category in the all-around during the recent Gymnastics & More 2010 meet in Woburn, Mass. More...

Seamen’s Institute offers scholarship

The Seamen’s Church Institute of Newport is taking applications for the 2010 Leonard W. & Katherine C. Hayward Maritime Memorial Scholarship. Students must live in Newport County and be interested in pursuing maritime occupations. More...

Nice hats!

Colleen McIntyre (back left), Principal Carole Melucci, Denise Fiorio, Theo Simmons (front) and Analiese Poisson show their school spirit during Melrose School’s spirit week. More...