2010-04-28 / News


Islander’s company creates sister firm

Cote & D’Ambrosio, a communications firm with offices in Wickford, Washington, D.C. and Tampa, Fla., has created a sister company to provide public affairs and issues management services to current and future clients.

Eric Cote of Jamestown is a principal in the firm.

Visit www.ConvergencePublicAffairs.com for more information.

Jamestowner named vice president at Cornerstone Group

Amy Gallagher of Jamestown has been promoted to vice president of major accounts at Cornerstone Group, a benefit advisory firm.

Gallagher develops and manages all aspects of employee benefit services for large employers throughout southeastern New England, specializing in cost containment strategies like wellness and disease management programs and consumer-driven products.

She joined Cornerstone in 2005 after previously working for three of New England’s largest carriers – UnitedHealthcare of New England, Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare of New England and Delta Dental of Rhode Island.

Former islander hired by Bose Corp.

Jonathan Knudsen, formerly of Jamestown, has been hired as an electrical engineer for the Bose Corporation in Framingham, Mass. He graduated from URI’s College of Engineering last summer with a B.S. in electrical engineering.

Local students named to NEIT dean’s list

Amy Gladding and James Terranova of Jamestown have been named to the dean’s list for the quarter ending in March 2010 at the New England Institute of Technology in Warwick.

Island students named to ‘excellence in effort’ honor roll

The Lawn Avenue School has announced its “Excellence in Effort” honor roll for the third quarter.

Seventh-grade students named to the “exemplary” honor roll include Allison Baldwin, Emily Kallfelz, Elisabeth LaMantia, Zachary Neronha, Jacqueline Tantimonaco, Molly Tiexiera, Samara Ayvazian Hancock and Colette Baker. Students named to the “high” honor roll include Courtney MacIntyre, Natalie Toland and Joshua Winkler. “Notable” performance designations went to Natasha Shein, Hayley Cassidy, Jessica Milam, Brianna Bryer and Sadie Haun.

Eighth-grade students name to the “exemplary” honor roll include Madeline Brophy, Sophia Greco-Byrne, Samuel Hollister, Isabel Crabtree, Roma Patel, Faith Chadwick, Jonathan Carney, Hollister Bobola and Ellissa Barclay de Tolly. Students named to the “high” honor roll include Melissa Bershad, Kaela Kennedy, Emma Vogel and Dana Larkin. Rebecca Small was given a “notable” performance designation.

Pemberton Place receives above-average score on HUD assessment

The Jamestown Housing Authority, management agent for Pemberton Place Apartments at 57 Pemberton Ave., received an overall rating of above average as a result of the March 15 annual management and occupancy review conducted by R.I. Housing, as required in accordance with the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development, according to Ron DuPonte, executive director of the Jamestown Housing Authority.

The review included a comprehensive assessment of the owner/ agent’s procedures for directing and overseeing project operations, and was scored in the categories of general appearance and security, follow-up and monitoring of physical inspections, maintenance and standard operating procedures, leasing and occupancy, tenant/management relations and general management practices.

“This achievement is a direct result of the dedication and commitment of staff and residents of Pemberton Place, as well as the mission and cooperation of the Pemberton Place board of directors, “DuPonte said. He took over as executive director of the Housing Authority in 2009.

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