October 20, 2011 RSS feed / News

Islanders support teacher’s fight against cancer

When the North Kingstown Skippers broke their long losing streak Saturday night, the football team’s victory came with special signifi- cance for one of the player’s mothers. More...

FARMER, TURILLO ENGAGED

Chris Farmer and Leah Turillo have recently announced their engagement. More...

PASTA AND PUMPKINS

Josh Neronha (above), 11, helps to clean up after the St. Mark Knights of Columbus annual pasta dinner held Saturday. Logan Weaver, 2, picks out a pumpkin in preparation for Halloween. More...

Arts center announces community fundraiser

The Jamestown Arts Center will host its second annual community fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 5, from 7 to 11 p.m. This year’s theme is Bombay Bash. More...

Middletown DMV branch opens next month

The Rhode Island Division of Motor Vehicles will open its new Middletown Branch on Tuesday, Nov. 1. The new office is located at 238 East Main Road near the intersection with Valley Road. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. More...

Skippers’ tennis qualifies for playoffs for first time

For the first time in school history, the North Kingstown girls’ varsity tennis team has made the Division-I playoff, and a Jamestown senior has helped lead the way. More...

NKHS JV girls’ tennis team enters the postseason undefeated

North Kingstown High School’s junior varsity girls’ tennis team finished the regular season undefeated with Monday’s triumph over Portsmouth. More...

WHERE IN THE WORLD IS THE JAMESTOWN PRESS?

Talley Larkin traveled on her own to Holland, Paris and Berlin this summer to visit her European relatives. Talley is a junior at North Kingstown High School. More...

JEF elects three new board members

The Jamestown Education Foundation elected three new board members at its annual meeting on Sept. 22. More...

New program to ‘focus on positive behavior’

According to Lawn Avenue School Principal Kathy Almanzor, it was a trip to Nashville that provided the impetus for the school’s ROCKs program that has been successfully implemented at Lawn Avenue. More...

Council picks bike path as a top priority

The Town Council this week selected the proposed cross-island bike path as its top priority for any Transportation Improvement Program funding that the state may provide in support of Jamestown’s newest transit proposals. More...

JUNIOR FIREFIGHTERS

The entire Melrose Avenue School kindergarten class visited and toured the island’s fire station and museum on Oct. 12 to celebrate fire prevention week. More...

NKHS Booster Club to hold annual calendar raffle

Every year, the North Kingstown High School Booster Club holds its annual calendar raffle in partnership with the student-athletes of North Kingstown High School to canvas local neighborhoods in support of NKHS athletic programs. More...

Ad hoc group committed to legalizing drugs speaks at library

A movement to legalize narcotics found local supporters during an Oct. 13 presentation at the Jamestown Philomenian Library. Some 30 islanders turned out to hear Jack Cole, a retired Garden State detective, deplore the failures of the U.S. More...

Navy commander gets a warm welcome on island

A few days after Navy Reserves Cmdr. Derek Reveron returned from a yearlong tour in Afghanistan, he and his family walked around the block to see the yards of yellow ribbons draping his neighbors’ homes. More...

Tryouts for JSA travel soccer team Saturday

The Jamestown Soccer Association will hold tryouts for the spring 2012 travel league on Saturday, Oct. 22, at noon at the Eldred Avenue fields. Games are played from April through June but indoor practices begin in January. More...

Fiorenzano finishes in a tie for 61st place

The University of Rhode Island golf team, with Jamestowner Andrew Fiorenzano, finished in 11th place at the Classic at Shelter Harbor held on Oct. 15-16 at Shelter Harbor Golf Club in Charlestown. More...