March 8, 2012 RSS feed / News

Jamestown will be home to 2012 BioBlitz

All organisms living on the outskirts of North Road from Great Creek to South Pond should be prepared to come under close scrutiny in June. The reason: the Rhode Island Natural History Survey (RINHS) has chosen Jamestown to host its 2012 BioBlitz. More...

Environmental summit Saturday at URI’s union

One of the largest environmental events of the year in Rhode Island, the ninth annual Rhode Island Land and Water Conservation Summit, will be held at the University of Rhode Island’s Memorial Union on Saturday, March 10, from 7:45 a.m. More...

10 students will have art displayed in museum

March is National Youth Art Month across the United States and the Rhode Island Art Education Association sponsors and organizes exhibits of student artwork across the state during the month. More...

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Brody Parris (from left), Ben Hutchinson and Harry Lloyd show off comics they created at the Jamestown Arts Center. Jamestown Press cartoonist Will Wilson taught the cartoon class. More...

NKHS basketball teams lose in quarterfinals

Despite a solid game by Jamestowner Owen Heath, the topseeded North Kingstown boys’ basketball team was upset by No. 9 Rogers (Newport) on Sunday, 54-46. Owen scored nine points, going a perfect 3-for-3 from long distance. More...

St. Mark gets top seed in division playoffs

The St. Mark CYO basketball team, which is comprised of ninth- and 10th-graders, recently clinched the No. 1 seed in its division’s playoffs. If St. More...

Deadline for phonebook updates, advertising

The Jamestown Women’s Club and the Jamestown Press are preparing to publish the 2012 edition for the Jamestown Telephone Directory. More...

Bills could create 1,000 jobs

A package of bills was introduced in the Senate and House of Representatives that will implement major recommendations of a legislative commission which spent nearly three years studying the economic growth that could result from further development More...

CHORUS CONTRIBUTION

On behalf of the Jamestown Community Chorus, BJ Whitehouse (left) and Dorothy Strang (right) presented library director Donna Fogarty with their annual gift of CDs. More...

JCC now accepting applications for grant

Applications are now being accepted for the sixth annual Jamestown Community Chorus Music Award. The $500 award is given each year to further the recipient’s music education and promote the growth of music in Jamestown. More...

CIAA will celebrate 4 years at Town Hall

From photography to 3-D, dozens of pieces will be unveiled Sunday afternoon

On a recent weekday afternoon, Conanicut Island Art Association members Allie Sabalis, Roger Birn and Carol Graves were in a room at Town Hall that not only serves as the council chambers, but also as the gallery for the six art shows that the CIAA m More...

Packed agenda keeps council busy

Harbor budget, affordable housing and a busy summer on the bay among concerns

Despite some lingering controversies, the Town Council this week adopted the harbor fees and budget proposed by the Harbor Management Commission for fiscal year 2012-13. More...

‘FOOTLOOSE’

Performers in North Kingstown High School’s upcoming production of “Footloose” recently gave a glimpse of the show at the Warwick Mall. More...

‘Click It or Ticket’ campaign begins on island

The Jamestown Police Department will join local and national law enforcement officers and highway safety advocates all across the country for the 2012 national “Click It or Ticket” seat belt enforcement mobilization, beginning in March. More...

Workshop will explain edits to civil rights law

The Rhode Island Parent Information Network will hold a workshop titled “Section 504: A Parent’s Guide” in the media center at the Narragansett Middle School on April 10. More...

Choristers will perform in Portsmouth Sunday

The Newport Navy Choristers, under the direction of JoAnn Loewenthal, will present “Music for a Sunday Afternoon” concert on Sunday, March 11, at 4 p.m. at St. Barnabas Church in Portsmouth. More...

52-year-old sets sights on winning the Run of the Charles

Timothy Dwyer has raced kayaks since 1999 and is preparing for April’s chase

BY MARGO SULLIVAN You could say Timothy Dwyer is pumped about the upcoming Run of the Charles canoe and kayak race. On a raw Sunday afternoon, he used the East Ferry waterfront as a backdrop to explain his race strategy. More...

Getting ready to grow

The Island Garden

We are coming into the growing season. More...

Jamestown Senior Center menu

11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on weekdays. Suggested donation is $3.

Thursday, March 8Chicken soup, barbecue boneless pork riblet, potato puffs, mixedvegetables, pineapple tidbits, turkey and cheese on rye breadFriday, March 9Lentil soup, stuffed shells with marinara sauce, peas and onions,cookies, ham and cheese on w More...

Scholarships offered by board of realtors

The Newport County Board of Realtors has begun accepting applications for two $1,000 scholarship to college-bound high school seniors. Recipients will be chosen by financial need, academic criteria and extracurricular activities. More...

Panel learns teachers’ salaries are public record

Also, board opposes bill that would give control of school’s finances to town

Superintendent Marcia Lukon shared with the School Committee at its March 1 meeting that salaries paid to teachers is public information. More...

North Kingstown will host 4 performances of ‘Footloose’

More than 10 islanders will be part of the musical that pits adults against dancing

When the curtain rises Friday night on the musical “Footloose” at the North Kingstown High School auditorium, Jamestown will be well represented by talented young singers, dancers, musicians, actors and actresses. More...