October 12, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Miss Rhode Island Teen USA is an island rose

Rochelle Rose, 17, has blossomed like a princess lately. On Sept. 23, she was crowned Miss Rhode Island Teen USA 2007. More...

Recycling efforts rewarded

Town Engineer Mike Gray and Public Works Director Steve Goslee receive a check for $9,167 from Sherry Mulhearn, executive director of Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corp., for exceeding the town's recycling goals for the year. More...

Town volunteers needed

Two vacancies exist on the Jamestown Harbor Management Commission. Each carries a threeyear term. A member of the nonriparian recreational boating community representative and member of the riparian property resident (coastal waters) are needed. More...

Sam Bari

You can't beat a system you can't understand

Handles Muffins & 'Shrooms

Back in the days of exceptionally cool sleazy fashion, low-rise jeans were called hip-huggers. More...

Upcoming Events

Rockwell Stensrud to talk about Newport, "birthplace of American spirit"

The Friends of the Jamestown Library will host a book talk with author Rockwell Stensrud, author of "NEWPORT: A Lively Experiment, 1639-1969" on Thursday, Nov. 16, at 7 p.m. at the Jamestown library. More...

Mozart to be performed in Kingston

Musica Dolce will present an all Mozart chamber music concert on Sunday, Oct. 22, at 4:30 p.m. at the Courthouse Center for the Arts, 3481 Kingstown Rd. , West Kingston. More...

Fire Prevention program for children at library

Rick Rua of A Traditional Sweep is a chimney sweep and a professional fire prevention specialist. On Thursday, Oct. 12 from 3:30 to 4 p.m. he will visit the Jamestown library. He will wear his traditional More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

Two guys from Jamestown. What are the odds of two friends from the island who live only a couple of miles from each other hitting big in separate National Fantasy Baseball Championships. More...

News of Record

Town Hall Records

The following construction permits were filed recently in Town Hall: More...

Thomas-Jennings to wed

Duncan and Susi Pendlebury of Jamestown, and James Thomas of Warren, have announced the engagement of their daughter Kathryn W. Thomas to Dean J. Jennings, the son of Dave and Donna Jennings of North Kingstown. More...

Hull and Bohl tie the knot

Gloria Hull of Jamestown and Andrew Bohl of Prescott, Ariz., were married Feb. 18, 2006 at the Marker 88 Restaurant and Beach Front in Islamorada, Fla. Gary Mace, a friend of the couple, officiated. More...

School board, council hold joint session

The School Committee met with the Town Council Oct. 5 to discuss ongoing activities and answer questions about the school district. The board reviewed topics ranging from the quality of public education to future budget costs. More...

Beavertail Lighthouse tenant refuses to leave

The tenant and caretaker of the Beavertail Lighthouse, Richard Shutt, has refused to vacate the rent-free apartment even though his lease has expired and has filed a claim against the town. More...

No casino resolution coming from council

The Town Council Tuesday failed to adopt an anti-casino resolution that they had discussed last month. Several towns have registered their opposition to the casino question that will be on the Nov. 7 general-election ballot. More...

Editorial

From the Publisher

Saying goodbye to one of our own

It is with sadness this week that we note the passing of Frank Caswell. More...

Letters to the Editor

Thanks to Bolles

Once again, here I am displaced in Kentucky and feeling the need to thank another member of our community. Thank you, Mr. Bolles, for 17 years of. . . .Wait, 17 years...hmm I'm 36 and went to the Rec everyday since I was 6. . .only 17 years? More...

Thank's kids

Thank you Eliza and Emily Kallfelz and their friends Brooke and Rachel Warner who ran a backyard summer fair for St. Mark's food closet. They collected over $120 More...

Casino article unbalanced

I was annoyed at reading Sam Bari's piece in last week's Press. Everything from the title "Islanders not betting on casino question," suggesting some kind of consensus, to the selective quotes, appeared to be an attempt to sway opinion. More...

About Town

Dewey watercolors featured in art museum exhibit

David Dewey's watercolor scenes of coastal Maine and his Rhode Island-inspired color harmonies are featured in "Water to Water: Maine and Rhode Island in the Paintings of David Dewey," opening on Saturday, Oct. More...

Two named to dean's list

Babson College in Wellesley, Mass., announced the names of students on the spring semester dean's list. More...

St. Matts' blessing of the animals

Last Sunday, Reverend Kevin Lloyd of St. Matthew's Episcopal Church held the blessing of the animals on the church lawn on Narragansett Avenue. The annual blessing is in honor of St. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday Oct. 12 Yoga with Rose Russo, golf course, More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of October 12

The news of 10 and 15 years ago is from the Jamestown Press. The news of 25, 50, 75, and 100 years More...

Obituaries

Judith Anne Shepard, 60

Judith Anne Shepard, 60, formerly of Jamestown died unexpectedly Oct. 5, 2006 while traveling in St. Louis. She was the beloved wife of Captain Joseph A. Shepard. More...

Helen F. Gilbane Gorman, 88

Helen Frances Gilbane Gorman, 88, of Hull Cove Farm Road died Oct. 5, 2006. She was the wife of the late Charles Woodbury Gorman Jr. More...

Thomas G. O'Connell, 89

Thomas G. "Jerry" O'Connell, 89, a longtime resident of Jamestown and Lake Worth, Fla., died Friday, Oct. 6, 2006 at Heritage Hills Nursing Home in Smithfield after a year-long illness. He was the husband of Clara B. "Claire" O'Connell for 61 years. More...

Legals

Legal Notices

JAMESTOWN SCHOOL COMMITTEE October 19, 2006 Lawn School Library More...