October 6, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Island music instructor named Teacher of the Year

For the first time, the Jamestown school district has named a top teacher. Marilyn Hostetler, a music instructor who works at both the Melrose and Lawn Avenue schools, is Jamestown’s Teacher of the Year. More...

Candidate says his financial know-how can help in these tough economic times

A political newcomer, 51-year-old Lowell Thomas has thrown his hat into the ring as a candidate for the School Committee. More...

The Walrus Says

Back in 1991, the Jamestown Community Theatre put out a casting call for its second play, “The Wizard of Oz.” Matt Bolles was selected to play the role of the Scarecrow. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday, Oct. 6 6 a.m., yoga, Denise, Jamestown Golf Course 8 a.m., Rosary, St. Mark Church 8:30 a.m., Mass, St. More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Compiled by Sue Maden Week of October 6 The news of 10 and 15 years ago is from the Jamestown Press. The news of 100 years ago came from the collection of the Newport Historical Society. 100 years ago More...

Obituaries

OBITUARIES

Joseph P. Lyons, 75, a resident of Jamestown for many years and currently a resident of Portsmouth, died on Sept. 29, 2011, at Newport Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Maureen B. (Kennedy) Lyons for 24 years. More...

Council, harbor panel not seeing eye to eye on ordinance edits

The Town Council this week postponed its long-pending votes on Harbor Management Ordinance revisions and a video-recording service for its meetings. More...

Holiday deadlines at the Press

The Jamestown Press will be published on schedule next week although Monday is Columbus Day. Look for the next issue of the Press on Thursday, Oct. 13. Following are the holiday deadlines for the next issue: Display Advertising 5 p.m. More...

Editorial

Obey speed limits so children are safe

Why is everyone going so fast? I walk my dogs several times a day along Southwest Avenue, Narragansett Avenue, High Street, Howland Avenue and many other side streets. I can’t believe how fast people are driving in town. More...

To grow or not to grow

I thought that this week we’d take a look at lawns, the most expensive, most polluting, and least cost effective way to cover your yard. More...

Scattering Seeds

BY JOHN A. MURPHY jamurphy@jamestownlawyer.com

It is a sacrilege! I refer to talk of secession one hears in political discussions these days. More...

About Town

Library to participate in Read for the Record

The Jamestown Philomenian Library will participate in Read for the Record on Thursday, Oct. 6, from 6:30 to 7 p.m. More...

CIAA sponsors photo exhibit all this month

Gail Bolger will exhibit a selection of her prints in the Jamestown Philomenian Library gallery during the month of October. More...

Melrose, Lawn to offer afterschool programs

The Jamestown Education Foundation and the Jamestown School Department will offer six- to eightweek programs for students in various grade levels beginning Tuesday, Oct. 11. More...

News of Record

TOWN HALL RECORDS

Building permits Rich Pruell received a permit Sept. 28 to stripe and re-side a residence at 125 Conanicus Ave. Work estimated to cost $1,500. Church Community Housing Corporation received a permit Sept. More...

POLICE LOG

Shoplifting More...

TOWN MEETINGS

Thursday, Oct. 6 7 p.m., the School Committee will meet at Melrose Avenue School Tuesday, Oct. 11 7 p.m., the Conservation Commission will meet at Town Hall More...