2012-03-01 / Letters to the Editor

Harbormaster, USCG should control the bay

The editorial in the Feb. 18 edition of the Jamestown Press asked the question, “Do we need a police officer to accompany the harbormaster when he is on duty?” My answer is “no.”

We have a harbormaster and the U.S. Coast Guard to provide services on Narragansett Bay. Let these people do their jobs.

What authority would a Jamestown Police officer have on Narragansett Bay? Has the Coast Guard requested that a police officer accompany the harbormaster while he is on duty? With people out of work and money tight, this is not a time to increase the town’s budget.

Eric Lexow
Hawthorne Road

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