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MODERN ART

Second-grader Aria Carnevale painted a Japanese watercolor that is on display at the Jamestown Philomenian Library’s exhibit featuring Melrose Avenue School students. More...

Proposed legislation would legalize marijuana

State Rep. Edith H. Ajello and Sen. Donna M. Nesselbush announced legislation last week to legalize marijuana possession in Rhode Island with regulations and taxes similar to those for alcohol. The legal age would be 21. More...

Budget includes funds for textbooks, server

School board is expected to vote on proposal Feb. 28

Tackling Superintendent Marcia Lukon’s proposed budget for the second meeting in a row, School Committee members learned last week that the spending plan includes a request for a new server. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

The Jamestown Senior Center menu is listed below. The dining room is open from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on weekdays. Suggested donation is $3. Thursday, Feb. 14 Valentine’s Day More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of February 14

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 From the Newport Journal, Feb. 14, 1913 More...

Obituaries

Ernest A. Myette

Ernest A. Myette, 83, formerly of Saunderstown and Jamestown, passed away peacefully Feb. 6, 2013. He was the beloved husband of Jeannette A. (Lawson) Myette. Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Charles E. and Lorette (LaFlamme) Myette. More...

Beatrice Marcello

Beatrice Marcello, 87, died Feb. 5, 2013. She was a long-time resident of Cranston, Jamestown and West Palm Beach, Fla. She was the beloved wife of 66 years to Anthony C. Marcello. More...

Both schools will undergo major security upgrades

Metal doors, bullet-proof windows will be installed

The School Committee decided unanimously last week on an emergency vote to approve suggested security upgrades to the main entrances at both town schools. More...

Panel mulls 2013 goals

The Conservation Commission may ask the Jamestown Press for its own byline. Commissioner Kate Smith, who came up with the idea, said tips about conservation issues, like feeding wildlife, could go in a column called “Did You Know?” More...

Letters to the Editor

Legalizing marijuana helps law enforcement

I very much agree with Jeff Mc- Donough’s editorial last week, “Legislators should legalize marijuana.” Mr. More...

Let’s not legalize a drug that affects motivation

How do I begin to express my disappointment in last week’s editorial on legalizing marijuana? I have been in the field of mental health and substance abuse since graduating from URI in 1980. More...

Jamestown was well prepared for blizzard

Jamestown is a great place to live, we all know that, but when the chips are down, it gets even better. During the blizzard the More...

About Town

Valentine’s dance at Jamestown Tavern

The Jamestown Community Band will perform at a Valentine’s dance at the Jamestown Tavern on Friday, Feb. 15, at 7 p.m. Concert and refreshments are free. There will be a cash bar. The USO-style concert will feature big band music. More...

Arts center will screen film-festival selections

The Jamestown Arts Center will show nine selections from the 2012 Rhode Island International Film Festival on Thursday, Feb. 21, beginning at 7 p.m. Cost is $10. More...

Camps for kids next week at arts center

A camp for children ages 5 to 12 will be held at the Jamestown Arts Center during next week’s school vacation. Children will participate in activities such as sculpture making, printmaking, drawing and painting. More...

News of Record

POLICE LOG

From Feb. 5 to Feb. 11, the Jamestown Police Department responded to 421 calls for service. Of those calls, officers performed 165 security checks of homes and businesses. More...

PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS

On. Dec. 3, Muriel Munro sold the property at 63 Pemberton Ave. to John Wright for $310,000. On Dec. 7, Eva Szaniawski sold the property at 121 Garboard St. to Shannon Stuart Blair Taji for $380,000. On Dec. More...

TOWN HALL RECORDS

Building permits Alden Walls received a permit Jan. 30 to reshingle a roof with cedar shingles and install a Typar house wrap at 9 Ferry Wharf. Work estimated to cost $5,000. Loren Deveau received a permit Jan. More...