February 28, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

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Holy Ghost Society will honor islander for 70 years of service

Ed Morinho was 18 when he joined Portuguese club

Ed Morinho has spent all of his 89 years living in Jamestown, aside from the years he spent serving in the Army Air Corps during World War II. For 70 of those years, Morinho has been a member of the local Holy Ghost Society. More...

WHERE IN THE WORLD?

The Black family took the Press to the Hacienda Baru National Wildlife Refuge in Costa Rica earlier this month. The refuge is 815 acres with a variety of habitats, from wetlands to rainforests. More...

Senators urge Obama to fund fishermen

In an effort to help fishing communities across the country, U.S. Sens. Jack Reed and Lisa Murkowski are leading a bipartisan effort calling on the Obama administration to support emergency funding for fishery disasters that were declared in 2012. 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. 28 More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of February 28

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, February 28, 1913 More...

Obituaries

Russell Francis Peterson

Russell Francis Peterson, 90, died peacefully on Feb. 22, 2013, at his home on Beavertail in Jamestown, surrounded by loving family. He was born in Montclair, N.J., on June 11, 1922, the only child of Arthur S. Peterson and Marion Klotter Peterson. More...

Test results show rising performance

Math proficiency is best in state for noncharter schools

The state Department of Education released its 2012 NECAP scores this month, and island students continue to do well, improving in reading and math in both the 2011 comparison and the fiveyear breakdown. More...

Planning board recommends two new homes to zoning

Panel makes sure public right-of-way is protected

Following debate over rightof ways at the Planning Commission’s Feb. 6 meeting, resident Sav Rebecchi last week read from a 1999 memorandum addressing the issue. More...

Letters to the Editor

Islander’s legacy helps fund performing arts

Any Jamestowner younger than 30 years old is probably unaware that the old theater on Narragansett Avenue was renovated and operated as a movie house and a stage for live performance. Unfortunately, it only survived for about three years. More...

Board shouldn’t have delayed discussion

I was stunned to see the Jamestown teachers had taken a vote of no confidence in the superintendent, and further surprised there was no reaction to it in the next two editions of the Press by parents in the form of letters. More...

Write to us

The Jamestown Press accepts letters to the editor. Submissions should be sent to news@jamestownpress by 3 p.m. on the Monday prior to publication. All letters should include your name, address and phone number. More...

About Town

New members invited to attend club meeting

The Jamestown Women’s Club will meet at the library on Tuesday, March 12, from 7 to 8 p.m. in the museum room. New members are welcome. More...

Drivers education to start Monday evening

Drivers education courses will begin at the fire station on Monday, March 4. Classes will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6 to 9 p.m. through April 8. Students must be 15 years, 10 months by the first class. Visit CCRI.edu to register. More...

Ceramics workshop at arts center Saturday

The Jamestown Arts Center will sponsor a six-session ceramics workshop for kids ages 9 to 13 beginning Saturday, March 2, from 10 a.m. to noon. Classes will take place each Saturday through April 6. More...

News of Record

POLICE LOG

From Feb. 19 to Feb. 25, the Jamestown Police Department responded to 317 calls for service. Of those calls, officers performed 181 security checks of vacant homes and businesses. More...

TOWN MEETINGS

Thursday, Feb. 28 7 p.m., the School Committee will meet at Melrose Avenue School Monday, March 4 6:30 p.m., the Town Council will meet at Town Hall to discuss water and sewer matters 7 p.m., the Town Council will meet at Town Hall More...