February 13, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Town objects to AG’s penalties

Jamestown officials have told the attorney general’s office that they are opposed to the state’s suggested disposition in the Andrea Masterson embezzlement case. The town councilors voted unanimously last week objecting to the punishment. More...

News

Cross-country K9

Marjorie Cottle, of Bay View Drive, and Pippa head to the golf course last week for some crosscountry skiing. More...

Lukon proposes $11.9M budget for schools

The School Committee will meet Thursday to continue discussion on its proposed spending plan for fiscal year 2015. Superintendent of Schools Marcia Lukon recently revealed her anticipated $11,885,458 operating budget. More...

First-year admin candid in Q-and-A

Nighttime police patrols could become a bargaining chip during negotiations with the officers union, Town Administrator Kevin Paicos said during a meet and greet at the senior center on Jan. 29. More...

About Town

Chamber plans talk with tourism board

Island resident Evan Smith will be the guest speaker at the Jamestown Chamber of Commerce’s breakfast meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 25, from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the Narragansett Café. More...

Rescheduled women’s club meeting Tuesday

The Jamestown Women’s Club will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 18, at 7 p.m. at the library. The meeting was planned for January but was postponed due to a snowstorm. More...

Learn to be organized at library presentation

A presentation on the basics of organizing will be held at the library on Thursday, Feb. 27, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Kristin MacRae, who owns a local organizing company in Rhode Island, will lead the demonstration. More...

News of Record

Police Log

From Feb. 4 to Feb. 10, the Jamestown Police Department responded to 396 calls for service, resulting in 216 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...

Waterfront owners take advantage of permits

Emergency assents OK’d in wake of Hurricane Sandy

According to the state agency that protects coastal resources, only two waterfront property owners in Rhode Island took unfair advantage of a special deal that allowed them to make Hurricane Sandy repairs without going through the usual red tape. More...

Marcello Drive home damaged in fire

State fire marshal: Blaze was accidental electrical

It took firefighters a little more than 30 minutes to extinguish a second-floor blaze that tore through a bedroom at 9 Marcello Drive late Saturday afternoon. More...

Editorial

Village sidewalks can be dangerous

This winter’s bitterly cold weather has been hard on all of us. The constant barrage of the snow, sleet and ice has left our town’s sidewalks and streets a dangerous place to walk. More...

Letters to the Editor

State law says citizens have right to privacy

Thank you for your editorial in the Feb. 6 edition of the Jamestown Press (“Do you have a right to know who is watching you?”). The title prompted me to research privacy rights in the state of Rhode Island. More...

Councilors not taking preservation seriously

This Town Council does not seem to be serious about historic preservation. More...

Write to us

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

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of February 13

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. 13, 1914 More...

Obituaries

Ila J. Laremore

Ila J. Laremore, of Jamestown, and formerly of Barrington, passed away Feb. 4, 2014, at home surrounded by her family. She was the wife of the Rev. Richard T. Laremore and the late Douglas Johnston. More...

Legals

Legal Notice

TOWN OF JAMESTOWN ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE JAMESTOWN ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING FEBRUARY 25, 2014, AT THE JAMESTOWN TOWN HALL 93 NARRAGANSETT AVENUE, JAMESTOWN, RHODE ISLAND AT 7:00 P.M. UPON THE FOLLOWING: More...