February 20, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Plan unveiled for community policing

There’s an episode of “The Andy Griffith Show” where an overprivileged 19-year-old rips through Mayberry in his convertible, sideswiping a local’s vegetable truck causing the produce to spill onto the road.  More...

Editorial

Police put focus on our island community

In Jamestown it used to be that everyone knew who the local police officers were. The Police Department was small and the officers all lived on the island. They were our friends and neighbors. You would see them at church and at the grocery store. More...

About Town

Movies about love at arts center Thursday

The Jamestown Arts Center will screen seven selections from the Rhode Island International Film Festival on Thursday, Feb. 20, at 7 p.m. The films focus on love and affection. More...

Head of local tourism board to talk Tuesday

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...

Island author will talk about recent memoir

Retired Presbyterian minister James Keller will talk about his recent memoir, “Three Islands in my Life and Ministry,” on Monday, March 10, at 7 p.m. at the library. More...

Obituaries

Paul Valen Coble

Paul Valen Coble was born in Newark, N.J., on Nov. 30, 1923. He died on Feb. 12, 2014. Paul, a former resident of Jamestown, lived a long and full life. His love of boats took him all over the world where he met the mothers of his children. 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...

Paicos, town part ways; interim admin expected Friday

Councilors say residency was main reason for split

Kevin Paicos and Jamestown have parted ways, and he is no longer the town administrator, the Town Council announced Tuesday night.  Paicos left on good terms, according to Council President Kristine Trocki, who said the decision to end the assoc More...

ODs cause for concern

State police now armed with opiate antagonists

A wave of heroin overdoses has left state officials looking for ways to deal with the problem. More...

News

Newport being considered for America’s Cup

Hawaii, San Francisco, San Diego also in conversation

They’re back.  It was announced last week that the America’s Cup Event Authority had presented a request for information to the state of Rhode Island and the city of Newport. More...

Harbor board proposes status quo

Commissioners agree not to increase mooring fees

The Harbor Commission at its Feb. 12 meeting delivered good news for boaters. Mooring fees will stay at the current rate of $4.15 per foot for Jamestown residents and $8.30 per foot for nonresidents, the commissioners decided.  More...

Where in the world?

From left, islanders Greg Desnoyers, Bonnie Hogan, Kate Shuhy and Larry Shuhy, along with Roswitha Walker and Bob Fadden, took the Jamestown Press on a three-week trip to New Zealand. 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. 20   More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of February 20

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. 20, 1914  More...