February 27, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Collins named interim town administrator

Finance Director Tina Collins has been named interim town administrator, the Town Council decided at a special meeting Friday. More...

News

Town property off limits

Four feet of land could raise liability concerns

A question about a handicapped parking space at Environmental Packaging International will go to the Zoning Board of Review for a determination, the Town Council learned at its Feb. 18 meeting. More...

Russian pianist will perform Sunday

Moscow-born pianist Vassily Primakov will tickle the ivory on Sunday, March 2, at St. Matthew’s Church. The concert, which is free and open to the public, begins at 2 p.m. More...

Local woman trains for 270-mile bike ride across three states Where in the world?

For the 12th straight year, hundreds of riders will peddle 270 miles over three days and three states with a singular goal: To raise money for the thousands of Americans who suffer from ALS. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

The Jamestown Senior Center serves lunch in the dining room from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on weekdays. Suggested donation is $3. Thursday, Feb. 27 More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of February 27

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. 27, 1914 More...

News of Record

Police Log

From Feb. 18 to Feb. 24, the Jamestown Police Department responded to 360 calls for service, resulting in 217 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...

Town Meetings

Thursday, Feb. 275 p.m., the Town Council will meet at Town Hall7 p.m., the School Committee will meet at Melrose SchoolMonday, March 36:30 p.m., the Town Council will meet at Town HallWednesday, March 5 More...

Breaking News - 2/27/2014 8:33 PM

Andrew Nota named town administrator

The Town Council on Thursday voted Andrew Nota as the new town administrator. Nota takes over for Kevin Paicos, who resigned two weeks ago More...

Councilors, Paicos hope to reach severance

Massachusetts native still being paid from past post

When the town councilors strike a severance agreement with recently resigned Town Administrator Kevin Paicos, the relationship between the two parties will officially be over, lasting just 147 days from the time of his hiring. More...

Discover Newport reaches out to businesses

Island resident Evan Smith is head of tourism bureau

“Take a moment and ask yourself: ‘What can you do for me?’” More...

Editorial

Website targets climate change in our state

A Jamestowner recently told me that he was glad we have experienced a bitterly cold winter because it finally put all of the global warming “foolishness” to rest. More...

Letters to the Editor

Federal officials need to protect clean water

2014 has already provided some stark reminders of the myriad and grave threats to something we cannot survive without: clean water. More...

Online poll shows conflicting results

Although I tried to get this information into the previous edition of the Jamestown Press, it never made it in. More...

About Town

Scottish dancing at senior center Friday

Scottish country dancing will be held at the senior center on Friday, Feb. 28, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. No partner is necessary. Jamestowners Christine Ariel and B.J. Whitehouse will lead the dancing. Both beginners and experienced dancers are welcome. More...

British feature film at arts center next week

On Thursday, March 6, at 7 p.m., the Jamestown Arts Center will be part of the nationwide screening of “Everyone’s Going to Die,” an 83-minute feature film. More...

Retired minister will read from memoirs

Retired Presbyterian minister James Keller will discuss his memoirs on Monday, March 10, at 7 p.m. at the library. More...

Obituaries

Peter L. Hoagland

Peter L. Hoagland, 66, of Jamestown, passed away peacefully Feb. 20, 2014, at his home. He was the beloved husband of Susan W. (Wetmore) Hoagland for 41 years. Born in New York, N.Y., he was a son of the late LaBar P. and Marys (Bird) Hoagland. More...