March 20, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Paicos threatens to sue town

Former Town Administrator Kevin Paicos has demanded more severance pay and has threatened to sue, Council President Kristine Trocki told Jamestown Press reporter Margo Sullivan Tuesday. More...

News

Tacking duel

Jamestown artist Paul Murray is one of 44 artists on display at the Art League of Rhode Island’s exhibit at the Warwick Museum of Art. The exhibit runs until April 26. More...

Planners want to ease rules for accessory apartments

The Town Council heard plans Monday to relax the requirements for in-law apartments. More...

Local merchants fend off snowy weather, prepare for warmer days

It may seem at times as though this winter might never end, but Jamestown merchants are looking forward to warmer weather and the increased business that it brings. More...

About Town

Blood drive Monday at Portuguese club

The Jamestown Fire Department will sponsor a blood drive and marrow registration at the Portuguese American Citizens Club on Monday, March 24, from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. More...

Shores group to host potluck Wednesday

The Jamestown Shores Association will hold its first meeting of the year on Wednesday, March 26, at 5:30 p.m. at the library. The meeting will begin with a potluck dinner. All residents are welcome to share information, concerns and ideas. More...

Police Chief Mello will discuss new initiative

Police Chief Ed Mello will discuss his new community policing initiative at a breakfast meeting at the Narragansett Café on Tuesday, March 25, at 7:30 a.m. The Jamestown Chamber of Commerce is organizing the event. A Q-and-A session will follow. More...

Obituaries

Julie Swistak Maloney

Julie Swistak Maloney, 43, of Saunderstown, passed away peacefully March 17, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of Sean P. Maloney for 16 years. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of Mark W. Sr. More...

Olive A. (Moore) Colby

Olive A. (Moore) Colby, 95, of East Greenwich, passed away surrounded by her loving family at Saint Elizabeth Home in East Greenwich on March 14, 2014. She was the wife of the late James Colby. 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 MARCH 25, 2014, AT THE JAMESTOWN TOWN HALL 93 NARRAGANSETT AVENUE, JAMESTOWN, RHODE ISLAND AT 7:00 P.M. UPON THE FOLLOWING: Application of Lionel R. Sousa, More...

Department heads lobby council for capital funds

Fire department wants to upgrade life support

Department heads at a budget workshop March 13 asked the Town Council for more than $5.4 million to make capital improvements in the new fiscal year that starts July 1. More...

Hiatus for farmers market

Organizers hope somebody can take over operations

For three months last summer, the Fort Getty pavilion became the place to be on Mondays. The firstyear farmers market, with its mixture of growers and artisans, drew people from across the state. More...

Editorial

Editorial

ALS: A small cost to save lives on our island

Discussion at the recent Town Council budget work session centered on whether or not our community should spend money to make advanced life support available on the fire department’s ambulances. More...

Viewpoint

In support of House bill 7026

Every spring I testify in support of bills that would move the teacher layoff notification date from March 1 to a date later in the school year. This year’s bill (H-7026), sponsored by Rep. More...

Letters to the Editor

House bill does not remove protections

In last week’s Jamestown Press article, “Education bills divide union, school board,” Patrick Crowley of the National Education Association of Rhode Island is quoted as saying that my legislation (H-7026) “would remove protect More...

Theater excited to try something new

It is with guarded excitement that I am directing the Jamestown Community Theatre’s spring production, “Three One Acts Plus.” Why guarded? More...

Controlled cull is best way to combat Lyme

In response to last week’s letter to the editor (“Without deer, ticks may find new hosts”), I would suggest that any animals susceptible to deer ticks currently living in Jamestown are already hosting them. 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, March 20 More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of March 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, March 20, 1914 More...

News of Record

Police Log

From March 11 to March 17, the Jamestown Police Department responded to 390 calls, resulting in 216 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...

Memorial Service

The family of John W. Champlin, of Jamestown and Crystal River, Fla., will hold a memorial service for him on Saturday, March 29, at 1:30 p.m. at Central Baptist Church in Jamestown. More...

Town Meetings

Thursday, March 205:30 p.m., the Town Council and School Committee will meet duringa budget workshop at Town Hall7 p.m., the School Committee will meet at Melrose SchoolTuesday, March 257 p.m., the Zoning Board of Review will meet at Town Hall More...