2020-12-31 E-Edition


Virus looms over it all

For the past 12 months, racial tension and political divide have swept across the United States, pitting neighbors against each other in a year shrouded in turmoil. When the record books are rewritten, however, the focus of that chapter will not be on George Floyd or Donald Trump. Instead, 2020 will be the year of COVID-19. The coronavirus pandemic arrived […]

Raimondo urges residents to get a COVID-19 test

About 51 percent of Jamestown residents have been tested for the coronavirus, which represents the ninth best rate in Rhode Island. Gov. Gina Raimondo, however, does not think that is enough. “Everyone who can get tested this week should do so,” she said Monday. “We saw spikes in our cases in the weeks following several other holidays this year, but […]

Police advise against New Year’s plunges

Although beaches in Jamestown will be open for New Year’s Day, local authorities are discouraging polar bear plunges because of the coronavirus pandemic. Police Chief Ed Mello said there are no authorized plunges scheduled for the holiday. He also is dissuading people from taking unofficial dips into Narragansett Bay. Gov. Gina Raimondo, to curtail the spread of COVID-19, has limited […]


Houseboat concern raised for marinas

Because the sale of a local marina to a publicly traded investment trust has raised questions about the potential shift in its business model, the harbor commission tabled a decision on whether to regulate houseboats. Police Chief Ed Mello told the commissioners at their December meeting that the parent company owning the Jamestown Boat Yard has a business model of […]


Christina Sheffield and her 4-year-old son Bastian ride on the oogle swing last week at the playground on North Road. The snow on the ground was from the storm that dropped about 5 inches on Jamestown from Dec. 16-17.

Boat yard concerns multi-faceted


A recent article in The Jamestown Press summarized a police department study that found no issues regarding traffic and parking in the area of the Jamestown Boat Yard. As a longtime resident, I beg to differ. There are times when I’m challenged to get my Toyota Tacoma through there. An emergency vehicle simply wouldn’t make it. Often-chaotic parking contributes to […]

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