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For most season-respecting New Englanders, those all-weather sailors you see out on Bristol Harbor every Saturday must seem like a unique bunch. As you might expect, a lot of them are accomplished and competitive sailors in the summer season. But … more
PRUDENCE ISLAND — The Prudence Island Planning Commission (PIPC) is hosting an informational meeting on Saturday, Jan. 23, regarding the ferry rate fare increase proposed by A&R Marine Corp. The meeting will run from 11 a.m. to 1 … more
PORTSMOUTH — By next year, residents may be enjoying a public waterfront park at the site of the former ferry landing thanks to a land acquisition closed Monday by the Town of Portsmouth and the Aquidneck Land Trust (ALT). “A piece of … more
PORTSMOUTH — Clean Ocean Access (COA), an Aquidneck Island environmental nonprofit group, held its first beach cleanup of 2016 at Weaver Cove Saturday. Eleven volunteers removed 1,248 pounds of small- to medium-sized marine debris as part … more
PORTSMOUTH — Clean Ocean Access (COA), an Aquidneck Island environmental nonprofit group, has released its 2016 list of monthly beach cleanups in Portsmouth. The first one is set for this Saturday, Jan. 9, from noon to 2 p.m. at Weaver … more
PORTSMOUTH — Families of two Portsmouth residents who are both battling a rare form of bone cancer were overwhelmed by the support that greeted them at the New Year’s Day polar plunge. “I have no idea how many people are … more
PORTSMOUTH — The R.I. Department of Environmental Management (DEM) has awarded a $23,400 grant to the Town of Portsmouth to fund removal of an abandoned vessel in Blue Bill Cove. The Watch Hill Fire District received $6,278 to fund … more
Dressed as Spider Man, Joseph Scavo takes off from the starting line for the 7.5 mile paddle board race on Saturday, Nov. 14. Paddlers battled a powerful and chilly west northwest wind at Osprey Sea Kayak Adventures’ (OSKA) Nov. 14 Westport River … more
Long delay, higher costs ahead for Stonebridge fix TIVERTON — The Stonebridge Abutment is not going to get repaired anytime soon. Tiverton is being asked by the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) to wait — in queue, along … more
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