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EAST PROVIDENCE — Saying they feared residential developments on the waterfront could become “exclusive” properties, administrators urged the city council at its September 19 to express … more
Built in Bristol to sail for the 1995 America’s Cup, Young America — “the Mermaid Boat” — now floats in air above a Vermont pond. The yacht (USA-36) is retired now from racing and has … more
A magnificent collection of sailing yachts gathered at the Herreshoff Marine Museum last week (Thursday through Saturday) for racing and reunions at the 2017 Panerai Herreshoff Classic Yacht … more
The state  closed South Shore Beach in Little Compton to swimming Wednesday due to high surf kicked up by Hurricane Gert as it passes south of the state. The surf at the beach was as high as … more
A man who fell nearly 30 feet while working on the Prudence Island Ferry Dock on Thames Street last Wednesday afternoon has died, Bristol Police have confirmed. The man, a private contractor hired … more
A group of students from around the state are spending their summer not on a beach or in an online world, but rather in a historic warehouse building in Bristol where some of the world’s … more
A man working at the Prudence Island Ferry dock on Thames Street was rushed to the hospital after reportedly being thrown from a bucket truck on the dock. The man, a private contractor hired by … more
Despite a ban on pedestrians on the Mt. Hope Bridge, local residents and visitors routinely trudge up to the top of the bridge to take in the breath-taking view, only to be escorted off by the police … more
Barrington resident David Winsor has been keeping an eye on the ospreys in Allin's Cove for years.  Initially, he was a "casual observer" of the platforms that had been installed in the cove … more
Once on the cusp of eradication, ospreys continue to make an impressive recovery in the Ocean State. And nowhere else in Rhode Island did more ospreys fledge last year than in Barrington. … more
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