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EAST PROVIDENCE — A consultant for Chevron, owners of a large swathe of land on the city’s waterfront parallel to Veterans Memorial Parkway, approached the City Council at its October 16 meeting … more
PORTSMOUTH — The R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) is considering an application to build and maintain a three-acre oyster farm in the Sakonnet River. The proposal, by … more
Three days before, the as-yet unnamed lobster had been patrolling the way-offshore ocean bottom out near the continental shelf drop-off. But Wednesday afternoon, the brilliant blue creature found … more
Town officials have been making a push to preserve open space across town for several years, but members of the Warren Town Council voted last week to walk away from a plan to purchase 14.3 acres of … more
They won four years ago in Newport and now Portsmouth’s Will Welles and crew have captured the J/24 world championships once more, this time on a lake in Italy. Competing in a fleet of 89 boats, … more
Eric Hall was once president and CEO of thriving Bristol-based spar and rigging maker Hall Spars, the firm he founded that supplied masts around the globe for maxi-racers, cruisers, Cup … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — A minor omission made over a decade ago putting a glitch in a current proposal to redevelop one of the city’s most strikingly blighted parcels was remedied by the council … more
Famed ocean racer Hap Fauth liked the job done by New England Boatworks on his last maxi racers enough that he has returned to the Portsmouth firm with his third Bella Mente order. Mr. Fauth … more
PORTSMOUTH — Clean Ocean Access (COA) hosted two beach cleanups in Portsmouth recently one at Weaver Cove on Saturday, Jan. 13, and another at Sandy Point Beach on Sunday, Jan. … more
The frigid weather of late brings to mind one of the saddest of all New England sea ice sagas, the loss one century ago this winter of the Cross Rip Lightship (LV-6). The Cross Rip, one of several … more
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