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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
It was another good year for Barrington's Diamondback terrapin population. This year, volunteers reported that 458 terrapin hatchlings were released (plus two more that survived the winter in the care of Barrington's Amy O'Donnell). That's … more
Topher Hamblett brought his camera to Mathewson Road on Wednesday, Sept. 30, hoping to catch a glimpse of the future. And the future looks wet. The longtime Barrington resident was volunteering as part of a Coastal Resources Management … more
PORTSMOUTH — He may have arrived 40 minutes later than expected, but Barrington’s Trent Theroux looked anything but worn out as he passed through Stone Bridge at 4:42 p.m. Saturday to near the halfway point of his swim around Aquidneck Island. … more
The long awaited work to the new Police Cove Park is in the final stages with officials looking to set a date for a grand opening celebration, possibly in the fall. After years of planning, the last steps to complete the park are on the … more
A Barrington resident was out for a walk along Barrington Town Beach Wednesday morning, Aug. 26, when she came up a small fish that had washed up on the sand. The fish appears to be a baby shark. (Note: We're not shark experts, so feel free … more
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