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Way up on the third floor of the old Warren Manufacturing Co. mill, rusty reminders of the mill’s industrial past remain. “Those are the belt drives,” says Warren Building Official Gareth … more
Kickemuit Middle School will be asked to excuse eighth grader Joshua Bartoszuk for an absence or two in the coming weeks. The Warren 13-year-old’s success racing little sailboats has earned him … more
A creek that plays a crucial role in the annual migration of alewife and herring received a major overhaul earlier this week.  The Big Mussachuck Creek, which runs between Narragansett … more
Join the Buzzards Bay Coalition on Sunday, March 20 at 6:15 p.m. for a sunset walk to welcome spring. more
Faced with a long waiting list for Bristol Harbor boat dock space, a push is on by Bristol officials to expand the town’s existing dockage by 110 slips. The town’s Harbor and Economic … more
PORTSMOUTH — While many local residents were hunkering down in front of a fire Saturday, a small group of volunteers from Clean Ocean Access (COA) was on a beach, scouring for trash. Four people removed 385 pounds of small- to … more
By Bruce Burdett A most unusual boat with some special skills has been turning heads by Bristol Harbor lately. Passersby near Independence Park got a glimpse a couple of weeks ago as the large, dark-hulled, military-looking craft … more
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
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