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A little bit of the Kickemuit will be missing this Spring, when the warm weather returns and locals start hauling their boats back onto the river. By then Mama Junk, a 60-year-old Chinese vessel that … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — The City of East Providence will be the beneficiary of a recent legal settlement garnered by the office of Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin to the tune of $850,000, it was … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — Advisors representing the interests of Chevron Corporation were once again present at a meeting of the council, speaking to the body about a proposed modification to an existing … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — In a meeting that had more acrimony than accomplishment, the City Council, Wednesday night, Nov. 7, did approve one significant piece of legislation by giving the first of two … more
The immense new catamaran Skylark will battle storms and circle the globe, but few of the challenges to come will compare to those posed by the first couple miles. At 4 a.m. on a recent October … more
Scott Brown shot this video of a large waterspout over the Sakonnet River and harbor Tuesday. more
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
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