Expert to speak on rising tides in the bay

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Kenny Raposa, research coordinator for the Narragansett Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve located on Prudence Island, will discuss his projects around Narragansett Bay and assess its vulnerability to the issues of rising tides and global warming during the next talk of the Roswell S. Bosworth Lecture Series. The series is presented by the Men's Club, a local organization that pays tribute to its founding member, former editor/publisher of the East Bay Newspapers, with lectures of general interest to the R.I. audience.

WHERE: Rogers Free Library, 525 Hope St., Bristol
WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 12; 7 p.m.
COST: Free

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