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Fundraisers keep Bristol’s 4th afloat

Fundraisers keep Bristol’s 4th afloat

It’s still a few months until July 4, but Bristol’s 4th plans are well underway, with a host of events to help finance the holiday celebration. Here’s a list of ongoing and upcoming fundraisers to finance the country’s oldest Independence Day celebration: 25-week lottery A 25-week lottery began January 10 and runs through July 3,


DEM closes Bristol Harbor to shellfishing

Elevated bacteria levels in Bristol Harbor has forced the harbor to close to all shellfishing beginning at sunrise Tuesday. The state Department of Environmental Management announced the closure Monday afternoon after Bristol reported a lack of disinfection in the harbor that resulted in elevated bacteria levels in plant effluent. The Bristol Harbor Master will collect

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Drone footage of Colt State Park

The relentless winter has seen the entire Bristol Harbor frozen for the first time in recent memory, giving local drone pilot Matt Stephenson an opportunity to capture the winter wonderland from the air. While the winter may be starting to break. While overnight lows are still expected to drop below freeing, daytime highs are forecast

In this photo taken by Onne van der Wal, the SSV Oliver Hazard Perry brings to mind Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Endurance, which was stranded in the Antarctic in 1914. Photo by Onne van der Wal/OHPRI.

Ice doesn’t slow work on tall ship in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — The bitter cold hasn’t slowed down construction on “Rhode Island’s tall ship,” SSV Oliver Hazard Perry, despite it being surrounded by ice at the Hinckley Company marina. Once completed, the 200-foot-long, three-masted sailing school vessel will be owned and operated by the non-profit Oliver Hazard Perry Rhode Island and represent the state wherever she

Sea life begins attaching itself to a small Reef Ball, similar to those proposed for Mt. Hope Bay. The plan has been scuttled for now after commercial fishermen objected. (photo courtesy of reefball.org).

Reef Ball plan takes flak at hearing

A plan to install three artificial reefs in East Bay waters has been withdrawn to give proponents time to look into possible changes after the proposal was criticized during a recent hearing before the state’s Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC). The plan would place clusters of 30 “Reef Balls” at quarter-acre sites — off Weaver

Coggeshall Farm historic specialist Saro Schwarzkopf pets Fillpail, an American milking devon.

Living history supports Coggeshall’s future

Cindy Elder began her day at the farm last Monday shoveling snow for seemed like the hundredth time, helping dig out a car that slid off the road behind the farmhouse and hauling water to animals that couldn’t be delivered through frozen pipes, all before sitting down in her office surrounded by barn cats let

Weather is to blame for damage done to this Barrington dock.

Cold snaps cove’s docks in Barrington

The long wooden dock that stands just north of the White Church Bridge is buckled and broken … and Mother Nature is to blame. The freezing temperatures this winter and the thick ice that has built up along the Barrington River, Palmer River and in Hundred Acre Cove have ripped pilings out of the ground