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Aerial view shows location (white block) of proposed shellfish farm.

Shellfish farm proposed in Portsmouth

Shellfish farm proposed in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — The R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) is considering an application from a local man to construct a 1.4-acre oyster farm just north of Spectacle Island in Blue Bell Cove. Russell Sousa, of 355 Riverside St., wants to build and maintain 13 rows of eight cages that would be located about 100 feet off

Susan Panaggio of Clean Ocean Access, a Portsmouth, takes part in the first cleanup of Pheasant Drive beach on Aug. 6.

Portsmouth beach cleanup is Wednesday

PORTSMOUTH — Although they’re focusing on one local beach this month, the folks at Clean Ocean Access (COA) will be expanding their shoreline cleanups to other spots in town starting next month. “Starting in September we’re going to start doing monthly cleanups, including in Portsmouth,” said Dave McLaughlin, co-founder and executive director of COA, an environmental

Helen Tjader tells the story of King Philip's War in front of his throne. Photos by Richard W. Dionne, Jr.

Mount Hope Farm showcases state’s great outdoors

On Friday, Aug. 8 at Mount Hope Farm, the message was simple: Get unplugged. Get outdoors. Enjoy nature. Nearly 30 people gathered at the farm’s rustic Cove Cabin, overlooking picturesque Mt. Hope Bay, where Rhode Island Land Trust Council Director Rupert Friday and Mt. Hope Farm Executive Director Jennifer Bristol kicked off Rhode Island’s Land

Frznk O'Byrne  and Debbie Geheran sail the "Swallow" in Bristol Harbor during a lesson with Herreshoff Marine Museum. Photos by Richard W. Dionne, Jr.

For sail in Bristol: Part history, part seamanship

For sailing enthusiasts, the name “Herreshoff” is often the topic of conversation in reference to the high quality wooden yachts crossing oceans and finish lines. But for local boaters who want to experience both sailing and sailing history, crossing Bristol Harbor is an education in both seamanship and turn-of-the-18th century craftsmanship. Built for the children

Photos by Richard W. Dionne, Jr.

For sail in Bristol: Part history, part seamanship

For sailing enthusiasts, the name “Herreshoff” is often the topic of conversation in reference to the high quality wooden yachts crossing oceans and finish lines. But for local boaters who want to experience both sailing and sailing history, crossing Bristol Harbor is an education in both seamanship and turn-of-the-18th century craftsmanship. Built for the children

Bristol Parks and Recreation Director Walter Burke points out the benefits of the stormwater runoff prevention project at the Town Beach.

Watershed report lauds Bristol stormwater project

A project at Bristol Town Beach to capture storm water runoff and treat it through natural means before it reaches the bay has been lauded by one of the preeminent organizations responsible for monitoring water quality in Rhode Island. The 2014 Watershed Counts Report published by the Coastal Institute at the University of Rhode Island

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