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Oyster Bar helps save Bristol Harbor

Oyster Bar helps save Bristol Harbor

The Bristol Oyster Bar, whose menu offers an array of oysters and other seafood harvested in Bristol and Rhode Island waters, made a symbiotic gesture to help keep local waters clean and the fresh seafood available. During the restaurant’s grand opening on Jan. 11, the bar and service staff decided to donate their tips for


Bristol roads ‘vulnerable’ to sea level rise

Two state roads running through Bristol are among the most vulnerable in Rhode Island to sea level rise, and dozens of local roads will also be inundated as climate change continues to force global waters higher, according to a new state report. Parts of Hope Street and Poppasquash Road are listed among the top 10

A car throws a wake on Mathewson Road during a 2012 storm.

State report: Barrington roads ‘vulnerable’ to sea level rise

Three state roads in Barrington are included in a report that lists road segments that are “most vulnerable to sea level rise.” Segments of County Road, Massasoit Avenue and the Wampanoag Trail are highlighted in a report titled “Vulnerability of Transportation Assets to Sea Level Rise.” The Rhode Island Statewide Planning Program, the Rhode Island

The family crew of Flamili prepares to leave the Bristol Yacht Club on a trans-atlantic journey to France last July. The family will share their experience at this weekend's Providence Boat Show.

Providence Boat Show has Bristol vibe

The Mouligne family boarded their boat in Bristol early last summer and set sail toward the east with the goal of traversing the Atlantic Ocean. One month and 3,200 miles later, the Bristol family of four — plus two French cousins — landed their 45-foot sailboat “Flamili” at the French port of Arzal, completing a

The partially sunken 42-foot powerboat off the west side of Common Fence Point Friday morning. Photo by Jim McGaw.

Man pulled from sinking boat off Portsmouth

Note: This story was updated at 10:28 a.m. Friday. PORTSMOUTH — A man was pulled from a boat that had been reported sinking in the frigid waters off Common Fence Point Thursday night. Deputy Fire Chief Michael P. O’Brien said the man was doing well and refused to be treated at the scene. “He was pulled


Arctic blast to bring frigid temps Wednesday

The season’s first taste of arctic weather will move into the East Bay late Wednesday through Thursday morning, bringing with it single-digit temperatures and a wind chill well below zero. The National Weather Service is predicting the blast of arctic air out of Northern Canada will send temperatures plummeting beginning Wednesday afternoon. Temperatures are expected

DEM Fish and Wildlife employee Sigbjorn Sigurdsson releases a net-full of trout into Tiverton’s Stafford Pond last year. DEM will soon by stocking Upper Melville Pond in Portsmouth. Photo by Richard W. Dionne Jr.

Portsmouth’s Melville Pond to be stocked with trout

PORTSMOUTH — Upper Melville Pond is among those the R.I. Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will stock with trout for the winter fishing season. Beginning Tuesday, Jan. 6, DEM will begin stocking about 3,000 trout in eight ponds statewide. Besides Upper Melville Pond, the others are Carbuncle Pond in Coventry, Olney Pond in Lincoln, Barber Pond

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