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WESTPORT — A scallop season better than any in perhaps a generation has shellfishermen filling their boats to the legal limit in short order since opening day on October 15. “Amazing … more
LITTLE COMPTON — Official estimates of damage done by recent storms Jose and Maria to Little Compton's South Shore Beach have yet to be made. However, Town Council President Robert Mushen, from out-of-town while traveling, said "the beach condition now is approximately what it typically is in the spring." Mr. Mushen referred queries to the beach commission, whose chairman. Bill Ryan, could not be reached despite several calls. more
PORTSMOUTH — More than 50 volunteers, including members of the Portsmouth Community Service Club, attended Clean Ocean Access’ (COA) beach cleanup on Saturday and removed a total of … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — The waterfront commission, taking up the topic at a meeting held last Thursday evening, Sept. 21, will continue a discussion on a proposed change to an affordable housing element in an existing … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — Saying they feared residential developments on the waterfront could become “exclusive” properties, administrators urged the city council at its September 19 to express … more
Built in Bristol to sail for the 1995 America’s Cup, Young America — “the Mermaid Boat” — now floats in air above a Vermont pond. The yacht (USA-36) is retired now from racing and has … more
A magnificent collection of sailing yachts gathered at the Herreshoff Marine Museum last week (Thursday through Saturday) for racing and reunions at the 2017 Panerai Herreshoff Classic Yacht … more
The state  closed South Shore Beach in Little Compton to swimming Wednesday due to high surf kicked up by Hurricane Gert as it passes south of the state. The surf at the beach was as high as … more
A man who fell nearly 30 feet while working on the Prudence Island Ferry Dock on Thames Street last Wednesday afternoon has died, Bristol Police have confirmed. The man, a private contractor hired … more
A group of students from around the state are spending their summer not on a beach or in an online world, but rather in a historic warehouse building in Bristol where some of the world’s … more
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