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Barrington mosquitos test positive for West Nile Virus

Barrington mosquitos test positive for West Nile Virus

A mosquito found in a trap in Barrington has tested positive for West Nile Virus, said officials from the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management. “Test results from one mosquito pool, or sample, from a trap set on September 3 in Barrington has been confirmed positive for West Nile Virus,” stated a press release from

A Coast Guard boat similar to this one responded to the crash off Prudence Island on Saturday night.

Barrington boat crashes off Prudence Island, six injured

A boat carrying six people from Barrington and one from East Providence crashed off the coast of Prudence Island on Saturday night, Aug. 31. According to the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, a 26-foot power boat registered to Barrington resident William Wall was motoring north in Narragansett Bay when it ran aground just south


DEM: ‘I’ve never seen so many mosquitos’

Backyard barbecuers in Rhode Island beware: mosquitos are out in force this summer. Al Gettman, the mosquito abatement coordinator for the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, said there has been a population “explosion” of mosquitos over the last few weeks across the state. He said the DEM sets traps to monitor mosquito-borne diseases such as

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DEM announces plan for closure of TLA/Pond View plant in East Providence

PROVIDENCE – There’s no mistaking this latest news about the controversial TLA/Pond View recycling plant on Dexter Road in the Rumford section of East Providence. Its days as an active facility, for the time being at the very least, are now officially numbered. Late Thursday, May 9, 2013, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management

Tournament fisherman  crowd Stafford Pond boat ramp.

DEM sets meeting with Tiverton officials about Stafford Pond

TIVERTON  — The scheduling of 16 fishing tournaments on Stafford Pond this summer by the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) has led to convening of a meeting between town officials, local legislators, and the two DEM representatives involved in making the decision. The meeting, which a DEM spokesman said is not public, is set for 2

The White Church Bridge will be down to one lane and at times closed during upcoming construction.

White Church Bridge construction clears permitting hurdles

The first phase of construction on the White Church Bridge could be underway by the end of this year, according to Rhode Island Department of Transportation Bridge Engineer David Fish. Mr. Fish delivered the town council with an update on the issue Monday night, including a 3-D modeling video highlighting each phase of construction. He said

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