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Cast for the elusive golden trout in Portsmouth

Cast for the elusive golden trout in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — Willy Wonka had his golden ticket, and the R.I. Department of Environmental Management (DEM) has its golden trout. You’ll be able to search for the elusive fish — actually rainbow trout that are yellow except for a red stripe — during DEM’s “free fishing days” Saturday and Sunday, May 2 and 3 at the Upper


Portsmouth hearing on farm events set for June 8

PORTSMOUTH — A proposed amendment to the town’s zoning ordinance that would regulate “non-farm activities” on land that is primarily farmland will go before a public hearing on June 8. The Town Council set the date after hearing from Town Planner Gary Crosby. The amendment would regulate “non-farm activities on parcels where agriculture is being conducted

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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Algae advisory issued for Melville Pond in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — The R.I. Department of Health (HEALTH) and the R.I. Department of Environmental Management (DEM) have issued a health advisory for Melville Pond because of blue-green algae blooms. A similar advisory was issued for J.L. Curran Reservoir in Cranston. Rhode Islanders are urged to avoid recreational activities in those bodies of water. The blue-green algae