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DEM closes Bristol Harbor to shellfishing

DEM closes Bristol Harbor to shellfishing

Elevated bacteria levels in Bristol Harbor has forced the harbor to close to all shellfishing beginning at sunrise Tuesday. The state Department of Environmental Management announced the closure Monday afternoon after Bristol reported a lack of disinfection in the harbor that resulted in elevated bacteria levels in plant effluent. The Bristol Harbor Master will collect

The Kickemuit River at sunrise.

State holds off decision on controversial CRMC plan — for now

A plan that opponents fear would cut the public out of important decisions about the waterfront is on hold as state officials who proposed it review their options. Local groups including the Kickemuit River Council (KRC), Save Bristol Harbor and the Warren and Bristol town councils, have all come out against a plan by the

The Kickemuit River at sunrise.

Environmental groups wary of water law changes

The Kickemuit River Council and Save Bristol Harbor, along with the Town of Bristol, are voicing concerns about a plan by the Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) to modify a list of applications which can be approved by the agency through administrative review, a form of review that requires a lower degree of public involvement

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Save Bristol Harbor to study effects of harbor before work begins

Before the town constructs additional docks and moorings, many are questioning Bristol harbor’s capacity and what effect those might have on its future. Without data, however, it’s hard to determine how many additional docks or moorings to add, or if the town should add any at all. “We know that the north end of the