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Ryan Bouchard, author of "Gourmet Mushrooms of Rhode Island," cozies up next to a cluster of Aspen Boletes.

Stalking the wild chicken (of the woods)

Stalking the wild chicken (of the woods)

“You gotta pull over,” Ryan Bouchard recalls girlfriend Emily Schmidt telling him as and they drove down the road the day after taking a class on mushroom identification from fellow Rhode Islander Joe Metzen. Schmidt had caught a glimpse of a chicken of the woods, a large and vibrant-hued edible, known as the 60-mile-per-hour mushroom

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Photos: Newport bids farewell to Alvimedica and mates

NEWPORT—Thousands of fans crowded along the wall at Fort Adams and on the grass at Castle Hill and Ocean Cliff and along Jamestown’s coast and atop Cling Rock House and hundreds of boats, Herreshoff’s, sail boats, power boats and moths whirled around Newport harbor to bid a fond farewell to Team Alvimedica and the Volvo Ocean Race

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Featured home: Portsmouth estate has waterfront privacy

Indian Avenue is one of the most exclusive addresses in the East Bay, and this spectacular waterfront property offers the utmost privacy on Portsmouth’s Eastern shore, overlooking the Sakonnet River. Enjoy sun-filled open living on one level, with decks on three sides to soak in the beauty of the water and breathtaking views. Built in

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Photos: Alvimedica takes second in Vestas in-port race

NEWPORT—Thousands of sailing fans packed Newport harbor to see the Spanish boat MAPFRE dominate from start to finish to claim their first victory in the Volvo Ocean Race in-port series at Fort Adams on Saturday. They were chased all the way by the home-town favorites, Team Alvimedica skippered by Charlie Enright of Bristol. A positioning error by the

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Barrington girls lacrosse edge LaSalle, 9-8

BARRINGTON—The Barrington girls lacrosse team was locked in a an 8-8 battle with rival LaSalle when Eagles senior Alex LaMotte scored the game winning goal with just under 3 minutes to play in the game. The win lifted the first place Eagles to 12-1, in Division I North and dropped second place LaSalle to 9-3. Senior Elizabeth Dolan scored

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Open houses planned around East Bay

The following open houses are scheduled in towns throughout the East Bay this weekend: Barrington 127 Narragansett Ave. — Sunday, May 17, 1-3 p.m. 3, 1, $219,900, RE/MAX River’s Edge, Terri Stevens, 401-529-7845. 55 Lamson Road — Sunday, May 17, 1-3 p.m. Ranch, 4, 2, $369,900. Friedman Real Estate Group, 401-864-0269. 9 Lister Drive —

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