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PROVIDENCE — As Memorial Day and the start of the boating season approaches, the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is asking boaters to follow COVID-19 social distancing rules and … more
PORTSMOUTH — The R.I. Department of Environmental Management (DEM) has proposed creating and maintaining a 2.88-acre oyster reef restoration area in Town Pond, which DEM said will improve … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — The prospective new owner of the Metacomet Country Club property has taken an initial step towards potentially reconfiguring the 500 Veterans Memorial Parkway parcel for … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Waterfront Commission has approved the application of Kettle Point Apartments, LLC to modify the last phase of its development off Veterans Memorial … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — The Nature Conservancy and the Coastal Resources Management Council are partnering with the City of East Providence to address beach erosion at Rose Larisa Park with the start … more
PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management and the Rhode Island Marine Trades Association last week issued the following guidance regarding the safe operation of … more
PORTSMOUTH — You can drop a line in the two ponds at Melville Park as long as you adhere to social distancing rules due to COVID-19. The R.I. Department of Environmental Management … more
PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) last week announced its intentions to keep open the Gano Street exit off of Interstate 195 as part of its long-term, $70 … more
WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a noteworthy move for many residents of the East Bay and southeastern Massachusetts, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has extended its deadline for … more
PROVIDENCE — The right of Rhode Islanders to access the shoreline has been inalienable since it was written into the state constitution in 1843. Yet exactly where the public shoreline ends … more
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