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PROVIDENCE — With the approach of the Fourth of July bringing warmer, sunnier weather, boats will soon be dotting Narragansett Bay and other Rhode Island waterways. The Department of … more
BRISTOL — The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management has provided guidance to marinas, boatyards and yacht clubs to clarify the protocols that must be as part of the … more
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
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
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
Westport River Watershed Alliance 2020 photo calendars are now available. The calendars feature local tide graphs and photos of Westport scenes.  This year’s photos are the winners … more
PORTSMOUTH/TIVERTON — What’s a big boat like you doing in a river like this? That may have been the question on the minds of many local residents today, Oct. 24, when they saw the … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — The city’s coastline will enjoy a first among attempts to help the continued regeneration of Narragansett Bay as a whole and the waters off East Providence … more
In its years as the main Prudence Island ferry, the Herbert C. Bonner has carried countless passengers back and forth to Prudence Island. But few sails were as memorable as its two and a half-hour … more
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