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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
PROVIDENCE — Frank Teixeira of Portsmouth, the operator of the 28-foot powerboat that was involved in an Aug. 11 collision that killed Tiverton’s Sandra Tartaglino, told … more
PROVIDENCE — A Portsmouth boater who was involved in a collision with a two-person catamaran that led to the death of Sandra G. Taraglino of Tiverton in August is being cited with four … 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
PORTSMOUTH — As repair work continues on the Old Stone Bridge abutment in Portsmouth, the head of the state Department of Transportation (DOT) said he’d eventually like to see the … more
PORTSMOUH — The R.I. Department of Environmental Management (DEM) has decided to close and remove the concrete Gull Cove State Boat Ramp in July, saying it’s no longer safe or … more
TIVERTON —A discussion at last Thursday's Tiverton budget committee meeting about the seawall along Riverside Drive triggered a confrontation between budget committee member Joe Sousa and Town Administrator Jan Reitsma, that caused Mr. Reitsma briefly to leave the table and stride away from the meeting in anger, briefing materials in hand. more
The immense new catamaran Skylark will battle storms and circle the globe, but few of the challenges to come will compare to those posed by the first couple miles. At 4 a.m. on a recent October … more
Scott Brown shot this video of a large waterspout over the Sakonnet River and harbor Tuesday. more
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