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Two new vessels are taking shape at the Blount shipyard on Water Street and are bound for up and downstate New York, where they’ll be put into hard service. The first, Breaker II, is a … more
They’ve been gone for many years, but with any luck and some time oysters will return to the Kickekmuit River, where 50,000 of them were released Friday. The small seed oysters, each about … 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
A Warren man pleaded no contest in Fourth Division District Court last Thursday to exceeding the state's striped bass limit, following the discovery of a hidden storage compartment on his boat, and … more
It will soon be a lot easier for water lovers to head out on the Warren River, Jacob’s Point and upper Narragansett Bay.A large array of kayak and dinghy storage racks are being built and … 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 Town of Warren will try again to win a federal grant it lost out on last year that would help officials complete as much as $3.5 million in much-needed repairs to the seawall at the Town Wharf on … more
A little bit of the Kickemuit will be missing this Spring, when the warm weather returns and locals start hauling their boats back onto the river. By then Mama Junk, a 60-year-old Chinese vessel that … 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
Town officials have been making a push to preserve open space across town for several years, but members of the Warren Town Council voted last week to walk away from a plan to purchase 14.3 acres of … more
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