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July 28, 2017

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UPDATE: Several Beaches in Rhode Island Reopen After Being Closed Due to High Bacteria Counts

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening Third Beach and Peabody’s Beach in Middletown, Conimicut Point Beach in Warwick, and Warren Town Beach for swimming on Thursday, July 27th. The beaches have been closed because of high bacteria counts. RIDOH recommended on Wednesday, July 26th the closing of Hazards Beach in Newport, Plum Beach in

Tyler’s Two Cents: An Ocean Friendly School

Yesterday was the one month mark of the 2017 summer season.  After an incredibly gloomy June, July has seen spectacular weather and consistent forecasts.  Ironically enough, this article is being published during a week of rainy and overcast weather but nonetheless, it finally feels like summer here in Newport. When we last spoke, I was

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Poll: Future of the Pawsox in Rhode Island

​The General Assembly failed to address the future of the Pawtucket Red Sox during its most recent session and suggested it might be discussed at a special Fall session. Meanwhile, the issue of any public financing remains controversial. The Pawsox proposal is also coupled with other economic development surrounding the stadium.​

Pat Benatar, Neil Giraldo to Perform at New Outdoor Concert Series in East Providence

Waterfront Productions LLC, based in Newport, Rhode Island, and music promoter, Live Nation, announce that 1980s female rock icon Pat Benatar and her producer-guitarist-husband, Neil Giraldo, will appear in concert on Friday, September 22nd with gates opening at 5:00 p.m. at the new seasonal outdoor venue located at Bold Point Park on the East Providence

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Report: Eelgrass, Other Submerged Vegetation has Decreased 18% Since 2012

Eelgrass is on the decline in Rhode Island waters according to a University of Rhode Island (URI researcher) and new report issued by URI’s Environmental Data Center. Michael Bradley calls eelgrass “the canary in the coal mine for estuarine health.” The flowering plant that grows beneath the surface of coastal waters and salt ponds provides

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University of Rhode Island’s Big Band Readies for 5th Newport Jazz Festival Appearance, Local Concert Series

The University of Rhode Island’s Big Band will play the Newport Jazz Festival for the fifth straight year Aug. 6, but that’s not the only summertime musical treat being offered by the band’s musicians. In addition to recent performances at the Newport Jazz Festival, the URI Jazz Big Band has in the past performed at Lincoln Center,

Upcoming Waterfront Reggae Festival in East Providence to Feature Freddie McGregor and 10 Hours of Live Music

The 8th annual Waterfront Reggae Festival, featuring Freddie McGregor, Anthony B, Junior Kelly, Kabaka Pyramid, Taj Weekes & Adowa and Natural Element, will kick-off Waterfront Productions, LLC/Rhode Island Waterfront Events’ festival season at their new outdoor venue located at Bold Point Park in  East Providence on Saturday, August 12th from noon to 10:00 p.m.  

Rhode Island Fisherman Asks Congress to Modify New England Underwater Marine Monument Designation

NEWPORT, RI – William Palombo of Palombo Fishing Corp. released his personal letter to Secretary Ryan Zinke of the United States Department of the Interior on July 10th, 2017. Palombo’s personal plea to Secretary Zinke and President Trump stems from former President Obama’s designation, on September 15, 2016, of an underwater Marine Monument in the

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