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July 27, 2017

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UPDATE: Eight Beaches Closed in Rhode Island Due to High Bacteria Counts

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommended on Wednesday, July 26th the closing of Hazards Beach in Newport, Plum Beach in North Kingstown, and Sandy Point Beach in Portsmouth for swimming because of high bacteria counts. On Tuesday, RIDOH recommended the closing of Oakland and Conimicut Point Beaches in Warwick, Third Beach and Peabody’s

New Hampshire Woman Wins $100,000 on PowerBall Ticket Purchased in Warwick

A woman from Whitefield, New Hampshire, claimed the $100,000 winning PowerBall PowerPlay ticket from the July 12th draw, according to the Rhode Island Lottery. Her winning ticket matched four numbers and the PowerBall number to win the $50,000 standard payout. Because she purchased the PowerPlay feature for an additional dollar, her prize was multiplied by

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

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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