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2008-10-13 15:00:16

By Tom Mooney In May, as a handful of local archaeologists watched from the gunwales of four research ships, warfare scientists for the Navy and federal oceanographers lowered several high-tech robots into Narragansett Bay's waters between Portsmouth and Jamestown. Some of the robots resembled torpedoes. Others looked like mechanical crabs. The newest of their kind, the remote-controlled, sonar-imaging machines had been designed to find mines buried on the sea floor or attached to ship...

2008-10-11 15:00:26

By Katie Mulvaney A Narragansett Indian leader wants an inquiry into the treatment of the tribe by the state government and judicial system after comments from the state chief justice. Chief Sachem Matthew Thomas fumed this week about Chief Justice Frank J. Williams getting involved in the decision of which lawyer would give the state its best chance of winning a land case against the Narragansett Indian tribe before the U.S. Supreme Court. "It just gave me the impression that...

2008-10-05 15:00:11

For more than a decade, efforts have been under way to not only reduce pollution in Rhode Island, but to reverse its effects by restoring salt marshes, building fish ladders around dams and planting eelgrass along the bottom of Narragansett Bay. On Saturday, some 800 scientists, environmentalists and government officials are scheduled to arrive for a four-day conference at the Rhode Island Convention Center that will celebrate and study efforts to restore estuaries in Rhode Island and...

2008-09-30 15:00:31

By Randal Edgar Narragansett, Hopkinton and Richmond benefit from $100,000 DEM grants. Plans to build public parks in three South County towns are moving forward on a surer financial footing this fall, thanks to three $100,000 grants that were recently announced by the state Department of Environmental Management. The money is earmarked for projects in Narragansett, Hopkinton and Richmond, adding to money raised through local contributions. The Narragansett grant is helping to pay...

2008-09-18 15:00:20

By Randal Edgar NARRAGANSETT -- The idea of dredging portions of the Narrow River has been studied and talked about for more than 50 years, but as plans for a long-awaited project move forward, the town and the Army Corps of Engineers have different ideas about what is needed. The Corps of Engineers, focusing on environmental concerns, sees the project as one of habitat restoration -- an undertaking that could restore lost salt marshes, restore eelgrass and shellfish habitats, and...

2008-08-06 15:00:34

By Arline A Fleming NARRAGANSETT -- Patrick Bosworth, 21, and Jamie Dufault, 22, both of Narragansett, will premiere their movie Winner tonight at the 12th Annual Rhode Island International Film Festival, but only one of them will be able to attend the showing. Though they are both the producers, Dufault is also appearing in a play at the 2nd Story Theater in Warren at just about the same time that their 10-minute film will premiere at the Columbus Theatre, 268 Broadway, Providence, at...

2008-08-05 15:00:32

By Arline A Fleming; Jamie Dufault NARRAGANSETT -- Patrick Bosworth, 21, and Jamie Dufault, 22, both of Narragansett, will premiere their movie Winner tomorrow night at the 12th Annual Rhode Island International Film Festival, but only one of them will be able to attend the showing. Though they are both the producers, Dufault is also appearing in a play at the 2nd Story Theater in Warren at just about the same time that their 10-minute film will premiere at the Columbus Theatre, 268...

2008-08-05 15:00:25

By Randal Edgar NARRAGANSETT -- In a perfect world, the long-awaited dredging of Narrow River would be good for the environment, good for boaters and good for the Town Beach. But when will the project take place? What will it accomplish? Will sand that could be used to restore the beach be dredged from the mouth of the river? Looking for answers to these questions, the Town Council last night voted to schedule a workshop with officials from the Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Fish...

2008-07-30 15:00:41

By Randal Edgar NARRAGANSETT -- A long-awaited extension of the South County bike path from Wakefield into Narragansett is about to get back on track and could be finished within a year, state and local officials say. Delayed by a land swap and questions about who owned a portion of the proposed route, the extension is tentatively scheduled for construction next spring, said Robert Smith, acting chief of design at the state Department of Transportation. Expected to cost about...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.