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2008-09-26 15:00:24

By MIKE McKINNEY The police say a Connecticut fisherman was catching striped bass without a license, and a South Kingstown dealer bought it from him. A Rhode Island seafood dealer and a Connecticut fisherman have been charged in connection with the illegal landing and selling of striped bass. The dealer, John J. Guerrieri, 50, of South Kingstown, was charged with buying seafood without a Connecticut seafood dealer's license, the state Department of Environmental Management said in a...

2008-08-07 15:00:30

RICHMOND -- A public hearing on the proposed conversion of the Knowles Mill site, in Shannock, into a public park will be held tonight at 7 at the H.L. Arnold Fire And Safety Complex on Route 112. The mill, also known as Carmichael Mill, was razed in 2006. Geoffrey A. Marchant, director of the Community Development Consortium, said the group will report on the contaminants found on site and the proposed cleanup plan and present the concept plan for the park, which calls for public...

2008-08-06 15:00:27

By Donita Naylor, The Providence Journal, R.I. Aug. 6--WESTERLY -- About 35 people gathered in the restored lobby of the Industrial Trust Building, the Westerly Land Trust's headquarters, to talk about water quality in the Pawcatuck watershed, roughly the southern third of the state. The state Department of Environmental Management and Save the Bay wanted to share what they were doing and hear what others were doing. The Wood River and Queen River flow into the Pawcatuck River,...


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