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2009-02-26 06:00:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new, interactive Web site --- www.campusheritage.org --- will provide information on preservation projects funded as part of The Getty Foundation's Campus Heritage program, a five-year grant initiative. The Campus Heritage Initiative, begun in 2002, funded a broad variety of important preservation planning projects at 86 colleges and universities nationwide, in addition to surveys of hundreds of small liberal arts colleges. The Web site...

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...

2008-08-10 15:00:20

Hawaiian free diver Kimi Werner unseated Californian Amanda Ernst as the women's national spearfishing champion Thursday in Newport. Werner, 28, shot three tautog and two striped bass -- including a 33-pounder -- during the U.S. National Spear Fishing Championship at King's Beach. A native of Maui now living on Oahu, Werner said the water off Newport was murky, compared with her home waters, but it was clearer than she had expected. Nonetheless, she used a 90-centimeter gun instead of...

2008-07-20 15:00:21

A couple of years after the cinematic demolition of the old Jamestown Bridge, the huge concrete piers that underpinned it have a useful new life on the floor of Rhode Island Sound. They are now arrayed in two artificial reefs in about 70 feet of water off Newport, where they have quickly attracted a lively population of fish and other marine life. "There was an option to landfill it [the bridge]," said Charles St. Martin III, of the Rhode Island Department of Transportation. Thankfully...

Word of the Day
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'