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Southern New England has 5th reported earthquake since May of this year

Did you feel it? An earthquake struck Massachusetts on Saturday, the 5th quake in southern New England since May. Several Massachusetts residents reported feeling the earthquake which was a magnitude 1.8 at 1:54 p.m. on Saturday 2km south of the center of Boxborough, which is in the northeastern part of the state.
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Vigil slated for victim in Charlestown murder

CHARLESTOWN, R.I. (WLNE) — A vigil is scheduled Sunday for the victim in Monday’s murder in Charlestown. Sunday’s vigil will begin at 6 p.m. at the Narragansett Gazebo. Rhode Island State Police said 45-year-old Grya Pihlkrant was found inside of a home on Biscuit City Road at about 10 a.m.
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Farm Fresh Rhode Island Returns to Newport

Farm Fresh Rhode Island hosted its annual Local Food Fest, a celebration of local food growers and food producers, on the grounds of Newport’s Castle Hill Inn on Aug. 9. Sponsored by Castle Hill Inn and Newport Restaurant Group, guests of the sold-out event enjoyed freshly made seasonal fare prepared by local chefs paired with cocktails, wine and beer selections on the venue’s Chalet Patio and lawn, which overlooks Newport Bridge and the Narragansett Bay. Proceeds benefited Pawtucket’s Farm Fresh Rhode Island, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting local farms and increasing community access to locally grown foods.

Rhode Islanders Capture Light In Sky

EAST PROVIDECE, R.I. (WPRI) — From North Kingstown to Barrington, many 12 News viewers captured a beam of light moving through the sky Saturday evening. Viewers started sending in reports after noticing the display around 7:45pm tonight.  The light in the sky is being described as something that looks like a meteor or a comet. […]
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Scout completes Eagle Scout project on Block Island for TNC

On August 27, 2022, Barrington Life Scout Jacob Dickstein, 15, led the Scouts of Troop 55 Riverside by car, ferry, and bike to complete his Eagle Scout Service Project, building three pedestrian bridges for The Nature Conservancy at Clay Head Trail on Block Island. Jacob, who is the Senior Patrol...

Fishing Report: Block Island wind farm still impresses

No matter how many times I visit the Block Island Wind Farm, I and all those people who are with me are in awe. Blades 240 feet long and turbines that stretch 840 feet into the sky are quite majestic. All the blades appear to gently turn as they generate 30 kilowatts of power for the grid and provide Block Island residents with power that is less expensive than the diesel fuel they burn to generate electricity.
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Wreck of the Green Arrow and a Lost Dog

It was a cold, clear December morning on Block Island, the year 1996. At the morning coffee group at that time at Bethany’s Airport Diner, talk of a night wreck below the bluffs just around the bend from the Southeast Light to the east was in discussion. Apparently a well-equipped fishing dragger ran aground under full power onto the rocks below Whale Swamp Road and in what is called Cat Rock Cove. For whatever reason and probably on autopilot and a clear night sky, Block Island jumped into its way. The huge steel ship impaled itself onto a huge pointed rock rupturing its hull and fuel tank to a point where it could not be pulled away. Oh, but they tried with.

The View From Swamptown: NK Town Hall renovation finally sets some wrongs right

After a six-year absence from public view, the North Kingstown Town Hall, which had served the community for 127 years prior to it being vacated, is open for business once again. It has tastefully been brought into the 21st century, with a well thought out restoration and an appropriate addition that just adds to the elegance of the building. My visit to the “Old Grande Dame” last week got me to thinking about how the building all began and what she looked like originally. So, let’s take a look at the story behind this building that we are all now going to be able to get reacquainted with.

Public Works Chief, Engineer Resign

The Planning Department returned to full strength last week with the arrival of a new planning technician but, at the same time, the new director of Public Works is returning to his old job in DPW director in Jamestown, and the assistant town engineer took a job in South Kingstown.

Effects of Hurricane Fiona sends 10 foot waves to South County

NARRAGANSETT, R.I. (WLNE) — Surfers at Narragansett Beach were riding large waves on Friday. New England beaches have felt the effects of Hurricane Fiona with large waves ranging from six to 10 feet. One surfer told ABC 6 News she traveled to catch the waves, saying, “We came out...

Three sent to hospital in South Kingstown crash

(WJAR) — A crash in South Kingstown sent three individuals to the hospital on Thursday. Police said a car hit a tree on Stony Fort Road on Thursday afternoon. According to police, the injuries of the three occupants were not significant. Police Chief Matt Moynihan told NBC 10 speed...
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Megan Epler Wood on sustainable tourism

There were no great reveals on Friday during a presentation by Megan Epler Wood on the recent study “Block Island and the Invisible Burden of Tourism.” If anyone was expecting to be told something they didn’t already know, they might have been disappointed. So, it’s important to...
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Block Island’s Walk for Alzheimer’s raises almost $85,000 to fight the disease

The fourth annual Walk for Alzheimer’s on Block Island was held on Sunday, September 18 in honor of long-time Block Island resident Peter Greenman. Greenman, who passed away last year, was the initial organizer for the Block Island walks, which held special meaning for him as his beloved wife Sandy suffers from the disease. In one of his last efforts on the island, he worked “tirelessly” to secure a $50,000 grant from the Roosa Fund according to his daughter Sarah Greenman Barclay.