Sacred Symbol: The Beauty of Wampum

  Only 3 artisans in the world still make wampum from quahog shells. Allen Hazard of the Narragansett Tribe continues this tradition.  Allen Hazard, a wampum maker and member of the Narragansett Tribe, carries on an age-old tradition of creating objects of beauty and...

Quintessential Quahogs

AN APPRECIATION OF A LOCAL ICON The Sea Goose Grill & Raw Bar offers its best quahog recipes. See below. Newcomers and visitors to Rhode Island are often struck by the word “quahog” on local menus, stumbling on its pronunciation (KO-hog, from the Native American...

Sea Level Rise and Salt Marsh Migration

DIGGING TRENCHES AIDS RESTORATION A dome of blue-gray sky cups the open expanse, ensuring the day will be a chilly one. Low tide on Round Marsh in Jamestown exposes last year’s growth of grasses, including the omnipresent Phragmites, still only in its dead-beige...

Mapping Out a Future

North Kingstown and Newport Plan for Storms, Flooding In the wake of superstorm Sandy, coastal communities in Rhode Island are struggling to figure out how to protect their residents and businesses from future storm damages and losses. “Whether it’s a moon tide...

The Word is Surge

Indstrry experts and marina owners say the nation’s recreational boaters should note one major lesson from the historic $675 million in damages inflicted on them from Superstorm Sandy: Surge, in addition to wind and wave strength, must be factored into vessel...