Online Special Addition: Offshore Wind Farms Worry Fishermen from Point Judith to New Bedford

THE MOTTO FOR THE CITY OF NEW BEDFORD, “Lucem Diffundo,” translates from Latin to “I Diffuse Light.” While this may have referred to the light of Christ, it was light from lamps fueled by whale oil that helped establish the city’s vast wealth in the middle of the 19th...

The Graying of the Bay

    There’s a statue that stands in the courtyard of the Warwick Public Library. It’s an oversized depiction of a quahogger, rake in hand, two bulging bags of the shellfish by his side, and a Labrador Retriever for company. The statue is called “The Warwick...

Meet the Apprentices

“I couldn’t feel my hands and they hurt to bend. I had never used my hands that way before,” says Evan Adams, describing how he felt after his first week as a deckhand on the fishing vessel Harvest Moon out of Point Judith. “I didn’t want to do it anymore because I...

Second Harvest: Recycling Marine Debris

Galilee Port Manager Daniel Costa, atop the dumpster, and Jason Howell, the superintendent of state piers, manning the front loader, wrestled a clot of discarded otter trawl nets into the 30-yard receptacle in the Port of Galilee. For three months, the fishing fleet...

Benefi-shell Recycling

    Jayne Merner Senecal roots through a buzzing pile of rich brown compost to pluck out one of the most powerful components in the mix—a clam shell, with the slick sheen of viscera and a vein of green sand. Shells, a natural marine byproduct that ends up on...

Keeping the Past Alive

    The bright red sails catch the late October sun as they are hauled one by one up the massive, 86-foot masts. They tower over the smaller, more modern sailboats and motorboats cruising through Newport Harbor. There’s a steady southwest wind that fills the...

A Bite of the Ocean

    It’s August, and we’re finally getting a day without stifling humidity. The flowers outside Chef Rizwan Ahmed’s home seem...

Benefi-shell Recycling

    Jayne Merner Senecal roots through a buzzing pile of rich brown compost to pluck out one of the most powerful components in...

Catching Quahog Crooks

It’s a beautiful fall day on Narragansett Bay. After a week of humid, 80-degree days, temperatures have dropped to the mid-60s. Chill runs...

Keeping the Past Alive

    The bright red sails catch the late October sun as they are hauled one by one up the massive, 86-foot masts. They tower over...

Meet the Apprentices

“I couldn’t feel my hands and they hurt to bend. I had never used my hands that way before,” says Evan Adams, describing how he felt after...

Online Special Addition: Offshore Wind Farms Worry Fishermen from Point Judith to New Bedford

THE MOTTO FOR THE CITY OF NEW BEDFORD, “Lucem Diffundo,” translates from Latin to “I Diffuse Light.” While this may have referred to the...

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