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The CJ Buckley Regatta made its return this week in East Greenwich Bay after being shelved in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It was a welcomed return to what has become one of the biggest events in Rhode Island sailing over the past two decades. CJ more
By CAPT. DAVE MONTI The Block Island Inshore Fishing Tournament made a powerful return this weekend.  Capt. Chris Willi of Block Island Fishworks, Tournament host, said, “We had great … more
Last weekend I was covering some Little League All-Star action and had a funny exchange with the home plate umpire of one of the games I was at. I was stationed behind home plate, getting photos of the pitchers. In between innings, the umpire would walk more
Get a jump on the cod fishing season this fall and winter with some expert advice from anglers Bob Murray and Rich Hittinger at a Rhode Island Saltwater Anglers Association (RISAA) seminar Monday, July 26 at 7 p.m. Both Bob and Rich are RISAA board more
Over the course of the past decade or so, Major League Baseball has been on the decline as America's Pastime. The viewership has been sinking and the quality of play has become oftentimes tough to watch. I love baseball as a sport and always have. more
By CAPT. DAVE MONTI The summer flounder (fluke) bite has been mixed this season with some nice fish being caught off Block Island on the south side and a monster fish 15.24 pounds caught off Newport … more
Fishing offshore can be very exciting and challenging. Oftentimes you travel long distances, sometimes in rough seas, fog and bad weather.  However, when a bluefin tuna hits your rig … more
Last year we saw pretty much all of our sports be impacted some way by the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the saddest items on the list had to be the Little League baseball All-Star tournament that was canceled outright. Now, local leagues were able to more
Last Friday Greg Vespe of Tiverton caught a 15-pound 8-once, 31.5- inch summer flounder (fluke) while fishing off Newport with his friend Capt. BJ Silvia of Flippin Out Charters. The State of … more
The spring high school sports season wrapped up this past weekend, marking the end of what was a memorable year of interscholastic sports. The spring season always seems to go by the fastest and … more
This was a rough weekend for our three teams that were playing in state championships as they went a combined 0-3. Pilgrim boys lacrosse, Toll Gate girls lacrosse and Bishop Hendricken volleyball … more
It was nine years ago when I had my first opportunity to speak in depth with Janet Coit, former director of the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM). She spoke about her … more
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