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There’s more to sailing in Rhode Island than sun, sea breezes and drinks at the yacht club. more
U.S. Sens. Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and U.S. Reps. James R. Langevin and David N. Cicilline announced Tuesday that Rhode Island will receive $432,696 in federal funding under the Land and Water Conservation Fund. more
Edgewood Yacht Club Commodore Wayne Kezirian described the atmosphere along the Cranston waterfront as “akin to a funeral” following the 2011 fire that destroyed the club’s historic clubhouse. more
NEWPORT – The International Tennis Hall of Fame officially broke ground recently on a $15.7 million expansion and renovation project intended to help modernize the complex and boost visitors, The Newport Daily News reported. more
(Updated, 4:21 p.m.) The state awarded $6.3 million in grants to 26 communities to improve recreational facilities. more
It wasn’t long after he bought a new two-story house across the street from the beach that Daniel Alvino realized life in the Misquamicut section of Westerly wasn’t going to be all sun and sand. more
The Burrillville Land Trust will celebrate the acquisition of 75 acres with a hike to the property on Nov. 7. The public is invited. more
The Wide World of Indoor Sports at Quonset Business Park is planning to build a second facility this year, according to information from the Quonset Development Corporation. more
Rhode Island will soon have the country’s next national park. A project that has been decades in the making, the Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park, now only needs the president’s signature. more
Warren’s Zim Sailing has stayed above water in the competitive market for small sailboats by relentlessly focusing on customer service maintained by experienced, full-time workers. As the economy and boat market have begun to recover in recent years, Zim’s growth has been steady. The company posted 30-40 percent growth over the past four years – from selling roughly 50 units annually in 2009 to 300 units in 2013, according to Vice President of Sales and Marketing Robert Adam. Above is Adam, right, with owner Stephen F. Perry. more
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