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Miranda Bertholet: Protect public lands

For everyone who loves Rhode Island's beaches, the new year -- and a new Congress -- could bring new promise that Rhode Island's beaches and public lands will be protected for generations to come.

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Barrington store to remove plastic bags

At a public meeting on a proposed town-wide plastic bag ban, representatives from the Shaw's Supermarket chain announced it will be removing plastic bags from its Barrington location.

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Shaw's Supermarket bans plastic bags in Barrington

Shaw's Supermarket says it will no longer provide plastic bags at its store in Barrington as the town debates a ban.

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Study shows high storm frequency in RI

A new Environment Rhode Island Research & Policy Center study reveals that Rhode Island is getting heavier rain storms than it used to.

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Barrington, RI Plastic Bag Ban Considered

The Barrington Town Council voted on Monday to direct the town's solicitor to draft a proposed ban. The move follows a recommendation by the town's Conservation Commission to prohibit plastic shopping bags to encourage shoppers to bring their own reusable bag. Under that recommendation, shoppers could also purchase paper bags for 5 cents each.

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