Warren Considers Plastic Bag Ban Proposal

WARREN, R.I. — The first public, and perhaps shaky, step in enacting Rhode Islands first ban on plastic bags was taken at Tuesday night's Town Council meeting.

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Pair Trawler Ban Passes House

PROVIDENCE — The bill, sponsored by Rep. Teresa Tanzi, D-South Kingstown/Narragansett, moved quickly through the hearing process after large out-of-state trawlers nearly depleted the winter herring catch limit in a just a few weeks in February.

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Want to or Not, Rhode Islanders Buy Bottled Water

At the Statehouse alone, about $18,000 is spent annually on bottled water. A cost that increases for taxpayers and the environment when you include the cost of storing it, cooling it and disposing of the plastic vessel.

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