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Somerset Residents Win Battle to Remove Scrap-Metal Operation on Mount Hope Bay

When a thick layer of rust-colored dust began coating dog bowls and children’s swimming pools around Mount Hope Bay, residents knew what to blame: a nearby scrap-metal operation.

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Protected Open Space Around Yawgoo Pond Grows

WEST KINGSTON, R.I. — The South Kingstown Land Trust and landowner John Richmond recently protected 17.85 acres of forested wetlands and pine-oak forest on Yawgoo Pond.

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ATVs Ride Roughshod Over R.I.’s Protected Open Space

All-terrain vehicles have made big headlines during the past year. The city of Providence has taken measures to crack down on usage. Outside Rhode Island’s capital, off-road vehicles remain a consistent problem on protected lands.

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