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My biggest takeaway through the first week of spring sports is how excellent our softball teams are here at Beacon Communications. All five of our teams have impressed and could be contenders by … more
Opening Day of the freshwater fishing season in Rhode Island is 6 a.m. Saturday, April 13. The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) has stocked over 60,000 brook, brown,  … more
The spring migration run of striped bass will soon be underway. The water temperatures off Narragansett at press time was 41 degrees. Traditionally 55 degrees is the temperature when the fish are … more
Last Thursday, Beacon Communications lost one of its longest-tenured contributors as freelancer Pete Fontaine passed away at 77 years old. Pete was a staple in Rhode Island sports journalism for … more
We’ve made it to spring. Now, I will be taking a deeper dive into our teams in next week’s column as I continue to research and speak with coaches regarding the upcoming season, but … more
It is my honor to be the guest speaker at the RI Saltwater Anglers Association seminar Monday, March 25, 7 p.m. at the West Warwick Elks, 60  Cyle Street, West Warwick. The presentation, … more
It was another busy winter sports season here at Beacon Communications and as always, there was no shortage of stories to report on. The winter season is typically the longest, but this one felt … more
I love it when a plan comes together. Scott Travers, Executive Director of the RI Saltwater Anglers Association, and his board of directors, did an outstanding job with the New England Saltwater … more
In recent months, there has been an uptick of incidents at local games involving fans getting rowdy and causing disturbances, with the most recent example being last week in Pawtucket at the Cranston … more
We are in the thick of the playoffs and with so many events on the table and now off the table, here are some thoughts of mine as we grind through the postseason. First off, the wrestling state … more
At press time the states of Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island were all still seeking public comment and input on 2024 fishing regulations for saltwater fishing. So, the regulations list for … more
The basketball playoffs start this week in Rhode Island and are sure to bring some great matchups and fun brackets. The basketball postseason is without a doubt the best on the sports calendar and … more
Michael Tilelli of North Kingston, RI was awarded the Angler of the Year by the RI Saltwater Anglers Association Saturday, Feb. 17 at their Annual Banquet held at the Quonset O Club. Tilelli took the … more
Patrick Mahomes led the Kansas City Chiefs to their third Super Bowl title in four years on Sunday, establishing the NFL’s latest dynasty and the first since the Patriots in the early … more
The University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography held an online seminar last Wednesday titled, “Recreational Fishing and Offshore Wind Energy: Understanding the Changing … more
It was a sad day in Hollywood last week with the passing of Carl Weathers. Weathers, a professional football player turned actor, passed away at 76 years old, leaving a legacy that was always … more
It is not often you get a win, win when engaging in fisheries research. But the Commercial Fisheries Research Foundation  (CFRF) is trying to find out what impact offshore wind farms have on … more
Here we are, halfway through the winter season. It always sneaks up on us and the winter is always the wackiest season. Between the holiday break in December, postponements due to weather, … more
Join the free online workshop titled ‘Recreational Fishing and Offshore Wind Energy: Understanding the Changing Behavior’ on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.(EST). Webinar … more
NOAA Fisheries announced the annual opening of a Seasonal Management Area (SMA) in Cape Cod Bay to protect North Atlantic right whales starting on January 1, 2024 to May 15, 2024. All vessels 65 feet … more
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