BARRINGTON, R.I. — The Rhode Island Department of Health, on June 7, announced the first beach closure of the season. Barrington Town Beach was closed for the day because of high levels of entercocci bacteria, which is found in high concentrations in human and animal feces.
Spring has arrived, but before hitting the road or trail on your bike, complete a basic tune-up. Doing some up-front bike maintenance will reduce your chance of a blowout or mechanical problem, and increase the longevity of your bike’s parts.
When it comes to children’s birthdays, most people are in the habit of doing what everybody else does, which typically means disposable plates, cups and décor in a popular licensed character theme and prettily wrapped presents of the latest toy.
Giving thanks for a successful harvest was an ancient tradition among many cultures. Solemn days of thanksgiving and prayer occurred regularly among the Puritans of New England, and Native Americans such as the Wampanoag regularly offered thanks to the Creator for their food. While the Pilgrims’ Thanksgiving of 1621 was certainly not the first harvest feast in America, it’s recognized as the birth of the American holiday.
Oral medications and pharmaceuticals are becoming an “emerging contaminant” in our local waterways, according to the EPA. It's helpful to opt for more non-toxic healing options, and with cold and flu season just round the corner, now is the time to stock up on natural remedies.
Here are some tips, courtesy of RecyclingWorks Massachusetts, for event recycling and composting. For one, involve important stakeholders in the planning stage, including waste haulers, concessionaires and partner organizations.