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The Rhode Island hockey community recently lost perhaps its most notable member, as former Mount St. Charles coach Bill Belisle passed away at the age of 92 last week. Belisle coached the Mounties for four decades and guided them to an astonishing 32 more
By CAPT. DAVE MONTI Hats off to the he Biden-Harris Administration for developing such a comprehensive plan, the America the Beautiful initiative, to conserve and restore land and waters across the … more
Last week our three publications revealed our Girls Teams of the Year as well as our Girls Team Coaches of the Year. I devoted my column toward breaking the selections down and giving my own personal insight, and I will be doing the same this week as we more
About a month ago anglers expressed concern for the status of three spices (black sea bass, summer flounder and tautog) managed by the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council and/or the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission. 2022 fishing regulation more
By CAPT. DAVE MONTI In Rhode Island and waters south of Cape Cod, cod is king in January. The cod bite off Rhode Island has been good this season with fish at Cox Ledge and even closer in the East Fishing Grounds three miles east of Block Island and at more
Happy New Year, everyone. Hope you all enjoyed a peaceful and safe holiday. I am thrilled to be starting off 2022 and am expecting another terrific season of sports. We did something new this year, if you saw on the front page. We decided to hand out more
Happy New Year to our readers at Beacon Communications. It's incredible how fast the holidays always sneak up on us and how quick the season always seems to fly by. Like every year, late December is a time of reflection and I have spent the last few days more
By CAPT. DAVE MONTI If you want to provide input on recreational fishing regulations in state waters you won’t want to miss upcoming meetings. Two workshops, a hearing and the Rhode Island … more
The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will start stocking local waters on December 17 with rainbow trout and Sebago Atlantic salmon. Ponds being stocked include Barber Pond, South Kingstown; Silver Spring Lake, North Kingstown; more
Last week the Rhode Island community - especially the sports community - lost a legendary figure in Meg McGonagle, who passed away from complications stemming from COVID-19. She was just 41 years of age. McGonagle was a big-time athlete at Pilgrim, where more
By CAPT. DAVE MONTI I am a fisherman that believes offshore wind energy and fishing can coexist and flourish together. We badly need offshore wind, and other renewable energy sources, to help stem the tide on climate change and its negative impacts on more
This week's item I wanted to touch on is something that I always have fun thinking about to myself, but never really thought of putting on paper until now, and it is how I feel about the state's ice rinks. At a hockey game I covered last week, I was more
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