DEM urges anglers to put safety first on opening day

With the trout fishing season opening on Saturday, April 14, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is reminding anglers – particularly those fishing from a boat – to exercise personal safety precautions while in pursuit of their first trout of the season.

Obituary: David Cornelius Sanderson

Dave, a Portsmouth resident, died on April 4. He leaves his legacy in the loving care of his immediate family to include his wife of 51 years Joyce (O’Brien) Sanderson, his children, Daniel (Danielle), Kathleen Upham (Lou), Diane Sanderson, Mary Smith (Ben), Helen Maas (John) and his adoring grandchildren.

Free trees available to homeowners this spring

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is teaming up once again with the Arbor Day Foundation, Rhode Island Tree Council, and the Rhode Island Nursery and Landscape Association to give away 1,000 trees as part of the state’s Energy-Saving Trees program.