U.S. A fisherman was startled when he lifted a net off the coast of Rhode Island and found a live great white shark. Videos and photos of the incident, shared in a Facebook post on Sunday by fisherman Michael Lorello, show the animal thrashing about on a boat. The shark was dropped in the middle of a pile of fish, exposing its teeth just before the crew attempted to toss it back into the Atlantic. “He is still alive. Plenty of life in him,” a person can be heard saying in the video. Recommended Slideshows 76 50 Highest Paying Jobs in the United States 80 In Pictures: Top 50 U.S. Cities Ranked by Quality of Life And Average Salary 76 75 Best-Selling Albums in U.S. History Lorello had caught the fish Sunday morning three-quarters of a mile from Misquamicut Beach, the Associated Press reported. The shark was on the boat for less than 10 minutes before it was quickly released back into the water. Lorello said he thinks the creature was about … [Read more...] about Fisherman Accidentally Catches Great White Shark off Rhode Island Beach
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Rhode Island — home of the quahog — is known for its quintessential clam shacks. Last year, more than 22 million quahogs, also known as clams, littlenecks, cherrystones, topnecks, and more — were harvested by local shellfishermen in waters across the state, according to the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management. From Narragansett to Newport, the state’s specialities, including clam cakes and stuffies, can be found at roadside and beachfront stands that have been run by families for generations. Here are some must-try places where clams are king. Flo’s two locations are known for famous lobster rolls, sweet and plump fried clams, crisp and hot clam cakes, and creamy clam-packed chowder. The original Flo’s Drive-In at Island Beach Park in Portsmouth opened in 1936 two decades after the fried clam was invented in Massachusetts in 1916, according to the New England Historical Society (because they knew a good thing when they tasted it). The … [Read more...] about 5 Rhode Island clam shacks you need to know
Beachgoers have ridden the rails on and off to Old Orchard Beach in southern Maine since the Gilded Age, and Amtrak’s April through October Downeaster service from Boston remains one of the least stressful ways to get to the 7-mile-long strand. If swimming and sunning start to pale, there are always the thrills of the beachfront Palace Playland rides or the food and amusements of The Pier. 800-872-7245; traintomaine.com BEST FOR SURFCASTING On Martha’s Vineyard, local anglers head to Wasque, the appendage to Chappaquiddick overseen by the Trustees of Reservations, to fish in the big surf. Take the Edgartown-Chappaquiddick Ferry and head southeast to Wasque Point. There’s parking at the end of Wasque Road. 508-627-3599; thetrustees.org BEST FOR A QUICK ESCAPE Short on leisure time? There’s no need to face Cape traffic. Houghton’s Pond in the Blue Hills Reservation in Milton is just over 12 miles from downtown Boston. The pretty kettle pond has a … [Read more...] about What are the best beaches in New England?
MIDDLETOWN, R.I. — They show up unannounced, with cash and checks to drop off at William Flynn's accounting firm on busy Aquidneck Avenue. "I was shocked and a little embarrassed," he said. "Some don't even know my brother, but they...wanted to do something for the family."And at a local wedding celebration earlier this month, a guest sought out Jack Flynn for a private moment. “I don’t have a lot of money," the wedding guest told him. “But I want you to know that I wrote a check for $100 to help your brother."Michael Flynn is one of the most vulnerable figures in special counsel Robert Mueller's widening inquiry into Russia's interference in the 2016 election. That investigation took a dramatic step forward this week, when former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and aide Rick Gates were charged with money laundering and conspiracy for activities that took place before they joined the campaign. Another … [Read more...] about Michael Flynn faces legal peril in Washington. In his Rhode Island hometown, he’s revered.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling might have to sell or give up the famed blood-stained sock he wore on the team’s way to the 2004 World Series championship to cover millions of dollars in loans he guaranteed to his failed video game company. Schilling, whose Providence-based 38 Studios filed for bankruptcy in June, listed the sock as collateral to Bank Rhode Island in a September filing with the Massachusetts secretary of state’s office. The sock is on display at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, N.Y. Schilling also listed a baseball hat believed to have been worn by New York Yankees great Lou Gehrig and his collection of World War II memorabilia, including some the filing said is being held at the National World War II Museum. Schilling told WEEI-AM in Boston on Thursday that possibly having to sell the sock is part of “having to pay for your mistakes.” He said that “I put myself … [Read more...] about Former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling may sell off memorabilia – including bloody sock – to cover millions owed to Rhode Island