NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) - The Newport Folk Festival is kicking off three days of music in Rhode Island. Thousands of music lovers are expected to descend on the city by the sea for this year's festival, which sold out before any acts were announced. This is the 58th anniversary of the festival's founding in 1959. It's most famous for being the place where Bob Dylan "went electric" in 1965. The festival is now run by a nonprofit foundation.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says there will be no legal possession of cod for recreational fishermen in the Gulf of Maine this year. Cod is an iconic fish in New England, but catch of it has plummeted in recent years. NOAA said on Thursday that the rule barring recreational possession of the fish in the Gulf of Maine was effective immediately.
CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) - State officials say five people were taken to the hospital and three others were injured after a disturbance at the Rhode Island Training School. The Department of Children, Youth and Families says three staff and two juveniles were treated and released from a hospital late Wednesday. It says three additional staff were injured but not taken to a hospital. DCYF did not release details of what happened.
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) - A 96-year-old World War II veteran who dreamed of returning to a U.S. Navy installation to reminisce about his naval career has gotten his wish in Rhode Island. Edmund DelBarone toured Naval Station Newport on Thursday in a visit arranged by Denver-based nonprofit Wish of a Lifetime. After seeing some of the ships assigned to the base, he says he'd have no trouble taking them back out to sea.
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