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HOMEMADE BEGINNINGS: From left, store manager Brandi White with co-owners Steph and Jake Kopper at Shore Soap in Newport. The Koppers opened the shop at the suggestion of friends and family who were impressed with the couple’s homemade 12-bar batches of soap, which began as a hobby.
 / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Shore’s scents of luxury

For Jake and Steph Kopper, the entrepreneurial spark came from a gift of luxury soap. Interested in obtaining more but turned off by the price...

Barrington extends ban on plastics

BARRINGTON – The Town Council has outlawed a host of single-use plastics and foams, such as Styrofoam and other disposable items, including plastic utensils,...
WATER POLLUTION: Johnathan Berard, state director of Clean Water Action and co-chair of Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s Task Force to Tackle Plastics, holds jars of water he collected from Narragansett Bay to show the body of water’s pollution when advocating in front of elected officials. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Raimondo forms task force to tackle plastic pollution

In three years, seven Rhode Island cities and towns have begun banning single-use plastic bags – the ones distributed by grocery stores that often...

Raimondo seeks to reduce plastic litter

NARRAGANSETT – At a pavilion at Scarborough State Beach, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo signed an executive order Monday to cut down on plastic litter...
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