Barbara Quill

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Barbara Quill grew up around radio. Her father was a broadcaster for nearly 40 years, and her sister, Nancy, currently works in Boston radio. 

After graduating from the University of Rhode Island, Barbara chose a career in broadcast journalism, working in radio and television news in Boston, Providence, Philadelphia, and Portland, Maine.

During a break from broadcasting, Barbara taught high school English and Journalism.

She hails from southeastern Massachusetts.

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Thousands of women, men and families rallied on the south lawn of the Rhode Island State House Saturday in a show of support for the Women's March on Washington. 

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A shellfishing ban in Narragansett Bay has been lifted ahead of schedule. All conditional areas were closed over the weekend and will reopen today at noon. 

The ban was put in place more than a week ago when the water tested positive for a toxic algae. The bay and its tributaries were closed to shellfishing while the state tested the water and shellfish for the toxin domoic acid. Since then samples collected from the area have tested negative.

The state departments of health and environmental management will continue to collect and analyze samples twice a week.