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Wordplay aside, a pilot program being used by charter-boat captains to collect data on their summer flounder, or fluke, catch, may be pointing the way to a more accurate assessment of fisheries and thus a healthier fishing industry. more
When Central Falls declared bankruptcy three years ago, one of the largest liabilities on the city’s books was pension obligations. During the subsequent state-supervised workout, many of the city’s retirees saw their pensions substantially reduced. It was a tragedy for those who worked hard to have their expected retirement income so drastically cut. more
Overfishing, pollution and changing onshore habits have conspired to nearly wipe out Rhode Island’s wild oysters. But thanks to a joint project by environmentalists and some Rhode Island restaurants named Oysters Gone Wild, the shellfish has hope to reclaim at least some of its former prominence and along with it, return Narragansett Bay to a more pristine state. more
Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee has trumpeted the potential of Canadian hydropower to supply so-called clean electricity to the New England, and he is not alone. Solar and wind power also have been targeted for growth. But no matter the source, the region needs more than renewable energy to meet its needs. more
It took a while, but the R.I. Small Business Development Center, the grass roots support agency that is part of the U.S. Small Business Administration nationwide network, has a new chief. more
It makes perfect sense for Providence Mayor Angel Taveras to be unhappy with the actuarial analysis provided by Buck Consultants LLC to the city, and that Providence sue Buck to make whole the gap the work created in future city budgets. more
“What you did on summer vacation” takes on a new meaning through the expanding Hasbro Summer Learning Initiative. more
Seems difficult to imagine that the home of Rhode Island School of Design would come up short in terms of connecting designers to clients and to one another. more
Providence’s Federal Hill has an international reputation for fine dining and foodie retailing. It is a year-round feast celebrating not just Rhode Island’s Italian-American cuisine and culture, but those from subsequent waves of immigration. more
Word that Cape Wind LLC has joined Deepwater Wind LLC in signing an option to lease land at the Quonset Business Park is welcome news. Both projects, despite continuing legal challenges, are moving toward fruition of their ambitious plans to put industrial-scale wind farms in the Atlantic Ocean off the coasts of Rhode Island and Massachusetts (as well as the five-turbine demonstration project off Block Island that Deepwater Wind is nearly completely permitted for). more
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