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Officials celebrated the state’s acquisition of Jerimoth Hill, Rhode Island’s highest point at 812 feet, on Wednesday morning. more
In recognition of the growing popularity of solar energy solutions, Admirals Bank is growing the programs it offers to both residential and commercial customers who are looking to finance such purchases. more
The organization charged with annual monitoring of Rhode Island’s environmental health shows that the state has become a national leader on environmental and climate change issues, but funding remains an issue, particularly in regard to beach testing. more
BOSTON – The Fall River Water Filtration Plant will make significant upgrades to eliminate the use of chlorine gas at the facility, under the terms of a settlement with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for alleged violations of the Clean Air Act’s chemical-accident-prevention regulations. more
Local fishermen this year have had a tough time with a species of red seaweed, an algae, that looks like matted hair. The algae began to bloom and spread in May. more
An anonymous, $1.5 million gift to the Moses Brown School will be used to establish a sailing and marine education center in Cranston at the former Edgewood Yacht Club. more
Rocky Point will open to the public on Oct. 25 for the first time in two decades so visitors can see how it is being redeveloped into a coastal state park. more
Local officials were set to announce the new Southeast New England Coastal Watershed Restoration Program on Wednesday afternoon, as well as the award of approximately $730,000 in federal funding to six local clean water projects to help protect Narragansett Bay and local watersheds. more
The R.I. Department of Environmental Management will host a grand opening event for its new permit application center at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday. more
The nonprofit Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council released an analysis of Rhode Island’s budget outlook, saying that due to increased revenue and lower-than-anticipated expenditures, the state’s projected opening surplus for fiscal 2015 has been increased to approximately $8.8 million. more
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