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PROVIDENCE – A former New York Public Library official has been selected as the Providence Public Library’s new executive director, The Associated Press reported last week. more
Cape Wind, the proposed $2.6 billion wind farm off the coast of Massachusetts criticized by local residents, including the Kennedy family, will qualify for a key federal tax credit that expires at the end of the year, according to its turbine supplier Siemens AG, Bloomberg News reported last week. more
Rhode Island has joined seven other states, including Massachusetts and Connecticut, in petitioning the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to require states upwind of the Northeast and mid-Atlantic regions to reduce air pollution generated within their borders. more
New federal flood maps have made it difficult for some Rhode Island property owners to sell, insure or rebuild their houses, but state officials say the maps still understate how vulnerable beachfront communities are to future storms. more
Approximately 43.4 million Americans will travel from home during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, a 1.5 percent decline compared with last year’s Thanksgiving, AAA Southern New England reported last week. 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
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 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
WEST WARWICK – The Arpin Group recently became the first company in the moving and transportation industry to perform the International Society of Sustainability Professionals’ sustainability self-assessment, the company said in a statement. more
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