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Construction offshore of the Block Island wind farm has stopped for the season, but the maker of the turbines for it is now doing assembly work in the Port of Providence for next year's work. And while both developments were as planned, … more
Frank Romeo, president and CEO of BETA Group Inc., has been named the 2016 recipient of the Providence Engineering Society's Freeman Award. The award is presented to individuals who have demonstrated engineering excellence and advanced the … more
BURRILLVILLE – Three climate activists who bound themselves to construction equipment at a natural gas compressor station are looking at a legal bill. According to a report by ecoRI News, the town's attorney, Oleg Nikolyszyn, is seeking … more
Robert Fitzpatrick has been president of the all-volunteer nonprofit Neutaconkanut Hill Conservancy in Providence since January 2014. A lifelong resident of Providence, he also is a 25-year veteran of the Providence Police Department. Here he discusses the conservancy’s challenges and assets. more
PROVIDENCE – R.I. Department of Environmental Management Sustainable Watersheds Administrator Scott Millar has been recognized by Grow Smart Rhode Island for his work promoting "desirable growth." Grow Smart gave Millar its Smart Growth … more
Gail Ballard Hall, principal broker of Ballard Hall Real Estate, has been honored with the 2015 Bayberry Wreath Award. Presented by The Block Island Times, the honor recognizes individuals who embody the spirit of land conservation on Block Island. … more
State environmental agencies have less staff to adequately protect Rhode Island waters than in the past, and that could negatively impact the local economy, say advocates. On Jan. 14, Save The Bay Executive Director Jonathan Stone and Rhode … more
1 What initiatives are planned for 2016 to strengthen Rhode Island's resiliency in the face of climate change? Rhode Island continues to be out front in addressing climate change, and as the Ocean State – we are uniquely vulnerable. … more
1 What is the Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank and how has its mission changed? It is a quasi-public agency that delivers low-cost loans for high-quality projects to upgrade the state's infrastructure. The investments create jobs while … more
Cassie Tharinger is the new director of the Providence Neighborhood Planting Program, taking the reins from Cynthia Kwolek. She most recently managed the Mount Hope Farmers Market, and has been involved in many other community initiatives. PNPP … more
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