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Rhode Island is no stranger to celebrations designed to boost local eateries and promote Ocean State fare. It was unusual, however, to see Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and her husband, Andy Moffit, front and center with the R.I. Department of Environmental … more
WASHINGTON – The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association fisheries research vessel Henry B. Bigelow will be permanently homeported in Newport, Sen. Jack Reed announced April 12. The 209-foot, $54 million ship supports NOAA's mission … more
JOHNSTON – Since switching to single-stream recycling in June 2012, Rhode Island's recycling rate has risen less than 2 percent and remains stubbornly below 25 percent. During that same period, the market for sorted and baled recyclables, … more
The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management is evaluating a proposal for the first offshore wind project in California. more
Conversion of farmland to residential subdivisions is giving way to a new development pressure, installation of sprawling solar grids. Requests to develop solar fields, or solar farms, have started to mount in Rhode Island, in towns and … more
Lawmakers in Massachusetts are drafting a bill that would jump-start the offshore wind industry in the U.S., helping trigger a $10 billion building spree off the Atlantic coast. more
Johann Becker, a rising senior at the University of Rhode Island, was recently awarded the Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the most prestigious scholarship awarded to undergraduates studying … more
REHOBOTH – A rural Massachusetts town much like Burrillville and half the distance from Providence is being asked to host a natural gas compressor station. Houston-based Spectra Energy, the same company that owns the compressor station in … more
File it under the too bizarre not to be true heading. Last week The Westerly Sun reported on the Watch Hill Fire District filing an appeal with the town's Zoning Board of Review to get the owner of St. Clair Annex to remove the newly … more
The R.I. Department of Transportation recently finalized an agreement with the federal government after failing to comply with the Clean Water Act, neglecting its drainage systems and allowing runoff from highways to pour runoff into more than 200 bodies of water in our state for years on end. more
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