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BOSTON – A Massachusetts company wants to offer the first private passenger rail line in the nation in more than 30 years, The Associated Press reported this month. Boston Surface Railroad Co. is planning a commuter rail line that would … more
PROVIDENCE – Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin, along with 10 other attorneys general and the city of New York, are lobbying the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in support of final rules from the Obama administration that would, for the … more
Congress's most recent fight over highway spending seemed awfully familiar. Once again, authorized cash for transportation projects was dwindling. Once again, no one could agree on a proper extension. And once again, Congress ended up passing a … more
R.I. House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello talks about the recently ended General Assembly session as well as important issues still to be faced. more
A University of Rhode Island professor has been named chairman of the governor’s Executive Climate Change Science and Technical Advisory Board, which provides guidance on issues pertaining to climate change. more
Congressional debate over the annual defense policy measure often centers on hot-button issues such as the future of the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, the fate of huge weapons systems and whether to lift budget caps. more
HSBC Holdings PLC, Barclays PLC and three other banks agreed to settle U.S. investor lawsuits tied to the currency-rigging scandal, bringing the total so far to more than $2 billion across nine firms. more
An executive at Alex and Ani was arrested earlier this month for breaking and entering, and misappropriation of a boat in connection with hosting a party at a home that was not his and crashing a Jet Ski that belonged to another resident. more
Two men were arrested for trespassing and property damage after they locked themselves to the front gate of Spectra Energy’s compressor station to protest the company’s expansion plans. more
New emergency cardiac equipment will be purchased with $87,523 in federal funding for the Oakland-Mapleville Fire Department. more
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