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Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee and the Quonset Development Corporation announced Tuesday that international food manufacturer Greencore USA has entered a new 50-year lease at Quonset Business Park and will employ as many as 393 people at the facility it plans to build there. more
Providence-based Deepwater Wind and Rhode Island energy officials say the company’s win of the first two federally auctioned offshore wind-farm sites is a milestone in the state’s goal to harness wind resources, create hundreds of new jobs and attract energy industries to help pump up the Ocean State’s sluggish economy. more
The Conservation Law Foundation filed a lawsuit Monday against the owners and operators of Rhode Island’s Central Landfill in Johnston for violations of the Clean Air Act. more
Lincoln D. Chafee has been a Republican, an independent and, for the past few months, a Democrat, along the winding political trail that’s taken him from mayor of Warwick to U.S. senator and, for the last three years, governor. more
Rhode Island officials are poised to make two of the largest investments in downtown Providence parking and mass-transit infrastructure in years. more
Rhode Island Air Pollution Control Regulation No. 42 never helped nor hurt anyone. more
The R.I. Division of Planning’s Statewide Planning Program, RhodeMap RI, will sponsor four public forums next week to gather input from citizens on living and working in the Ocean State. more
WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse last month announced more than $2.2 million in federal funding for two Rhode Island conservation programs: the state’s Coastal Management Program and the Rhode Island Sea Grant. more
Rhode Island and Massachusetts performed better than most but still fell short on legislative policies to prevent and fight cancer in a report released Thursday by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network. more
According to a new study by the Rhode Island Center for Freedom & Prosperity, a state sales tax of 3 percent would provide the best value in terms of new jobs and state budget impact, compared with cutting the sales tax altogether. more
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