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Beach erosion may seem unstoppable to seaside business communities in South Kingstown and Westerly, but new rules designed to allow experimentation to curb it could provide some short-term relief – if property owners decide to try it. more
Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee and General Treasurer Gina M. Raimondo have reached an agreement with representatives of government workers and retirees to soften the effects of the 2011 state pension overhaul, they announced Friday. more
(Updated, 9:13 p.m.) HealthSource RI has received a $6.1 million grant from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to assist with its small-business efforts. more
BOSTON – A real estate developer who allegedly took thousands of dollars in advance payments for new, single-family homes that were never constructed has repaid more than $525,000 to affected Massachusetts homebuyers, and has been permanently required to protect any future consumer deposits, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced. more
Despite projects moving forward in Massachusetts and Maine, Providence-based Deepwater Wind still has a chance to build the nation’s first offshore wind farm, even as it trudges through what could be the last handful of state and federal permitting approvals. more
WANTED: Developers with a few million dollars burning a hole in their pockets willing to invest in waterfront property in a cool Northeastern city. more
A decade ago, supporters of burying the India Point power lines in Providence would have balked at waiting until the end of 2014 for a detailed cost estimate of the multimillion dollar project. more
The numbers of affected consumers are as yet impossible to predict, but mortgage credit experts warn that the recent massive data breaches at Target, Neiman Marcus and other retailers could have significant side impacts on some real estate transactions in the coming months, as damaged credit files depress scores and jeopardize loan applications and home sales. more
It’s time Rhode Islanders get serious about the threat climate change presents to property, roads and outdated drainage systems, says Grover Fugate, executive director of the R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council. more
Even before the relocation of Interstate 195 opened up 19 acres of land for development in downtown Providence, the city’s core already featured numerous underutilized properties waiting for the right building project. more
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