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Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee has trumpeted the potential of Canadian hydropower to supply so-called clean electricity to the New England, and he is not alone. Solar and wind power also have been targeted for growth. But no matter the source, the region needs more than renewable energy to meet its needs. more
Rhode Island’s landfill has about 24 more years of life left in it, but a new push to recycle stained, worn and damaged clothes and other textiles may help stretch out that life a little longer. more
The plan by New England governors to finance new natural gas pipelines and electrical transmissions lines with charges on energy bills has been thrown into uncertainty. more
BOSTON – A lobbying firm will pay $100,000 to resolve allegations it profited from an inappropriate contingency-fee agreement with a Brighton, Mass., hospital, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced last week. more
BOSTON – Gov. Deval L. Patrick this month signed a new economic-development package to provide training to ensure the workforce meets the needs of employers, and also invest in the state’s Gateway Cities to promote development across the state. more
BOSTON – Massachusetts added 13,800 jobs in July for a total of 3,422,100 jobs, while total unemployment edged up 0.1 of a percentage point to 5.6 percent from the June rate, the Mass. Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development said. more
PROVIDENCE – The Municipal Road and Bridge Revolving Fund, a cost-saving program designed to provide a predictable funding source for local road and bridge improvements, benefited nine Rhode Island municipalities and 16 projects, generating $785,000 in savings in fiscal 2014. more
A new Rhode Island law strengthening safety regulations related to the sale of children’s jewelry goes into effect in November. It updates 2012 legislation passed and signed into law requiring all jewelry and charms manufactured in Rhode Island for children aged 12 and younger must meet standards set by the American Society for Testing and Materials. more
Wild oysters, with their craggy shells and the natural, complex reefs they grow on, are almost just a memory in Rhode Island – 99 percent of them are gone. more
General Dynamics Electric Boat has hired more than 720 employees so far this year at its Quonset Point facility in North Kingstown and is looking to add hundreds more in the next few months. more
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