The population of Saltmarsh Sparrows is declining in Rhode Island with the loss of salt marshes due to sea-level rise – and that’s a potential concern to not only naturalists but the state’s tourism industry as well, says Scott Comings, director of land and freshwater conservation for The Nature Conservancy.
FALL RIVER – A New Bedford physician pleaded guilty to charges of illegally prescribing drugs to 15 of his patients and defrauding the state’s Medicaid program, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced last week.
(Editor’s note: This is the first of a three-part series exploring the progress of East Providence’s 10-year effort to redevelop its waterfront and what it might mean for a similar effort underway in Providence.)more
John Condon, president of Stonewall Solutions, will tell you it’s no easy task finding the right people to work at his software-development company. “We need candidates with technology skills that are pretty unique,” he said. “To find them, we have to cast a wide net.”
Upended by more than $2.4 million in beach-related damages alone last October by Hurricane Sandy, affected Westerly businesses have found creative ways to reopen this summer, though challenges to a full recovery for both the beaches and some businesses remain.
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