(Updated, 10:55 a.m.)
Fourteen projects received a total of $3.7 million in matching grants under the new Brownfields Remediation and Economic Development Fund, the governor’s office and R.I. Department of Environmental Management announced Wednesday.
The sale of single-family homes in Rhode Island strengthened in November, climbing 12 percent over the same period in 2014. Median sale prices rose as well, increasing 6 percent to $220,000, according to the Rhode Island Association of Realtors.
The nearly 93-acre Eugene Chase Farm has been acquired on Prudence Island by the state Department of Environmental Management, in partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, The Nature Conservancy and Prudence Conservancy.