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85% of R.I. elementary and middle schools<br> meet all federal targets,...

PROVIDENCE – The latest results from the state’s 250 elementary and middle schools show that 171 schools or 68 percent tested as “high performing,”...
NATIONWIDE, most fried foods still are cooked in oils that contain trans fats. Above, fried foods from McDonald's, which cites the difficulties of finding a good replacement oil. /

A compromise on trans fats

An effort to ban trans fats in Rhode Island restaurants has lost much of its momentum, with a compromise approved by the R.I. House...

Employers caught in a quagmire

To verify that a person is eligible to work in the United States, employers are required to ask to see proof of identity and...
LESLIE TAITO, CEO of RIMES, says collaborating with the RIEDC will help strengthen manufacturing in the state /

RIMES to move into RIEDC’s offices

For 11 years, the Rhode Island Manufacturing Extension Service – better known as RIMES – has helped the state’s manufacturers improve efficiency, revamp their...
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Adult ed is making great strides

An overhaul of Rhode Island’s adult education oversight system in the fall of 2005 has paid big dividends, state officials say, standardizing how students...
REGIONS in dark orange rely on surface water, from reservoirs. Yellow regions rely primarily on surface water. Dark green regions rely on ground water from public wells. The remainder of the state, shown in pale green, relies on private wells. Statewide, reservoirs supply 85 percent of residents while wells supply the other 15 percent. /

Coalition urges Assembly<br> to approve water reforms

One in a series of stories about Rhode Island’s potential water crisis. Rhode Island may not have a water shortage yet, but that doesn’t make...
PONAGANSET seniors were the first in the state to complete digital portfolios. The high school's Rebecca Horne, left, and Michael Ferns with fresh, right. /

Ponaganset HS students 1st to complete portfolios

This month, seniors at Ponaganset High School will be the first students in the state to be granted a diploma based, in part, on...
DAVE TAYLOR, owner of Lorraine Fabrics since 1997,  doesn't know exactly how many types of fabric the store sells. It's 
"thousands and thousands," he says, far more than most competitors could ever try to match. /

A world of fabrics under one roof

Lorraine Fabrics began its life in the late 1800s as Lorraine Manufacturing Co. At that time the business, which was started by Frederic Clark...
IT'S GETTING EASIER for surfers to locate good waves, with Web sites like Surfline.com and surfing magazines. And when the waves are good, the surfers are likely to stay the night. /

Surfers finding their way to R.I.

When they promote the Ocean State, tourism officials talk about beaches, boating, fishing. Surfing, however, gets at best a quick mention on the Web...
RIAC HAS INSTALLED air-quality monitoring stations at T.F. Green and to the north, south and west of the airport and has promised to install one to the east as well. A bill before the General Assembly would clarify RIAC's responsibilities and require that all data be turned over to the state legislature, DEM and Health Department. /

Bill aims to ensure T.F. Green Airport<br> tracks, reports air-quality issues

A battle of wills between the R.I. Airport Corporation and state Attorney General C. Patrick Lynch has been simmering since March, when, after the...

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