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RHODE ISLAND projects received $7.02 million from the federal Coastal Resiliency Grant program. Above, a machine clears sand off Atlantic Ave. in Westerly after the remnants of Hurricane Sandy hit the Ocean State. The federal government is currently reviewing which land to add and remove from a conservation program in Rhode Island and other states hurt by the 2012 storm./ PBN FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

Audubon Society: Legislation has saved R.I. millions in damages

PROVIDENCE – Federal legislation that discourages development in flood-prone areas saved Rhode Island $134 million in disaster relief expenses over a 25-year period from...
THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION is set to open a public hearing Tuesday night on Orsted US Offshore Wind's proposed Revolution Wind project, as outlined in a contract filing by National Grid. Shown here are offshore wind turbine's near Block Wind developed by Deepwater Wind, which Orsted now owns. / BLOOMBERG NEWS/ERIC THAYER

Public hearing starts on Revolution Wind project

WARWICK – Rhode Island’s Public Utilities Commission was set to open a public hearing Tuesday night on a contract with the developer of a...

Bristol County Savings Bank awards record amount in grants in 2018

TAUNTON – Bristol County Savings Bank announced Monday that its charitable foundation awarded a record of more than $1.9 million in fiscal year 2018...

Five Questions With: Roxann Cooke

Roxann Cooke is the consumer bank and wealth management regional director for JPMorgan Chase & Co., which does business as Chase Bank. She is...

Survey finds nearly one-third of college students aren’t paying their way

PROVIDENCE – Nationwide, 32 percent of college students have no responsibility in paying for college, while 39 percent pay for some of it and...

Wells Fargo gives nearly $100K to Rhode Island nonprofits

PROVIDENCE – Wells Fargo & Co. donated $95,850 to Rhode Island nonprofits, schools and community organizations in 2018 to help communities and people in...

BankMobile and its co-founder nominated for fintech awards

PROVIDENCE – BankMobile co-founder Luvleen Sidhu and the bank have been named finalists in the annual Lendit Fintech Industry Awards Competition, the company recently...
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Five Questions With Steven H. Kitchin

Steven H. Kitchin | Vice president for corporate education and training, New England Institute of Technology1. How did your partnership with Number Nine...

Does arbitration favor firefighters?

A study released in December found Rhode Island’s spending for fire protection remains the highest of any state in the nation.It’s been that way...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH has decided to hold off on regulation a group of chemicals, called PFAS, sometimes found in water supplies and soil.

State waits on regulating ’emerging chemical of concern’

PROVIDENCE - Rhode Island state health officials are holding off regulating a group of man-made chemicals used in non-stick products that are linked to...
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