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Monday, June 18, 2018

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BAYKEEPER John Torgan shows a tour group the coastal buffer zone at the Save the Bay Center in Providence, which also uses a green roof and other runoff-reducing low-impact design (LID) features. /

CRMC, General Assembly agree:<br> Less runoff is good runoff

While the Smart Development for a Cleaner Bay Act of 2007 percolates through the legislative process, the R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council has...
STORYCORPS started in October 2003, with a booth in the Grand Central Terminal in New York City and has gone on to gather oral histories in 39 states. Now, through June 30, it is taping in Providence. /

Capturing American life in intimate conversations

The interviews are deeply personal, intimate conversations – between friends, siblings, life partners, a child and a parent – about experiences that...

Experts see need for better women’s care

One in 10 Rhode Island women becomes pregnant each year, 36 percent of them unintentionally. Almost a quarter will have an abortion; 15 percent...

Keep the pressure on for R.I. wind energy

It is baffling that the Massachusetts wind energy project is meeting such a strong, well, headwind.The project, which could supply 75 percent of the...

Let’s clarify ambiguities in the family leave law

The federal Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 was enacted to allow employees to take unpaid leaves of absence without risking their job...

Cancer Council is too important to lose funding

Included in the many decisions that the R.I. General Assembly will face in the next month or so, as it finalizes the state budget...

Struggling to revamp primary care

Dr. Albert Puerini Jr. loves his job. He leaves home by 7:15 every morning to visit patients in the hospital, then heads to his...
THE SPACE AT ALICE, a gallery in downtown Providence, was set up in 2003 to bring together artists, collectors and visitors interested in contemporary visual arts. /

Arts have big economic impact

Sound Session has become the city’s largest cultural event of the summer. It drew 35,000 visitors last year, and Don King, director of the...
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Narragansett firm helps prepare ports for attacks

A Narragansett firm is playing a key role in exercises being conducted in Providence and at port cities across the nation to prepare for...

Dodd seeks tougher rules for mortgage lenders

WASHINGTON – The mortgage market needs “aggressive” new consumer-protection rules for lenders, U.S. Senate Banking Committee Chairman Christopher Dodd, D-Conn., told Bloomberg News. Dodd, who...
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