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State freezes pension refund to former DMV worker

PROVIDENCE – The state has frozen the $14,000 pension-fund refund requested by Soraya Santiago, a former R.I. Division of Motor Vehicles employee who was...

DEM extends commercial fishing licenses

PROVIDENCE – Commercial fishermen who have applied for but not yet received their 2008 licenses may continue to use their 2007 licenses through Tuesday,...

New rules expected to cost big

Each fall, Mac Cooper’s Avondale Boat Yard in Westerly hauls about 100 boats out of the Pawcatuck River and pressure washes each, removing organic...

Navy research center at URI <br> developing underwater sensors

KINGSTON – The Center of Excellence in Undersea Technology at the University of Rhode Island, which was established last January in partnership with the...
DEMOLITION CREWS work to tear down the final two Navy barracks at Quonset Business Park last month. /

Quonset takes step from military past<br> with removal of old Navy...

The Navy buildings that once covered 150 acres at what is now Quonset Business Park are finally gone. The recent removal of the final...
‘We’ve made
great strides this year in hiring professionals
to meet our
growing needs.’ /

Contillo to head FM Global HR initiatives, hiring

Nancy Contillo has been named manager of human resources and corporate staffing at Johnston-based FM Global, the state’s largest private employer. In her role,...

When small things have big effects

In the biology of the ocean, the vitality of the smallest link in the chain of life has a profound impact on the largest....

Fix the state budget, so the state can fix the dams

While there is a cost associated with the R.I. Department of Environmental Management’s recently implemented regulations governing the inspection of the state’s 674 dams,...

Patents key to creative economy

Dear Editor: I read with great interest your Q&A of Carolyn Kaplan (“Attorney tapped to head firm’s ‘green’ efforts,” Dec. 3), an attorney recently named...
THIS TOWN-OWNED DAM on the Pascoag River in Burrillville is listed as a significant-hazard dam by the state. /

Will dam regulations hold water?

With 674 dams to inspect throughout the state, Paul Guglielmino, the R.I. Department of Environmental Management’s only dam inspector, is busy – too overworked...
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