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A SIGN in West Greenwich alerts drivers to the Big River Management Area. More than 40 years ago, 8,600 acres were reserved there for a reservoir that was never created. /

Big River watershed back in the mix

More than 40 years after 8,600 acres in central Rhode Island were set aside for a reservoir that was never created, plans are finally...

Mass. council approves new seaport projects

BOSTON – The Governor’s Seaport Advisory Council has voted to authorize $8.2 million from the Seaport Bond Bill to be spent over the next...
U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Rhode Island Director Mark Hayward introduces national SBA Administrator Steve Preston, right, to Gov. Donald L. Carcieri. /

Preston hears earful on health care

With small businesses staggering under the increasing financial burden of providing health insurance to their employees, business owners are looking to the federal government...

Water solutions more than digging holes

While the political insiders seem to have decided that it is time to tap into the aquifer in the Big River Management Area, we...

Tipping point?

The R.I. Economic Development Corporation has issued its economic growth plan for 2008, called “Creating Higher Wage Job Opportunities for All Rhode Islanders,” in...

R.I. agencies feel sting of subprimes

Fallout from the subprime mortgage mess is now infecting the municipal debt market, sending officials from some local quasi-public agencies and other nonprofit institutions...

I-195 cooperation is only the start

We welcome the news that Providence and the state are working together on the development of the downtown land being freed up by the...

3 convicted in smoke-shop scuffle

PROVIDENCE – The chief sachem and two other members of the Narragansett Indian Tribe were convicted of misdemeanors in the smoke-shop raid case today,...

National Grid wins national energy-efficiency awards

WALTHAM, Mass. – National Grid’s energy efficiency programs garnered three national awards this year from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of...

Wyatt Detention Facility among nation’s highest rated

CENTRAL FALLS – The Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility was awarded its fourth three-year accreditation and a nearly perfect score of 99.7 percent in...
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