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Drop plans to refine ethanol at Quonset

Let’s get this out on the table right away: Ethanol produced from corn is not a “green” fuel. In fact, it may be just...

Clean under ramps around downtown

Downtown Providence has looked great since the formation of the Downtown Improvement District, which has invested in beautifying the city and sends out crews...
FISHING CHARTERS attract tourists from the rest of the Northeast but few Rhode Islanders, the local boat captains say. /

Recreational fishing regs put squeeze on charters

Much of the tourism in Rhode Island revolves around the water – from “WaterFire Providence,” to hiking along Newport’s Cliff Walk, to kayaking on...
THE VINEYARDS in Newport offer nearly year-round experiences near the City by the Sea’s historic mansions. /

Celebrating a sense of this place

It was First Lady Suzanne Carcieri’s idea. Proud of the Ocean State’s natural beauty and cultural heritage, and aware that many Rhode Islanders don’t...
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Foliage brings tourists for all R.I. attractions

Rhode Island’s fall foliage creates a great backdrop for locals who want to experience nature’s colorful palette through various activities, but it also attracts...

NYC debuts $30M, 1-year ad campaign

New York City last week began a one-year, $30 million advertising campaign to attract tourists from around the world with the slogan, “This is...
JANE MAY of Newport takes in some fresh air last week at Sachuest Point, in Middletown, one of many places that appeal to nature lovers in the state. /

‘Nature trails’ promote state’s most pristine assets

Are you a bird watcher? Or do you love to walk along the water’s edge – on the rocky cliffs, or perhaps near the...
STEPHEN LANE, co-founder and CEO of the Providence-based Item Group, speaks at BIF’s third annual Collaborative Innovation Summit, held Oct. 10 and 11 at Trinity Repertory Company. /

BIF fosters connections across fields, industries

M.J. Kaplan, a consultant who works with RI Housing Works, got a commitment from the nationally hailed “green” architect Chris Benedict to come to...
GETTING OUT: U.S. Sen. Jack Reed (with Providence Mayor David N. Cicilline) hopes a bill he introduced in Congress will help get more children out of the classroom to learn about nature. /

Environmental groups pin hopes on Reed bill

Lawrence Taft, executive director of the Audubon Society of Rhode Island, first noticed a problem back in 2003. That’s when schools, straining under skyrocketing...
LAURA ADAMS, president and CEO of the Rhode Island Quality Institute, combines the perspective of a nurse with the business savvy of former mentor W. Edwards Deming. /

Spreading the quality gospel across R.I., the nation

This is the fourth in a series of 12 PBN articles focusing on the backgrounds, challenges and successes of some of the area’s most...
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