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REAR ADM. (select) Thomas J. Eccles, NUWC's new commander, is also deputy commander for undersea warfare and technology at Naval Sea Systems Command.  /

Eccles assumes command of NUWC

NEWPORT – The Naval Undersea Warfare Center has a new leader, Rear Adm. Thomas J. Eccles, who assumed command in a ceremony Friday at...

Central banks appear unlikely to cut rates

The selloff that has roiled the world’s markets for the past week has some investors hoping the central banks will react by loosening interest...

Woonsocket lead program wins ‘green’ rating

WOONSOCKET – The city’s financial assistance program for lead-related repairs in older housing has won the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s highest...

FarSounder receives 3rd patent on 3D sonar

WARWICK – The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted FarSounder Inc. a third patent on its award-winning 3D forward-looking sonar technology.“This latest...
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DEM seeks violator fine hikes

The R.I. Department of Environmental Management is seeking passage of several pieces of legislation that would substantially increase the potential penalties for environmental, hazardous-waste...

State signs phase-one lease<br> for Quonset Gateway

The Quonset Development Corporation last week approved changes to the proposed Gateway project, including some made in response to concerns raised by residents and...
URI PRESIDENT Robert L. Carothers is concerned that employers are pushing colleges to focus too narrowly on job skills. /

On what skills should colleges focus?

The state’s colleges and universities are under increasing pressure from the state and the business community to produce graduates who are ready for the...

Judge’s ruling doesn’t end<br> debate over lead verdict

A year after a state jury found that lead paint was a public nuisance in Rhode Island and the Sherwin-Williams Co. and two other...

Study to evaluate ethnic, racial disparities in care

Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island and two partners have received a two-year, $261,000 grant from a research and tracking program funded by the...

New smart-growth group launched in Providence

A new advocacy organization was launched last week that aims to promote cutting-edge urban planning and development practices in Providence and surrounding communities. Greater City:...
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