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KRISTIN URBACH has left the North Kingstown Chamber of Commerce as its executive director to lead the Connecticut Wind Collaborative. /PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Urbach departs N.K. Chamber to lead Connecticut Wind Collaborative

NORTH KINGSTOWN – After leading the local Chamber of Commerce for nearly a decade as its executive director and spearheading multiple workforce development initiatives...

R.I., Mass gas prices rise 5 cents with seasonal spike looming

PROVIDENCE – The average weekly price of self-serve, regular unleaded gasoline in Rhode Island increased 5 cents to $3.38 per gallon this week. That...

Cannabis cultivators across R.I. loaded with product, audit finds

PROVIDENCE – A recently conducted audit of the state’s cultivator license moratorium and its effects on the 65 licensees showed the industry has plenty...

Warren’s ‘Market to Metacom’ takes step forward as R.I. receives $54.8M...

WARREN – Amid intensifying flood and storm activity, town officials have long recognized the densely-populated, low-lying Market Street neighborhood as particularly vulnerable to climate...
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Green manufacturing boom in U.S. has a big problem

Panasonic’s new $4 billion battery factory in De Soto, Kan., is designed to be a model of sustainability – it’s an all-electric factory. When...
THE R.I. HOUSE of Representatives passed a resolution Tuesday to form a panel that will study and come up with cost-effective strategies to tackle beach erosion by January. / PBN FILE PHOTO/DAVID LEVESQUE

State lawmakers form 9-member commission to study beach erosion

PROVIDENCE – A new committee is turning its attention toward the state’s beaches to find solutions for the beach erosion that has been plaguing...
WALKERS HEADING south on the Newport Cliff Walk are stopped at Narragansett Avenue by fencing because part of the historic walk collapsed about two years ago. Visitors are required to detour through a nearby neighborhood to reconnect with the path farther south. 
PBN FILE PHOTO/DAVID HANSEN

$16M in federal funding secured for Newport Cliff Walk repairs

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island is getting more than $16 million in federal funding to repair the iconic Cliff Walk in Newport. The money for the...

R.I., Mass. gas prices rising but still well below national average

PROVIDENCE – The average weekly price of self-serve, regular unleaded gasoline in Rhode Island increased 3 cents to $3.33 per gallon this week. That...

Judge denies dismissal of $3.5M lawsuit against Brayton Point LLC

FALL RIVER – Brayton Point LLC’s request to dismiss a $3.5 million criminal case brought by the town of Somerset has been denied. In a...
THE AVERAGE weekly price of self-serve, regular unleaded gasoline in Rhode Island increased 1 cent to $3.30 per gallon this week, AAA Northeast says. That is 23 cents lower than the national average. / AP FILE PHOTO/REGLIO V. SOLIS

R.I., Mass. gas prices up 1 cent as spring travel looms

PROVIDENCE – The average weekly price of self-serve, regular unleaded gasoline in Rhode Island increased 1 cent to $3.30 per gallon this week. That...
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