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THE AVERAGE PRICE of regular gas in Rhode Island declined 3 cents this week to $2.63 per gallon. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/AKOS STILLER

R.I. gas prices dip 3 cents this week

PROVIDENCE – The average price of self-serve, regular unleaded gasoline declined 3 cents this week to $2.63 per gallon, 2 cents higher than the...
Jim Wilkinson has been in the lawn fertilization business for almost 50 years, but it wasn’t always easy to make ends meet, especially when he started out as a teacher of golf course management at the college level. After working in the corporate world, he decided to create SeaScape nearly 25 years ago. It now has more than 10,000 customers in southern New England. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Investing in people yields the biggest returns

Jim Wilkinson | SeaScape Inc. founder and presidentBelieve it or not, lawn technicians aren’t usually known as the biggest power players in the room....
OPPORTUNITY LOST? The decision by the U.S. Department of the Interior to extend an environmental review of the Vineyard Wind project puts the potential construction of the Revolution Wind wind energy farm in jeopardy. Here, the demonstration project Block Island Wind Farm. 
 / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ERIC THAYER

Delayed review of wind energy project won’t stall rising temps

Two stories within the last two weeks have not contained good news for the Ocean State.Most recently, The Washington Post crunched the numbers and...

Reed announces $265K in Clean Vessel Act funds to help R.I....

PROVIDENCE – The state will receive $265,125 through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Clean Vessel Act grant program to protect the health of...

Solar Power World ranks Green Development among top solar contractors

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Green Development LLC was ranked No. 179 out of the top 415 solar companies by Solar Power World magazine in the...
THE TEMPERATURE in Rhode Island has risen more than in any other state in the Lower 48 over the last century, according to The Washington Post. The temperature rise compounds the state's vulnerability to sea-level rise. Above, a trailer park on Matunuck Beach Road, South Kingstown, which was flooded following Hurricane Sandy in 2012. / PBN FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

WaPo: R.I. has fastest-rising temperature in the Lower 48

PROVIDENCE – The temperature in Rhode Island has risen 2 degrees Celsius from 1895 to 2018, the most of any state in the Lower...
THE AVERAGE PRICE of regular gas in Rhode Island declined 5 cents this week. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/PAUL THOMAS

R.I. gas prices decline 5 cents this week

PROVIDENCE – The average price of self-serve, regular unleaded gasoline in Rhode Island declined 5 cents this week to $2.66 per gallon, according to...
THE U.S. INTERIOR DEPARTMENT has extended the environmental review of the Vineyard Wind wind farm project, putting the project's future in jeopardy. Above, the Block Island Wind Farm. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ERIC THAYER

Federal delay casts doubt on Vineyard Wind

NEW YORK – The Trump administration cast the fate of the nation’s first major offshore wind farm into doubt by extending an environmental review...

UMass Dartmouth installs largest public battery storage system in Massachusetts

DARTMOUTH – The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth recently flipped the switch on the largest public battery storage system in Massachusetts.The 520-kilowatt system – installed...

Fall River explores new uses for City Pier

FALL RIVER – For years, residents have been told City Pier, owned by Fall River Redevelopment Authority, would be turned into a marina with...
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