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THE U.S. SENATE this week passed a bipartisan public-lands package, which includes language from Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., to designate river segments within the Wood-Pawcatuck watershed as part of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System. Pictured is a section of the Pawcatuck River in Westerly. / COURTESY WOOD-PAWCATUCK WATERSHED ASSOCIATION

Bill to protect Wood-Pawcatuck watershed passes U.S. Senate

HOPKINTON – The U.S. Senate this week voted 92-8 in favor of a bipartisan public-lands package, which includes language from Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., to...
THE RHODE ISLAND Infrastructure Bank has announced $2.85 million in principal forgiveness financing for major water system improvements in the Burrillville villages of Harrisville and Oakland, following the discovery of water contamination.

RIIB provides forgiveness financing in Burrillville following discovery of water contamination

BURRILLVILLE - The Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank announced Friday it will provide $2.85 million in principal forgiveness financing for major water system improvements in the...

Can fishing, offshore wind coexist?

How much do offshore wind-energy operations disrupt commercial fishing and how much is that worth? That’s the central question in not only the current talks...

Commission, DEM agree on construction schedule for sewer-overflow tunnel

PROVIDENCE – The Narragansett Bay Commission has reached an agreement with the R.I. Department of Environmental Management to start construction of a tunnel under...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Rhode Island and Bristol County, Mass., predicting a "significant impact" on the afternoon and evening commute Tuesday. / COURTESY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE

NWS warns of deteriorating road conditions Tuesday afternoon

PROVIDENCE – The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Providence County, Kent County, Bristol County, Washington County and Newport County...
SOLAR JOBS declined in both Rhode Island and the United States from 2017 to 2018, according to a report from the Solar Foundation. Above, a graph of U.S. solar jobs from 2010 to 2018, as well as a projection for 2019. / COURTESY BLOOMBERG NEWS

Solar jobs shrink again as tariffs bite industry

NEW YORK - United States solar jobs fell for a second straight year as companies delayed projects in anticipation of President Donald Trump’s import...

Brown raises tuition and fees, makes moves to cut greenhouse gases

PROVIDENCE – The Corporation of Brown University has approved a 5 percent increase in undergraduate tuition and fees, bringing the total to $73,736 for...
THE AVERAGE PRICE OF REGULAR gas in Rhode Island declined 2 cents to $2.30 per gallon. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ LUKE SHARRETT

R.I. gas prices decline 2 cents this week

PROVIDENCE – The average price of self-serve, regular unleaded gasoline in Rhode Island declined 2 cents to $2.30 per gallon this week, 3 cents...

Ørsted enters partnership with Eversource for Revolution Wind and N.Y. wind...

PROVIDENCE – Ørsted U.S. Offshore Wind and Eversource have entered into a partnership, with Eversource paying Ørsted $225 million for a 50 percent interest...
NATIONAL GRID has submitted its contract with Orsted for the 400-megawatt offshore wind farm Revolution Wind to the R.I. Office of Energy Resources and the Division of Public Utilities and Carriers. Pictured is the Block Island Wind Farm. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ERIC THAYER

National Grid submits Revolution Wind contract for review

PROVIDENCE – National Grid Rhode Island has signed a contract with Orsted US Offshore Wind for the 400-megawatt offshore wind farm Revolution Wind and...
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