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THE DEM has issued an RFP for $750,000 in grants allocated for brownfield remediation.

DEM issues RFP for $750K in brownfield grants

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management has issued a request for proposals for $750,000 in grants allocated for brownfield cleanup and redevelopment...

Logistec enters cargo-handling agreement with Waterson Terminal Services

PROVIDENCE – Cargo-handling services company Logistec Stevedoring Inc. has entered into an agreement with Waterson Terminal Services LLC, operator and manager of ProvPort, to...

DEM purchases 43 acres in Charlestown for preservation

CHARLESTOWN – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management has purchased 43 acres of forested land for $256,500, DEM announced June 11.The parcel abuts the...
THE DEM has purchased 43 acres of land in the Tomaquag Brook-Pawcatuck River watershed - which include stone walls built in the late 1800s - for permanent preservation. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

DEM purchases 43 acres in Charlestown for preservation

CHARLESTOWN – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management has purchased 43 acres of forested land for $256,500 using funding from the state Open Space...
THE AVERAGE PRICE of regular gas in Rhode Island declined 5 cents this week to $2.76 per gallon. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

R.I., Mass. gas prices dip this week

PROVIDENCE – The average price of self-serve, regular unleaded gasoline in Rhode Island declined 5 cents this week to $2.76 per gallon, 2 cents...

RePowerPVD report highlights Fogarty Elementary for energy reduction efforts

PROVIDENCE – The first annual RePowerPVD report, highlighting a voluntary energy-reduction program for large city buildings, has identified Mary E. Fogarty Elementary School as...
SEN. JACK REED announced Rhode Island has received $200,000 in BEACH Act grants overseen by the EPA for beach water quality monitoring. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

R.I. receives $200K for beach water quality monitoring

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island has been awarded a $200,000 Beaches Environmental Assessment and Coast Health Act grant to support beach water quality monitoring and...
OVER 25,000 single-family homes are considered at-risk to be impacted by storm surge in the event of a Category 4 hurricane in Rhode Island. Above, a machine clears sand off Atlantic Avenue in Westerly after the remnants of Hurricane Sandy battered Rhode Island’s coast in 2012. / PBN FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

Report: Over 25,000 homes at risk during Category 4 Hurricane in...

PROVIDENCE – If a Category 4 hurricane were to hit Rhode Island, more than 25,000 single-family homes would be at risk to be impacted...
WOONSOCKET has been selected to receive $300,000 from the EPA for brownfields assessment. / COURTESY ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

EPA awards Woonsocket $300K for site assessments and preparation

WOONSOCKET – The city of Woonsocket will receive $300,000 in Environmental Protection Agency Brownfields assessment funding and assistance, the EPA announced Wednesday.The funds will...
SAVE THE BAY received $2.3 million in contributions, gifts and grants in 2018 and raised $1.6 million for an anniversary capital campaign. / COURTESY SAVE THE BAY

Save The Bay finishes fiscal ’18 in black, moves ahead on...

PROVIDENCE – Save The Bay Inc. had total revenue of $3.7 million in fiscal 2018, including $2.3 million in contributions, gifts and grants, the...
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