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Patrick unveils South Coast rail plan

DARTMOUTH – Gov. Deval Patrick today announced a plan to bring commuter rail service to Massachusetts’ South Coast by 2016. “For nearly 20 years,...
THE 2007 STATE EGG features Swarovski crystals and gold findings  on a pearlized egg, and contains a sculpted Rhode Island Red. /

First Lady accepts 2007 R.I. State Egg

WHITE HOUSE – Artist and product designer Joan Klatil Creamer of East Greenwich, who this year again was selected by the American Egg Board...
THE QUICK ACTION of firefighters kept the July 18 fire, at a fuel terminal  in the Port of Providence, from spreading beyond the Motiva dock to the nearby storage tanks.  /

Firefighters honored for response to Motiva fire

PROVIDENCE – The members of the Providence Fire Department yesterday were honored by the U.S. Coast Guard for their “exemplary courage, dedication and leadership”...
GRIDLOCKED: Traffic comes to a halt in September on Interstate 5 in Sacramento, Calif.  The state was one of 12 that joined in suing the EPA over its decision not to regulate vehicle emissions of greenhouse gases. /

Supreme Court: EPA must consider<BR> vehicle greenhouse-gas emissions

WASHINGTON – In a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court yesterday condemned federal environmental officials’ “steadfast refusal to regulate greenhouse gas emissions,” saying it...

R.I. firms’ exports surge 21% in ’06

Rhode Island companies last year exported $1.53 billion worth of goods, growing their foreign sales by 20.7 percent – including a big boost from...
THE TECHNOLOGY PARK Water Storage Tank is surrounded by scaffolding this month as workers  prepare to sandblast and recoat the exterior. It's part of a $729,504 refurbishment by Rockwood Corp. of Lyons Falls, N.Y., due to be completed by June. /

KCWA faces delicate balance,<BR> study panel finds

STATE HOUSE – The General Assembly’s special commission on the Kent County Water Authority yesterday issued its final report, with recommendations on how the...
'NORTH TO SOUTH, east to west, we are safeguarding our state for future generations to explore," Gov. Donald L. Carcieri said in announcing the grants, which will help protect 1,587 acres in 17 sites across the state. /

R.I. announces $5.39M <br>in open-space grants

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Donald L. Carcieri and W. Michael Sullivan, director of the R.I. Department of Environmental Management, yesterday joined in announcing about $5.39...

Capital Properties profit sags 20.7% to $1.3M

EAST PROVIDENCE – For the year ended Dec. 31, Capital Properties Inc.’s profit declined 20.7 percent to $1.319 million, according to the company’s...

Providence Metallizing settles clean air charges

BOSTON – The Providence Metallizing Co. has settled U.S. Environmental Protection Agency allegations of Clean Air Act violations by agreeing to pay a...

F.R. Boys & Girls Club seeks matching funds<br> for $250,000 challenge...

FALL RIVER – The Thomas Chew Memorial Boys & Girls Club today announced a $250,000 challenge grant that, if the club can raise $150,000,...
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