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THE PRISTINE WOODLANDS of the Shepard property, the parcel the federal funds will protect, provide habitat for a number of native and migratory species. /

$3M federal grant <br>to protect R.I. woodlands

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Forest Service will set aside $3 million to protect 1,100 acres of land in Coventry and West Greenwich, which will...
ALAN MULALLY, left,  Ford Motor Co. president and CEO, greets President George W. Bush after he toured the Missouri factory that makes the Ford Escape and Mariner hybrids. /

Alternative energy a national security issue,<br> Bush tells Ford, GM workers

Hybrid vehicles will bolster national security by reducing dependence on foreign oil, President George W. Bush yesterday told U.S. auto industry workers and executives...
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Dunk completes leasing of new luxury suites

PROVIDENCE – All 18 of the new luxury suites at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center have been leased, and the Dunk already has a waiting...
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AAA: R.I. gas prices rise 1¢ to $2.579

PROVIDENCE – Gasoline prices in Rhode Island stand at $2.579 per gallon, according to AAA’s March 19 survey, an increase of 1 cent over...

State seeks to lure sea power firm to Quonset

A company developing technology to harness energy from ocean waves is considering establishing a production facility in Rhode Island, despite federal regulatory hurdles that...

Gilbane sets out to build waterfront ‘destination’

Aiming to build a new “neighborhood on the Bay,” Gilbane Development Co. has signed an agreement with British Petroleum to buy a 40-acre property...

E.B. fitness center is a long-term investment

If the $130,000 that Electric Boat has invested in a wellness/fitness center at Quonset Point helps to prevent just eight employees from having a...

USPS facility commits to environmental upgrades

PROVIDENCE – The vehicle maintenance facility of the U.S. Postal Service in Providence has joined the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s National Environmental Performance Track,...

Good investments are important for R.I.

Just as the state should be careful how it cuts spending (see this week’s lead editorial, on RIte Care), it must also take great...

EPA issues N.E. Community Energy Challenge

BOSTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is challenging communities across New England to examine their energy use, improve energy efficiency, adopt renewable-energy options...
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