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REGIONAL LEADERS are considering a tri-state rail system to link Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut the way the MBTA already links Boston and Providence. /

3 states’ leaders examine potential<br> for regional commuter rail

Rhode Island officials are working with their peers in Massachusetts and Connecticut to develop a plan for a commuter rail system that would link...
Insurers say models based on five years? data better reflect current storm patterns. Above, a grassy field is flooded along Hundred Acre Cove in Barrington. /

Industry’s new risk models draw sharp criticism

Rhode Island lawmakers are scrambling to address skyrocketing home insurance rates and the increasing number of homeowners who are losing their insurance entirely, as...

Aerial surveillance helps Mass. crack down with wetlands

BOSTON – The Mass. Department of Environmental Protection imposed $338,090 in penalties involving 18 wetlands enforcement cases in the first three months of 2007...

Earth Day should be celebration of responsibility

Earth Day, celebrated April 22, is a time set aside to celebrate our environment and recharge our commitment to sound stewardship, which involves protecting...
TURBINES CATCH THE BREEZE at Meridian Energy Ltd's Te Apiti wind farm outside Palmerston North, on the North Island of New Zealand; the farm's 55 turbines power 900 homes.  /

Study: R.I. could get 75%<br> of power from wind

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Donald L. Carcieri today announced that Rhode Island has sufficient wind capacity to meet his goal of deriving 15 percent of...
GOV. DEVAL PATRICK today announced strict energy, greenhouse gas and water standards for state agencies and declared Earth Day - this Sunday, April 22 - the first day of 'The Year of Energy Efficiency.' /

Mass. tightens efficiency rules for state agencies

BOSTON – Gov. Deval L. Patrick today issued an executive order setting higher standards for energy efficiency and mandating greater use of renewable energy...

DEM staffers win 2 Environmental Merit Awards

BOSTON – Two of 29 Environmental Merit Awards being presented today by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to people and organizations across New England...

Energy costs fuel 0.9% rise<br> in U.S. consumer prices

WASHINGTON – The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) last month rose 0.9 percent to 205.352 points (1982 to 1984 = 100),...
AT A GAS STATION in Newton, Mass., last month, an attendant fuels a customer's car. /

AAA: R.I. gas prices rise 5¢ to $2.799

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island gasoline prices have risen for the ninth consecutive week, to 62 cents per gallon above their price in mid-February, according...
THE CROWNE PLAZA has been completely redecorated and upgraded, with a new earth-tone color scheme and furniture custom-made by an upscale Toronto company. /

Crowne Plaza to expand again<br> right after $6M upgrade

The Crowne Plaza Hotel at the Crossings in Warwick is in the final phase of a $6 million renovation project in which all the...
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