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National Grid in tentative pacts with 2 unions

WESTBOROUGH, Mass. – National Grid has announced a tentative four-year contract with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, which represents 576 of the company’s...

Finally, a clear view of airport air quality

Despite legislation and mounting pressure from Attorney General Patrick Lynch, the R.I. Airport Corporation has been resisting requirements that it monitor the air quality...
RIAC HAS INSTALLED air-quality monitoring stations at T.F. Green and to the north, south and west of the airport and has promised to install one to the east as well. A bill before the General Assembly would clarify RIAC's responsibilities and require that all data be turned over to the state legislature, DEM and Health Department. /

Bill aims to ensure T.F. Green Airport<br> tracks, reports air-quality issues

A battle of wills between the R.I. Airport Corporation and state Attorney General C. Patrick Lynch has been simmering since March, when, after the...

NSTAR flips switch on $220M high-voltage line

BOSTON – NSTAR, a utility company serving Dartmouth, New Bedford and other portions of Massachusetts, has declared its 473rd consecutive dividend and brought into...

URI to receive $1.52M in Sea Grant funding

WASHINGTON – The University of Rhode Island will receive $1.52 million from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Sea Grant college program to continue...

10 journalists receive environmental fellowships

NARRAGANSETT – The Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting has selected 10 reporters from around the country to receive its Annual Workshop for...
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ATC acquires Lincoln Environmental

SMITHFIELD – Lincoln Environmental Inc.’s operating assets have been acquired by ATC Group Services Inc. of Woburn, Mass., doing business as ATC Associates Inc....

Auto industry leads way in recycling service waste

Currently, there is substantial attention given to global warming relating to industrial and automobile emissions into the atmosphere. As a result, however, public and...
AT THE ROTTEN ROBBIE station in Sunnyvale, Calif.,  gasoline was going for $3.499 per gallon and up on Friday - and diesel for $3.059 per gallon - as prices nationwide edged toward or above the $3 mark.  /

AAA: R.I. gas prices near $3/gallon

PROVIDENCE – Gasoline prices in Rhode Island have risen for the 12th consecutive week and are nearing $3 per gallon, according to AAA Southern...
A CRANE drops the Blackstone Valley Explorer in the water in Central Falls. The boat is used for tours highlighting the region?s history and natural beauty. /

Event highlights benefits <br>of ‘green’ tourism efforts

The Blackstone Valley Tourism Council’s strategy in northern Rhode Island has become an international model for sustainable tourism, a new movement in the industry...
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