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Natural Resources

The illustration for Hammett's Wharf Hotel is part of the application before the R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council.

Hotel proposal in Newport seeks tax increment financing

NEWPORT – A committee of the R.I. Commerce Corp. on Friday will consider a plan to create a tax increment financing program around a...

Transmission line survey work for Clear River Energy Center begins this...

BURRILLVILLE – As part of the pre-engineering on the electric transmission line route for the proposed Clear River Energy Center, survey work will begin...
WINTER ALL YEAR LONG: State utility regulators approved a request by National Grid to raise electric rates again this winter, but will spread out the increases over a one-year period to lessen the monthly impact on ratepayers' bills. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ELI SHERMAN

National Grid files for winter rate hikes

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Islanders could again be paying more for electricity this winter.In filings this week with the R.I. Public Utilities Commission, National Grid, the...

Raimondo seeks to reduce plastic litter

NARRAGANSETT – At a pavilion at Scarborough State Beach, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo signed an executive order Monday to cut down on plastic litter...

Rhode Island beach closures drop

PROVIDENCE - Rhode Island is having to close its beaches less due to elevated bacteria levels, according to new statistics from the state Department...

R.I. gas prices down 1 cent, Mass. prices down 3...

PROVIDENCE – The price of regular, self-serve gasoline in Rhode Island decreased 1 cent this week to $2.89 per gallon, 2 cents above the...

URI to get new $120M ocean research vessel

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island will land a new “state-of-the-art” ocean research vessel for use by a consortium led by the University of Rhode Island,...
BY EXECUTIVE ORDER THURSDAY, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo designated Sunday, July 29 as the 2018 Governor's Bay Day. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the local tradition. / PBN FILE PHOTO/K. CURTIS

Raimondo selects July 29 as 2018 Governor’s Bay Day

PROVIDENCE - Marking the 30th anniversary of the local tradition, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo signed an executive order naming Sunday, July 29 as the...
JOB CREATION: Matthew Morrissey, left, vice president of Deepwater Wind, at the energy company’s Providence headquarters with John O’Keeffe, manager of operations and marine affairs. Deepwater said 800 temporary construction jobs and 50 permanent maintenance and operations positions will be needed to facilitate the construction of a second Rhode Island-based offshore wind farm. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Offshore wind farms are producing hundreds of jobs in R.I.

Rhode Island, looking to leverage the vast coastline after which it draws its nickname, jumped on the offshore wind farm bandwagon early on and...

Local seafood hard to find in New England

Just 15 percent of the seafood available at markets in New England originated in the region, according to a pilot study by Rhode Island-based...
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