Natural Resources

FISHING CHARTERS attract tourists from the rest of the Northeast but few Rhode Islanders, the local boat captains say. /

Recreational fishing regs put squeeze on charters

Much of the tourism in Rhode Island revolves around the water – from “WaterFire Providence,” to hiking along Newport’s Cliff Walk, to kayaking on...
HORSE-DRAWN CARRIAGES take tourists along Benefit Street during the annual Holiday Festival, a showcase of historic houses./

Campaign packages holidays

On Dec. 8, visitors to Providence will be able to get in the holiday spirit with a tour of historic homes on Benefit Street,...
THE VINEYARDS in Newport offer nearly year-round experiences near the City by the Sea’s historic mansions. /

Celebrating a sense of this place

It was First Lady Suzanne Carcieri’s idea. Proud of the Ocean State’s natural beauty and cultural heritage, and aware that many Rhode Islanders don’t...
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Foliage brings tourists for all R.I. attractions

Rhode Island’s fall foliage creates a great backdrop for locals who want to experience nature’s colorful palette through various activities, but it also attracts...

BSMG golf event yields $70K for Amos House

More than 130 financial service professionals participated in the fifth annual Brokers’ Service Marketing Group charity golf tournament to raise money for and awareness...
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Infrastructure needs funds for immediate repairs

Rhode Island’s aging water and sewer infrastructure poses significant environmental and health risks that will increase in the coming years, and the state’s municipalities...
HERITAGE TOURISM highlights what is distinctive about a place; examples include historical sites such as the Wilbur Kelly House in Lincoln, above. /

Creating ‘places,’ not tourist traps

As a tourism industry leader, Robert Billington should be concerned about attracting visitors and their dollars to his region in northern Rhode Island. But...
GETTING OUT: U.S. Sen. Jack Reed (with Providence Mayor David N. Cicilline) hopes a bill he introduced in Congress will help get more children out of the classroom to learn about nature. /

Environmental groups pin hopes on Reed bill

Lawrence Taft, executive director of the Audubon Society of Rhode Island, first noticed a problem back in 2003. That’s when schools, straining under skyrocketing...
ALVIN J. SNYDER III started his business in 1976, before the federal Superfund law and most of the laws and regulations that guide his work were passed, so he focused on wastewater treatment. Today, the firm handles everything from emissions control to soil cleanups. /

Engineering for a healthier planet

Al Snyder has always considered himself an environmentalist, so it was only natural for him to channel his engineering skills into protecting ecosystems. A...

National Grid pandemic flu plans serve as models

As this year’s flu season begins – the third since the World Health Organization issued a dramatic warning that a deadly strain of bird...
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