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DECORATIVE and detailed woodwork, and the original leaded and stained-glass windows, help give Meeresblick a homey feel. /

A century on, Jamestown home needs a new owner

In 1892, when most of the East Coast’s high society was building summer “cottages” in Newport, J.B. Lippincott opted instead to build his Arts...

Feds indict utility for mercury hazard in Pawtucket

PROVIDENCE – Southern Union Co., the Houston-based owner of New England Gas Co., was indicted last week by a federal grand jury on hazardous...

USDA offers $2.8M for R.I. conservation projects

WARWICK – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service is seeking applications from Rhode Island producers for $2.8 million in conservation assistance. The...
THE ISHA will recognize International Tennis Hall of Fame and Museum CEO Mark Stenning for his decades of service to the sports-heritage industry. /

Tennis Hall of Fame CEO to be honored

FLORENCE, Ore. – The International Sports Heritage Association has selected Mark Stenning, CEO of the International Tennis Hall of Fame and Museum in Newport,...
COOLEY INC. HAS BROUGHT emissions at its Pawtucket plant into compliance and agreed to pay fines totaling $84,465, the EPA said. /

Cooley Inc. to pay EPA fines of $84.5K

BOSTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that Cooley Inc., a Pawtucket-based manufacturer of coated fabrics and other high-performance materials, will pay fines...
2007 RISING STAR INNOVATOR Matt Grigsby, above, and Ecolect co-founder Joe Gebbia were still students at RISD when they began planning their online clearinghouse for information about sustainable materials. /

Ecolect launches online sustainable-materials library

PROVIDENCE and SAN FRANCISO – After two years of planning, Ecolect LLC has gone live with its free online library of sustainable materials. The...

Southern Union indicted on hazardous-waste charges

PROVIDENCE – The Southern Union Co. (NYSE: SUG), the Houston-based owner of New England Gas Co. and former owner of Providence Gas Co., was...

National Grid, 2 customers honored for efficiency

PROVIDENCE – Electric and natural gas distribution company National Grid marked the 20th anniversary of its energy-efficiency programs with an event today at the...

U.S. industrial production rises at 4% rate in 3Q

WASHINGTON – U.S. industrial production increased at an annual pace of 4.0 percent in the third quarter compared with the same three months of...

New plate creates nest egg for eco-education

PAWTUCKET – A new environmental education license plate was unveiled this afternoon by the Audubon Society of Rhode Island and Save The Bay in...
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