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AAA: R.I. gas prices rise 9 cents/gallon

Rhode Island gasoline prices have risen 9 cents in the past week, according to AAA Southern New England.AAA’s Feb. 26 survey of gas prices...

DEM extends comment period on wetland rules

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management has extended the public comment period on its proposed changes to freshwater wetlands rules until March...
AFTER: A $7.7 million project that brought together Rhode Island Country Club, Save the Bay and government officials has removed the hated reeds and restored the marsh. /

Salt marsh project helps nature and golfers

It sounds like a plague that Greek gods would rain down on their enemies: phragmites (pronounced frag-mighties). It may not be the product of...

Aquidneck West Side plan shaping island’s future

Nearly a year and a half after it was first unveiled, the West Side Master Plan is leading redevelopment efforts across Aquidneck Island, local...

It’s time to act to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

The discussion is no longer confined to warrens of liberal thought. Scientists are all singing the same tune about climate change – it is...
THE TURBINE HALL in the former South Street power station will house part of the Heritage Harbor Museum. Developer Struever Bros. Eccles & Rouse is also carving out retail and office spaces within the building. /

Reinventing a waterfront icon

Stepping into the darkened South Street Station power plant in Providence's Jewelry District is like stumbling upon a lost temple of the Industrial Age.The...

New RIRRC head faces near-full state landfill

Michael J. OConnell has been named executive director of the R.I. Resource Recovery Corporation. He was previously chief operating officer at AmeriCold Logistics for...

DEM extends date for comments on wetlands rules

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management today announced it is extending the public comment period on its proposed changes to freshwater wetlands...

Oil prices expected to fall as mercury rises

Forecasts of warmer weather in the Northeast – the nation’s largest user of heating oil – have fueled speculation that U.S. inventories might be...

Cumberland trucking firm to be sentenced May 19

The sentencing of Cumberland-based Berkeley Transportation Co. has been set for May 19, the U.S. attorney’s office said.The company last year agreed to plead...
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