Natural Resources

'NOISE ISSUES still exist for may home and business owners,' U.S. Sen. Jack Reed said in announcing the money, which will help buy homes affected by noise from T.F. Green. /

RIAC gets $10M for noise abatement at Green

The R.I. Airport Corporation will receive $10 million in Federal Aviation Administration funds to continue its home-acquisition program in Warwick, U.S. Sen. Jack...
THIS JELLYFISH is among the roughly 10,000 creatures who occupy the 5 million gallon aquarium at Atlantis. The resort is the largest private employer on New Providence Island. /

In search of the big catch

Third in a series on a four-day trade mission to the Bahamas. NASSAU, The Bahamas – Chris Lee and I got an early start yesterday....
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EPA awards $1.6M for R.I. brownfields projects

PROVIDENCE – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today awarded 10 grants totaling $1.6 million to help assess, clean up and redevelop blighted commercial and...
THE TRADE MISSION was welcomed to the Bahamas with a reception yesterday at the home of Brendt Hardt, charge de affairs for the U.S. Embassy in Nassau. From left, Eric Offenberg, founder of Middletown-based North East Engineers, and Keith W. Stokes, director of the Newport County Chamber, talk with Hardt during the party. /

A sunny destination for business

First in a series on a four-day trade mission to the Bahamas. We arrived in Nassau, the Bahamas, yesterday at 1:10 p.m. “It’s not hot...
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AAA: R.I. gas prices rise 1¢ to $2.989

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island gasoline prices rose for the 13th consecutive week but remained just shy of $3 per gallon, according to AAA Southern...
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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...

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