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AAA: R.I. gas prices dip for 6th straight week, to $2.179

Rhode Island gasoline prices have fallen 3 cents, in their sixth straight week of declines, according to AAA Southern New England.AAA’s Feb. 5...
THE 480-ACRE Centre of New England includes everything from tidy rows of condominiums to big-box stores, along with smaller retail strips, restaurants and hotels. /

A new level of ‘mixed-use’

The Centre of New England, a 480-acre project with retail, residential and industrial components, has been in the works for a decade now, and...
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A piece of the tropics in R.I.

The new Roger Williams Park Botanical Center's conservatory, billed as the largest indoor public display garden in New England, is scheduled to open on...

<i>Time to consider a state water authority</i>

It's somewhat ironic that the Ocean State is facing a lack of water, but that is the situation being studied by the General Assembly...

Carcieri names NUWC veteran to CRMC

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Donald L. Carcieri has named Donald T. Gomez of Little Compton to the Coastal Resource Management Commission (CRMC). He replaces Jerry...
THE SCITUATE RESERVOIR, which supplies 70 percent of Rhode Island's water, is owned by the Providence Water Supply Board. But some believe it should be run by the state. /

An Ocean State water shortage?

When the Kent County Water Authority told Amgen last year that it couldn’t guarantee water it previously promised the pharmaceutical giant, it looked like...

State hires Siemens unit for efficiency upgrades

A new contract to reduce energy usage at three government buildings is expected to save Rhode Island taxpayers about $11 million over 14 years. Under...

Agricultural program starts 5th year at URI

The University of Rhode Island Cooperative Extension and the R.I. Department of Environmental Management’s Division of Agriculture are launching the fifth year of the...

Mass. signs N.E. greenhouse pact; eyes turn to R.I.

BOSTON – Gov. Deval L. Patrick, speaking Thursday afternoon at the University of Massachusetts–Boston, has declared that Massachusetts has rejoined the Regional Greenhouse Gas...

Mass. to rejoin N.E. power-plant emissions pact

BOSTON – At a news conference this afternoon at the University of Massachusetts–Boston, Gov. Deval Patrick is expected to announce that Massachusetts will rejoin...
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