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AAA: R.I. gas prices rise 2¢ to $2.819

PROVIDENCE – Gasoline prices in Rhode Island have risen for the 10th consecutive week, to their highest level since Labor Day, according to AAA...
HERBERT KAPLAN, above, formerly the president of Warren Equities, has been promoted to chairman of the board and will continue to serve as the company's CEO. /

Warren Equities promotes Kaplan to CEO

PROVIDENCE – Warren Equities Inc. today announced the promotion of former president Herbert Kaplan to chairman of the board; he will continue to serve...
GREEN DEVELOPMENT plans on display at The Grant in Pawtucket during the April 14 historic preservation conference. /

Can historic development be green too?

Edward F. Sanderson, executive director of the Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission, says there are about 20,000 buildings in the state that...
ONE OF the panels at the April 12 conference on research collaboration included, from left, Brown University Prof. David Rowley, University of Rhode Island Profs. Bethany Jenkins and Robinson Fulweiler, and Brown Prof. Joseph Crisco. /

Scientists urged to change how they communicate

Having worked in public affairs in the executive office of Bill Clinton’s White House, Rick Borchelt is used to fielding questions about whether the...
'Our commitment to cost and energy savings starts right here ... in my office,' says Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick. /

Mass. raises energy standards

Gov. Deval Patrick last Wednesday issued an executive order setting higher standards for energy efficiency and mandating greater use of renewable energy throughout state...
REGIONAL LEADERS are considering a tri-state rail system to link Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut the way the MBTA already links Boston and Providence. /

3 states’ leaders examine potential<br> for regional commuter rail

Rhode Island officials are working with their peers in Massachusetts and Connecticut to develop a plan for a commuter rail system that would link...
Insurers say models based on five years? data better reflect current storm patterns. Above, a grassy field is flooded along Hundred Acre Cove in Barrington. /

Industry’s new risk models draw sharp criticism

Rhode Island lawmakers are scrambling to address skyrocketing home insurance rates and the increasing number of homeowners who are losing their insurance entirely, as...

Aerial surveillance helps Mass. crack down with wetlands

BOSTON – The Mass. Department of Environmental Protection imposed $338,090 in penalties involving 18 wetlands enforcement cases in the first three months of 2007...

Earth Day should be celebration of responsibility

Earth Day, celebrated April 22, is a time set aside to celebrate our environment and recharge our commitment to sound stewardship, which involves protecting...
TURBINES CATCH THE BREEZE at Meridian Energy Ltd's Te Apiti wind farm outside Palmerston North, on the North Island of New Zealand; the farm's 55 turbines power 900 homes. /

Study: R.I. could get 75%<br> of power from wind

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Donald L. Carcieri today announced that Rhode Island has sufficient wind capacity to meet his goal of deriving 15 percent of...

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