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EPA REGIONAL ADMINISTRATOR Robert Varney hopes that setting up support for 
R.I. towns and cities will help them prevent sewage overflows from polluting Narragansett Bay. /

EPA orders 6 R.I. communities <br> to stem sewage overflows

BOSTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has ordered six more Rhode Island cities and towns to take steps to stem the overflow of...
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Wineries make themselves destinations

When Greenvale Vineyards in Portsmouth started producing wine under its own label in the 1990s, owner Nancy Parker Wilson made an unsettling discovery. It wasn’t...
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Local chefs find sustainability is challenging

The chef laughed as he read the label. “Organic Salad Greens,” it read. The container was made of plastic. Chefs and restaurateurs in Rhode Island...

Mass. casinos could generate large tax revenue

DARTMOUTH – If commercial resort casinos were built at Suffolk Downs and in southeastern and western Massachusetts, they would generate as much as $500...

R.I. gas prices drop again

PROVIDENCE – The retail price of gasoline in Rhode Island declined for the third consecutive week, according to AAA Southern New England. In its...
Algerian Energy Minister Chakib Khelil says that OPEC is unlikely to increase oil production before its next scheduled meeting on Sept. 11. /

Oil falls on worry of slowing U.S. economy

NEW YORK - U.S. stock prices are not the only thing dropping these days. Crude oil prices fell the most in almost two months...

Senators seek water bill upgrade

Rhode Island’s U.S. senators are co-sponsoring a bill that would strengthen the Clean Water Act following a controversial weakening of the landmark environmental law...

Northeast energy prices fall for first time in a week

NEW YORK - Wholesale electricity prices in the U.S. Northeast declined for the first day this week as milder weather was forecast to reduce...

Leasing, terminal revenues increase for Capital

EAST PROVIDENCE – Capital Properties Inc. – an East Providence company that operates an oil terminal and owns about 18 acres in the downtown...
Fulton Street would get a facelift from the floral plantings announced by the Downtown Improvement District Wednesday. /

Downtown Improvement District <br> introduces more floral plantings

PROVIDENCE – Flanked by 10 of the Downtown Improvement District’s “Yellow Shirt” street team, the program’s director today introduced another round of floral plantings...
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