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STORM SURGE: By 2065, a 100-year storm surge would damage approximately 13,736 homes in Warwick, Barrington, Narragansett, South Kingstown and North Kingstown, representing more than half of all homes in Rhode Island’s 21 coastal communities, according to the R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council. / COURTESY R.I. COASTAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT COUNCIL

The CRMC says parts of coastal R.I. could soon be underwater...

(Editor’s note: This is the second of a three-part series exploring Rhode Island’s vulnerability to coastal flooding and what businesses, property owners and local communities...
TOP SALE: Newport’s Seafair at 254 Ocean Ave., purchased in November by television personality Jay Leno for $13.5 million, was the most expensive home sale in the state in 2017. / COURTESY MICHAEL OSEAN

The rest of the world finds value in R.I.’s high-end, coastal...

Once considered a hidden gem for luxury-home offerings, Rhode Island is gaining more attention in the high-end real estate market and attracting a more-diverse...
SELLING R.I.: Jesse Saglio, right, the new president and chief operating officer of R.I. Commerce Corp. at a recent public meeting of the agency’s board. He says Commerce will step up its focus on helping local and small businesses this year. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

New Commerce RI President Jesse Saglio promises ‘more of the same’...

Since October 2015, Jesse Saglio, 46, has been a key behind-the-scenes player at R.I. Commerce Corp., most recently serving as managing director and head...
ICE MELT: The Elizabeth River, out of Hong Kong, offloads 60,000 tons of salt at the Port of Providence. The salt is sourced from the interior of Egypt and is used as ice melt. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. bids to become a statewide foreign trade zone. Who will...

Rhode Island, which sometimes is at a disadvantage trying to lure or expand business because of its small size, now hopes to use that...
DIGGING OUT: A truck clears sand off Atlantic Avenue in the Misquamicut community of Westerly following “Superstorm” Sandy in 2012. Today the town is still dredging 20,000 cubic yards of sand from Winnapaug Pond deposited there during the storm.  / PBN FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

The Ocean State has seen the damage storms can cause. So...

(Editor's note: This is the first of a three-part series exploring Rhode Island's vulnerability to coastal flooding and what businesses, property owners and local...
CONTAMINANT FREE: Paul Cicillini, carrier for Crystal Springs Water Co., delivers water to the apartment of Natalie Drozhzhin in Providence. Customers are willing to pay monthly for delivery of drinking water they know is free of contaminants. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Lead in old water lines and housing is a looming health...

The mailed notifications to Providence Water customers have arrived consistently over the past several years, alerting them of the presence of elevated levels of...
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