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OER recognizes state agencies for energy efficiency achievements

PROVIDENCE – Twenty-five state government and quasi-public agencies, municipalities and state colleges were recognized during the third annual Lead By Example Clean Energy Awards...

Report: Providence metro-area rent asking prices peak in March

PROVIDENCE – Renters in the Providence metropolitan area saw a 2.2% rent premium in March compared with the rest of the year, according to...

UMass Dartmouth researcher finds ocean temps pushing fish populations north

DARTMOUTH – Changing ocean temperatures are altering the locations of fish populations, putting East Coast fishing communities at risk, according to a new study...

DEM orders unapproved Coventry solar project to ‘cease and desist’ work

COVENTRY – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management’s Department of Planning & Development has issued a cease-and-desist order to an unauthorized solar installation off...

Logistec enters cargo-handling agreement with Waterson Terminal Services

PROVIDENCE – Cargo-handling services company Logistec Stevedoring Inc. has entered into an agreement with Waterson Terminal Services LLC, operator and manager of ProvPort, to...

DEM purchases 43 acres in Charlestown for preservation

CHARLESTOWN – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management has purchased 43 acres of forested land for $256,500, DEM announced June 11.The parcel abuts the...

U.S. Naval War College president reassigned amid investigation by Navy

NEWPORT – The U.S. Naval War College says President Rear Admiral Jeffrey Harley was reassigned pending the final report from an ongoing inspector general...

College intern sentenced to five years for tech-support fraud

PROVIDENCE – Bishwajeet Kumar Jha, 21, a college intern from India who led a “tech support” scheme to defraud elderly individuals of their retirement...

New Bedford files opioid lawsuit against drug manufacturers, distributors

NEW BEDFORD – The city has filed suit against the largest pharmaceutical manufacturers and distributors in the United States for their role in the...

R.I. HPI increases 3.8% in April

PROVIDENCE – The home price index in Rhode Island increased 3.8% year over year in April, according to CoreLogic.Rhode Island HPI growth was faster...
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