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Fidelity to donate 400 pounds of organic vegetables to R.I. food...

SMITHFIELD – Fidelity Investments will celebrate the first harvest year of its organic farm with a donation to the Rhode Island Community Food Bank...

Reed secures $1.7M for R.I. to upgrade parks, preserve open space

WARWICK – Rhode Island has received a $1.7 million Land and Water Conservation Fund grant to upgrade parks, preserve open spaces and enhance public...

Bristol County Water Authority announces plan to fix pipeline leaks

PROVIDENCE – The Bristol County Water Authority says it will cost $3.4 million to fix ongoing water leaks, WJAR-TV NBC 10 reported on Sept....

Reed announces $170K to R.I. to improve dam safety

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island will receive $169,542 in federal dam-safety grant funding to rehabilitate, repair or remove high-hazard potential dams, Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I.,...

Nova Farms marijuana licenses suspended; principal investigated for drug violations

ATTLEBORO – The Cannabis Control Commission has halted all medical and recreational cannabis operations of Nova Farms LLC after learning of pending criminal charges...

New apartment building proposed in Providence’s Jewelry District

PROVIDENCE – A development proposal would place a new 12-story building with 131 residential units in the Jewelry District, taking the place of two...

R.I. receives additional $19.6M from feds for transportation improvements

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island will receive $19.6 million in additional federal funds for transportation infrastructure upgrades this year, Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., announced Sept....

Solar Therapeutics opens marijuana dispensary in Somerset

SOMERSET – Solar Therapeutics Inc. held a “soft opening” on Sept. 2, becoming the second recreational marijuana dispensary open for business in Bristol County,...

R.I. HPI growth outpaces national rate in July

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island home price index increased 4.8% year over year in July, faster than the national rate increase of 3.6%, according...

Tidal power projects slow down as offshore wind power jumps ahead

PROVIDENCE – Tidal- and wave-energy programs at Brown University, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and University of Rhode Island have ramped down research and commercial...
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