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DEM: Pump-out grants available to assist boaters with sewage disposal

PROVIDENCE – Grants are available to support construction and maintenance of marine and land-based pump-out facilities to assist boaters with properly disposing of sewage,...

Attleboro approves special permit for city’s first marijuana dispensary

ATTLEBORO – The city’s planning board approved its first special permit to a marijuana dispensary, on Forest Street, WLNE-TV ABC 6 reported Feb. 24. The...

Metal Supermarkets opens first R.I. franchise location in Warwick

WARWICK – Metal Supermarkets has expanded to Rhode Island, opening its latest franchise store at 177 Chestnut St. in Warwick, WJAR-TV NBC 10 reported...

Newport Restaurant Group donates $23K to food banks, nonprofits

WARWICK – Newport Restaurant Group has donated $23,000 to regional food banks and nonprofits committed to building a sustainable and local food supply for...

West Greenwich quarry faces penalties for illegal discharge into wetlands

WEST GREENWICH – A local quarry is facing penalties for illegally discharging silt and sediment into surrounding wetlands, the R.I. Department of Environmental Management...

Employee charged with defrauding R.I. small business

PROVIDENCE – An accounts-payable clerk for Décor Craft Inc. was charged with misappropriating about $302,000 for personal use and for use by an acquaintance,...

National Grid customers to see electricity bills drop beginning April 1

WARWICK – Rhode Island residents and businesses will see their monthly electricity bills drop significantly beginning April 1. The R.I. Public Utilities Commission on Feb....

Vineyard Wind project hit with additional delay

PROVIDENCE – Vineyard Wind LLC said it no longer expects its proposed offshore wind farm project to be operational by 2022, the Mass. State...

WBJ: Economists say Polar Park less likely to break even

Worcester, Mass. – Although city officials claim Polar Park, the new stadium for the Worcester Red Sox, will pay for itself despite coming in...

Brown plans to build another residence hall on Brook Street

PROVIDENCE – Brown University is in the early stages of adding another residence hall to its campus. The Ivy League university announced Feb. 18 it...

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