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KVH INDUSTRIES INC. is undergoing “transformative initiative” that will include a shakeup of its management team and laying off 20% of its workforce at its hardware manufacturing plant in Middletown, the company says. / COURTESY KVH INDUSTRIES INC.

KVH Industries to lay off 75 workers at Middletown plant

MIDDLETOWN – KVH Industries Inc. says it is undergoing a “transformative initiative” that will include a shakeup of its management team and laying off...

Regulators approve temporary extension on Portsmouth LNG facility for upcoming winter 

For the fourth consecutive winter, a Portsmouth liquified natural gas facility will serve as a temporary, backup heating source for Aquidneck Island.  The R.I. Energy...

PUC backs contested Portsmouth LNG facility license. For now.

State utility regulators concur: Keeping, and expanding, a Portsmouth liquified natural gas facility as a back-up heating source for Aquidneck Island is a good...

Middletown zoning board approves special permit for beachside hotel

MIDDLETOWN – The Middletown Zoning Board of Review on Tuesday unanimously approved a special use permit for Atlantic Beach Suites II LLC to construct...

RIPTA gets $22.4M grant for 25 electric buses in Newport

NEWPORT - The R.I. Public Transit Authority is getting a $22.37 million federal grant to purchase 25 new electric buses and recharging infrastructure, enabling...

JPS Construction and Design names Jonathan Camelo Assistant Project Manager at...

JPS Construction and Design is pleased to announce that Jonathan Camelo has been named Assistant Project Manager at the firm. Jonathan started his construction...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO wants state lawmakers to grant authority for regulators to fine National Grid Rhode Island and other utilities for poor performance. / COURTESY NATIONAL GRID

Should the state be able to fine National Grid Rhode Island...

Gov. Gina M. Raimondo says the state may be at a distinct disadvantage in trying to get National Grid Rhode Island to respond quicker...
LACKING LEVERAGE: Gov. Gina. M. Raimondo wants state lawmakers to give Rhode Island’s Department of Public Utilities and Carriers the same authority to fine utilities that Massachusetts and other states have. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ELI SHERMAN

State must have same leverage as Mass. to hold utility accountable

Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has had National Grid Rhode Island in her sights since an ­October 2017 storm that left tens of thousands of...
THE R.I. PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION on Monday voted to extend its decision halting utility company shutoffs through April 15, impacting companies such as National Grid Rhode Island. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MARK S. MURPHY

National Grid, Enbridge faulted for January’s natural gas emergency

WARWICK – State and federal regulators on Wednesday blamed utility giants National Grid Rhode Island and Enbridge Inc. for equipment failures that caused January’s...
THE NATURAL GAS EMERGENCY that National Grid recently handled in Newport and other parts of Aquidneck Island has prompted 300 claims for special unemployment benefits related to homes and businesses being closed. / COURTESY NATIONAL GRID

Aquidneck Island gas emergency causes 300 to seek unemployment benefits

PROVIDENCE - About 300 special unemployment benefits claims have been filed related to the recent natural gas emergency on Aquidneck Island that prompted a...
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