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ProvPort operator partners with Seattle-based company

PROVIDENCE –  A private Seattle-based company is partnering with Waterson Terminal Services LLC, the company that operates ProvPort Inc., formerly known as the port...
THE PROVIDENCE CITY COUNCIL decided to table on Thursday a controversial extension to the city's tax exemption and lease agreements with ProvPort Inc. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Votes on ProvPort tax exemption, lease postponed amid public opposition

PROVIDENCE – Community pleas to delay a decision on extending the city’s tax exemption and lease agreements with its primary port operator were granted...

Providence City Council to take up tax deal for ‘Superman’ redevelopment

PROVIDENCE – Plans to offer a 30-year-long property tax discount on the “Superman” building are taking shape, with an ordinance introduced at the Providence...
KAREN A. SANTILLI, CEO and president of Crossroads Rhode Island, is excited about the $500,000 pledge that High Rock Development LLC promised to the nonprofit as part of the 'Superman' building renovation project. But, she hopes the developers will honor that pledge. PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Santilli: Crossroads surprised by $500K ‘Superman’ building pledge

PROVIDENCE – The top executive for Crossroads Rhode Island was surprised but nonetheless happy to hear that the local nonprofit would get $500,000 if...

Providence City Council considers taking ownership of Superman building

PROVIDENCE – As the developer who owns Providence's most iconic skyscraper says they are working to redevelop the long-vacant property, city officials are considering...

Metacomet development project continued; ownership change expected

EAST PROVIDENCE – The developer who wants to transform the historic Metacomet Golf Club site into new commercial and residential development has requested a...
GETTING HEATED: Green Development CEO Mark DePasquale is pictured at a solar array in West Greenwich, one of several the company has built across the state. The renewable energy developer has faced opposition from towns and environmentalists due to clear-cutting of forests required for its projects. / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Solar flare-up: Solar farms facing backlash across Ocean State

(Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part series on the challenges and opportunities of solar- and wind-farm development in Rhode Island and...

Renewable energy developer to seek $285M in damages against Exeter, Coventry

NORTH KINGSTOWN – One of the state’s largest renewable energy developers Thursday announced plans to sue the towns of Coventry and Exeter for allegedly...

It will take investment to save ‘Superman’ tower

Designation by the National Trust for Historic Preservation of Providence’s iconic art deco Industrial Trust Co. building as one of America’s most-endangered historic places...
PROJECTS AKIN to the Block Island Wind Farm , developed by Deepwater Wind, will require significant port acreage. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ERIC THAYER

Can R.I. ride wind-energy wave?

Rhode Island has invested heavily in its port infrastructure in recent years, to retrofit what had been created with the last century’s industries in...
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