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R.I. Free Clinic, Save The Bay receive $10K from Cox Tech...

WEST WARWICK – Cox Communications announced its 2019 recipients for its Tech Boosts program, which awards grants to nonprofits committed to investing in technology...

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...
THE DEM has purchased 43 acres of land in the Tomaquag Brook-Pawcatuck River watershed - which include stone walls built in the late 1800s - for permanent preservation. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

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 using funding from the state Open Space...
WOONSOCKET has been selected to receive $300,000 from the EPA for brownfields assessment. / COURTESY ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

EPA awards Woonsocket $300K for site assessments and preparation

WOONSOCKET – The city of Woonsocket will receive $300,000 in Environmental Protection Agency Brownfields assessment funding and assistance, the EPA announced Wednesday.The funds will...
SAVE THE BAY received $2.3 million in contributions, gifts and grants in 2018 and raised $1.6 million for an anniversary capital campaign. / COURTESY SAVE THE BAY

Save The Bay finishes fiscal ’18 in black, moves ahead on...

PROVIDENCE – Save The Bay Inc. had total revenue of $3.7 million in fiscal 2018, including $2.3 million in contributions, gifts and grants, the...
MILITARY VETERANS Matthew Paquette, left, and Jonathan Segal pitched in to help with storm cleanup at Scarborough State Beach in Narragansett in this 2017 photo. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MARTIN GAVIN

What did you do for Earth Day (or within a short...

Earth Day was started in 1970 in reaction to an oil spill off the California coast a year earlier. Since then it has grown...
RHODE ISLAND projects received $7.02 million from the federal Coastal Resiliency Grant program. Above, a machine clears sand off Atlantic Ave. in Westerly after the remnants of Hurricane Sandy hit the Ocean State. The federal government is currently reviewing which land to add and remove from a conservation program in Rhode Island and other states hurt by the 2012 storm./ PBN FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

Audubon Society: Legislation has saved R.I. millions in damages

PROVIDENCE – Federal legislation that discourages development in flood-prone areas saved Rhode Island $134 million in disaster relief expenses over a 25-year period from...

Innovation comes to Newport

A century-old school in Newport is being repurposed into Innovate Newport, an incubator for companies looking to join the region’s tech economy.While the idea...
11TH HOUR RACING has granted eight nonprofits a combined $1.13 million.

11th Hour Racing announces $1.13 million for 8 nonprofits

NEWPORT – 11th Hour Racing has awarded eight nonprofits $1.13 million in grants, the organization announced Monday.The organization, which develops strategic partnerships in the...
RHODE ISLAND WAS ONE OF NINE states and the District of Columbia that have agreed to create a transportation emissions cap-and-trade program designed to decrease the use of fossil fuels and fund green technology and other projects. / PBN FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

R.I. joins partnership developing transportation emission cap/trade program

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island was among nine Northeast and mid-Atlantic states and Washington, D.C., Tuesday announcing a partnership in a project designed to create...
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