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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...
THE RHODE ISLAND MARINE TRADES ASSOCIATION is using a grant from a national nonprofit to publicize an initiative it is piloting to recycle fiberglass boat hulls – which now take up limited Rhode Island landfill space – into cement.

Boat-hull recycling effort gets grant

BRISTOL – A Rhode Island Marine Trade Association and R.I. Sea Grant fiberglass-boat recycling project just got a boost.RIMTA announced a grant award for...

NBC rates grow, yield good outcome

Now on the third and final phase of the nearly $1.4 billion Combined Sewer Overflow project, the Narragansett Bay Commission has continued to increase...
AN AERIAL VIEW shows more than 9,000 solar panels clustered to form the A Street solar energy farm, located at a former landfill in Johnston. The facility will be used to generate power for Johnston and Providence. / COURTESY SOUTHERN SKY RENEWABLE ENERGY RI

Which do you think is better for Rhode Island’s environment: Building...

Even as more utility-scale solar energy facilities are being built in Rhode Island, there is a backlash against where they are being sited. Many...
MAKING A PLAN: The R.I. Division of Statewide Planning is leading a project to support small businesses’ ability to survive extreme weather events. Above, a machine clears sand off Atlantic Avenue in Westerly after the remnants of Hurricane Sandy battered Rhode Island’s coast in 2012. / PBN FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

State resiliency project example of smart planning for business

Rhode Island’s vulnerability to the effects of climate change are well-documented.And now comes more evidence that we should be concerned: The Global Carbon Project...
AN NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MAP of the Thursday snowstorm expected to affect the evening commute. Pink represents a Winter Storm Warning, while light purple represents a less serious Winter Weather Advisory. This map is reflective of projections as of 12:09 p.m., Thursday. The storm is expected to impact Rhode Island starting at 4 p.m. / COURTESY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE

Snow expected to impact Thursday evening commute

PROVIDENCE – The Thursday evening commute is expected to be affected by snowfall of 1 to 2 inches per hour, which will accumulate 2...
GREEN DEVELOPMENT has applied for height variances for three turbines in the Providence port area. The turbines would be 364 feet tall. / COURTESY GOOGLE INC.

Providence zoning board to consider 3 new 364-ft. turbines at waterfront

PROVIDENCE – The Providence Zoning Board of Review will consider two proposals for the construction of three wind turbines on the Providence waterfront at...
A TORNADO WARNING has been issued by the National Weather Service for east central Providence County, western central Bristol County, Mass, and southwestern Norfolk County, Mass., until 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Tornado warning issued for east central Providence County, Bristol County, Mass.

PROVIDENCE – A tornado warning has been issued by the National Weather Service for east central Providence County, western central Bristol County, Mass, and...
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