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THE NATURE CONSERVANCY has purchased a conservation easement for 82 acres of land owned by The Agawam Hunt in East Providence, with an option to buy an easement on another 40 acres of the club's land. / COURTESY NATURE CONSERVANCY

Nature Conservancy buys future development rights on E. Prov. golf club...

EAST PROVIDENCE – With the first large-scale project of its Providence Metro Program, The Nature Conservancy has purchased, for $2 million, the development rights...
BETTER TO BUY A BOAT? The Trump administration has rolled back Obama-era fuel efficiency standards for automobiles, something that had been put in place expressly to combat the increasing severity of weather events brought on by climate change. Will the rollback lead to even more extreme weather? / PBN FILE PHOTO/FRANK MULLIN

Do you agree with the rollback of automobile efficiency standards that...

In reversing another Obama-era rule, the Trump administration has rolled back the automobile fuel efficiency standards that were set to be in effect through...
TOP VIEW: John Ballone, owner of The Hotel Maria, on the highest level of the structure under construction alongside Misquamicut Beach in Westerly designed to avoid the effects of ocean flooding by being elevated well above sea level. The Atlantic Ocean can be seen in the background. / PBN PHOTO/

PBN on WJAR-TV, March 26, 2018

PROVIDENCE – Every week, PBN Editor Mark S. Murphy appears on WJAR-TV NBC 10’s Coffee Break to discuss the newspaper’s most recent cover story...
PROVIDENCE MAYOR JORGE O. ELORZA vetoed a city ordinance amendment what would limit the use of single-use plastic bags on the grounds that it would inordinately affect low-income families. Elorza called for more community engagement and said he still supports the reduction of the use of plastic bags. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Elorza vetoes single-use plastic bag ban for now, requests more community...

PROVIDENCE – Saying that it would inordinately affect low-income families, Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza on Monday vetoed a city ordinance amendment that would...
PREVIEWING A DPUC REPORT, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo was critical of National Grid's performance in the wake of a late October storm that left hundreds of thousands of Rhode Islanders in the dark. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ELI SHERMAN

‘Rhode Islanders deserve better’ than National Grid’s recent performance, says Raimondo

PROVIDENCE – Previewing a forthcoming report detailing the performance of National Grid PLC in the wake of a particularly damaging October 2017 storm, Gov....
WINTER WONDERLAND? Tree-lined streets, such as Hopkins Hill Road in Coventry, look lovely with a cover of snow, but they can turn ugly when branches fall on overhead lines and interrupt power to homes and ­businesses.  / PBN PHOTO/

Beautiful, yes, but R.I.’s trees may need a little bit of...

Winter storms present a significant challenge for utilities, especially National Grid PLC here in southern New England. Keeping the power on is a difficult...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL Management announced $3.75 million in Green Economy Bond matching grants to preserve green space.

R.I. DEM awards $3.75M in matching grants to preserve green space

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management awarded $3.75 million in Green Economy Bond grants to 17 projects to help communities and organizations...
A RENDERING of the proposed natural gas-powered electrical plant in Burrillville. / COURTESY INVENERGY LLC

Hearing on possible suspension of Burrillville power plant canceled

PROVIDENCE – State regulators have canceled an upcoming hearing on whether to suspend Invenergy Thermal Development LLC’s application to build a power plant in...
VISION OF THE FUTURE? Climate experts believe that between sea-level rise and the increasing frequency of powerful storms, larger portions of Rhode Island will face serious flooding in the coming years.  / PBN FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

Climate change looks to bring water damage to more of R.I.

More than five years after “Superstorm” Sandy hit the Rhode Island coast, Westerly is still working at reversing some of the environmental damage that...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE issued a flood warning for all of Rhode Island and Massachusetts ahead of Friday's warm weather and expected rain. / COURTESY NWS

NWS issues Friday flood warning for R.I., Mass.

PROVIDENCE – The National Weather Service issued a flood watch for all Rhode Island and Bristol County, Mass., due to impending rain and warm...
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RUBIUS THERAPEUTICS reported a $26.4 million loss for the third quarter. The company does not yet generate revenue.

Rubius reports $26.4M loss for Q3

FIRST PHASE: At the construction site of the Wexford Innovation Center in Providence are, from left, Dan Bagnall, project supervisor, Shawmut Design and Construction; Beverly Smith, client service manager, Shawmut; Sean Lee Burgo, project director for construction, Wexford Science & Technology; and Chi Yik, project manager, Shawmut.
 The Wexford Innovation Center is at the center of efforts to transform the former Jewelry District into an area driven by innovation, especially in the life sciences. / PBN FILE PHOTO/

PBN on WJAR-TV, Nov. 12, 2018

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A summit on the topics of diversity and inclusion will be held at the start of the awards program. Attendees will learn from experts during a discussion of best practices. For details, including the list of winners, panelists and ticket information, click below.

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