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THE R.I. CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION has announced $3.8 million in funding for four Rhode Island fire departments to hire and train 28 new recruits. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

R.I. congressional delegation announces $3.8M for R.I. firefighter hiring and training

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. congressional delegation announced $3.8 million in federal funds to help local fire departments hire 28 new firefighters and to enhance...
THE PROVIDENCE FIRE DEPARTMENT has received $993,309 from the federal government for additional training for 173 officers. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

Providence Fire Department receives $993,309 in federal funds

PROVIDENCE – The Providence Fire Department has received $993,309 in federal funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Assistance to Firefighters grant, Rhode Island’s...

Narragansett Fire Department awarded $218K grant for new gear, rescue training

NARRAGANSETT – The Narragansett Fire Department will be able to purchase needed equipment and provide water rescue training after receiving $218,096 in federal funding,...

Reed, Whitehouse secure $763,810 grant for local fire departments

SCITUATE – Sens. Jack F. Reed, D-R.I., and Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., will join the North Scituate Volunteer Fire Department and the Woonasquatucket Valley Fire...

3 R.I. fire departments receive $515K in grants for new equipment,...

PROVIDENCE – Three fire departments can purchase lifesaving equipment and upgrade communications and protective gear thanks to $515,034 in federal funding. Fire departments in Pawtucket,...
IN A STUDY, Rhode Island ranked No. 14 for the most prepared state in the country to face natural disasters. / COURTESY GOLD EAGLE

Report: R.I. ranked No. 14 most prepared state for natural disasters

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island ranked as the No. 14 most-prepared state nationwide to face life-threatening weather, in a report released by Gold Eagle last week. The company...
THE RHODE ISLAND congressional delegation announced the state has received $7.4 million in federal funding for homeland security grants. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

R.I. receives $7.4M in homeland security grants

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island received $7.4 million in federal homeland security grants, the Rhode Island congressional delegation announced Monday. Funds were awarded by the U.S....
WHEN WILL IT HAPPEN NEXT? The March 2010 floods showed that the effects of storms are felt not just on Rhode Island’s coastline, as the Pawtuxet River spilled well over its banks, inundating many homes and businesses, and disrupting lives. / PBN FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

Climate mitigation pays off, but it has to be put in...

This week’s conclusion of a three-part series by PBN staff writer Eli Sherman on Rhode Island’s vulnerability to flooding and storm damage is sobering. The...
DIGGING OUT: A truck clears sand off Atlantic Avenue in the Misquamicut community of Westerly following “Superstorm” Sandy in 2012. Today the town is still dredging 20,000 cubic yards of sand from Winnapaug Pond deposited there during the storm. / PBN FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

The Ocean State has seen the damage storms can cause. So...

(Editor's note: This is the first of a three-part series exploring Rhode Island's vulnerability to coastal flooding and what businesses, property owners and local...
RICAA LEADER: Paula McFarland, right, executive director of the Rhode Island Community Action Association, speaks with administrative assistant Michelle Roy. McFarland received the United Way 211 Award for her work leading RICAA. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

United Way honors McFarland for leading RICCA

When it comes to giving in Rhode Island, there may be no more powerful force than the Rhode Island Community Action Association. But its...
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