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JANET COIT, director of the state Department of Environmental Management, said Rhode Island will use the nearly $21 million in federal grants for an array of water improvements projects / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Rhode Island gets $22M for water improvement projects

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island has received nearly $22 million in federal grants for drinking water and wastewater improvement projects, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency...
BY EXECUTIVE ORDER THURSDAY, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo designated Sunday, July 29 as the 2018 Governor's Bay Day. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the local tradition. / PBN FILE PHOTO/K. CURTIS

Raimondo selects July 29 as 2018 Governor’s Bay Day

PROVIDENCE - Marking the 30th anniversary of the local tradition, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo signed an executive order naming Sunday, July 29 as the...
TWENTY-ONE RHODE ISLAND BUSINESSES received more than $210,000 in grants from the R.I. DEM's Local Agriculture & Seafood Act program to help new and existing small businesses and initiatives thrive in Rhode Island.

Local food businesses awarded $210K from DEM

PROVIDENCE — The R.I. Department of Environmental Management and its partners awarded more than $210,000 in grants from the Local Agriculture & Seafood Act...
THREE RHODE ISLAND FARMS received a combined $54,000 in grants from the R.I. DEM's Rhode Island Farm Energy Program to support solar and energy efficiency projects.

DEM awards 3 R.I. farms grants for energy efficiency

PROVIDENCE – Three farms in Foster, Little Compton, and Smithfield will aim to decrease costs and upgrade business operations with a combined $54,000 in...
SHOPPERS BROWSE at the Fisherman’s Memorial State Park Farmers Market in Narragansett. / COURTESY DEM

DEM announces opening of state park farmers markets

PROVIDENCE – Three weekly farmers markets are now open in Rhode Island state parks, the R.I. Department of Environmental Management announced Friday.The three markets...
THREE RHODE ISLAND state beaches will be open weekends from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. starting Saturday. Above, beachgoers are pictured at Roger Wheeler State Beach in Narragansett. / COURTESY OFFICE OF GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO

DEM announces 3 state beaches to open May 12

PROVIDENCE – Three Rhode Island state beaches will be open weekends from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. starting Saturday, the R.I. Department of Environmental...
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...
JANET L. COIT, director of the R.I. Department of Environmental Management, highlighted the benefits of $3 million in matching grants that DEM made to 15 municipalities to develop or renovate recreational facilities. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Raimondo, DEM announce $3.7M in brownfield cleanup and redevelopment funds

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo joined with the R.I. Department of Environmental Management to announce $3.7 million in grants for the cleanup and...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL Management announced $380,000 is available in the form of Local Agriculture and Seafood Act grants and Farm Viability grants for 2018.

RIDEM announces $380K in grants available for food, farming businesses

PROVIDENCE – Farm and food businesses looking to grow in Rhode Island can apply for up to $380,000 in grants available from the R.I....
A RENDERING OF the proposed natural gas-powered electrical plant in Burrillville. / COURTESY INVENERGY LLC

Who’s paying for Invenergy power plant?

A lawsuit filed this month by Invenergy Thermal Development LLC against National Grid Rhode Island and ISO New England is raising new questions for...
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