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ADVANCED PLANNING: Arnold “Buff” Chace Jr., managing principal of Cornish Associates LP, is co-chairman of a group called the Providence Resilience Partnership, which is looking at how to better understand and prepare the city for flood risk and secure federal funding for its priorities. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

SURGE MENTALITY: Warning sounded about Providence’s widespread flood risks

Arnold “Buff” Chace Jr. was 7 years old when Hurricane Carol ravaged Rhode Island, with a storm surge that submerged downtown Providence in 12...
GAME DAY: Narragansett Bay Commission Executive Director Laurie Horridge, left, and Liz Kohr enjoy a game of Jenga at a holiday employee appreciation event. / COURTESY NARRAGANSETT BAY COMMISSION

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PBN Best Places to Work 2020 LARGE COMPANIES 8. Narragansett Bay Commission Employees in R.I.: 262 Executive Director Laurie Horridge Questions answered by: Training Coordinator Peter Yidiaris What three...
LARGEST WIND FARM: Green Development owns the turbines that make up Rhode Island’s largest wind farm, the $100 million, seven-turbine project in Johnston, which generates 21 megawatts. / PBN PHOTO/PAMELA BHATIA

While delays have hampered offshore wind, land-based turbines loom large in...

(Editor’s note: This is the second in a two-part series on the challenges and opportunities of solar- and wind-farm development in Rhode Island and...
LEADERSHIP CHANGE: Joseph D’Alesio, left, president and chief operating officer, and Frank Romeo, CEO, recently took on new roles at BETA Group in Lincoln. The planning firm has lent engineering, construction, design and other services to numerous infrastructure projects throughout Rhode Island and New England. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

BETA Group has engineered a change

One year after moving into a more spacious building, BETA Group Inc. is absorbing another change that became official at the start of 2020. The...

Carpionato proposes redevelopment of former Benny’s, Dryden Mill site

PROVIDENCE – The former Benny’s site on Branch Avenue will be redeveloped as part of a significant project that will also incorporate the historic...

R.I. gets $269M federal loan to help clean up Narragansett Bay

EAST PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island authorities have received a $268.7 million federal loan to help pay for construction of a 2.2-mile sewage containment tunnel...

Five Questions With Melissa Carter

Melissa Carter | Planning and design manager, Stantec Inc. 1. What’s your job in the final phase of Narragansett Bay Commission’s Combined Sewer Overflow project?...
PROVIDENCE'S GENERAL Obligation bonds rating was upgraded to a BBB+ from a BBB and assigned a stable outlook by S&P Global Ratings. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ CHRIS BERGENHEIM

S&P upgrades Providence general obligation rating

PROVIDENCE – S&P Global Ratings has upgraded the city’s general obligation debt rating to a BBB+ from a BBB, Mayor Jorge O. Elorza announced...
SEEING SIGHTS: Children enjoy the RiverClassroom on the Blackstone River, a program supported by the Narragansett Bay Commission.

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Best Places to Work 2019 | LARGE COMPANIES (150-499 employees): 11. Narragansett Bay Commission What three words best describe your staff? Environmentalists, dedicated and creative. How...

R.I.’s unknown, essential lender

Residents of the Four Seasons Mobile Home Cooperative in Tiverton long have gotten water from a well at the site connected to old plastic...
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