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DEM: Pump-out grants available to assist boaters with sewage disposal

PROVIDENCE – Grants are available to support construction and maintenance of marine and land-based pump-out facilities to assist boaters with properly disposing of sewage,...
BRIDGE BUZZ: Bryan Lavin, an assistant professor at Johnson & Wales University’s College of Hospitality Management, says the pedestrian bridge in Providence has been generating positive reviews in the tourism space. / BN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. tourism inches toward sustainability as threats from climate change, ‘overtourism’...

About 25 million visitors drive, fly and sail into Rhode Island each year. Mansions, restaurants, theaters and historical sites attract their fair share of...
A MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT that includes a deep-water port and an amphitheater has been proposed in East Providence along the Providence River. / COURTESY RI WATERFRONT ENTERPRISES

East Providence plans amphitheater for land next to Bold Point Park

EAST PROVIDENCE – An amphitheater has been proposed for the area next to Bold Point Park. Live Nation Entertainment and RI Waterfront Enterprises LLC,...
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Emily Fields, a biological sciences student at the University of Rhode Island, conducts sampling of macroalgae along Narragansett Bay. Through higher sewer rates, many homes and businesses in northern Rhode Island have been paying for a nearly $1.4 billion tunnel project by the Narragansett Bay Commission to prevent dirty wastewater from overflowing into the bay./PBN FILE PHOTO

Price of cleaner bay? Rising sewer bills

If they already haven’t realized it, households and businesses in Greater Providence are paying much of the cost of keeping Narragansett Bay clean. To comply...

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...
AWARD-WINNING WORK: Staff members from two Narragansett Bay Commission facilities hold awards they received for performance. / COURTESY NARRAGANSETT BAY COMMISSION

Narragansett Bay Commission

BEST PLACES TO WORK 2018 8. LARGE COMPANIES | Narragansett Bay Commission Employees in R.I.: 254 Executive Director Raymond J. Marshall Questions answered by: Raymond J. Marshall What three...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT of Environmental Management received several reports of storm-related debris washing ashore in communities along the upper part of Narragansett Bay./COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

Debris washes ashore in R.I. upper bay communities

PROVIDENCE – A recent storm inundated the East Providence wastewater treatment center, causing pinwheel-looking debris to wash ashore in a number of coastal communities. The...
A UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND research initiative measuring the ecological health of Narragansett Bay will receive $19 million from the National Science Foundation's Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

$19M in NSF funding awarded to URI Narragansett Bay research initiative

PROVIDENCE - Consortium for Coastal Ecology Assessment, Innovation, and Modeling, or C-AIM, a University of Rhode Island research initiative measuring the ecological health of Narragansett...
Greg Gerritt, winner of the 2017 Alison Walsh Award for Outstanding Environmental Advocacy, is a long-time activist for ecological and economic justice and administrator for the Environment Council of Rhode Island. / PHOTO COURTESY SAVE THE BAY

Save The Bay names 2017 environmental award honorees

PROVIDENCE – Save The Bay announced four local residents and one volunteer organization as the recipients of its 2017 environmental awards – according to...

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