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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...

R.I. Commerce moving ahead on land purchase near Port of Providence

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Commerce Corp. is moving ahead on the purchase of land to add to the Port of Providence, an effort authorized...

DEM awarded $263,502 air monitoring grant for Port of Providence

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management will receive $263,502 to monitor air-toxics emissions near the Port of Providence and characterize risk to...

Bristol County Water Authority announces plan to fix pipeline leaks

PROVIDENCE – The Bristol County Water Authority says it will cost $3.4 million to fix ongoing water leaks, WJAR-TV NBC 10 reported on Sept....
TAX RELIEF: Providence City Solicitor Jeffrey Dana said tax challenges represent almost 20% of the active civil cases involving the city. In his most recent annual tally, Dana reported to the City Council that 155 of the 845 open civil cases Providence has in either state or federal court are seeking tax relief.
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What’s commercial property worth? Depends whom you ask

No one likes to pay property taxes. In Providence, fighting that annual bill has become almost routine for many large commercial property owners when...
Stefan Pryor

R.I. leader in energy economy

In 1901, a gusher erupted from the Spindletop oil field near Beaumont, Texas. The sight of oil gushing out of the ground captured the...
GREEN DEVELOPMENT has applied for height variances for three turbines in the Providence port area. The turbines would be 364 feet tall. / COURTESY GOOGLE INC.

Providence zoning board to consider 3 new 364-ft. turbines at waterfront

PROVIDENCE – The Providence Zoning Board of Review will consider two proposals for the construction of three wind turbines on the Providence waterfront at...
PROJECTS AKIN to the Block Island Wind Farm , developed by Deepwater Wind, will require significant port acreage. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ERIC THAYER

Can R.I. ride wind-energy wave?

Rhode Island has invested heavily in its port infrastructure in recent years, to retrofit what had been created with the last century’s industries in...
ICE MELT: The Elizabeth River, out of Hong Kong, offloads 60,000 tons of salt at the Port of Providence. The salt is sourced from the interior of Egypt and is used as ice melt. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. bids to become a statewide foreign trade zone. Who will...

Rhode Island, which sometimes is at a disadvantage trying to lure or expand business because of its small size, now hopes to use that...

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