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Embattled coastal agency loses longtime leader, lands funding and new appointees

PROVIDENCE – The embattled state agency charged with coastal regulation is losing one of its longtime administrative leaders, while also gaining new appointees and...
FLOOD ­PROTECTION: Colin Kane, founding partner of Peregrine Group LLC in East Providence, says the Hammetts Hotel in Newport, pictured, had to be built 14 feet above the 100-year flood line. / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Structural challenges can make waterfront development difficult endeavor in R.I.

A proposed six-story, 52-room Riverview Hotel in Providence was abandoned after the R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council denied a requested variance on a 0.28-acre...

Block Island aims to protect shoreline property from development

NEW SHOREHAM – The New Shoreham Town Council and conservancy groups are seeking to purchase about four acres of property near the Great Salt...

Cable-related power outage could end up costing Block Island ratepayers

NEW SHOREHAM – Reburial of two 34,500-volt subsea cables on Block Island will involve a potential 10-to-14-day power outage during the first two weeks...

Senate delays CRMC board confirmations amid Block Island marina controversy

Providence – Due to controversy surrounding the approval of a Block Island marina expansion, the R.I. Senate is placing a hold on confirmation votes...

New tools for predicting R.I. storm damage

The R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council is trying to take away some of the guesswork on how major storms, such as the four nor’easters...
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...
VISION OF THE FUTURE? Climate experts believe that between sea-level rise and the increasing frequency of powerful storms, larger portions of Rhode Island will face serious flooding in the coming years.  / PBN FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

Climate change looks to bring water damage to more of R.I.

More than five years after “Superstorm” Sandy hit the Rhode Island coast, Westerly is still working at reversing some of the environmental damage that...
STAYING AFLOAT: Mark A. Male, left, executive vice president of the Independent Insurance Agents of Rhode Island, speaks with Sean Donaghey, senior vice president, state account executive. Male thinks flood-insurance rates will increase due to recent hurricanes. / PBN PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO

Hurricanes leave R.I. bracing for rate hikes

Rhode Islanders with flood insurance are bracing for rate increases in the wake of hurricanes Harvey and Irma, as questions again are being raised...

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