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PREMIUM PINCH: Frank Spinella, president of FJS Associates Ltd., says rapidly rising insurance costs are making it difficult for those in affordable housing to make the financial numbers work. 
PBN PHOTO/­ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Higher insurance premiums hindering new affordable housing

As Rhode Island faces a housing crisis, particularly with affordable units, the Wickford Village development in North Kingstown affords some relief to renters, providing...

State seeks vendors to remove ‘sunken barge’ from Providence River

PROVIDENCE – Despite no readily available funding, state officials after a three-year hiatus are renewing calls for a private vendor to remove a piece...

Portsmouth Town Council approves host agreement with SouthCoast Wind

Faced with receiving $23 million or nothing, the Portsmouth Town Council begrudgingly approved an agreement that allows a Massachusetts offshore wind farm developer access...

PBN’s most-read stories of 2023

From multimillion-dollar home sales across the state to high-profile and sometimes controversial real estate developments, corporate leadership shakeups and layoffs, to a sudden bridge...

Westerly fire district files lawsuit in continuing shoreline access dispute

WESTERLY – In the latest of a series of shoreline access disputes, the Weekapaug Fire District has filed a lawsuit contesting a path's proposed...

CRMC approves Sakonnet River transmission line for Massachusetts wind farm

The financial agreements anchoring a 149-turbine offshore wind farm proposed south of Rhode Island have come undone, but that hasn’t stopped state coastal regulators...
CLEAN SHORELINE: Volunteers and members of Save The Bay Inc. participate in a shoreline cleanup event at Colt State Park in Bristol.
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

RIPPLE EFFECTS: As Narragansett Bay gets cleaner, economic outcomes remain murky

Talk to anyone who lives in Rhode Island, and it’s likely they could tell you a story connected to Narragansett Bay, says Mike Jarbeau,...
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MICHAEL SALERNO

Most-read stories on PBN.com, Oct. 2023

1. ‘Federal Hill has come back in a strong way’ PUBLISHED IN PRINT: SEPT. 29. Olivia DeAngelis has only worked in the hospitality industry...

Legal battle imminent after CRMC approves contested Point Judith Pond oyster...

The embattled state coastal regulatory agency appears bound for yet another protracted legal battle over an oyster farm. Mark Fay, an attorney representing a group...

Second lawsuit challenges R.I. shoreline access law 

Less than a week after a federal judge threw out the first lawsuit against Rhode Island’s new shoreline access law, a new challenge has emerged.  The Sept....
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