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SHOPPERS BROWSE at the Fisherman’s Memorial State Park Farmers Market in Narragansett. / COURTESY DEM

DEM announces opening of state park farmers markets

PROVIDENCE – Three weekly farmers markets are now open in Rhode Island state parks, the R.I. Department of Environmental Management announced Friday.The three markets...
RHODE ISLAND WILL USE its $14.4 million from a federal settlement over diesel fuel emissions to fund electric buses and charging stations for electric vehicles along the I-95 corridor. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/KRISZTIAN BOCSI

R.I. plans to use $14.4M from Volkswagen settlement to fund electric...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s money from the Volkswagen AG diesel fuel emissions scandal settlement will be used to pay for electric buses and to...
THREE RHODE ISLAND state beaches will be open weekends from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. starting Saturday. Above, beachgoers are pictured at Roger Wheeler State Beach in Narragansett. / COURTESY OFFICE OF GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO

DEM announces 3 state beaches to open May 12

PROVIDENCE – Three Rhode Island state beaches will be open weekends from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. starting Saturday, the R.I. Department of Environmental...
CENTRAL LOCATION: David Dadekian, owner and founder of Eat Drink RI, stands in front of the site of the former Shooters nightclub at 25 India St. in Providence, where he has proposed to create Central Market, a retail center where the public can gather and experience the best of the state’s small food-production businesses.  / PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

Local food businesses excited for Eat Drink RI’s Central Market

After being named Whiskey Magazine’s 2017 American Craft Producer of the Year, Sons of Liberty Spirits Co. wants to expand its footprint from South...
THE BRITTON FAMILY property, shown in the slash-shaded area, was purchased by the R.I. Department of Environmental Management./ COURTESY DEM

State buys 101 acres in Glocester for public recreational uses

GLOCESTER – The state has purchased 101 acres in Glocester for public recreational use, such as hiking, wildlife viewing, fishing and hunting.The purchase of...
JANET L. COIT, director of the R.I. Department of Environmental Management, highlighted the benefits of $3 million in matching grants that DEM made to 15 municipalities to develop or renovate recreational facilities. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

DEM awards $3M for recreation projects in R.I.

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management awarded $3 million in matching grants to 15 municipalities to develop or renovate recreational facilities, Gov....
BANNER EVENT: Sail Newport Executive Director Brad Read, this year’s Volvo Ocean Race stopover executive director, and Sue Maffei Plowden, race event director, stand on the porch of the Sail Newport Sailing Center with the banner for Volvo Ocean Race Newport. The city is the lone North American stopover for the 2017-18 international race.
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KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

Will experience pay off as Newport prepares to once again host...

Martha Parker looks back fondly on the 2015 Volvo Ocean Race Newport stopover and the favorable impact it had on her foul-weather sailing gear...

Possibly another ‘60 days’ until Shooters site plans are submitted, says...

PROVIDENCE - While 60 percent of the design phase for the redevelopment of 25 India St. in Providence, the former Shooters nightclub property, has...
TOP VIEW: John Ballone, owner of The Hotel Maria, on the highest level of the structure under construction alongside Misquamicut Beach in Westerly designed to avoid the effects of ocean flooding by being elevated well above sea level. The Atlantic Ocean can be seen in the background. / PBN PHOTO/
BRIAN MCDONALD

Some Rhode Islanders have learned from past storms, but most simply...

(Editor’s note: This is the final installment in a three-part series exploring Rhode Island’s vulnerability to coastal flooding and what businesses, property owners and...
THE THIRD ANNUAL QUAHOG WEEK begins March 26. The DEM is still accepting applications from restaurants and markets, as well as potential partners and venues that want to be involved with the week-long event. / COURTESY RIDEM

Third annual Quahog Week set to start March 26

PROVIDENCE – The third annual Quahog Week in Rhode Island will begin March 26, the R.I. Department of Environmental Management said Tuesday.The week runs...
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