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Narragansett Bay Commission names Horridge as new executive director

PROVIDENCE – The Narragansett Bay Commission has named Laurie Horridge, a lawyer and veteran officer of the commission, to lead the agency as its...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT of Environmental Management has announced $2.6 million in brownfield grans to 12 projects. The funding was the remaining balance of the 2016 Green Economy Bond.

DEM awards $2.6M in brownfield grants from remaining 2016 Green Economy...

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management announced a $2.6 million round of funding allocation from the 2016 Green Economy Bond in brownfield...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT of Environmental Management announced it and six other organizations in Rhode Island received a combined $276,614 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Specialty Crop Block Grant program.

R.I. receives $276K from federal specialty crop grant program

PROVIDENCE – Six Rhode Island-based groups working to support local agriculture were awarded $187,667 in farm viability grants, the R.I. Department of Environmental Management...

Will 2018 be the year Rhode Island voters take a stand...

“Embarrassing,” is how R.I. Department of Education Commissioner Ken Wagner described the state of local public elementary, middle and high schools. “When I visit a...

Five Questions With: Caroline Scanlan

Caroline Scanlan is the new urban and community forestry program coordinator at the Division of Forest Environment for the R.I. Department of Environmental Management....
PROVIDENCE POLICE CHIEF Col. Hugh Clements, left, and R.I. Department of Environmental Management Director Janet Coit will be honored at RIPEC's 75th Annual Meeting with public service awards. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE POLICE DEPARTMENT/ PBN FILE PHOTO

RIPEC to honor Clements, Coit with public service awards

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council will honor Providence Police Chief Col. Hugh Clements and R.I. Department of Environmental Management Director Janet...

Hundreds show up for meeting on tackling R.I. infrastructure needs

PROVIDENCE – Improving Rhode Island’s infrastructure is a big job, drawing more than 300 people who turned out recently for Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank’s...

New athletic fields open at Quonset Business Park

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Four new athletic fields have opened to the public at Quonset Business Park. Located in the North Davisville section of the park,...

Tall ship sinking in red ink

The Oliver Hazard Perry launched in 2015, one of the largest full-sailed educational and training ships in the country, and the first built in...

Nature’s Trust RI petitions RIDEM to implement climate change regulations

PROVIDENCE – Nature’s Trust Rhode Island has petitioned the R.I. Department of Environmental Management to put regulations in place to ensure the state “does...
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