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McKee expects nothing criminal to come of Silva investigation

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee said he doesn't believe anything of a criminal nature will come out of the R.I. Attorney General's investigation...

McKee’s top aide Silva steps down amid development controversy

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee's chief of staff Tony Silva has resigned amid questions over whether he attempted to use his political influence...

McKee requests AG investigation into top aide’s wetlands application

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee asked R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Neronha on Wednesday to conduct an independent investigation into a wetlands application...

Parcel at center of wetlands controversy in Cumberland to be donated...

CUMBERLAND – Following objections from concerned neighbors and town officials, the owner of a parcel of land at 45 Canning St. has decided to...

MedRecycler appeals DEM permit denial for medical waste treatment plant

PROVIDENCE – The company proposing to open a medical waste treatment plant in West Warwick is challenging the R.I. Department of Environmental Management’s denial...

New commission will seek to promote forest conservation in R.I.

PROVIDENCE – Legislation that will create a forest conservation committee in Rhode Island has been passed by the General Assembly and signed into law...
POINT OF CONTENTION: State Rep. Brian Patrick Kennedy overlooks the Potter Hill Dam at the Pawcatuck River. The town of Westerly wants to remove the dam, but some residents in Westerly and Hopkinton are concerned about the aftereffects. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

R.I. dam dangers remain, but awareness rises

Plans to remove a deteriorating dam along the Pawcatuck River in Westerly and Hopkinton have riverfront residents in both towns upset that lower water...

Wyoming Dam repair underway

HOPKINTON – A long-awaited, $2.9 million project to repair the Wyoming Upper Reservoir Dam in Hopkinton started last week. The state-owned, nearly 300-year-old dam impounds...

R.I. Infrastructure Bank approves $400K loan for environmental cleanup on Pawtucket...

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank recently approved a $400,000 loan for a mixed-use redevelopment project in downtown Pawtucket, according to a news...
JANET COIT, former director of the R.I. Department of Environmental Management, has been named the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Fisheries assistant administrator. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Former R.I. DEM Director Coit named NOAA Fisheries assistant administrator

PROVIDENCE – Former R.I. Department of Environmental Management Director Janet Coit has officially been named the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Fisheries assistant administrator,...

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