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THE R.I. DIVISION of Public Utilities and Carriers has denied Interstate Navigation Co.'s request for approval to finance a new 500-passenger fast ferry to Block Island. / COURTESY BLOCK ISLAND TOURISM COUNCIL

DPUC denies Interstate Navigation’s request to finance construction of new ferry

WARWICK – Significant questions about timing and inconsistencies in Interstate Navigation Co.’s arguments over the needs of additional fast-ferry service to Block Island prompted...
INTERSTATE NAVIGATION is seeking approval from the R.I. Division of Public Utilities and Carriers to borrow $8.5 million from The Washington Trust Co. to finance the construction of a new fast ferry. The hearing is scheduled for Dec. 28 at 10 a.m. / PBN FILE PHOTO/K. CURTIS

Interstate Navigation seeks approval to finance construction of new ferry

WARWICK – The R.I. Division of Public Utilities and Carriers will hold a public hearing Thursday at 10 a.m. at its office, 89 Jefferson...
THE R.I. DIVISION of Public Utilities and Carriers has found “insufficient cause” to revisit the docking questions raised by the town of New Shoreham over the proposed facility at Old Harbor for Rhode Island Fast Ferry. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FAST FERRY

DPUC denies attempt to revisit Block Island Fast Ferry dock issue,...

WARWICK – The long-running dispute between a company wanting to add seasonal ferry service to Block Island, and the town of New Shoreham and...
THE R.I. DIVISION OF PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS has asked National Grid Rhode Island to pare its proposed rate increase by 75.2 percent. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/STEVE HOCKSTEIN

R.I. wants 75% cut to National Grid proposed rate hike

PROVIDENCE – State regulators have proposed cutting a $45.8 million annual increase to National Grid Rhode Island gas and electricity rates by 75.2 percent. The...
THE OWNER OF Bluewater LLC and the New Shoreham’s building official testified Wednesday at the R.I. Division of Public Utilities and Carriers about Rhode Island Fast Ferry and Bluewater's proposed docking plans on Block Island. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FAST FERRY

Concerns over proposed fast ferry docking in Old Harbor linger

WARWICK — The ongoing dispute about a possible new fast ferry from Quonset Point in North Kingstown to Block Island continued Wednesday morning at...
THE INNOVATION CAMPUS COMMITTEE will include representatives of University of Rhode Island, the Commerce Corp., state government and the business development industry.

R.I. Innovation Campus committee named

PROVIDENCE – A seven-member committee will review 16 recent submissions to create a Rhode Island Innovation Campus, with a tentative time-frame of awards being...
NEW SHOREHAM town officials took the stand Friday at the R.I. Division of Public Utilities and Carriers stating their opposition to Rhode Island Fast Ferry and Bluewater's proposed docking plans. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FAST FERRY

New Shoreham officials testify against proposed fast ferry docking

WARWICK — Both the current and former town managers for New Shoreham took the stand Friday morning at the R.I. Division of Public Utilities...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO ORDERED the Division of Public Utilities and Carriers to review National Grid's storm preparedness and response after multiple-day power outages across the state. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/DANIEL ACKER

Report: R.I. slams National Grid for poor storm response

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island is seeking to recoup funds from National Grid Rhode Island after releasing a report slamming the utility for its poor...
PREVIEWING A DPUC REPORT, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo was critical of National Grid's performance in the wake of a late October storm that left hundreds of thousands of Rhode Islanders in the dark. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ELI SHERMAN

‘Rhode Islanders deserve better’ than National Grid’s recent performance, says Raimondo

PROVIDENCE – Previewing a forthcoming report detailing the performance of National Grid PLC in the wake of a particularly damaging October 2017 storm, Gov....
A NATIONAL GRID RHODE ISLAND van at Cranston and Bridgham streets in Providence. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ELI SHERMAN

National Grid reduces rate hike proposal by $26M

PROVIDENCE – National Grid Rhode Island has proposed to reduce a rate hike it seeks from gas and electricity customers by about $26 million...
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