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McKee declares disaster emergency in R.I. following storm

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee on Wednesday issued an executive order declaring a disaster emergency in the state after a storm on Dec....

Bristol-Providence ferry for Washington Bridge commuters delayed until Dec. 20

PROVIDENCE – State officials on Monday announced that the two-way ferry service planned between Bristol and Providence to provide alternative travel routes for commuters...
MELISSA CARDEN has been appointed the Rhode Island Coalition Against Gun Violence's new executive director. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND COALITION AGAINST GUN VIOLENCE

Carden named R.I. Coalition Against Gun Violence’s new executive director

PROVIDENCE – Melissa Carden, a communication strategist who has expertise in policy, has been appointed as the Rhode Island Coalition Against Gun Violence’s new...

URI professor’s storm monitoring system informs emergency management

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – To prepare for major storms, state and local officials are getting ready to implement a new weather monitoring system developed by a University...

R.I. adopts new crisis response software for natural disasters

PROVIDENCE – With natural disasters and severe weather events on the rise, Rhode Island is partnering with an Atlanta-based software development company in hopes...

Storm brings heavy winds and coastal flooding ahead of projected deep...

PROVIDENCE – Power outages continue throughout Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts as utility crews respond to the winter storm that brought high winds and coastal...

Report: Some residents drop flood insurance after FEMA rate hikes

PROVIDENCE – About 1 in 10 Rhode Island residents have dropped their flood insurance since December due to the Federal Emergency Management Agency's new...
Marc R. Pappas / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Five Questions With: Marc R. Pappas

Marc R. Pappas | Senior adviser and chief COVID administrator, R.I. Office of the Governor 1. How does your role as chief COVID administrator differ...
SOME PUBLIC HEALTH LEADERS say they're concerned with the loss of Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott as the longtime director of the R.I. Department of Health amid a politically charged pandemic, and they're keeping a close eye on the search for a replacement. / COURTESY WPRI

Public health leaders concerned as McKee searches for new RIDOH chief

PROVIDENCE – In the wake of the resignation of the R.I. Department of Health’s widely respected director, Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott, the office of Gov....
R.I. LARGE SCALE: Matthew Morrissey, head of Northeast markets for Orsted U.S. Offshore Wind Power, stands in the company’s office in Providence in March 2020. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

State is banking on power boost

ENERGY/ENVIRONMENT Change usually happens slowly, especially when government gets involved. But in the last five years, the nascent renewable energy sector has exploded in the United...
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