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Five municipalities save $560K by refinancing bonds through R.I. Infrastructure Bank

PAWTUCKET – Five municipalities recently saved $559,826 by refinancing bonds through the R.I. Infrastructure Bank.The refinancing of Drinking Water State Revolving Fund bonds was...

R.I. Infrastructure Bank highlights projects during ‘Infrastructure Week’

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Infrastructure Bank marked “Infrastructure Week” with a series of announcements on water treatment and road improvement projects, and a key...
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PBN on WJAR-TV, May 14, 2019

Behind the often-costly push for clean water and green energy is a lender many Rhode Islanders have never heard of.Every week, PBN Editor Mark...
RHODE ISLAND was allocated $21.7 million in funds from the Clean Water and Drinking Water state revolving funds from the EPA. / COURTESY ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

$21.7M made available for R.I. clean water and drinking water projects

PROVIDENCE – The Environmental Protection Agency announced Wednesday the availability of $21.7 million in funds from the Clean Water and Drinking Water state revolving...
GREEN ENERGY: David Lamb, assistant director of utilities management at the University of Rhode Island, and Marcia Garcia, URI’s sustainability officer, stand among a field of solar panels in South Kingstown. The solar array is part of the 40-megawatt South Kingstown Solar Collaboration facility, of which URI is one of three partners. 
 / PBN PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

R.I.’s solar industry has grown with the help of state incentives....

After stints in the California, Nevada and Texas solar-energy industries, Kenny Hsieh learned of the financial incentives offered in Rhode Island, picked up his...
THE OCEAN STATE's transportation infrastructure is known to be decaying, as shown in this photo of the Tobey Street on-ramp to Route 6 West, one of the contributing factors to the state initiating its RhodeWorks program. What should the state's priorities be when it comes to infrastructure investments? / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Which of these areas of infrastructure investment do you think is...

The second Rhode Island Infrastructure Summit will take place on Sept. 17, and the topic it will take on is an important one for...
R.I. INFRASTRUCTURE BANK's second Rhode Island Infrastructure Summit will take place on Sept. 17 at the R.I. Convention Center.

R.I. infrastructure summit set for Sept. 17

PROVIDENCE – The second Rhode Island Infrastructure Summit will take place on Sept. 17, the R.I. Infrastructure Bank said Monday, as it announced its...
VOTERS vote up or down referendum questions on Election Day./ PBN GRAPHIC/LISA LAGRECA

Rhode Island to issue $149M in bonds for capital improvements

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island on Tuesday will sell $149.4 million in bonds to pay for a slew of capital-improvement programs approved by voters dating...
STORM SURGE: By 2065, a 100-year storm surge would damage approximately 13,736 homes in Warwick, Barrington, Narragansett, South Kingstown and North Kingstown, representing more than half of all homes in Rhode Island’s 21 coastal communities, according to the R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council. / COURTESY R.I. COASTAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT COUNCIL

The CRMC says parts of coastal R.I. could soon be underwater...

(Editor’s note: This is the second of a three-part series exploring Rhode Island’s vulnerability to coastal flooding and what businesses, property owners and local communities...
CONTAMINANT FREE: Paul Cicillini, carrier for Crystal Springs Water Co., delivers water to the apartment of Natalie Drozhzhin in Providence. Customers are willing to pay monthly for delivery of drinking water they know is free of contaminants. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Getting the lead out

Lead in old water line and housing is a looming health issue. Everyone wants it removed, but who will pay? The mailed notifications to Providence...
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