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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

Lead in old water lines and housing is a looming health...

The mailed notifications to Providence Water customers have arrived consistently over the past several years, alerting them of the presence of elevated levels of...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL Management issued an request for proposals for brownfield redevelopment projects with a deadline of Dec. 1 at 4 p.m.

R.I. DEM issues RFP for brownfield site grants

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management has issued a request for proposals for a new round of matching grants from the Brownfields...
THE R.I. INFRASTRUCTURE BANK recently made a $5 million loan to pay for road improvements in East Greenwich, and a $3 million loan with Pawtucket’s Pavement Management Program, a public works project aimed at resurfacing about 30 miles of city streets.

RIIB loans $8M for infrastructure-repair projects in East Greenwich, Pawtucket

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Infrastructure Bank has closed a round of loans totaling $8 million for infrastructure-repair projects in East Greenwich and Pawtucket.The deals...
THE PROP: Michael Baer “lives” for his morning runs on Providence’s East Side, although it is unclear if his puggle, Percy, accompanies him.

Michael Baer, 36 Senior advisor to the executive director —...

Did you select your profession or did it select you? During a vacation in Iceland, I had the opportunity to visit a geothermal power plant...
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Grow Smart to host infrastructure investment forum

PROVIDENCE – Grow Smart Rhode Island, a statewide organization focused on urban planning, is hosting a forum to examine alternative approaches to investing in...
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A summit on the topics of diversity and inclusion will be held at the start of the awards program. Attendees will learn from experts during a discussion of best practices. For details, including the list of winners, panelists and ticket information, click below.

Wednesday December 5, 2018

Crowne Plaza, Warwick
8am–11am