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LARGER SPACE: Edesia, a maker of food products for customers such as UNICEF that ship goods overseas to feed malnourished children, outgrew its original facility in Providence and made the move to the Quonset Business Park in North Kingstown in 2016, opening an 83,000-square-foot, high-tech factory. From left, Executive Director Maria Kasparian, founder and CEO Navyn Salem and HMI Controller Jorge Campos work in the factory.
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How much growth is left at Quonset?

Steven J. King rolls up in a company-issued sport utility vehicle to a graveled construction site in a wooded area, at the end of...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT of Public Utilities and Carriers has opened an investigative docket into Interstate Navigation's plans to build a 500-passenger high-speed ferry. / COURTESY BLOCK ISLAND TOURISM COUNCIL

DPUC to investigate Interstate Navigation’s new ferry plans

WARWICK – The R.I. Division of Public Utilities and Carriers on Friday opened an investigative docket to look into the “needs and appropriateness” of...
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...
RHODE ISLAND FAST FERRY was granted a one-year extension to fulfill requirements put forth by the R.I. Public Utilities and Carriers in order to operate a seasonal fast ferry from Quonset Point in North Kingstown to Block Island./COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FAST FERRY

R.I. Fast Ferry granted additional year to meet DPUC requirements for...

WARWICK — Rhode Island Fast Ferry has been granted an additional year to meet the requirements set forth by the R.I. Public Utilities and...

R.I. Fast Ferry seeking additional year to meet DPUC license requirements

WARWICK — Rhode Island Fast Ferry is seeking a one-year extension on its deadline to fulfill the necessary requirements put forth by the R.I....
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...
RHODE ISLAND FAST FERRY AND NEW SHOREHAM each filed post-hearing memoranda with the R.I. Division of Public Utilities and Carriers over the proposed docking matter in Old Harbor on Block Island./ COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FAST FERRY

R.I. Fast Ferry, New Shoreham file post-hearing memoranda over docking issue

PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island Fast Ferry argues it does have a “realistic expectation” to obtain a docking facility in Old Harbor on Block Island...
U.S. SEN. JACK F. REED, along with Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse and Rep. David N. Cicilline, announced $1.2 million in federal funding to help upgrade the pier in Bristol that is used by the Prudence Island Ferry. / COURTESY JACK F. REED

Bristol receives $1.2M for Prudence Island Ferry Dock renovation; project’s cost...

BRISTOL – The town of Bristol will receive $1.2 million to rehabilitate the north and south walls of Prudence Island Ferry Dock Pier from...
THE STATE COASTAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT COUNCIL issued a deficiency notice to Bluewater LLC in its application to build docking in Block Island. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FAST FERRY

CRMC issues deficiency notice for proposed Block Island docks

SOUTH KINGSTOWN — The state Coastal Resource Management Council issued March 28 a deficiency notice to Bluewater LLC for its application to build docking...
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