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THE RHODE ISLAND MARINE TRADES ASSOCIATION is using a grant from a national nonprofit to publicize an initiative it is piloting to recycle fiberglass boat hulls – which now take up limited Rhode Island landfill space – into cement.

Boat-hull recycling effort gets grant

BRISTOL – A Rhode Island Marine Trade Association and R.I. Sea Grant fiberglass-boat recycling project just got a boost. RIMTA announced a grant award for...
SUSAN MAFFEI PLOWDEN, left, is receiving the Rhode Island Marine Trades Association's 2018 Anchor Award. Above, Plowden stands next to Sail Newport Executive Director Brad Read. / PBN FILE PHOTO/
KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

Plowden to be honored with RIMTA’s 2018 Anchor Award

NEWPORT – Susan Maffei Plowden will receive the 2018 Anchor Award for her role as stopover director for the Volvo Ocean Race Newport, the...
GETTING THEIR FEET WET: High school students got an introduction to shipbuilding at the Herreshoff Marine Museum in Bristol over the summer, thanks to an industry program that continues to grow.  / COURTESY RIMTA/BILLY BLACK

Summer shipbuilding program a great idea, but needs follow-up

In a world in which jobs dominate nearly all economic-development discussions, it’s heartening to see industries take it upon themselves to help develop the...

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