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THE RHODE ISLAND Infrastructure Bank has selected five communities to participate in the first round of the Municipal Resiliency Program.

R.I. Infrastructure Bank announces first 5 participants in Municipal Resilience Program

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank announced Monday the five municipalities that will participate in the initial round of its Municipal Resilience Program.Barrington,...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT of Environmental Management has purchased 58 acres of land in Hopkinton, including the last unprotected tract of land abutting Blue Pond. Above, the area purchased is outlined in red at the north end of the pond. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

DEM buys 58 acres in Hopkinton for preservation, establishing 2,000 contiguous...

HOPKINTON – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management acquired 58 acres of forestland in Hopkinton for $250,000 for permanent protection in a location abutting...
THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION Agency New England regional office honored local individuals and companies with 2018 Environmental Merit Awards Wednesday.

EPA N.E. honors locals with 2018 Merit Awards

BOSTON – Three organizations and four individuals based in the Providence metropolitan area were honored with 2018 Environmental Merit Awards from the U.S. Environmental...

Most-read stories on PBN.com, August 2018

1. PBN announces 2018 Fastest Growing & Innovative Companies. POSTED ONLINE: AUG. 24. Twenty local companies have earned a spot on Providence Business News’...
UNIQUE PARTNERSHIP: Agawam Hunt country club in East Providence, pictured, was able to exit Chapter 11 bankruptcy in large measure thanks to a conservation easement purchased by The Nature Conservancy, with the funding provided by $2 million in donations.
 / COURTESY AGAWAM HUNT

PBN on WJAR-TV, Aug. 13, 2018

Every week, PBN Editor Mark S. Murphy appears on WJAR-TV NBC 10’s Coffee Break to discuss the newspaper’s most recent cover story and other...
UNIQUE PARTNERSHIP: Agawam Hunt country club in East Providence, pictured, was able to exit Chapter 11 bankruptcy in large measure thanks to a conservation easement purchased by The Nature Conservancy, with the funding provided by $2 million in donations.
 / COURTESY AGAWAM HUNT

Is Agawam Hunt’s innovative partnership with The Nature Conservancy to conserve...

Celebrating birdies took on a more expansive meaning this past spring at Agawam Hunt, thanks to an unusual partnership with The Nature ­Conservancy.After emerging...
GREEN SPACE: 229 acres of land in northeast Cumberland has been purchased for $1.5 million, primarily for conservation. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

229 acres in Cumberland set aside for water protection, recreation

CUMBERLAND -  Sisters of Mercy in Cumberland, part of an international religious institute of Catholic women, has sold most of its local property in...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT OF Environmental Management announced that in partnership with The Nature Conservancy, the Champlin Foundation and the Rhode Island Agricultural Lands Preservation Commission, the development rights of 369 acres of farmland in Exeter had been acquired from Earl Adams. / COURTESY THE NATURE CONSERVANCY

DEM announces $3.3M purchase of development rights of 369 acres of...

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management on Tuesday announced the acquisition of the development rights to 369 acres in Exeter from Earl...
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