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You may have found more than just a bite to eat strolling through downtown Providence on Friday. more
Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee is scheduled to go underground in a small cage elevator Tuesday to get a close-up view of progress on the Narragansett Bay Commission’s $1 billion Combined Sewer Overflow Project. more
More than 16,500 properties in the Ocean State are at risk of storm surge damage, according to an annual report from real estate-data firm CoreLogic. Of those 16,722 at-risk Rhode Island properties, 3,899 were described as being at “extreme risk” of hurricane-related storm surge damage. more
Rhode Island has joined seven other states, including Massachusetts and Connecticut, in petitioning the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to require states upwind of the Northeast and mid-Atlantic regions to reduce air pollution generated within their borders. more
The R.I. Department of Labor and Training has received a $500,000 grant from the federal government to support Hurricane Sandy-related cleanup efforts in the Ocean State, announced Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee. more
In an effort to prevent damages from future storm and flood events in Rhode Island, as well as other states affected by Hurricane Sandy, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service will provide up to $124.8 million in Emergency Watershed Protection Program-Floodplain Easement funding. more
A long-awaited study measuring the relationship between elevated blood lead levels and the lack of reading readiness in public kindergarten students in Providence was published in the May issue of Pediatrics. more
Approximately 43.4 million Americans will travel from home during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, a 1.5 percent decline compared with last year’s Thanksgiving, AAA Southern New England reported last week. more
NEW BEDFORD – Cape Wind’s federal permits list Quonset Point, in North Kingstown, as the staging area for a planned 130-turbine wind farm to be located in Nantucket Sound, according to The Standard-Times of New Bedford. more
Rhode Island College will hold its fall 2013 Green Business Forum on Thursday, Nov. 14, the school announced Tuesday. more
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