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Tourists come to Block Island for its beaches, the scenery, the charming center of New Shoreham and a relaxing vacation. For the past few years, people have started to include a "glass float treasure hunt" on the itinerary. The glass-float … more
Mathew Page has been promoted to senior project manager at GZA GeoEnvironmental. He has been with the firm for more than a decade. He holds an M.S. in geotechnical engineering and a B.S. in ocean engineering from the University of Rhode Island. more
Christopher N. Pierce has joined Wright-Pierce's board of directors. Pierce is a senior project manager in the company's Wastewater group. He has more than 25 years of experience in the industry and has served on several large-scale … more
BOSTON – A bankruptcy judge last month gave verbal approval to a settlement of nearly $200 million for victims of the fungal meningitis outbreak caused by the now-defunct New England Compounding Center, Boston Business Journal reported last month. … more
NEWPORT – The Rose Island Lighthouse Foundation last month announced a $100,000 campaign to restore the habitat for herons and other shoreline birds on the 17-acre island in Narragansett Bay, the Newport Daily News reported. more
BOSTON – A Massachusetts environmental-services company has agreed to pay more than $650,000 to resolve a lawsuit alleging it submitted false bills and records on multiple public contracts for sewer, storage tank and catch-basin cleaning, maintenance and repair, and illegally discharged sewage and wastewater, outgoing Attorney General Martha Coakley announced last month. more
PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management is accepting applications for the Local Agriculture and Seafood Act grants program, which offers grants to assist small or beginning farmers markets and promote the sale of Rhode Island-grown agricultural products and local seafood. more
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Interior Department is planning the nation’s largest competitive auction for offshore wind projects, 742,000 acres off Massachusetts that may generate as much as 5 gigawatts of electricity, Bloomberg News reported last week. more
PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management’s Division of Fish and Wildlife will hold public meetings throughout the state next month to discuss the 2015 Wildlife Action Plan and how it relates to conservation in Rhode Island. more
BOSTON – The Fall River Water Filtration Plant will make significant upgrades to eliminate the use of chlorine gas at the facility, under the terms of a settlement with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for alleged violations of the Clean Air Act’s chemical-accident-prevention regulations. more
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