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By breaking off talks with a group looking to redevelop the former Shooters nightclub property on the Providence waterfront, the R.I. Department of Environmental Management has given the public a chance to rethink just what belongs on this waterfront property next to India Point Park at the head of Narragansett Bay. more
PROVIDENCE – R.I. Department of Environmental Management Director Janet Coit was presented with the John H. Chafee Conservation Leadership Award from the Environment Council of Rhode Island this month at the organization’s 15th annual Chafee Conservation Celebration. more
Rhode Island Antiques Mall owner Scott Davis has hundreds, perhaps thousands, of reasons to be closely monitoring the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s development of new restrictions on the commercial trade of African elephant ivory. more
East Bay and Aquidneck Island drivers are inching closer to an upset victory in their fight against tolls on the Sakonnet River Bridge. more
Nine educators training to become principals in struggling school systems spent the morning of May 1 focusing on resistance, as they worked to refine their leadership skills. more
Getra S.p.A., a global energy company outside Naples, Italy, that builds electrical transformers, is looking for distribution and warehouse facilities in the Northeast. Rhode Island officials think they have what the company needs at ports in Providence and North Kingstown and made a pitch for the business during a recent trade mission to Italy and Ireland. more
More than eight in 10 Rhode Island drivers wear seat belts, the highest number ever recorded in the state, according to a 2013 study released Friday by the Rhode Island Department of Transportation. more
The R.I. Department of Revenue collected $20.7 million less than expected in April, resulting in a 6 percent monthly total general revenue shortfall compared with the state’s original revenue projections, the department reported Thursday. more
(Updated, 3:19 p.m.) Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee on Tuesday issued a statement defending the need for Rhode Island to repay the 38 Studios moral obligation bonds and criticizing gubernatorial candidates Cranston Mayor Allan W. Fung and Ken Block, who have voiced opposition to repayment. more
A study conducted by the Tax Foundation found that Rhode Island collected $966 in state and local income tax collections per person in 2011, ranking the state No. 17 in the country for highest per-capita combined collections. more
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