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Rhode Island energy policy has evolved and changed course at the will of its chief executive for the past decade. more
(Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series of articles focused on the 2014 gubernatorial candidates and their plans for economic development.) more
Thirty-three percent of Rhode Island’s rural roads and 25 percent of its rural bridges are in need of repair, ranking Rhode Island among the U.S. states with the highest percentage of deficient rural roadways, according to a report issued Thursday by the Trip National Transportation Research Group. more
On the heels of lawmakers’ postponement of use of the NECAP standardized testing as a graduation requirement, Rhode Island’s education commissioner has told school superintendents the NECAP will not be administered in the fall in math or reading in any grade. more
A $701,363 federal grant received by the R.I. Department of Labor and Training will enable the state agency to expand its career services programs to the unemployed. more
Thanks to a National Park Service grant program, 23 projects in 10 Rhode Island cities and towns are on the receiving end of a total of $2.8 million designed to repair damage done by Hurricane Sandy in the fall of 2012 and to prepare for future potential damage. more
(Updated, 12:01 p.m.) U.S.-bound travelers from some overseas airports are being asked to turn on mobile phones and other devices under enhanced security measures from the Transportation Security Administration. more
WASHINGTON – Cape Wind Associates LLC received a conditional $150 million loan guarantee from the U.S. Department of Energy to build what may be the nation’s first offshore wind farm, off the Massachusetts coast, Bloomberg News reported. more
BOSTON – Gov. Deval L. Patrick last week announced that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved the designation of all state coastal waters as a No Discharge Area, a move that will prohibit commercial and recreational vessels from releasing sewage anywhere along the coast. more
PROVIDENCE – In effort to stave off the effects of increased gambling in Massachusetts, the General Assembly last month approved several measures concerning Lincoln’s Twin River gaming facility in the final days of the 2014 legislative session. more
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