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BOSTON – The Massachusetts “clean energy” sector saw double-digit job growth for the third consecutive year and now employs more than 88,000 workers in the state, Gov. Deval L. Patrick announced last week. more
It’s known in Newport as the “road to nowhere.” more
The “Vote Yes on 4” campaign in support of a $125 million bond issue to build new engineering facilities at the University of Rhode Island gets underway Sept. 29 at Toray Plastics (America) at Quonset Point in North Kingstown. From left, House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello; Cheryl Merchant, president and CEO of Hope Global; Raymond M. Wright, dean of URI’s College of Engineering and David M. Dooley, URI president, discuss the initiative. more
T.F. Green Airport was supposed to be flying high again. more
Harriet Powell was walking the trails near her North Kingstown home one day when she came across signs urging people not to swim or fish in a pond not far from a town well. When she enquired about the problem, she learned pesticides had been dumped there but because local regulations didn’t require it, no one had notified the town water department of the problem. more
The first permanent structure to rise from Providence’s Interstate 195 lands almost certainly won’t be a new office or apartment building, but the long-planned pedestrian bridge crossing the Providence River. more
The University of Rhode Island’s Outreach Center believes lack of information is one of the biggest hurdles keeping more Ocean State residents from considering renewable energy. more
In a seminal case issued in 1981, the U.S. Supreme Court held in Upjohn v. United States that the attorney-client privilege applies to corporations. The Supreme Court explained that business organizations depend upon confidential communications to seek or obtain legal counsel in light of the “vast and complicated array of regulatory legislation.” more
Community service, a central part of most colleges’ missions, doesn’t always lead directly to internships, but Roger Williams University is finding a growing connection between the two. more
The R.I. Department of Labor and Training wants people to see it as a re-employment agency, rather than the place to collect unemployment benefits, says DLT Director Charles J. Fogarty. more
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