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Feds try to improve fishing data with new monitoring rules 

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – Changes to U.S. rules about the monitoring of Northeast commercial fishing activities are going into effect this month with a...
OPEN PATH: Linda Perri, a longtime resident of the Washington Park neighborhood in Providence, stands at a narrow public access point on the Providence working waterfront that she and other residents fought to establish. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

SHADES OF GREEN: Can Providence’s working waterfront be both livable and...

Owning a home near the water isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. At least not for Linda Perri, who lives a mile west...

Can the buyer of Narragansett Electric handle offshore wind?

Connecting massive arrays of offshore wind turbines to the state electric grid is a complicated process, and some fear the corporation looking to buy...

City zoning board to decide if asphalt paving company can continue...

PROVIDENCE – You don’t need waterfront access to make asphalt. Yet for the last three years, a Providence paving contractor has rented a section of...

Conservation Law Foundation names new R.I. leader

PROVIDENCE – A longtime environmental advocate with economic development expertise will take the helm of the Conservation Law Foundation’s Rhode Island office. CLF in a...

Climate goals, equity issues at stake in contested Providence propane terminal...

PROVIDENCE – Whether plans to add rail connections and new storage tanks at a propane storage site in the Port of Providence will create...

Debate grows over benefits, risks of medical-waste treatment project

WEST WARWICK – Jobs, tax dollars and other economic benefits are pitted against potential health, safety and environmental risks tied to a proposed medical-waste...

Opponents speak out against proposed West Warwick medical waste treatment plant

WEST WARWICK – A proposal to build a medical waste treatment plant in West Warwick continues to fan flames of opposition. Dozens of residents, business...

Public hearing on medical waste facility scheduled

WEST WARWICK (AP) – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management has scheduled a public hearing on a proposed medical waste-to-energy facility in West Warwick. The...

Legal battle over Block Island marina expansion takes turn

NEW SHOREHAM – A longstanding legal battle on Block Island concerning the Great Salt Pond has taken an unexpected turn, drawing the ire of...
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