Opponents, most wearing yellow and red stickers and T-shirts that simply stated “No,” outnumbered supporters more than 6 to 1 at the May 23 hearing at Burrillville High School. (Tim Faulkner/ecoRI News)

Opponents, most wearing yellow and red stickers and T-shirts that simply stated “No,” outnumbered supporters more than 6 to 1 at the May 23 hearing at Burrillville High School. (Tim Faulkner/ecoRI News)

BURRILLVILLE, R.I. — The third public hearing since March 31 once again drew a capacity crowd, with most expressing a passionate disapproval for the natural-gas power plant proposed by Chicago-based Invenergy.

Open Season on R.I.’s ‘Special’ Places

The proposed travel center in Hopkinton is one of three Rhode Island development projects in the works. If all three projects are approved, some 200 acres of forest will be impacted. (RIDOT)

The proposed travel center in Hopkinton is one of three Rhode Island development projects in the works. If all three projects are approved, some 200 acres of forest will be impacted. (RIDOT)

The Ocean State’s collection of natural resources is frequently called “special.” Rhode Island can’t talk about the greatness of local food enough. But many of the state’s collective actions work against the commodities we enjoy praising.


New Food Chief Responsible for R.I.'s Complete Menu

PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island has its first food chief, a job that doesn’t require cooking but instead preparing a statewide food plan. The new director of food strategy will coordinate existing food plans and draft a new one that brings together all aspects of the state's farm and seafood sectors.


R.I. Selects Model to Measure State's Climate Emissions

PROVIDENCE — Before Rhode Island comes up with a plan to curb its greenhouse-gas emissions it first has to figure out how to measure them.

The two-state park focuses on the birth of the Industrial Revolution, which began at Slater Mill in 1790. (Kevin Proft/ecoRI News).

The two-state park focuses on the birth of the Industrial Revolution, which began at Slater Mill in 1790. (Kevin Proft/ecoRI News).

Advocates for low-income bus riders are trying to put a stop to a 50-cent bus fare before it takes effect July 1.

Advocates for low-income bus riders are trying to put a stop to a 50-cent bus fare before it takes effect July 1.

Many of the herbaceous flowers that are sold at the Rhode Island Wild Plant Society’s annual plant sale are started from seed by a group of about 20 gardeners. (RIWPS)

Many of the herbaceous flowers that are sold at the Rhode Island Wild Plant Society’s annual plant sale are started from seed by a group of about 20 gardeners. (RIWPS)


New Bill Would Let Residents Vote on New Power Plant

BURRILLVILLE, R.I. — Opponents are looking at every angle to stop the proposed natural-gas power plant. The latest are bills filed by local lawmakers that would require residents to vote on any tax deal that the Town Council approves with Chicago-based Invenergy.


$2.1 Billion Transportation Plan Skimps on Alternatives

PROVIDENCE — About 20 miles of on-road bicycle lanes, shared-lane markings, bike boxes, bike signal loops and other bicycle infrastructure are coming to the city, but don’t put your Spandex shorts on just yet, as design and construction won’t begin for seven years.