WEST GREENWICH, R.I. — Rob Swanson has a sawmill on wheels, and if you have a favorite tree that must be felled, it doesn’t have to be sawed into firewood. He can come to your property and mill it into boards.
WESTPORT, Mass. — If marsh losses continue at the accelerated rate observed during the past 15 years, the Westport River’s marsh islands could disappear within 15 to 58 years, according to the researchers. Salt marshes are highly productive ecosystems that filter out pollution, provide habitat for wildlife and protect homes from flooding.
Lost in the discussion about climate change — at least the snippets of it not drowned out by the air horns of special interests — is the issue of overpopulation, arguably the main reason the planet is heating up, the oceans are acidifying and the atmosphere is wheezing.
PROVIDENCE — Supporters of the resolution equaled opponents in number, but more likely would have attended had the meeting not been downplayed by city officials as a mere formality, saying a full public hearing would be held on another day.
PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island builders want to again loosen restrictions on construction to help accelerate development. The latest development-friendly bill speeds up the process for dividing parcels of land into smaller lots for building single-family homes.
HOPKINTON, R.I. — The Rhode Island Department of Transportation has asked the Federal Highway Administration to rescind its application for a $9 million grant for the proposed transit center.