beaches http://ripr.org en Rhode Island Receives $7.5 Million For Sandy Cleanup http://ripr.org/post/rhode-island-receives-75-million-sandy-cleanup <p>Rhode Island is receiving more federal funding to continue cleanup efforts started after Superstorm Sandy. The money will also be used to prepare the state for future storms and the effects climate change.</p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 04:00:00 +0000 John Bender 35316 at http://ripr.org Cliff Walk Repairs On Hold As Bid Is Examined http://ripr.org/post/cliff-walk-repairs-hold-bid-examined <p>Repairs to the Cliff Walk in Newport destroyed by Superstorm Sandy are on hold as the Department of Transportation is examining an unusually low bid that has been submitted.</p><p></p><p>The bid for repairs came at 3 million dollars; about 2 million less than most of the others.</p><p>The low amount raised eyebrows, said city official Robert Power, who was worried about the quality of the work.</p> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 18:56:07 +0000 John Bender 22169 at http://ripr.org Cliff Walk Repairs On Hold As Bid Is Examined North Kingstown Facing the Impending Impact of Climate Change http://ripr.org/post/north-kingstown-facing-impending-impact-climate-change <p>Residents and businesses in the North Kingstown area are invited to a free public meeting regarding the impacts of climate change, rising tides, and flooding in the coastal communities of Rhode Island.</p><p></p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 13:04:57 +0000 Catherine Welch 21913 at http://ripr.org Headed for the Beach? Water Quality's Improving. http://ripr.org/post/headed-beach-water-qualitys-improving <p>A new report about Rhode Island’s beaches finds steady improvements in the water quality since 2008. Health officials closed beaches for fewer days last year than it did in 2011, and more improvements are in the works.</p> Fri, 05 Jul 2013 17:14:26 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 17940 at http://ripr.org Headed for the Beach? Water Quality's Improving.