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NPR NATIONAL
7:14 am
Tue November 16, 2010

Life on the sidelines: the long-term unemployed

RIPR News
6:46 am
Tue November 16, 2010

Chafee picks Democratic veteran as department head

Lincoln Chafee is pictured at left, Richard Licht at right. Photo by Ian Donnis.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Governor-elect Lincoln Chafee on Monday selected a Democratic veteran of Rhode Island politics to lead the state Department of Administration.

Lawyer Richard Licht will head a department that functions as the nerve center of state government. He says his experience as a lawyer, lobbyist, and elected official doesn't contradict Chafee's pledge to run a different kind of government. Rather, Licht says, Chafee should be applauded for reaching across the partisan aisle.

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Economy
2:47 pm
Mon November 15, 2010

Wind power summit convenes in Providence

A wind turbine is pictured at NE Tech in Warwick. Photo by Louis Oppenheimer.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Northeast Offshore Wind Summit is being held in Providence Monday and Tuesday. Regional developers and policymakers are reviewing the energy potential of wind power as well as the necessity of training a workforce for the new wind industry.

While the conference has focused on offshore wind projects such as the wind farm on Block Island, Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation Government Affairs Director Fred Hashway says on-shore special area management projects are important too.

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RIPR News
2:43 pm
Mon November 15, 2010

Wind energy summit convenes in Providence

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Northeast Offshore Wind Summit is being held in Providence Monday and Tuesday. Regional developers and policymakers are reviewing the energy potential of wind power as well as the necessity of training a workforce for the new wind industry.


While the conference has focused on offshore wind projects such as the wind farm on Block Island, Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation Government Affairs Director Fred Hashway says on-shore special area management projects are important too.

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RIPR News
1:39 pm
Mon November 15, 2010

EPA chips in to combat water quality problems at Roger Williams Park

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Providence Parks Department is getting nearly a half million dollars to tackle storm water pollution in the ponds at Roger Williams Park.

There are 105 acres of ponds at the park, and the city said over the years storm water runoff and invasive fish species have been damaging water quality.

So the Environmental Protection Agency has given Providence $425,000 to develop wetlands and rain gardens to reduce storm water runoff.

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NPR WORLD
7:49 am
Mon November 15, 2010

Egypt called; it wants its Rosetta Stone back

NPR WORLD
7:35 am
Mon November 15, 2010

An imam who supports the French veil ban

NPR NATIONAL
7:11 am
Mon November 15, 2010

U.S. guns blamed for fueling violence in Mexico

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NPR NATIONAL
7:07 am
Mon November 15, 2010

Flabby skills are latest worry for unemployed

NPR NATIONAL
7:02 am
Mon November 15, 2010

What's Coney Island without Ruby's?

Father and son regulars Jim (left) and Jason Shannon comfort Ruby's co-owner Melody Sarrel. Photo by Kathleen Horan/NPR.
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