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RIPEC Proposes Business Oversight of DEM

PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council, a nonprofit business advocacy group, is unapologetic about its stance that the state Department of Environmental Management hampers business interests

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No Regrets About Westport Plastic Bag Ban

WESTPORT, Conn. — The first community in New England to ban plastic bags has no regrets about its decision. The suburban enclave in the middle of the state’s affluent “Gold Coast” region outlawed plastic bags in 2008. Four years later, residents, business owners and school officials say emphatically they wouldn’t bring back the plastic.

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Land-Use Bill Targets Rural R.I.

PROVIDENCE — A controversial bill to loosen regulations faced by home builders continues to bounce around the General Assembly.

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