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Rhode Island Food-Scrap Bills Debated

PROVIDENCE — Opposing sides staked their positions as two new bills to support statewide composting were recently debated. Hearings in the House and Senate pitted environmentalists against the restaurant industry.

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Residents’ Fight with East Providence Recycler Persists

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The problems created when industrial and residential neighborhoods sit side by side is playing out in the long-running Trans-Load America/Pond View saga.

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Another Bill Threatens Land Protection

PROVIDENCE — The onslaught from developers continues. On Tuesday, the latest in a series of bills that eases construction rules was given a hearing in the House.

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