Brown University Students Examine How Noise Pollution Disproportionately Affects Some Providence Neighborhoods

In the areas around highways and in neighborhoods with more non-white and low-income residents, students found noise pollution levels were higher — sometimes above the maximum decibel levels set by city ordinances.

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CRMC Fines Ballard’s on Block Island for Illegal Construction

The citation capped off a summer of controversy for Ballard’s. The resort came under scrutiny when thousands of people attended a reggae music festival. The event spawned several fights, one of which spilled onto the outgoing Block Island Ferry later that evening.

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Paddling the Blackstone River Offers Benefits for Adults with Intellectual, Developmental Disabilities

Being in nature, and particularly around water, is relaxing for everyone and science supports it.

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