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An empty box in North Kingstown

Lowe’s at Quonset Point Gateway, image from Google Street View. Earlier this week the Lowe’s at the Gateway at Quonset Point in North Kingstown closed, leaving 105 employees without jobs and an empty big box and parking lot. The Lowe’s, which opened in early 2009 was among 20 “underperforming” stores nationwide which the retailer closed […]

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EPA Report: Redevelopment Continues in Urban Neighborhoods

EPA Report: Redevelopment Continues in Urban Neighborhoods Smart growth strategies emphasize reuse of land WASHINGTON – An updated U.S. Environmental Protection Agency report shows a continuing shift in development toward urban neighborhoods in the United States, despite a slow a real estate market. This trend, described in EPA’s 2010 report, “Residential Construction Trends in America’s […]

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ProJo Editorial: The obesity challenge

Photo (cc) Elizabeth/Table4Five An editorial in Friday’s Providence Journal looks at First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move initiative and the crisis of childhood obesity. Let’s Move seeks to reduce childhood obesity rates (about one in three children are considered obese today). These obesity rates contribute to a rise in illnesses such as heart disease, diabetes, […]

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Rhode Island’s Ag sector grows: Continued federal incentives announced

Total number of farms, working land and value of production up significantly With the new growing season under way, Rhode Island farmers and consumers are celebrating the first crops of the year and the opening of farmers’ markets around the state, and have also received two welcome pieces of news from the U.S. Department of […]

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