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RI BUSINESS
Three wind turbines from the Deepwater Wind project stand off Block Island, R.I.

R.I. shipbuilders score contracts to build vessels for offshore wind construction

Regular updates from Rhode Island business leaders and industry experts.

RHODE MAP
Downtown Providence during the Blizzard of '78.

❄️ Snow is coming to Rhode Island. At least it’s not 1978.

In honor of tomorrow's storm, here are some interesting documents and photos from the Blizzard of '78 in Rhode Island.

Science
This map shows maximum expected wind gusts for Saturday.

Saturday’s storm will be a ‘bomb cyclone.’ What in the world is that?

The strong coastal storm that has whipped up so much wind, knocking out power to nearly half a million electric customers in Massachusetts by Wednesday morning, underwent “bombogenesis,” according to forecasters. What’s that?

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SHORE ACCESS
An image from the Bonnet Shores Fires District website.

R.I. judge says beachfront fire district unconstitutionally restricted voting

The fire district had argued it didn’t have to let all residents vote in its elections because it wasn’t actually a government entity.

Dave Epstein | Forecast
Ana Matos used a ladder to clean her car after 20 inches of snow was deposited by a nor'easter in 2021.

A major nor’easter will likely arrive in New England Saturday

With about two days to go until the heaviest snowfall, it continues to look like most of eastern Massachusetts will be hit quite hard. The current projections suggest we may get over a foot of snow.

SHORE ACCESS
Property owners erect fences and post signs marking their territory on Charlestown Town Beach.

Would R.I. lose lawsuits if it expanded shore access? Probably not, an expert says.

In four other states that have taken steps to ensure public access, no landowner has brought a successful claim over taking property rights away.

RI POLITICS
Former Cranston Mayor Allan W. Fung, a Republican, and General Treasurer Seth Magaziner, a Democrat

What would a Magaziner vs. Fung race for R.I.’s 2nd Congressional District look like?

The Democratic treasurer won districtwide in 2018 and 2014, and the Republican former mayor won districtwide in 2014 and represented the district’s largest city. What does the math tell us about their matchup?

RI EDUCATION
The Brown University chapter of the Resource Generation was founded in September 2021, and has already hundreds of requests for help with housing, transportation, medical emergencies and other expenses.

Brown University students focus on leveraging privilege for social change

The group urges wealthy peers to contribute to a “redistribution fund" that helps the school’s undocumented, first-generation and low-income population.

THINGS TO DO
The Jane Pickens Theater in Newport shows “New Worlds: The Cradle Of Civilization With Bill Murray & Jan Vogler" on Feb. 3.

The best things to do in Rhode Island this week: Jan. 28-Feb. 4

You’ll have the best times! This week: snowboarding, winter beach luaus, curling, and rooting for Little Compton’s own in "Home Team."

RI Weather
Children sled on a hill overlooking Narragansett Bay in Warwick, R.I., at dusk on Friday, Jan. 7, 2022, after a winter storm dumped up to a foot of fresh snow across much of the Northeast. (AP Photo/William J. Kole)

Rhode Island preps for this weekend’s major snow storm

“We’re trying to get the word out to everyone: prepare, go out today and tomorrow, get your groceries and the food you would need,” the acting director of the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency said Thursday.

RI HEALTH
RI Dept of Health's Dr. James McDonald gestures during a press conference in 2020.

R.I.’s new interim health director won’t say if he’ll stay on permanently

Dr. James McDonald, the health department’s medical director, will take over for Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott, who announced her resignation earlier this month.