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BLOCK ISLAND

Ballard’s Beach Resort ordered to remove canopies, tiki bar, stage, other structures by CRMC

In a letter to owner Steven Filippi, the Coastal Resources Management Council ordered the Block Island resort to deconstruct its “unauthorized” temporary structures by Nov. 9.

RI BUSINESS

Rhode Island business news: September 2022

Regular updates from Rhode Island business leaders and industry experts.

RI POWER SUPPLY

Rolling blackouts in R.I. this winter? Clean energy advocates say they’ve heard these warnings before.

ISO New England, which manages the power grid, says a shortage of natural gas could require controlled power outages across the region during prolonged cold weather this winter.

RHODE MAP

Rhode Island has surpassed $1 billion in sports bets

And let's just say the house is winning at a higher-than-average clip.

INNOVATORS Q&A

Rhode Island ‘has all the ingredients to be a leading food state;’ Food innovation platform expands into Providence

In 2015, Lauren Abda founded Branchfood, a launchpad for food innovation that provides specialized support for “stage two” brands.

BLUE ECONOMY

Marking a Block Island wind farm milestone, and what it could mean: ‘A lot is coming fast’

It’s been more than 5 years since the Block Island wind farm became operational. Industry leaders say the farm demonstrates off-shore wind is more than just feasible.

RI BUSINESS

R.I. approves health insurance rate increases

In June, health insurers proposed rate increases ranging from 7 to 17 percent. The rates Health Insurance Commissioner Patrick Tigue announced range from about 3 to nearly 10 percent

RI COURTS

Federal judge blocks R.I. truck tolls

Judge William Smith’s injunction blocking the tolls from being collected goes into effect in 48 hours.