SOUTH KINGSTOWNâ€”Representatives from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement (BOEMRE) recently met with the public and interested wind farm companies to discuss the leasing of ocean area off of Block Island.
The joint Rhode Island and Massachusetts Renewable Energy Task Force, established in November 2009, has accepted unsolicited leasing applications from two wind projects companies, Deepwater Wind New England, LLC and Neptune Wind, LLC. These companies will now proceed to go through BOEMREâ€™s leasing process which determines which project is most financially and technically capable to build a safe and regulatory compliant wind farm.
NORTH KINGSTOWNâ€”If youâ€™re under 21 years old and are thinking of buying alcohol or tobacco, you might want to think again.
Thanks to the coordinated efforts of North Kingstownâ€™s Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition, the North Kingstown Police Department and local liquor store owners, thereâ€™s a new tool, an identification recognition scanner, designed to curb the use of fake identification.
The scanner looks much like an old-school credit card swipe machine but with new-school electronics.