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ResidentialProperties.com Earns National Honors

The Residential Properties Ltd. website (ResidentialProperties.com) has been honored as one of the best real estate sites in the country, earning spots in several categories of the Real Trends 2015 Real Estate Website Rankings.

Rhode Island Housing Awards $2.65 Million in HOME Program Funds

Rhode Island Housing’s Board of Commissioners today approved more than $2.3 million in new HOME Investment Partnerships Program funding for six proposed affordable housing developments and an additional $350,000 for a previously funded affordable housing development. The awards are expected to leverage nearly $40 million in other public and private funding sources to support the construction and rehabilitation of more than 160 units in communities across Rhode Island.

Agreement Ensures Groundwater Study at No. Smithfield, R.I. Superfund Site

The owner/operators and parties responsible for hazardous substance disposal at the Landfill & Resource Recovery Superfund Site in North Smithfield, R.I., have agreed to perform and pay for an investigation and study to evaluate the extent of, and cleanup options for, contaminated groundwater at the site

DEM and Arbor Day Foundation Announce New RI Energy Saving Trees Program

The Department of Environmental Management, through a partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the RI Tree Council and the RI Nursery and Landscape Association, will be providing 1,000 free trees to Rhode Island homeowners this fall.

Rep. Serpa to prefile legislation to help homeowners and businesses in wake of storm

Rep. Patricia A. Serpa (D-Dist 27, West Warwick, Coventry, Warwick) has announced that she will prefile legislation in November for the next session of the General Assembly to assist homeowners and businesses that were adversely affected by a storm that ravaged Rhode Island communities on Aug. 4

Reed Statement on President Obama’s Clean Power Plan

U.S. Senator Jack Reed today released the following statement after President Barack Obama unveiled his “Clean Power Plan,” aimed at protecting public health, reducing energy bills for families and businesses, and bringing clean power to communities across the country while taking significant steps to limit carbon pollution generated by power plants

Beach Openings and Closings

The Department of Health recommends the closure of Goddard Memorial State Park Beach in Warwick and Warren Town Beach in Warren to swimming due to high bacteria counts. Officials will continue to monitor the water quality and recommend re-opening when the areas are safe for swimming. Water quality analysis is conducted by the State Health laboratory or a state certified laboratory.

ORA Releases its State 5% Hotel Tax Report for May 2015

The Office of Revenue Analysis released its report on the state 5% hotel tax. The report looks at the collection and disbursement of the state's 5% hotel tax which is levied on the rental of lodging for less than 30 consecutive days at the state's hotels, motels and bed and breakfasts

DEM Monitoring Fish Kill in the Seekonk and Providence Rivers

Scientists from the Department of Environmental Management are monitoring a large fish kill of adult menhaden in the Seekonk and Providence Rivers. Based on field observations and water quality measurements, the ongoing incident is being caused by low oxygen levels in the bottom waters.

LILA DELMAN REAL ESTATE INTERNATIONAL ANNOUNCES SALE OF HISTORIC FAIRHOLME ESTATE

A significant oceanfront estate on the cliff walk in Newport has become the largest residential sale in Rhode Island since 2013 according to data from the Rhode Island Statewide Multiple Listing Service. The iconic Newport estate known as Fairholme closed for US$ 15million with Melanie Delman, President of Lila Delman Real Estate International representing the seller and facilitating for the buyer

Rhode Island Housing Awards $500,000 to RI LISC for Early-Stage Investment

Rhode Island Housing today announced that the agency has approved a $500,000 grant to the Rhode Island Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) for its Recoverable Grant Fund. The Recoverable Grant Fund is a revolving loan fund available to community development corporations (CDCs) for financing early predevelopment expenses. LISC has financed early-stage expenses for thousands of affordable homes since the program’s inception.

Cicilline Introduces Equality Act to Prohibit Discrimination Against LGBT Community

U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) today announced the introduction of the Equality Act – legislation to extend anti-discrimination protections in public accommodations, housing, employment, federal funding, education, credit, and jury service. Cicilline, who is one of seven openly gay members of Congress, announced the Equality Act today during a press conference with Senator Jeff Merkley, who introduced the Equality Act in the U.S. Senate today, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer, and Congressman John Lewis

Raimondo Moves to Protect the Environment, Puts People Back to Work

Many Rhode Island homes have outdated underground wastewater systems. These systems, often cesspools, are inefficient and ineffective and contribute to public health and environmental hazards. This legislation replaces outdated systems at the point of sale and improves neighborhoods and local infrastructure.

LILA DELMAN REAL ESTATE INTERNATIONAL ANNOUNCES RECORD HOME SALE IN JAMESTOWN

Lila Delman Real Estate International, the source for exceptional real estate, reports the sale of 609 Beavertail Road in Jamestown, a premier oceanfront property. The sale of this iconic home marks one of the highest residential sales in Jamestown according to data from the Rhode Island Statewide Multiple Listing Service. Kendra Toppa of Lila Delman Real Estate International represented the buyers in the transaction of this stunning residence. The gated seven acre property overlooks Newport Harbor with panoramic views from every room

Delegation Announces over $143,000 for the Smithfield Fire Department & Westerly Ambulance Corps

Today, U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline announced two new public safety grants totaling $143,992 for the Smithfield Fire Department and the Westerly Ambulance Corps.

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Rhode Island Treasury Reunited 8,860 People with $11.7 Million in Unclaimed...

The Office of Rhode Island General Treasurer Seth Magaziner reunited 8,860 people with $11.7 million in unclaimed property in the fiscal year that ended on June 30

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Langevin, Whitehouse Highlight Bill to Invest $170 Million in Fixing RI...

Congressman Jim Langevin and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse today joined with state, town, and labor officials by the Factory Bridge in West Warwick to call on Congress to pass the Strengthen and Fortify Existing (SAFE) Bridges Act. The SAFE Bridges Act was introduced in the Senate by Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Whitehouse, and others last month and will be introduced in the House this week by Langevin. The bill would deliver up to $170 million to repair Rhode Island’s deficient and crumbling bridges and create construction jobs