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It was business as usual in Westerly this year until pop star Taylor Swift came to town. The singer’s purchase of a $17 million mansion on the beach in exclusive Watch Hill added celebrity sightings and trespassing dramas to sandcastles, fudge and the usual seaside entertainment. At screenprinting company J. Mack Studios, owner Kevin Adams occasionally uses T-shirts as a creative outlet and decided to design and produce a Swift-inspired shirt in honor of his hometown’s new most famous resident. While Adams never found out what Swift thought of his shirt, he did hear from corporate protectors of the Taylor Swift brand who asked him to stop, setting off a David-versus-Goliath gossip-column sensation. more
(Updated, 3:30 p.m.) The Rhode Island Lottery has chosen Cranston-based Codac Behavioral Healthcare to provide treatment for people battling gambling addiction, the Associated Press reported. more
The Station nightclub fire in West Warwick was 10 years ago, but the impact of the blaze on Rhode Island hasn’t diminished at all. In West Warwick, The Station fire, caused by a pyrotechnics display gone wrong, marked the end of live music in the town – until now. Seeing the return of live music as a chance to heal and help invigorate the community, veteran Providence club manager and magazine editor Jim Vickers converted an old mill on the Pawtuxet River into Manchester 65, a rock club that opened in early August. The club specializes in classic rock – in many cases features bands that wouldn’t have been out of place at The Station – and has so far received a warm reception. more
The Epic Theatre Company has found a home at Cranston’s nonprofit Artists’ Exchange, stepping in this month as the exchange’s first-ever resident theater company. more
She never worked on a fishing boat, but CPA Anne Jardin knows the fishing industry inside out from her work at Jardin and Dawson Inc., in New Bedford, which provides an extensive range of financial services for those who work on the water. more
When “Phantom of the Opera” takes the stage at the Providence Performing Arts Center on Nov. 27, it will be the fourth show to be produced on Weybosset Street that benefited from the tax credit enacted more than a year ago. more
Three casino developers competing for Massachusetts’ sole slots-parlor license will each deliver a 90-minute presentation to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission on Monday, the Taunton Gazette reported. more
BOSTON – Newport Festivals Foundation Chairman George Wein is among the New England Council’s New Englander of the Year honorees this year. more
The last 12 months have brought numerous highlights to the region’s tourism industry, according to Martha Sheridan, president and CEO of the Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors, including hotel occupancy rates that exceeded 80 percent in multiple months. more
Toy and game maker Hasbro Inc. posted net income of $192.3 million, or $1.46 per diluted share, during the third quarter of 2013, a 16.6 percent increase over the $164.8 million, or $1.24 per diluted share, reported during the third quarter of 2012. more
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