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PROVIDENCE – In effort to stave off the effects of increased gambling in Massachusetts, the General Assembly last month approved several measures concerning Lincoln’s Twin River gaming facility in the final days of the 2014 legislative session. more
The Great Chowder Cook-off in Newport brings in a stellar group of chefs to compete with Rhode Island’s best. Chowder luminaries arrived this year from restaurants in California, Maine, Connecticut, New Jersey, New York and Washington State – not to mention from across the ocean. more
Demolition has begun at Rocky Point, launching the next phase of a $3.06 million project to restore and redevelop the property into a new coastal state park, the R.I. Department of Environmental Management said Wednesday. more
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission on Wednesday unanimously voted not to delay the Boston-area casino licensing process until after voters decide the question of whether the 2011 law allowing casinos in the state should be repealed, the Associated Press reported. more
PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island voters will be asked to approve table games at Newport Grand on November’s ballot under legislation approved by the General Assembly in June. more
The U.S. Supreme Court dealt what may be a fatal blow to Aereo Inc. and its dream of transforming the television industry, ruling that the Barry Diller-backed Internet startup is violating broadcasters’ copyrights. more
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled Tuesday that opponents of the 2011 law allowing casinos in the state may put a question on the November ballot to decide whether the law should be repealed, Boston.com reported. more
What started as an experiment to curb early morning violence outside some downtown Providence nightclubs is now being proposed citywide for large clubs by Public Safety Commissioner Steven M. Pare. more
Town selectmen have contracted Considine & Furey to help bring a resort casino to Somerset, agreeing to pay the Boston law firm 25 percent of first-year sums from licensed gaming, the Taunton Daily Gazette reported. more
Jeffrey Osborne performs Louis Armstrong’s “What a Wonderful World” at the 2014 Pell Awards on June 9 at Trinity Repertory Company in Providence. Osborne, a Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter and city native, was presented with the New England Pell Award for Excellence in the Arts for his longstanding support of music and the arts in Rhode Island. more
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