State officials say tourism activity is on the rise in Rhode Island, touting year-over-year growth in hotel and website activity, which they attribute in part to the state's new marketing strategy to draw more visitors here.
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Local 1 percent meal and beverage tax collections increased 3.1 percent year over year in May, and nearly 8 percent when comparing the first 11 months of the fiscal year with the same time frame last year, the state Department of Revenue said Wednesday.
Local 1 percent hotel tax collections climbed year over year in April, as well as on a fiscal-year-to-date basis, by 5.9 percent and 13.8 percent, respectively, the state Department of Revenue said Thursday.
On July 1, North Attleboro became a little bit more rock 'n' roll.
On that day, Joey Kramer's Rockin' & Roastin' Café, the first such establishment by the Aerosmith drummer, held its grand opening. The venture was a joint project between …