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Just beneath the scenic surface of Narragansett Bay lies a murkier side of Rhode Island’s maritime legacy. more
(Updated, 4:21 p.m.) The state awarded $6.3 million in grants to 26 communities to improve recreational facilities. more
An anonymous, $1.5 million gift to the Moses Brown School will be used to establish a sailing and marine education center in Cranston at the former Edgewood Yacht Club. more
Golfers may not be coming out in the numbers they did before the Great Recession, but that hasn’t stopped investment in local clubs and courses. Three member-owned golf clubs in the region survived economic pressures over the past five years by selling to private owners, rebounding from the recession’s ripple effects and the downturn in demand, club owners, managers and industry leaders say. more
Rocky Point will open to the public on Oct. 25 for the first time in two decades so visitors can see how it is being redeveloped into a coastal state park. more
U.S. Sens. Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and U.S. Reps. James R. Langevin and David N. Cicilline announced Tuesday that Rhode Island will receive $432,696 in federal funding under the Land and Water Conservation Fund. more
The upcoming Volvo Ocean Race has already provided a boost in lodging in Newport and across the state for 2015, state hospitality proponents say, yet a forecast from a regional expert is for hotel occupancy rates in Newport to grow by only 1 percentage point. more
National tourism marketers believe you have to spend money to make money. more
Military veterans from across New England huddle on the field at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass., on Oct. 19 at the third annual CVS Health/New England Patriots Football Skills Camp for Veterans. The camp provides veterans with the opportunity to work on their football skills alongside former Patriots players and get autographs from and pictures with Patriots alumni, cheerleaders and mascot Pat Patriot. As part of the camp, the veterans were treated to lunch, as well as tickets to The Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems. more
Resolute Racing Shells of Bristol sold its first boat to Japan in December, and is following up with two more, through a referral the Rhode Island Marine Trade Association helped the firm make to federal and state commerce agencies. more
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