Updated February 28 at 8:42pm
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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
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
Just beneath the scenic surface of Narragansett Bay lies a murkier side of Rhode Island’s maritime legacy. more
There’s more to sailing in Rhode Island than sun, sea breezes and drinks at the yacht club. more
Edgewood Yacht Club Commodore Wayne Kezirian described the atmosphere along the Cranston waterfront as “akin to a funeral” following the 2011 fire that destroyed the club’s historic clubhouse. more
Winifred E. Brownell, dean of arts and sciences at the University of Rhode Island, recently received the Dream Maker Award from the Rhode Island Film & TV Office during a red-carpet gala on March 2 at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Providence. more
Warren’s Zim Sailing has stayed above water in the competitive market for small sailboats by relentlessly focusing on customer service maintained by experienced, full-time workers. As the economy and boat market have begun to recover in recent years, Zim’s growth has been steady. The company posted 30-40 percent growth over the past four years – from selling roughly 50 units annually in 2009 to 300 units in 2013, according to Vice President of Sales and Marketing Robert Adam. Above is Adam, right, with owner Stephen F. Perry. more
The Burrillville Land Trust will celebrate the acquisition of 75 acres with a hike to the property on Nov. 7. The public is invited. 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
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