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Earning a little more than $9 an hour as a front-desk clerk at the Hilton Providence, Evan McLaughlin last year lost an apartment in Providence because he couldn’t afford the rent. more
The state’s 5 percent hotel tax collections increased year over year for August, but is rising at a slower rate than it did a year ago, according to the R.I. Department of Revenue’s latest report. more
As the New Bedford Whaling Museum breaks ground on a $6.5 million expansion that began May 20, a more-modest $2 million proposal to create a fishing museum connecting the nearby Mariner’s Home and Seamens’ Bethel is being pursued. more
NEWPORT – Visitors will not be able to walk the full length of the Cliff Walk by mid-June as previously announced by the R.I. Department of Transportation, The Newport Daily News reported last week. more
Brittany Lauro has been named social media coordinator at Discover Newport. Lauro previously served as an editorial assistant at Newport Life Magazine, where she managed the publication's online … more
PROVIDENCE – Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee signed into law legislation passed by the General Assembly that helps expedite the R.I. Department of Health’s certificate of need process for domestic “medical tourism” companies looking to locate in Rhode Island. more
With four months of planning left, the hosts for the Volvo Ocean Race are focused on making access to Ocean Race Village as trouble-free as possible. 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
(Editor’s note: This is the second in a three-part series of stories on statewide ballot questions voters will consider next month.) more
The city has been chosen as a host for first- and second-round games of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament in March 2016, and the event is expected to generate $3.5 million in economic impacts. more
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