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Save The Bay seal watches from Westerly and Newport in Narragansett Bay have been connecting environmentally conscious tourists and residents to this fragile natural area for the past 12 years. more
The mystique of being a lighthouse keeper settled into Nick Korstad’s dreams when he was 7 years old and visited a lighthouse on the Oregon coast. The vision grew clearer a few years later when his family moved from Portland to the town of Sequim, Wash., and he went on a tour of a nearby lighthouse. His first visit turned into hundreds of lighthouse visits. more
The Blackstone Valley Visitor Center in Pawtucket has a historical timeline of the valley on the wall, a 90-seat theater showing a film about the region and a large, walkable floor map. more
The Providence Biltmore has affiliated with Hilton Worldwide by joining its Curio Collection, a global group of hotels known for their uniqueness and authenticity. more
Last week the owners of Twin River made public a proposal to build a 150- to 250-room hotel on the Lincoln site, something they believe will help protect the state’s largest gambling facility from the effects of the introduction of gaming in Massachusetts. more
John E. Taylor Jr., chairman of the board for Twin River Worldwide Holdings, parent company for Lincoln’s Twin River, has helped develop a diversification strategy that includes the July 2014, $250 million purchase of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Biloxi in Biloxi, Miss. more
For an institution as steeped in tradition as the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum in Newport, 2014 has seen radical change. In May, the 60-year-old hall broke ground on a $15.7 million renovation and expansion project that will see the Victorian complex add three new courts, additional stadium seats, new interpretive exhibits and a new building on Memorial Boulevard. more
At the conclusion of its 2014 legislative session, the General Assembly passed the Rhode Island Access to Medical Technology Innovation Act and Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee signed the bill into law effective July 1, 2014. more
Rhode Island’s average hotel occupancy rate for May increased 4.7 percent over last May, exceeding the 3.6 percent rate for New England, and tourism experts say new and trusted marketing strategies, and pent-up demand are the reason. more
While perhaps best known for his stint as Providence mayor, Joseph R. Paolino Jr. has been a presence in the state’s real estate industry for several decades. He’s currently managing partner at Paolino Properties, a development and real estate firm who’s portfolio includes several downtown Providence properties. more
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