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With the days ticking down to summer, marking Block Island's busiest time of year for tourism and commerce, a delayed $107 million utility project has some local businesses worried the island will not be ready for this year's tide of tourists. … more
People who stumbled upon the first prototype for WaterFire Providence in 1994 could be forgiven for responding with a puzzled "huh?" and then moving along. Who knew this odd public art event would bring millions of people and hundreds of millions of … more
Peter Angelone stood on the bank of a pond in Hopkinton. A stand of tall pine trees shaded the water from the summer sun. Angelone, principal fishery biologist for the R.I. Department of Environmental Management, moved out from the shadow … more
What do visitors to Rhode Island want to see, to keep them coming back again? Unique attractions, experiences that are authentic, and unusual destinations and activities. Along with the restaurants and the popular beaches, visitors want … more
Paula Twidale, the executive vice president of travel group Collette, has been named chairwoman of the United States Tour Operators Association. She is the first woman named to this position. Twidale, a 23-year employee of Collette, has been in the … more
The Newport Historical Society is launching a new initiative: Newport Eats. more
Based on just one event, the $4.5 million creation of a new 240-foot pier at Fort Adams State Park in Newport would seem to be a smashing success. But thankfully for the people of Rhode Island, this is one public expenditure that just keeps on … more
In the last few years the state has taken steps toward alleviating some of the financial pressures felt by retirees, but some tax professionals believe more could be done to prevent those in their twilight years from leaving the Ocean State. … more
More than 300 people attended a downtown Providence tour of condominium and apartment buildings on Oct. 17, filtering through sites including the Arcade Providence, Avalon at Center Place and the new building at The Promenade. more
Cheryl Vieira has been appointed director of visitor services at Roger Williams Park Zoo. She has worked at the zoo since 2009. Previously she worked as a technology systems manager at The College Crusade of Rhode Island. She holds a B.S. in … more
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