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(Updated 1:20 p.m. and 9:20 a.m.) Local 1 percent meal and beverage tax collections rose 3.1 percent year over year in February, and 6.9 percent when comparing fiscal year over fiscal year, the state Department of Revenue reported Monday. more
The Volvo Ocean Race stopover in Newport has drawn thousands of overnight visitors to the Ocean State. While good news for local hotels in the short term, just how much of an impact the 13-day event will have on occupancy rates for the year is hard … more
Newport ballet troupe Island Moving Company has 10 dancers and five staff members, but manages to draw hundreds to its performances of "The Nutcracker" at year's end, in part by holding it at the city's Rosecliff mansion. Normally a draw … more
The Ocean House, in Westerly’s Watch Hill neighborhood, has been named to Travel + Leisure’s 2015 list of the top 500 hotels in the world. more
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and other dignitaries officially opened Race Village for the Volvo Ocean Race Stopover at Fort Adams State Park late Tuesday afternoon. more
The newly appointed director of the R.I. Department of Labor and Training, Scott Jensen, paid a visit recently to my Newport radio station with the outgoing executive director of the Newport County Chamber of Commerce, Jody Sullivan. One of the … more
PROVIDENCE – A new National Park Service report shows that 51,523 visitors to the Roger Williams National Memorial spent $2.9 million in the state last year, a 7.4 percent increase over 2013. That spending resulted in 42 jobs and had a … more
Seasons at the Ocean House has been recognized by Open Table as one of the 100 best brunch restaurants in America. more
(Updated 12:37 p.m.) Jetsetter has released its hotel food awards, and recognized Newport’s Castle Hill Inn for a “favorite food ritual that keeps us coming back.” more
The Watch Hill Inn has been named one of the top five family-friendly hotels, according to Conde Nast Traveler’s 2015 Hot List of the best hotels and resorts in the world. more
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