Five percent hotel tax collections rose 3.6 percent in the fiscal year over fiscal year period through October, but fell 2 percent when comparing the month of October with October 2015, the R.I. Department of Revenue said Thursday.
Local 1 percent hotel tax collections grew 14.4 percent in the fiscal period through October compared with the prior fiscal period, but fell 0.8 percent when comparing the month of October with October 2016, the R.I. Department of Revenue said last week.
Collette presented a $6,500 grant to The College Crusade of Rhode Island in early March to help support the organization’s college readiness programs for students in Joseph Jenks Junior High School and Samuel Slater Junior High School in Pawtucket.
Providence chef Ben Sukle is a finalist in the 2017 James Beard Awards, considered the “Oscars” of the food world. The James Beard Foundation today announced the finalists in this year’s awards and Sukle is among six New England chefs in the running for Best Chef Northeast.