Food & Agriculture

Bruce Newbury

Local culinary high school anything but elementary

One of Newport’s oldest restaurants is not on the waterfront or Bellevue Avenue. The Colonial Dining Room, which opened in 1973, is a 60-seat...
PGHC HOLDINGS, parent company of Papa Gino's and D'Angelo Grilled Sandwiches restaurants, has declared bankruptcy, entered into a stalking horse sale agreement with a private equity firm and closed 95 restaurants across New England, impacting roughly 1,000 workers.

Papa Gino’s parent company declares bankruptcy, closures impact roughly 1,100 N.E....

DEDHAM, Mass. – PGHC Holdings Inc., the parent company of Papa Gino’s and D’Angelo Grilled Sandwiches restaurants, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in Delaware...
CAPTIVE AUDIENCE: Kevin Breene, owner of Breene Hollow Farm in West Greenwich, is the winner of the 2018 Outstanding Rhode Island Dairy Farm award, presented by the R.I. Department of Environmental Management. Breene has Jersey cows (brown), Holsteins (black and white) and Ayrshire cows (reddish brown). / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Breene dairy farm ‘way of life‘

Since he bought his first calf at the age of 7, Kevin Breene knew he wanted to be a dairy farmer.Now 62, Breene is...
RETURNING FOR its 12th year, Newport Restaurant Week will take place from Nov. 2 through Nov. 11. This year, the event will feature a new pricing scale as well as partnership with two local nonprofit organizations. / COURTESY DISCOVER NEWPORT

Restaurants band together for 12th Newport Restaurant Week

NEWPORT - The eight-day-long fall edition of Newport Restaurant Week returns for its 12th year with an updated pricing structure and nonprofit partners.From Nov....
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT of Environmental Management announced it and six other organizations in Rhode Island received a combined $276,614 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Specialty Crop Block Grant program.

R.I. receives $276K from federal specialty crop grant program

PROVIDENCE – Six Rhode Island-based groups working to support local agriculture were awarded $187,667 in farm viability grants, the R.I. Department of Environmental Management...

Food Boat makes final fall farmers market appearance

PROVIDENCE – Wrapping up an eight-lecture season, Eating with the Ecosystem’s Food Boat will host its final educational lecture and demonstration this weekend.Catch the...
Bruce Newbury

Cosentino shares cooking experience with students, alumni during visit to JWU

With the annual tradition of homecoming weekends every fall at college campuses and high schools, it is a good time to spotlight a local...
COLLECTION OF THE 1 percent meal and beverage tax in Rhode Island increased 0.5 percent year over year in July to $2.78 million. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/LUKE MACGREGOR

DOR: July 1% meal and beverage collection relatively unchanged at $2.78M

PROVIDENCE – Collection of the 1 percent meal and beverage tax in Rhode Island totaled $2.78 million in July, a 0.5 percent increase year...
DUNKIN' BRANDS GROUP reported a 60.5 percent increase in third quarter net income year over year to $66.1 million. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/PATRICK T. FALLON

Dunkin’ Q3 profit rises 60.5% to $66.1M

CANTON, Mass. – Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc. reported net income of $66.1 million for the third quarter, or 79 cents per diluted share, a...

Salisbury Farm corn maze raising funds to help people with bleeding...

JOHNSTON – Opened on Sept. 8, Salisbury Farm, in partnership with the New England Hemophilia Association, is home to a corn maze designed to...
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