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GOV. DANIEL J. MCKEE signed a 20-year agreement with IGT and Bally's to operate the state's gambling services. / PBN FILE PHOTO/CASSIUS SHUMAN

McKee signs 20-year lottery contract for IGT, Bally’s

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee has signed legislation establishing a 20-year lottery contract with International Game Technology PLC and Bally's Corp. that will...
Alexander Filippidis

Tax on sugary drinks too big a burden

As a small-business owner here in Providence, I know firsthand how difficult the past year has been for our local establishments. While Rhode Islanders...
Bruce Newbury

New eatery will feed the ‘chicken craze’

Chef and restaurateur Nick Rabar was considering the moniker “Chicken City” for his new just-announced restaurant concept that he is planning to open late...

Bally’s completes acquisition of operations at Indiana casino

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island-based Bally’s Corp. has completed its acquisition of Tropicana Evansville casino operations from Caesars Entertainment Inc. for  $140 million, the company...
BEACH HOMES such as this one in Narragansett are hot commodities on the rental market this summer, according to local tourism officials. / PBN FILE PHOTO

Growing number of ‘homestays’ giving R.I. tourism a big boost

Tourism officials in Rhode Island’s shoreline communities are preparing for a bustling summer season based, in part, on the large number of home rentals...

Ocean House Collective names Hirsch president and managing director

WESTERLY – Ocean House Collective has named Dant Hirsch president and managing director, the organization announced Wednesday. Hirsch, who will begin on June 16, will...

The Beatrice, a boutique hotel, to open late summer in Downtown...

PROVIDENCE – The Beatrice, a boutique hotel with 47 rooms, will open in late summer, its owner announced Wednesday. The hotel at 90 Westminster...
THE SOUTH COUNTY area of Rhode Island, with areas such as the docks at Wickford Village in North Kingstown, was noted as a top trending destination in Airbnb's Travel Report. / PBN PHOTO/CASSIUS SHUMAN

Airbnb: R.I. a top trending summer destination in U.S.

PROVIDENCE – Airbnb Inc.'s Travel Report has ranked Rhode Island as a top trending destination in the U.S. for travelers seeking lodging accommodations through...
Bruce Newbury

Some restaurants still feeling a burden

If the unimaginable ordeal we have come through over the past 14 months has ended – which is a big “if” – the end...

RIAC not implementing proposed airport parking fee this summer

PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Airport Corp. on Thursday said it will delay implementing a fee-based parking program it is developing for the Block...

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