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Metacomet Country Club is listed for sale./COURTESY LEISURE INVESTMENT PROPERTIES GROUP OF MARCUS & MILLICHAP REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT SERVICES.

Metacomet Country Club in East Providence listed for sale

EAST PROVIDENCE – Metacomet Country Club is on the market, listed for $3.5 million, according to a Tampa-based brokerage which specializes in golf resorts,...
IN ITS FIFTH CONSECUTIVE MONTH OF DECLINE, the Rhode Island seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell 0.1 percentage points to 3.9 percent in September per the R.I. Dept. of Labor and Training. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING

Slow, steady decline in unemployment stretches into September

PROVIDENCE – Continuing its slow and steady decline, the Rhode Island seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell 0.1 percentage points to 3.9 percent in September,...
LOCAL 1 PERCENT hotel tax collections totaled $5.1 million in fiscal 2018. Realtors and homeowners accounted for $763,806 in collections in the fiscal year, while hosting platforms and room resellers accounted for $129,031. / COURTESY DURKIN COTTAGE REALTY

DOR: 1 percent hotel tax collections increase 14.8% in fiscal 2018

PROVIDENCE – Collection of the 1 percent hotel tax in fiscal 2018 totaled $5.1 million, a 14.8 percent increase from fiscal 2017 when collections...
WEEKDAY, NONSTOP service to Montreal will be offered from T.F. Green Airport starting Nov. 5 on a 19-seat Beechcraft 1900C aircraft flown by Public Charters Inc., which does business under the name Regional Sky.

T.F. Green adds weekday, nonstop service to Montreal, daily flights to...

WARWICK – The R.I. Airport Corp. announced Thursday a new weekday, nonstop flight service from T.F. Green Airport to St. Hubert Airport in Montreal.The...
THE CHANLER AT CLIFF WALK was the highest-ranked hotel among New England hotels in the 2018 Readers' Choice Awards published by Condé Naste Traveler. / COURTESY CHANLER AT CLIFF WALK

Newport, R.I. hotels and resorts honored in Condé Naste Traveler Readers’...

NEWPORT – Newport was chosen as one of the best small cities in the United States to visit in the 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards...
RHODE ISLAND'S 5 PERCENT hotel tax collections totaled $21.5 million in fiscal 2018. The Omni Providence Hotel, pictured above, accounted for $1.2 million of the tax collection for the fiscal year. / PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS

5% hotel tax collection in FY18 rises nearly 10%

PROVIDENCE – Collection of the 5 percent hotel tax in Rhode Island totaled $21.5 million in fiscal 2018, a 9.9 percent increase year over...
FRUSTRATED: Steven Porter, co-owner with his wife, Dawn, of Stillwater Books on Main Street in Pawtucket, said the decision of the Pawtucket Red Sox to move to Worcester, Mass., is a missed opportunity to “revitalize the downtown in one fell swoop,” adding the city will lose hundreds of thousands of potential visitors. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

With the dream of a gleaming new ballpark gone, Pawtucket businesses...

Out the picture windows of his Pawtucket bookstore, Steven Porter can see what might have been.With a sweep of his hand, he identified the...
TRAFFIC AT T.F. GREEN increased 12.6 percent year over year in July. / COURTESY R.I. AIRPORT CORP.

July traffic at T.F. Green increases 12.6% Y/Y

WARWICK – Traffic at T.F. Green Airport increased 12.6 percent year over year in July, according to the most recent numbers from the R.I....
THE FRIENDS OF POMHAM Rocks Lighthouse were among 10 recipients of the Rhody Awards for Historic Preservation. / COURTESY PRESERVE RHODE ISLAND

10 winners of Rhody Awards for Historic Preservation named

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission and Preserve Rhode Island announced the 10 winners of the 2018 Rhody Awards for Historic...
COLLETE TRAVEL SERVICE is being considered for $1.3 million under the Qualified Jobs incentive program by the R.I. Commerce Corp. to create 50 higher-paid positions in Rhode Island.

Collette seeks $1.3M in state job creation incentives for employment expansion

PAWTUCKET – Collette Travel Service Inc. plans to create 50 jobs with salaries that exceed the state’s median by 2021, according to a R.I....
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