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Airbnb survey finds many guests fearful of rentals

PROVIDENCE – A new survey reveals that Airbnb Inc. guests and hosts alike are hesitant to make new bookings on the travel-related platform due...

Three airlines to resume flights at T.F. Green

WARWICK  - After the crushing loss of passenger traffic and flights with the onset of COVID-19, T.F. Green Airport will see resumption of direct-service...

Sailing hall of fame organizations form partnership in Newport

NEWPORT –The National Sailing Hall of Fame and Herreshoff Marine Museum & America’s Cup Hall of Fame announced on Wednesday that their partnership will open an...
COLLECTION OF the 5% hotel tax in Rhode Island in March declined over 50% year over year to $562,853. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MARY MACDONALD

5% hotel tax collection in March plummets over 50% Y/Y

PROVIDENCE – Collection of the state 5% hotel tax in March declined 50.7% year over year to $562,853, the R.I. Department of Revenue said...
GUIDO SILVESTRI, owner of Civil, a skateboard shop on Westminster Street, describes the damage to his store from looting and violence Monday night into Tuesday morning. / PBN FILE PHOTO/NANCY LAVIN

‘It was gut-wrenching,’ Civil owner says of riots

PROVIDENCE – Having heard rumors that riots and looting were planned for the Providence Place mall, Guido Silvestri stopped by his Westminster Street skateboard...
A R.I. SUPERIOR COURT judge has sided with the state in a lawsuit that sought to halt sports gambling in the state. PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Judge sides with state in legal challenge to sports betting

PROVIDENCE (AP) – A judge has denied a request by a Republican activist to halt sports betting in Rhode Island. Daniel Harrop, a former Providence...
MOST RHODE ISLAND state beaches, including Misquamicut State Beach in Westerly, above, will reopen on June 1. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND STATE PARKS

R.I. state beaches set to reopen on June 1

PROVIDENCE – Nearly all state beaches in Rhode Island are reopening on June 1, the R.I. Department of Environmental Management announced Friday. Beaches will be...
BOTH OF TWIN RIVER's casinos on Rhode Island will open in an invitation-only, limited fashion starting June 8. / PBN FILE PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Twin River’s R.I. casinos to reopen on June 8 in limited...

PROVIDENCE – Twin River Worldwide Holdings Inc.’s two casinos in Rhode Island are scheduled to reopen on June 8, the R.I. Lottery announced on...
Kristen Adamo joined the Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau in 2005. She served as vice president of marketing and communications before being named CEO and president in 2019. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

The power of patience

Kristen Adamo | Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau CEO and president Patience is a virtue but it has never been one of mine. I...

Stepping Up: Frontline Foods RI looks to help restaurants, feed health...

PROVIDENCE – Restaurant owner Perry Raso was already donating thousands of free meals through his restaurant Matunuck Oyster Bar in South Kingstown. His most recent delivery, though,...

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