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Twin River loses $21.4M in Q2, as it moved to reopen...

PROVIDENCE – Twin River Worldwide Holdings Inc. lost $21.4 million in the second quarter of 2020, a loss of 77 cents per diluted share,...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO announced Wednesday that starting Friday, bars at restaurants must shut down by 11 p.m. / COURTESY CAPITOL TV

Roughly 90 R.I. restaurants/bars showed some noncompliance; Simone concerned about curfew

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island will implement its 11 p.m. shutdown for bars Friday, after Gov. Gina M. Raimondo said during her weekly COVID-19 press...
PUZZLE PIECES: Ocean State Escape owner Leonard Albanese, with daughter Rachel. They are in their Christmas-themed escape room in Johnston. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Where few escape alone

Cracking codes, translating riddles and finding a way out of hard-to-navigate spaces in just 60 minutes are what draw customers to Johnston’s Ocean State...
SINKING FEELING: A visitor to the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward, Alaska, passes an exhibit at the aquarium and research center. A majority of visitors used to be cruise ship passengers, but most cruises have been canceled because of the ­pandemic. / ANCHORAGE DAILY NEWS VIA AP/MARC LESTER

Financially struggling zoos could be latest victims

SAN FRANCISCO – Since the coronavirus pandemic began keeping visitors at home, the jaguars and chimpanzees at the Oakland Zoo have enjoyed the quiet,...
PROVIDENCE RESTAURANT Weeks will be held for four weeks in 2020, designed to boost the restaurant business in Providence, Warwick, Cranston and surrounding communities./PHOTO COURTESY PROVIDENCE WARWICK CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU.

Providence Restaurant Weeks promotes ‘Stay Local. Eat Well.” Program to include...

PROVIDENCE – Restaurant Week has become Restaurant Weeks in 2020, with a new message that encourages Rhode Islanders to patronize their favorite restaurants, either...

IGT loses $282M in Q2, stymied by casino closures amid pandemic

PROVIDENCE – International Game Technology PLC this week reported a $282 million loss in the second quarter, or $1.37 per diluted share. IGT said it...

Mayflower II cancels scheduled stop in Rhode Island

BOSTON (AP) – The Mayflower II, a replica of the ship that brought the Pilgrims to the New World 400 years ago, has canceled...
THE PRUDENCE ISLAND LIGHT, the oldest lighthouse in Rhode Island, is being offered for a sale or transfer by the U.S. government. / PHOTO COURTESY U.S. GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION/LIGHTHOUSE FRIENDS

Prudence Island Light for sale: property will be transferred to eligible...

PORTSMOUTH – The Prudence Island Light, also known as the Sandy Point Lighthouse, and about 2 acres of surrounding land will be transferred or...

PVDFest launches virtual scavenger hunt to replace in-person art festival

PROVIDENCE – Providence's signature art festival has historically drawn locals and visitors to the Creative Capital each summer, where Downtown is transformed into an...
MORE THAN NOSTALGIA: Caswell Cooke Jr., executive director of the Misquamicut Business Association, says families have helped sell out most showings at the Misquamicut Drive-in Theater. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Blast from past a sellout

A summer at the beach and drive-in movie theaters: Some pleasures even a pandemic can’t ruin. The COVID-19 health crisis has dealt bad hands to...

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