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GAMBLERS LOST $1.5 million on sports betting in Rhode Island in March. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ JUSTIN CHIN

R.I. sports bettors lose $1.5M amid March Madness

PROVIDENCE – Sports betting revenue after payouts in Rhode Island was $1.5 million in March, a sharp turnaround from an $890,623 loss in February,...
EXPLORE NEW ENGLAND has entered into a strategic partnership with Visit New England and has acquired the assets of New England Boating, New England Fishing and New England Golf & Leisure from Lighthouse Media Solutions.

Explore New England forms partnership with Visit New England, acquires assets...

WARWICK – Visit New England and Explore New England have entered into a strategic partnership at the same time that ENE has acquired the...
KRISTEN ADAMO has been named president and CEO of the Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Adamo named head of Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau

PROVIDENCE - The Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau has named its vice president of marketing and communications as its new president and CEO,...
GROWING SUCCESS: James ­McCarvill, director of the Rhode Island Convention Center Authority, stands in front of the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence in 2016. McCarvill said this year will be better than 2018 for the convention center authority, and he projects 2020 will be even better than previous years.
 / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Sports boosts RICCA coffers

Volleyball players from across the country converged on the R.I. Convention Center last April for a weekendlong tournament that brought in 170 teams and...
PASSENGER TRAFFIC traffic at T.F. green Airport in February declined 10.1% year over year to 265,654 passengers enplaned and deplaned. / COURTESY R.I. AIRPORT CORP.

Feb. traffic at T.F. Green declines 10.1%

Warwick – Passenger traffic at T.F. Green Airport in February declined 10.1% year over year to 265,654 passengers enplaned and deplaned, a drop from...
THE CARPIONATO GROUP announced a $22 million renovation of the Crown Plaza Hotel Providence-Warwick. / COURTESY CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL PROVIDENCE-WARWICK

Carpionato has $22M renovation planned for Crowne Plaza

WARWICK – The Crowne Plaza Hotel Providence-Warwick will undergo a $22 million renovation, according to The Carpionato Group Wednesday.The company, which owns the property,...
SUN COUNTRY AIRLINES, on the day that it began operating at T.F. Green, announced the planned addition of routes from Warwick to New Orleans and Las Vegas. / COURTESY MN AIRLINES LLC

Sun Country Airlines to add New Orleans and Las Vegas routes...

WARWICK – MN Airlines LLC, doing business as Sun Country Airlines, is adding nonstop flights from T.F. Green Airport to Las Vegas and New...
COLLECTION OF THE 1% meal and beverage tax in Rhode Island in January declined 12.8 percent year over year to $1.8 million. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/CHRIS RATCLIFFE

1% meal and beverage tax drops in Jan.

PROVIDENCE – Collection of the 1% meal and beverage tax in Rhode Island in January totaled $1.8 million, a 12.8% decline year over year...
E-SCOOTERS: A couple of Bird electronic scooters are photographed on a sidewalk in Providence. Bird is one of two companies operating the scooters in the capital city, which requires the scooter companies to cover the city with a general-liability insurance policy of at least $1 million in value.
 / PBN PHOTO/CHRIS BERGENHEIM

Is city protected if scooters crash?

The electric scooters flitting around Providence are fast, efficient, fairly inexpensive and easy to use. But they’re an accident waiting to happen, and when...
R.I. HOUSE MAJORITY Leader K. Joseph Shekarchi receives his ambassador award from PWCVB Board Chair Kimberly Greene. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE WARWICK CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU

PWCVB honors local ambassadors

PROVIDENCE - Local leaders who had a hand in bringing millions of dollars into the state through conventions, meetings and sports events were recognized...
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