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In 1983, Lynn Singleton was named president of the Providence Performing Arts Center and successfully reversed the then-struggling theater’s financial fortunes. Attendance at PPAC has increased from 57,000 that first year to nearly 500,000 this year. During his tenure, he and PPAC have received widespread recognition, including several Tony Awards for production. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

‘You win with good people’

J.L. “Lynn” Singleton | Providence Performing Arts Center CEO and presidentHere are some thoughts I have consistently found to be true over my decades...
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James Beard rejiggers the map

The James Beard Awards have become known as the Oscars of the food world. Competition has become intense as chefs and restaurateurs constantly search...
RHODE ISLAND cash collections in August increased 2.3% year over year to $278.4 million.

R.I. Aug. cash collections increase 3.2%

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island cash collections in August totaled $278.4 million, a 3.2% increase year over year, according to the R.I. Department of Revenue...
THE CHANLER at Cliff Walk was voted the best hotel in New England in the Conde Naste Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards. / COURTESY THE CHANLER AT CLIFF WALK

Several R.I. hotels and resorts receive Conde Naste Travelers Readers’ Choice...

PROVIDENCE - Several Rhode Island institutions were voted among the best in New England in the Conde Naste Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards this week.The...
FITCH RATINGS has affirmed a BBB+ rating for the R.I. Airport Corp.'s outstanding revenue bonds and maintained a positive outlook on those bonds despite a decline in T.F. Green Airport enplanements in fiscal 2019. / COURTESY R.I. AIRPORT CORP.

Fitch affirms RIAC’s BBB+ bond rating and holds positive outlook

WARWICK – Fitch Ratings has affirmed the R.I. Airport Corp.’s BBB+ rating on $97 million outstanding revenue bonds as of June 30, the ratings...
BROWN UNIVERSITY and current and former student dining-services workers, not shown, have reached a $620,000 settlement over a federal lawsuit that accused Brown of violating the Fair Labor Standards Act. Despite the preliminary settlement, Brown denies any wrongdoing in the case. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Brown, former student dining services workers agree to $620K settlement over...

PROVIDENCE – Brown University has agreed to pay $620,000 to settle a class-action lawsuit filed by current and former student dining-services workers who accused...

R.I. sports bettors lose $851K in Aug.

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island sports gamblers lost $851,788 in August, betting $10.1 million and winning back $9.2 million, according to the R.I. Lottery.The August...
A LAWSUIT against the former Newport Grand Casino alleging sex and age discrimination has been settled. / PBN FILE PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

Newport Grand Casino sex and age discrimination lawsuit settled

NEWPORT – A lawsuit alleging sex and age discrimination at the now-closed Newport Grand Casino has been settled for an undisclosed sum of money,...
NEWPORT SHIPYARD has been acquired by Safe Harbor Marinas. / COURTESY SAFE HARBOR MARINAS

Newport Shipyard acquired by Safe Harbor Marinas

NEWPORT – Newport Shipyard has been acquired by Texas company Safe Harbor Marinas LLC, Safe Harbor announced this week.The company now owns seven marina...
SPORTS BETS placed in Rhode Island resulted in gamblers losing $851,788 in August. Above, guests relax in a lounge at the sportsbook at Twin River Casino Hotel in Lincoln. 
 / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. sports bettors lose $851K in Aug.

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island sports gamblers lost $851,788 in August, betting $10.1 million and winning back $9.2 million, according to the R.I. Lottery.The August...
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