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RHODE ISLAND'S 5 PERCENT hotel tax collections totaled $2 million in October. The Omni Providence Hotel, pictured above, accounted for $94,515 of the tax collection for the month. / PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS

DOR: R.I. Oct. 5% hotel tax totals $2M

PROVIDENCE – October collection of the 5 percent hotel tax in Rhode Island totaled $2.02 million, a $12,469 decline from one year prior at...
COAST, a restaurant at the Ocean House in Westerly, was named a Five Diamond restaurant by AAA. / COURTESY OCEAN HOUSE

AAA names COAST Five Diamond restaurant

PROVIDENCE – AAA has named COAST in the Ocean House in Westerly as a Five Diamond restaurant, AAA Northeast announced Thursday. In writing about COAST,...
ALLEGIANT AIRLINES is adding a twice-weekly nonstop flight from T.F. Green Airport to Savannah, Ga. Above, the first arrival at T.F Green airport of Allegiant Airlines in September 2017. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Allegiant to offer twice weekly flight to Savannah from T.F. Green

WARWICK – Allegiant Airlines will add nonstop service to Savannah, Ga., from T.F. Green Airport, the R.I. Airport Corp. announced Tuesday. Flights to the Savannah/Hilton...
SPORTS BETTING: Pictured is the new sports-betting facilities at Twin River Casino Hotel in Lincoln. The expansion of sports betting to mobile options is expected to be introduced in the General Assembly this year. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Did the state make the right move in legalizing sports betting?

Heavy betting in Rhode Island on the Feb.3 Super Bowl will help boost state coffers. That's because the state receives 51 percent of the revenue from...
SPORTS BETTING: Pictured is the new sports-betting facilities at Twin River Casino Hotel in Lincoln. The expansion of sports betting to mobile options is expected to be introduced in the General Assembly this year. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Super Bowl boosts R.I. coffers

Rhode Islanders can thank the New England Patriots for more than just another NFL championship. While the long-term success of legalized sports betting in Rhode...

Sports betting is legal. Watch out.

Since ancient Rome, gambling on athletic events has been a fun, popular and hugely ill-advised pastime. Now states across the U.S. are racing to...

Goldstein alleges discrimination by RIAC, reaches $192K severance agreement

WARWICK – The R.I. Airport Corp. reached a severance agreement with Patricia “Patti” Goldstein, former senior vice president of marketing and communications, in return...
THREE RHODE ISLAND RESTAURANTS were named to the 2019 OpenTable 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America list.

3 R.I. restaurants make OpenTable’s 2019 most romantic list

PROVIDENCE – Three Rhode Island restaurants were named to OpenTable’s 2019 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America, the company announced Wednesday. Bouchard Restaurant and Inn...
THERE WAS $6.5 million wagered on bets in Rhode Island related to the National Football League's 2019 Super Bowl held on Sunday. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ JUSTIN CHIN

DOR: $6.5M wagered in R.I. on bets related to Super Bowl

PROVIDENCE - Bettors in Rhode Island wagered $6.5 million on bets related to the 2019 Super Bowl, according to the R.I. Department of Revenue...
LOCAL 1 PERCENT hotel tax collections totaled $414,728 in October, a 17.5 percent decline from October 2017. Collections from realtors and homeowners totaled $10,436 for the month, an 89.1 percent decline year over year. / COURTESY DURKIN COTTAGE REALTY

DOR: 1% hotel tax collection dips $88K in Oct.

RHODE ISLAND - Collection of the 1 percent local hotel tax in Rhode Island declined 17.5 percent, or $88,006, year over year to $414,728...
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