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Groups call for timely distribution of funds from R.I.’s ARPA allocation

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s businesses and organizations are calling on Gov. Daniel J. McKee and the state's legislative leaders to allocate a portion of...
BLOCK ISLAND'S TOP TOURISM official says the summer destination had a great high season in 2021, and the good times are continuing. / PBN FILE PHOTO/CASSIUS SHUMAN

‘High-spending’ visitors give Block Island a big lift

Block Island’s business owners are in a celebratory mood after a summer tourism season that saw visitors eager to open their wallets and spend,...

Five Questions With: Joseph R. Paolino Jr.

The high-end, 47-room hotel with a world-class Italian restaurant opening on the first floor is a point of pride for Joseph R. Paolino Jr.,...
Bruce Newbury

Dining out: A lesson for Salve students

Like the virus and its far-reaching effects, telling the story of the pandemic has been unprecedented. On social media, we receive and react to...
TAKING THE RISK: A gambler places sports bets at Bally’s casino in Atlantic City, N.J., earlier this month. The American Gaming Association projects that 45.2 million Americans will bet on NFL games this season. / AP PHOTO/WAYNE PARRY

Legal sports betting spreading across U.S.

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J – More than half of the United States now offers legal sports betting, just three years after it was allowed by...
BALLY'S CORP. CASINO EXECUTIVES and state officials, including Gov. Daniel J. McKee, center, and House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi, left, gathered on Thursday afternoon outside the casino to celebrate the rebranding and to mark the start of a $100 million expansion project at the Twin River casino and hotel in Lincoln. / PBN PHOTO/MARC LAROCQUE

Twin River marks rebrand to Bally’s, start of $100M expansion

LINCOLN – What’s been known as Twin River Casino Hotel since 2007 is now called Bally’s Twin River Casino Lincoln. Casino executives from Bally’s Corp....

R.I. hotel industry projecting $107.8M less in business travel revenue in...

PROVIDENCE – A new report has found that Rhode Island’s hotel industry is projected to end the year with $107.8 million less revenue from...

T.F. Green named among best airports in U.S. in Travel +...

WARWICK – Rhode Island T.F. Green International Airport has been named the No. 3 domestic airport in Travel + Leisure’s 2021 World’s Best Awards,...

Reports show depth of COVID-19 impact, recovery in R.I’s hospitality sectors

PROVIDENCE – A new set of reports from a Rhode Island Hospitality Association's economic outlook event held Thursday shows an industry hard hit by...

New app developed by PC graduates connects customers with nightlife

PROVIDENCE – Two years ago, Miles McQuillen, then a student at Providence College, was waiting for a ride home after a “terrible night out.”...

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