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LOS ANDES LLC has been ordered to pay $775,000 related to a Department of Labor complaint alleging that the company failed to pay overtime wages between October, 2013 and October 2016.

Los Andes ordered to pay $775K over alleged overtime pay violations

PROVIDENCE – Los Andes LLC, doing business as Los Andes Restaurant, must pay $775,000 to the U.S. Department of Labor for violations of overtime...
WEEKAPAUG INN was one of two hotels in Rhode Island to receive top honors int he Forbes Travel Guide 2020 Star Awards. / COURTESY WEEKAPAUG INN

R.I. hotels, restaurants and spa get Forbes Travel Guide awards

PROVIDENCE – Several Rhode Island properties were recognized as Forbes Travel Guide 2020 Star Award winners, the magazine announced. Two Westerly hotels, Ocean House and...
STEADY GROWTH: Nancy Parker Wilson, owner of Greenvale Vineyard in Portsmouth, with her son Bill Wilson, the operations manager. Parker Wilson says the vineyard has seen steady growth in its seasonal tasting and events business, a function of increasing interest in agritourism and the “eat local” movement. / PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

PBN survey: In election year, more R.I. companies say no to...

Rhode Island businesspeople have revived their optimism about the future of the state economy, but they appear reluctant to back up their improved outlook...
Bruce Newbury

Dining Out: JWU adds a new degree of knowledge

When did food become so complicated? It seems like it should be just the opposite. We eat three times a day. The taking of nourishment...
COLLECTION OF the 1% hotel tax in Rhode Island totaled $261,010 in November. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MARY MACDONALD

Nov. 1% hotel tax yields $261K for state

PROVIDENCE – The 1% hotel tax generated $261,010 in November, a 9.9% increase year over year, the R.I. Department of Revenue said on Thursday. The...
CIRCUITOUS ROUTE: Geremie Callaghan worked in the music and cosmetics industries while living in New York City before returning to Rhode Island to open seafood restaurant Fluke in Newport with her husband, Jeff. / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Winding career path led restaurateur home to Newport

Geremie Callaghan and her husband, Jeff, were on their third date, at LeBistro, on Bannister’s Wharf at Newport Harbor in 1993. The cozy restaurant proved...
PROPER FIT: Tom Crowley, manager at The Ski Shop Plus in North Smithfield, helps Rosemary Stein of Smithfield get fitted for boots. Beyond skis and snowboards, available for rent or purchase, the shop offers a variety of accessories and clothing, including winter jackets and goggles. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Dead of winter? Not at Ski Shop Plus

North Smithfield is at least 35 miles away from Yawgoo Valley Ski Area in Exeter and even farther from the more popular Wachusett Mountain...
GAME KEEPERS: Courtney Price, left, and Sadie Price opened Good Game Grill on Weybosset Street in Providence in September. The café has more than 200 board games available to patrons. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

At Good Game Grill, it’s all fun and board games

Coffee, pastries and a side of Scrabble has long been the model of the increasingly popular board-game café scene, born out of the Toronto-based...

4 R.I. hotels ranked among nation’s best

PROVIDENCE – Four Rhode Island hotels are among U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hotels in the USA” 2020 rankings released on Feb. 4. The...
RHODE ISLAND local 1% meal and beverage tax collections in November increased 6.7% to $2.2 million. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/CHRIS RATCLIFFE

R.I. collects $2.2M from 1% meal and beverage tax in...

PROVIDENCE – Collection of the 1% meal and beverage tax in Rhode Island in November totaled $2.2 million, a 6.7% increase year over year,...
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