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OVER 40,000 people visited the Volvo Ocean Race Newport Stopover Race Village in its first week open. /COURTESY VOLVO OCEAN RACE/JESUS RENEDO

Newport Race Village sees more than 40,000 visitors in first week

NEWPORT - The Race Village at Fort Adams State Park has welcomed more than 40,000 visitors in the opening week of the Volvo Ocean Race...
DISCOVER NEWPORT announced it had won national recognition as a tourism marketing district from Civitas Advisors, a Sacramento, Calif.-based tourism consultancy firm. / COURTESY DISCOVER NEWPORT

New distinction wins Discover Newport national recognition

NEWPORT - A year after declaring the City by the Sea a tourism marketing district, Discover Newport has been named the recipient of Civitas...
ONE OCEAN EXPLORATION ZONE will open Saturday as part of the Volvo Ocean Race Newport Racing Village.

One Ocean Exploration Zone opens Sat. at Newport race village

NEWPORT – The One Ocean Exploration Zone – Presented by 11th Hour Racing – is opening Saturday as part of the Newport Race Village...
LOCAL 1 PERCENT HOTEL tax collections totaled $201,833 in January. / COURTESY DURKIN COTTAGE REALTY

DOR: Jan. 1% hotel tax collections continue climb

PROVIDENCE – Local 1 percent hotel tax collections totaled $201,833 in January, a $36,930 year-over-year increase, according to the R.I. Department of Revenue Friday.The...
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Perfect storm leads to lobster price hike

The price and availability of lobster, particularly lobster meat, is causing consternation among diners and restaurateurs nationwide.A combination of severe winter weather in March...
LOCATED AT 79 IVES ST. in Providence, PVDonuts is expanding into a vacant retail space next door, which will become the commercial kitchen for the operation while the original building will become an enlarged seating area.

PVDonuts expanding Ives Street location into vacant retail space next door

PROVIDENCE – A doughnut institution in Providence is expanding. PVDonuts, which operates from a wood-frame building at 79 Ives St. in the Fox Point...
THREE RHODE ISLAND state beaches will be open weekends from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. starting Saturday. Above, beachgoers are pictured at Roger Wheeler State Beach in Narragansett. / COURTESY OFFICE OF GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO

DEM announces 3 state beaches to open May 12

PROVIDENCE – Three Rhode Island state beaches will be open weekends from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. starting Saturday, the R.I. Department of Environmental...
U.S. SEN. JACK F. REED, along with Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse and Rep. David N. Cicilline, announced $1.2 million in federal funding to help upgrade the pier in Bristol that is used by the Prudence Island Ferry. / COURTESY JACK F. REED

Bristol receives $1.2M for Prudence Island Ferry Dock renovation; project’s cost...

BRISTOL – The town of Bristol will receive $1.2 million to rehabilitate the north and south walls of Prudence Island Ferry Dock Pier from...
VESTAS 11TH HOUR RACING placed third in the leg from Itajai, Brazil, to Newport, arriving to a foggy Newport Harbor. / COURTESY VOLVO OCEAN RACE/AINHOA SANCHEZ

Vestas 11th Hour places third in Newport homecoming

NEWPORT – Vestas 11th Hour Racing placed third in the race to Newport early Tuesday morning, earning a podium spot in the final miles...
CHARLIE ENRIGHT, Skipper for Vestas 11th Hour, works in the pit on Day 15 of Leg 8 from Itajai, Brazil, to Newport. / COURTESY VOLVO OCEAN RACE/MARTIN KERUZORE CHARLIE ENRIGHT, Skipper for Vestas 11th Hour, works in the pit on Day 15 of Leg 8 from Itajai, Brazil, to Newport. / COURTESY VOLVO OCEAN RACE/MARTIN KERUZORE

Volvo Ocean Race to arrive Tuesday

NEWPORT – The Volvo Ocean race approaches Newport, with race leader Team Brunel less than 200 nautical miles from port. The team leads the...
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