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Tall ship sinking in red ink

The Oliver Hazard Perry launched in 2015, one of the largest full-sailed educational and training ships in the country, and the first built in...
WHAT TO DO? Oliver Hazard Perry Rhode Island, the nonprofit organization supporting the state’s official school vessel and tall ship ambassador, SSV Oliver Hazard Perry, announced the ship would be docked for an indefinite amount of time as the group weighs its financial future. 
 / COURTESY OLIVER 
HAZARD PERRY RHODE ISLAND/TED NEIGHBORS

Building a tall ship is much easier than keeping it afloat

Providence Business News first wrote about the Oliver Hazard Perry in January 2009 when BankNewport gave a $25,000 grant to help cover development costs...
WHAT TO DO? Oliver Hazard Perry Rhode Island, the nonprofit organization supporting the state's official school vessel and tall ship ambassador, SSV Oliver Hazard Perry, announced the ship would be docked for an indefinite amount of time as the group weighs its financial future. / COURTESY OLIVER HAZARD PERRY RHODE ISLAND/TED NEIGHBORS

What should the state do now that the nonprofit controlling the...

The news that the SSV Oliver Hazard Perry had “paused” operations was a sad reminder that not all grand plans succeed. The nonprofit that...
AFTER 11 SEASONS as head dancer at Festival Ballet Providence, Vilia Putrius has been promoted to the school's school director. / COURTESY FESTIVAL BALLET PROVIDENCE

Putrius promoted from lead dancer to Festival Ballet Providence school director

PROVIDENCE - Vilia Putrius  has been appointed school director of Festival Ballet Providence according to a Thursday announcement by the organization.Putrius moves into the...

Middle passage marker to spark conversation in Newport

While some places in the American South are coming to grips with their pre-Civil War history by tearing down or moving monuments to people...
FUN-SIZED may be the theme of the state's most recent tourism campaign, but what activity did you find the most enjoyable over the summer vacation season? / COURTESY R.I. COMMERCE CORP.

Now that schools are back in session, what was your favorite...

The current marketing slogan for Rhode Island is “Fun-Sized.” Now that summer vacation season is behind us, which of the Ocean State’s many attractions did...

Electrical bikes hit Providence streets

PROVIDENCE – Over the next few days, you may start to see people buzzing around the city on red electrically-charged bicycles.Beginning Thursday, electricity-aided bikes...
OLIVER HAZARD PERRY Rhode Island, the nonprofit organization supporting the state's official school vessel and tall ship ambassador, SSV Oliver Hazard Perry, announced Tuesday the ship would be docked for an indefinite amount of time as the group weighs its financial future. An unknown amount of layoffs have also been made as the staff and crew are cut back to a "minimal" presence. / COURTESY OLIVER HAZARD PERRY RHODE ISLAND/TED NEIGHBORS

Sails empty as Oliver Hazard Perry “pauses” due to foggy financial...

NEWPORT – Anchors on the SSV Oliver Hazard Perry hit the sea floor Wednesday after a statement by its parent nonprofit noted financial difficulties...
ALL OF THE 94,000 individuals employed by Tampa-based Bloomin' Brands Inc. - owner of Outback Steakhouse - are eligible for discounted tuition at Johnson & Wales University to pursue continuing education opportunities. / COURTESY JOHNSON & WALES UNIVERSITY

Discounted JWU courses offered to Bloomin’ Brands employees

PROVIDENCE - Johnson & Wales University is adding to its portfolio of employer education partners.In a late August release, the Providence-based school announced it...
DISCOVER NEWPORT reported a 9.4 percent year-to-date increase in lodging revenue for the city. Countywide, Newport County saw a 3.3 percent increase in the same period. / COURTESY R.I. COMMERCE CORP.

Newport touts 10% lodging revenue jump YTD, no fear of fall...

NEWPORT - Heralding the upcoming Labor Day weekend holiday, Discover Newport released a report Friday emphasizing the City by the Sea's tourism popularity during...
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