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Stop taxpayer subsidies for stadiums

Your tax dollars are being wasted, on an enormous scale, by uncompetitive socialist enterprises that ignore the basic rules of economics.I refer, of course,...
the prop: Jeff Roy holds a model Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The plane embodies the theme of Collette’s new travel blog, Traveling Well. “I think if we’re talking flight, this is a pretty good representation of it.” / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Jeff Roy, 37

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, REVENUE MANAGEMENT & PRICING – COLLETTEWhere do you see yourself professionally in 20 years? Hopefully, I’ll still be with Collette. I’ll...
the prop: Wine is an important part of the business, and it’s a passion of DeQuattro. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Esther DeQuattro, 37

PROPRIETOR – PANE VINO AND MASSIMO RESTAURANTSWhere do you see yourself professionally in 20 years? I hope to be growing our restaurant group. It...
GROUPS THAT BOOKED meetings, conventions or sporting events with the Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau at the R.I. Convention Center and/or at the Dunkin' Donuts Center alone accounted for approximately $51.9 million of direct spending in fiscal 2018. / COURTESY THE DUNKIN' DONUTS CENTER

PWCVB-booked meetings, conventions and events yield $73.7M in FY18

PROVIDENCE – Meetings, conventions and sporting events booked by the Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau yielded $73.7 million in direct spending in the...
THE R.I. DIVISION of Public Utilities and Carriers has found “insufficient cause” to revisit the docking questions raised by the town of New Shoreham over the proposed facility at Old Harbor for Rhode Island Fast Ferry. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FAST FERRY

DPUC denies attempt to revisit Block Island Fast Ferry dock issue,...

WARWICK – The long-running dispute between a company wanting to add seasonal ferry service to Block Island, and the town of New Shoreham and...
THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION is awarding T.F. Green Airport $737,000 in infrastructre grants, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced Tuesday. / COURTESY R.I. AIRPORT CORP.

Seasonal nonstop Miami flight to debut at T.F. Green Airport in...

PROVIDENCE- American Airlines has added a seasonal nonstop flight from T.F. Green Airport to Miami that will be offered starting on Dec. 19, 2018,...
THE RHODE ISLAND TRUCKING ASSOCIATION says the annual Trucking Association Executives Council conference, which was estimated to generate $1 million in tourism, has moved from Newport to Rockport, Maine, due to the Ocean State's RhodeWorks truck-tolling policies.

RITA: Truck tolling cost R.I. $1M in tourism

PAWTUCKET – The annual Trucking Association Executives Council industry conference that was expected to generate an estimated $1 million for Rhode Island has been...
BY EXECUTIVE ORDER THURSDAY, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo designated Sunday, July 29 as the 2018 Governor's Bay Day. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the local tradition. / PBN FILE PHOTO/K. CURTIS

Raimondo selects July 29 as 2018 Governor’s Bay Day

PROVIDENCE - Marking the 30th anniversary of the local tradition, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo signed an executive order naming Sunday, July 29 as the...

Moderate Party gubernatorial candidate challenges changes to eminent domain

The discussion in recent months of a proposal, now law, that would authorize borrowing for a new ballpark for the Pawtucket Red Sox concentrated...

Providence special-events permitting goes digital

PROVIDENCE – The city has launched a digital special-permit system to offer “streamlined” services for easier access to necessary permits and applications for those...
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