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THE PATRIOT WAY: Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau President Martha Sheridan said the two Patriots home playoff games this season are estimated to generate the Providence area over $1 million in hotel blocks alone. / COURTESY PWCVB

PWCVB estimates Pats playoff games will generate at least $1M total...

PROVIDENCE – The Providence Warwick Convention & Victors Bureau said that the New England Patriots’ two home playoff games are expected to generate $1...
ANGUS DAVIS is CEO of Upserve, which is upgrading its online-ordering restaurant software. / COURTESY UPSERVE

Upserve dishes up more-competitive online food-ordering platform

PROVIDENCE – The Upserve platform has added advanced features to its online-ordering system, the restaurant tech company said in a press release. The upgraded...
NORWEGIAN AIR announced adjustments to its flights from T.F. Green, including discontinuing its flights to Bergen, Norway. / COURTESY NORWEGIAN AIR

Norwegian Air to discontinue flights from T.F. Green to Bergen, Norway

PROVIDENCE - Norwegian Air has discontinued its flights to Bergen, Norway, the R.I. Airport Corp. announced Monday.Norwegian also announced it is adding a flight...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL Management announced $380,000 is available in the form of Local Agriculture and Seafood Act grants and Farm Viability grants for 2018.

RIDEM announces $380K in grants available for food, farming businesses

PROVIDENCE – Farm and food businesses looking to grow in Rhode Island can apply for up to $380,000 in grants available from the R.I....
The PWCVB and Rhode Island Sports Commission expect sports event in Providence to bring in $4 million in direct spend and hotel room nights./ PHOTO COURTESY RISC

Jan. sporting events look lucrative for Providence

PROVIDENCE - Home field advantage for the New England Patriots as well as youth hockey, gymnastics, wrestling and basketball will lead to an expected...
EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCES: Timothy and Susan Magill of Narragansett, with the many photo albums from their eight different tours with Collette. The couple wants to learn from new cultures and continues to book with Collette because of the educational experiences. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

The global threat of terrorism hasn’t hampered century-old Collette’s growth, at...

When anti-government protests in Egypt turned violent in January 2011, 160 travelers with Pawtucket-based Collette tours were among an estimated 1,900 U.S. citizens temporarily...
UNIQUE TOPPINGS: Shane Matlock is the owner of The Burgundian, a 5-month-old food company that sells Belgian-style waffles at pop-up events across Rhode Island. The waffles come with a variety of topping styles. Pictured is a bacon, ricotta, fig spread and basil theme. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Waffles to write home about

In late 2008 Shane Matlock, living on the French side of the Belgium-France border, ate a waffle that “forever changed” his outlook on the...
THE GREATER PROVIDENCE area was named one of the best markets in the U.S. to host a convention. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Providence-Warwick named among top U.S. urban areas for conventions

PROVIDENCE –The Providence-Warwick area was named as one of the best medium-size U.S. cities to host a convention for 2018, according to MeetingSource.com (for the...
THE NEWPORT CAR MUSEUM was nominated as one of the 10 best new attractions in the nation by USA Today in its readers' choice awards contest. / COURTESY NEWPORT CAR MUSEUM

Newport Car Museum lands No. 7 spot in USA Today ‘Best...

PORTSMOUTH – The Newport Car Museum was named among USA Today’s top 10 “2017 Best New Attractions” following a fan vote, the museum announced...
NEW YEAR'S EVE is a time for celebration, including consuming alcoholic beverages. But sometimes the celebrants drink and drive, which can be a lethal combination. / BLOOMBERG NEWS PHOTO/MICHAEL NAGLE

Did you drive to and from a New Year’s Eve celebration,...

Drinking and driving is never a good combination, even if only one alcoholic beverage has been consumed. Did you imbibe a drink or two...
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