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HELPING HAND: Tammy Delfino, left, server, and ­Kaitlyn Roberts, owner of Easy Entertaining in Providence, prepare for an event. / PBN PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO

Food a longtime, great unifier for Kaitlyn Roberts

Kaitlyn Roberts’ love of cooking can be traced back to her childhood and her late grandfather.A school principal in upstate New York, he had...
CENTRAL LOCATION: David Dadekian, owner and founder of Eat Drink RI, stands in front of the site of the former Shooters nightclub at 25 India St. in Providence, where he has proposed to create Central Market, a retail center where the public can gather and experience the best of the state’s small food-production businesses.  / PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

Local food businesses excited for Eat Drink RI’s Central Market

After being named Whiskey Magazine’s 2017 American Craft Producer of the Year, Sons of Liberty Spirits Co. wants to expand its footprint from South...

International tourists are renewable resource

President Donald Trump has made clear his view that the U.S. doesn’t need any more immigrants. The mystery is why a veteran of the...
THREE RHODE ISLAND BEACHES were named in a Wednesday list published by the Boston Globe as the best beaches to visit in New England. Above, Town Beach at Matunuck in South Kingstown. / COURTESY TOWN OF SOUTH KINGSTOWN

3 R.I. beaches named to Boston Globe best in New England...

PROVIDENCE - In a ranking released Wednesday by the Boston Globe – ironically also the first day in 2018 to break 80 degrees in...
THE NEWPORT GRAND CASINO site has been sold to the Carpionato Group of Cranston. / PBN FILE PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

Newport Grand site sold to Carpionato Group for $10.2M

NEWPORT – The Carpionato Group LLC has purchased the Newport Grand Casino property for $10,150,000, according to Newport records, with plans to transform the...
THE SMALL BUSINESS Administration has released its latest state profiles. / COURTESY SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

More small-business firms, employees reported by latest SBA R.I. profile

PROVIDENCE - More than half, 52.7 percent, or 224,254 individuals, of the state's workforce was employed at 99,821 small businesses operating in the state...
TED ALLEN, host of “Chopped” on the Food Network and author of “In My Kitchen,” welcomes over 400 high school students from across the U.S. to the 17th Annual National Prostart Invitational. / COURTESY NATIONAL RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION EDUCATION FOUNDATION

National student chef competition looked like reality food TV

PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Convention Center had the look of a food reality TV show over the weekend including a big-money jackpot and...
THE WYNN BOSTON Boston Harbor Resort Casino will now be called the Encore Boston Harbor, according to Wynn Resorts CEO Matt Maddox. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/SCOTT EISEN

Wynn’s Boston casino gets name conceived by founder’s ex-wife

NEW YORK - Wynn Resorts Ltd. will remove its founder’s name from a casino under construction in Massachusetts and will instead call the property...
TEAMING UP: Rachelle Handfield, executive vice president of human resources at Collette, has redesigned the company’s approach to compensation and professional development.  / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Handfield orients personnel, practices with Collette’s objectives

CHIEF HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICER, LARGE PRIVATE COMPANY | Rachelle Handfield, Collette Travel Service Inc.Rachelle Handfield, executive vice president of human resources at Pawtucket-based Collette...
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Unfamiliar menu items not a deterrent for most diners

You are seated at a table at a Rhode Island restaurant you have been looking forward to trying. When you open the menu, there...
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