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THE NEW HOTEL, a Hampton Inn to be constructed at The Village at South County Commons, is to have 100 guest rooms. /

Washington Trust Co. financing $8.1M new hotel

The Washington Trust Co. Commercial Real Estate Group has provided Village Hotel Associates LLC with $8.1 million in financing to build a Hampton Inn...
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BankNewport to display Tall Ships painting

NEWPORT – “Tall Ships in Newport Harbor,” the signature painting for the Amica Insurance Tall Ships Rhode Island 2007, goes on exhibit today at...

New Wave Café shuttered in tax dispute

NEW BEDFORD – The New Wave Café, a longtime showcase for original music, was shut down Wednesday by The Mass. Department of Revenue for...
STATE REPRESENTATIVES Peter T. Ginaitt, left, and Joseph Trillo, center, are co-chairing a commission to gauge the impact of the 2003 fire code on local businesses. /

Hearing on fire code reveals flaws<br> in enforcement

Lou DeCiantis, owner of Lou’s Laundry in Warwick, didn’t realize he could ask the R.I. Fire Safety Code Board of Appeal and Review for...
PROVIDENCE Art Windows fills empty storefronts with works  such as 'Fragment Land,' a quilt by Mia Capodilupo of Chicago. /

Turning empty windows into artists’ showcases

At night, Maureen Keaveny’s window is a black-light-illuminated sculpture of recycled paper shaped into shrubbery. The Rhode Island School of Design junior calls it...
A PATRON tacks up a photo of his dog on the wall of the Decatur Lounge, which had until its recent closing been a dog-friendly neighborhood bar in the West End.  /

West End institution shuts down with little notice

Stacey Behan moved to the Broadway neighborhood on the West End of Providence five months ago because she “fell in love” with the area. The...
BIG IN SANTO DOMINGO? A trade mission to the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica and Miami this month will feature Porino?s pasta sauce, among other locally made items. /

Bringing a taste of R.I. to Caribbean nations

Creative Findings LLC got into the food export business after its president, Leonard Rosenblatt, tasted frozen cheesecake on a stick. He was having dinner with...
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Twin River doubles down

Twin River – the former Lincoln Park – opened its new gambling hall March 23, with members of the General Assembly, Secretary...
FROM LEFT, at the new store in Warwick, are Sally Wilson and Tom Houllahan of Panera Bread, Doris Stearn Donovan of Children?s Friend & Service, and Ruth Devitt, general manager of Panera Bread. /

Panera grand opening helps Children’s Friend

In celebration of the grand opening of its sixth store in Rhode Island – at 1000 Bald Hill Road, Warwick – Panera...
KYLE KETCHUM, right, The Spiced Pear's executive chef, gives Mike Salwen and Carol Kiesow cooking lessons at The Chanler at Cliff Walk in Newport. /

R.I. chefs share secrets, connect with diners

Television chefs make cooking look so simple. Who among us who watches the Food Network or Frank Terranova hasn’t been inspired to take spatula...
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