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Hospitality & Tourism

People must step up for museum to work

More than two decades in gestation, the Heritage Harbor Museum to celebrate Rhode Island’s seafaring culture is hoping that a new hotel-office space complex...

Lincoln voters oppose making Twin River a casino

Lincoln voters have shot down two nonbinding referendum questions about possible expansion at the Twin River gaming facility in a poll that holds no...
TALK OF THE TOWN was packed on one of its final nights, Oct. 28. The bar, at 143 Washington St., shut down to make room for a new hotel and is moving to Olneyville. /

Sierra Suites plan finally expected to go forward

If the final plans for a new Sierra Suites hotel are filed this month – as city planners expect – the demolition of 143...
THE WESTIN PROVIDENCE encourages guests to save water by not having their bed linens changed daily. The hotel also recycles – which is relatively rare in the industry. /

A new way for industry to showcase ‘green’ leaders

The Westin Providence and the Providence-based Chow Fun Food Group are hoping to be among the first to receive green certification through the recently...
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Celebrating women in the restaurant world

Hundreds of women from as far away as Australia visited Newport for the 2007 Women Chefs and Restaurateurs National Conference, held at the Hyatt...
AMERICAN AIRLINES has pared the number of chronically late flights from five to one. Above, a plane at JFK Airport. /

Chronic flight delays cut to lowest level in 2 years

U.S. airlines cut chronically delayed flights to the lowest level in almost two years after a second threat of federal fines if carriers don’t...

Chamber dinner to honor R.I. National Guard

MIDDLETOWN – At its annual dinner later this month, the Newport County Chamber of Commerce will honor the R.I. National Guard for its long...

Charlestown Seafood Fest among Top 100 Events

CHARLESTOWN – The American Bus Association has ranked the 26th Annual Charlestown Seafood Festival among its Top 100 Events in North America in 2008. The...
BRIGHT FLAMINGOS provide a splash of  nonsectarian holiday color in the window of one downcity storefront. /

Downtown retail hits its stride

The downtown retail sector is gaining momentum. New stores are opening. Money is being spent on signage and preservation. For Parents Weekend at Brown...

Providence to host Ironman 70.3 qualifying

Though summer seems far away, Rhode Island has a new event to look forward to: a new athletic competition that includes a 1.2-mile swim,...
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