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Chamber issues Pocket Guide to Newport County

MIDDLETOWN – The Newport County Chamber of Commerce yesterday unveiled its first “Pocket Guide to Newport County.” The 2007 guide is a 70-page, full-color compendium...
NATIONWIDE, most fried foods still are cooked in oils that contain trans fats. Above, fried foods from McDonald's, which cites the difficulties of finding a good replacement oil. /

A compromise on trans fats

An effort to ban trans fats in Rhode Island restaurants has lost much of its momentum, with a compromise approved by the R.I. House...
FRIENDS ENJOY al fresco dining at Cuban Revolution in downtown Providence. The restaurant was the first in the city to be granted an outdoor permit this year. /

Restaurant insiders prefer outdoor dining

“I’m calling from New York,” said the woman on the phone. She was looking for a table at a Providence restaurant on a “WaterFire”...

Change of venue for May 24 IT workshop

PROVIDENCE – The IT disaster planning workshop slated for this Thursday, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., has been moved to the Providence Biltmore,...

US Airways to pare T.F. Green flights to Pittsburgh

WARWICK – US Airways this summer will reduce service from Pittsburgh to T.F. Green Airport (PVD) from four daily flights to two, US Airways...
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Tempting tourists’ taste buds

Cindy Salvato started her behind-the-scenes Federal Hill tours as a reward for her students. If they worked hard in her Johnson & Wales University...
THOMAS NILES, executive vice president of The Procaccianti Group, shows an artist?s concept for what is now the parking lot of Newport Grand. /

Procaccianti outlines Newport plan to local leaders

When The Procaccianti Group first presented its O2 Newport proposal last month, the developer said it would solicit extensive public input to flesh out...

Celebrating what makes us unique

Tourism is about the experience – whether it’s a complete body-pampering spa immersion or watching the oldest Fourth of July Parade in the country...
JONATHAN STEVENS, left, of Preserve Rhode Island, Gov. Donald L. Carcieri and National Geographic's Jonathan Tourtellot sign the Geotourism Charter at last
Wednesday's Tourism Unity Luncheon as Carcieri aide Sue Stenhouse watches. /

‘Geotourism’ pledge puts R.I. people, heritage first

Jonathan Tourtellot drove home the meaning of “geotourism” with a slideshow. Accompanied by a voiceover of a woman saying how much she’d loved a...
GETTING TOURISTS to return to the state yearly is part of what tourism leaders are hoping to do via projects including the new lobby of the Dunkin? Donuts Center, now under construction. /

Sports events viewed as big way to draw visitors

An increased effort to sell Rhode Island as a destination for sporting events has started to show results, and the state’s tourism leaders expect...
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