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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,...
PATTY WEST, from the Ecological Monitoring & Assessment Program and Foundation of Northern Arizona University, speaks at the Sustainable Tourism Development Forum. /

R.I. urged to embrace ‘place-making’ as its priority

When it comes to place-making, Bob Billington thinks the United States could learn a lot from the way European and Far Eastern countries create...
LOCAL CHEFS, from left, Matt Gennuso, John Elkhay, Nick Rabar and Derek Wagner, far right, discuss dining trends with Brent Frei, second from right, at Citron. /

Great experience key to local restaurants’ success

As vibrant as the local restaurant scene is, chef owners of Rhode Island independent restaurants are keeping an eye on national players threatening to...

Make-A-Wish fundraiser yields $120,000 for kids

The recent annual fundraiser for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Rhode Island brought over 450 guests to The Westin Providence and generated more than $120,000. Local...
THE RACE is expected to attract 2,000 athletes and their families from around the world. The July 13 event will take competitors from Narragansett to the East Side and downtown of Providence, the host city. /

R.I. to host Ironman 70.3 qualifying race

PROVIDENCE – Though summer seems far away, Rhode Island has a new event to look forward to: a new athletic competition that includes a...
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