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Hospitality & Tourism

Convention Center parking rates rising 5% to 20%

PROVIDENCE – The price of parking in the R.I. Convention Center’s 2,500 parking spaces will rise June 1 by anywhere from 5 to 20...

Poll ranks Providence among top arts destinations

PROVIDENCE – For the third year in a row, the city has been named a “Top 25 Arts Destination” by the readers of AmericanStyle...
T.F. GREEN's rapid growth in recent years has  boosted employment not only at the airport, but also across the region, says a new report commissioned by the R.I. Airport Corporation. /

Study credits Green with $1.96B impact

Amid continuing discussions about T.F. Green Airport’s proposed expansion, the board that oversees the facility has released a report that attributes $1.96 billion in...
THE TIMING was right for Hotel Providence's owner Stanley Weiss to pass the torch, says buyer Hotel Asset Value Enhancement LLC. The highly acclaimed hotel is located at 331 Westminster St. /

Hotel Providence buyer to keep ‘superb’ team

Tiverton-based Hotel Asset Value Enhancement LLC and Acorn Asset Management Inc., based in Sacramento, Calif., have bought the Hotel Providence from founder Stanley Weiss...

Ryanair’s O’Leary may launch E.U.-U.S. airline

Michael O’Leary, CEO of Dublin-based Ryanair Holdings Plc, may start a no-frills transatlantic airline once the U.S.-E.U. “open skies” agreement takes effect next March,...
LISA STARR, founder/director of the Block Island Poetry Project, at Hygeia House, the inn she owns and operates with her husband, Champlin Starr, and their two children.  /

Block Island innkeeper is new state poet

Lisa Starr of Block Island has been named Rhode Island’s state poet. She replaces Thomas Chandler, the state poet since 1999.Starr, appointed Friday by...
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Retail and food-services sales rise 0.7%

WASHINGTON – Retail and food services sales last month rose 0.7 percent to $371.6 billion, an increase of 3.8 percent from March 2006, the...
ELLEN MADISON, owner of the Woody Hill Bed & Breakfast, teaches guests how to cook the really old-fashioned way ? Colonial style. /

Westerly B&B serves up a taste<br> of early American history

Ellen Madison wakes up early on days she teaches Colonial hearth cooking at her Woody Hill Bed & Breakfast in Westerly, starting the fires...
INSTEAD OF LICENSING outdoor areas with the rest of the premises, Providence requires restaurants to apply for a seasonal permit each year, and pay $135, even if the area is private property. Above, the dining area outside Union Station Brewery downtown.  /

A reprieve for al fresco dining<br> in Providence

Easing Providence restaurant owners’ fears that their outdoor tables would go unused this season, the R.I. Supreme Court has granted a stay that will...
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Chocolatier’s creations draw national attention

From “Baja popcorn” to mango jasmine bonbons, Garrison Confections, located at 815 Hope St., has something for just about any palate. And that has...
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