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Survey: 35% in R.I. visited Conn. casinos last year

DARTMOUTH, Mass. – Rhode Island residents made 1.7 million trips to Foxwoods Resort Casino and Mohegan Sun in the past 12 months, according to...
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A piece of the tropics in R.I.

The new Roger Williams Park Botanical Center's conservatory, billed as the largest indoor public display garden in New England, is scheduled to open on...

Unions seeking a piece of Lincoln Park expansion

The $220 million expansion and renovation of Lincoln Park, which is intended to transform the downtrodden dog track into a regional gaming destination, is...
JANITORS, hotel workers and others gather in front of Providence City Hall for a May 1 rally organized by UNITE HERE! Local 217 and Service Employees International Union Local 615 to support contract negotiations and the national immigrant rights movement. /

Hotel union forges new partnerships

In Rhode Island, only 25 percent of workers in the hotel industry are unionized. In Boston, it’s more like 50 percent. But things are...

Metro region gains bookings in ’06

The Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau says bookings for December 2006 were nearly twice as high as in 2005, bolstered by an increase...

Sage aims to reinvent hotel dining

Maggie Longo sees more than drywall and dust when she looks at the site where Temple Downtown Restaurant and Lounge is slated to open...

Tribe ‘weighing options’ after appeal’s rejection

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear the Narragansett Indian Tribe’s appeal of a lower-court ruling that the tribe is subject to Rhode...
CUSTOMERS line up at the counter for their coffee and pastry during the morning rush. Industrial-sized orders are welcome. /

Doughnuts the old-fashioned way

There is no conveyer belt at Allie’s Donuts Inc.; the doughnuts are all made fresh by hand, the way Allie Briggs made them when...
ANNU PALAKUNNATHU MATTHEW took a one-year sabbatical fromURI to document the Americanization of call-center workers in India. Her audio-visual exhibit, above, incorporating photos and recorded interviews, is on display at the URI Fine Arts Center through Dec. 10. /

At Indian call centers, U.S. culture makes its mark

Every day in India, hundreds of thousands of workers answer calls for U.S. companies, mimicking American accents and adopting names such as Paul, Arnold,...

Could a cruise ship dock revitalize the waterfront?

The way Patrick Conley sees it, his and his wife Gail’s new development could be the beginning of a “mini-Baltimore,” right here in Providence. At...
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