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Friday, November 16, 2018

Hospitality & Tourism

NORWEGIAN AIR will end its seasonal routes to Edinburgh, Scotland, and Belfast, Northern Ireland, ending service in late October. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/SIMON DAWSON

USA Today: Norwegian ending PVD service to Edinburgh, Belfast

WARWICK – Norwegian Air is discontinuing its seasonal service from T.F. Green Airport to Edinburgh, Scotland, and Belfast, Northern Ireland, USA Today reported Tuesday.The...
EXPECTED TO OPEN IN SEPTEMBER, the Massachusetts Design, Art and Technology Institute will be led by Executive Director Lindsay Miś. / COURTESY MASSACHUSETTS DESIGN, ART AND TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE

New Bedford welcomes 21st-century art space/museum DATMA

NEW BEDFORD - The Whaling City is home to a new art museum and exhibition space dedicated to technological innovation in the art and...
PICTURED IS A VIEW of the design submitted by a Roger Williams University professor for the Boston Martin Luther King Jr. memorial. Called "Ripple Effects," the design is one of five finalists chosen by Bay State nonprofit Martin Luther King Boston. / COURTESY WODICZKO + BONDER

RWU professor’s design among 5 finalists for Boston MLK memorial

BRISTOL – A design proposal submitted by Roger Williams University professor of architecture Julian Bonder has been chosen among five finalists for the city...
THE R.I. COMMERCE CORP. released four new 10-second ad spots from its "Fun-Sized" campaign, including a spot featuring the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular at Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, pictured above. / COURTESY R.I. COMMERCE CORP.

Commerce RI releases 4 new “Fun-Sized” ads

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Commerce Corp. released four new ads from the “Fun-Sized” tourism campaign Wednesday.The new 10-second ads feature The Breakers, the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular...

Tall ship sinking in red ink

The Oliver Hazard Perry launched in 2015, one of the largest full-sailed educational and training ships in the country, and the first built in...
WHAT TO DO? Oliver Hazard Perry Rhode Island, the nonprofit organization supporting the state’s official school vessel and tall ship ambassador, SSV Oliver Hazard Perry, announced the ship would be docked for an indefinite amount of time as the group weighs its financial future. 
 / COURTESY OLIVER 
HAZARD PERRY RHODE ISLAND/TED NEIGHBORS

Building a tall ship is much easier than keeping it afloat

Providence Business News first wrote about the Oliver Hazard Perry in January 2009 when BankNewport gave a $25,000 grant to help cover development costs...
WHAT TO DO? Oliver Hazard Perry Rhode Island, the nonprofit organization supporting the state's official school vessel and tall ship ambassador, SSV Oliver Hazard Perry, announced the ship would be docked for an indefinite amount of time as the group weighs its financial future. / COURTESY OLIVER HAZARD PERRY RHODE ISLAND/TED NEIGHBORS

What should the state do now that the nonprofit controlling the...

The news that the SSV Oliver Hazard Perry had “paused” operations was a sad reminder that not all grand plans succeed. The nonprofit that...
AFTER 11 SEASONS as head dancer at Festival Ballet Providence, Vilia Putrius has been promoted to the school's school director. / COURTESY FESTIVAL BALLET PROVIDENCE

Putrius promoted from lead dancer to Festival Ballet Providence school director

PROVIDENCE - Vilia Putrius  has been appointed school director of Festival Ballet Providence according to a Thursday announcement by the organization.Putrius moves into the...

Middle passage marker to spark conversation in Newport

While some places in the American South are coming to grips with their pre-Civil War history by tearing down or moving monuments to people...
FUN-SIZED may be the theme of the state's most recent tourism campaign, but what activity did you find the most enjoyable over the summer vacation season? / COURTESY R.I. COMMERCE CORP.

Now that schools are back in session, what was your favorite...

The current marketing slogan for Rhode Island is “Fun-Sized.” Now that summer vacation season is behind us, which of the Ocean State’s many attractions did...
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