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RESTORATION OF THE Rosecliff rose garden has been completed, per an announcement by the Preservation Society of Newport County Friday. The project was commenced in October. / COURTESY OF PSONC

Rosecliff rose garden restored thanks to donors

NEWPORT - With the help of two donations from the V.J. Palmieri Charitable Trust, totaling $95,000, the Preservation Society of Newport County has been able...

OneJet ends nonstop flight service out of T.F. Green Airport to...

WARWICK – OneJet has ceased operating flights out of T.F. Green Airport to Pittsburgh, WPRI-TV CBS 12 reported July 30.Although T.F. Green is in...
THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION is awarding T.F. Green Airport $737,000 in infrastructre grants, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced Tuesday. / COURTESY R.I. AIRPORT CORP.

FAA awarding T.F. Green Airport $737K in infrastructure grants

WARWICK – The Federal Aviation Administration is awarding T.F. Green Airport $737,000 in infrastructure grants to construct a runway safety area and remove obstructions...
A BOAT sails through Narragansett Bay in Newport at the end of a video advertisement produced by R.I. Commerce Corp. as part of its "Fun-Sized" campaign. / COURTESY R.I. COMMERCE CORP.

Commerce RI releases 4 new ‘Fun-Sized’ campaign ads

PROVIDENCE – As part of a summer push to target potential visitors from outside Rhode Island to come visit the Ocean State, the R.I....
COLLECTION OF the 5 percent hotel tax in March totaled $1.1 million across the state, an increase of 14.6 percent year over year.

March 5% hotel tax totals $1.1M

PROVIDENCE – Collection of the 5 percent hotel tax in Rhode Island in March totaled $1.1 million, a 14.6 percent increase year over year,...

In regulation, the small things add up fast

The pervasiveness of state-imposed regulations has been a topic of contention for years among the business community in Rhode Island.“Manufacturing employers there are...

Commerce RI approves TIF for Newport hotel, 2 Innovation Vouchers and...

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Commerce Corp. board of directors and Gov. Gina M. Raimondo voted July 23 to approve an estimated $3.5 million in...
GOV. GINA M. Raimondo  has nominated nine individuals to the new R.I. Executive Climate Change Science and Technical Advisory Board, and five individuals to serve on the Library Board of Rhode Island. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Raimondo goes to brewery and cuts taxes for small businesses

PAWTUCKET – Continuing her platform to make Rhode Island more “business-friendly,” Gov. Gina M. Raimondo signed bills Thursday to cut taxes and fees for...
RHODE ISLAND'S 5 PERCENT hotel tax collections totaled $922,558 in February. The Omni Providence Hotel, pictured above, accounted for $69,610 of the tax collection for the month. / PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS

R.I. collects $922.6K in 5% hotel tax in Feb.

PROVIDENCE – Collection of the 5 percent hotel tax in Rhode Island in February totaled $922,558, a 15.2 percent increase year over year, according...
COLLECTIONS OF THE LOCAL 1 percent hotel tax in March totaled $251,919, a 9.5 percent decline year over year.

March collections of local 1% hotel tax fall year over year

PROVIDENCE – March collections of the local 1 percent hotel tax in Rhode Island declined 9.5 percent year over year to $251,919 from $278,000,...
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