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Blackstone Valley Golf Tournament returns for 13th year

BURRILLVILLE – This year, the Blackstone Valley Heritage Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, June 11, at Crystal Lake Golf Club in Burrillville. Marking...
AN INCREASE in unregistered, short-term rental properties cropping up on third-party hosting platforms is causing some headaches in Newport. / COURTESY VOLVO OCEAN RACE/AINHOA SANCHEZ

Keeping the peace in Newport

Most Newport residents understand the city benefits from its international reputation as a tourist attraction. But an increase in unregistered, short-term rental properties cropping up...
A MAP OF THE 15 cities and towns, including Woonsocket, that received $25,000 grants to host a free concert series this summer. / COURTESY MORTIMER & MIMI LEVITT FOUNDATION

Woonsocket receives $25K Levitt AMP grant to host free concert series

WOONSOCKET – The city was named one of 15 small- to mid-sized towns and cities by the Los Angeles-based Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation...

Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park to relocate HQ to I-295...

LINCOLN - The Interstate 295 Visitor Center in Lincoln will become the new headquarters for the Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park — the...
GHOST TOWN: With few shoppers or passersby on the sidewalks, even during weekday hours, Main Street in downtown Pawtucket resembles more of a ghost town than an active city center. City officials hope a new train station and a new ballpark for the Pawtucket Red Sox will lead to further development. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Pawtucket leaders think they finally have a plan to jump-start development....

Years of promises and waiting for new economic opportunities have made some residents and business owners jaundiced about a Pawtucket turnaround. If the so-called Ballpark...

New PawSox stadium win for city, state

To the Editor, I am in favor of Senate Bills 990 and 989 and support Pawtucket’s responsible effort to construct a new stadium on its...
POPULAR RACE: Boats skim the water during the Team Vestas Wind In-Port Race in Newport at the Volvo Ocean Race in May 2015. The race contributes to making Newport an attractive touring destination.   / COURTESY VOLVO OCEAN RACE/AINHOA SANCHEZ

Eighteen months after the ‘Cooler & Warmer’ debacle, does R.I....

When Portsmouth-based Rail Explorers USA, which offers unusual tours on recumbent bicycles along abandoned rail lines, got some national press in late July, business...
THIS AMERICAN SUPPLY CO. building in Central Falls, a rare example of a supply house for cotton, textile and silk mills of Rhode Island, has joined the National Register of Historic Places. /COURTESY RHODE ISLAND HISTORICAL PRESERVATION & HERITAGE COMMISSION

Central Falls textile building named to National Register of Historic Places

CENTRAL FALLS – A rare example of a supply house for cotton, textile and silk mills of Rhode Island has joined the National Register...

Tourism funding frustration grows

The fiscal 2018 budget finally signed into law by Gov. Gina M. Raimondo Aug. 3 again shifts tourism funding, and some regional council directors...
JILLIAN FINKLE IS THE coordinator of the Broad Street Regeneration Initiative, a collaborative effort between Pawtucket, Central Falls, Cumberland, the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council and many partners to revitalize the Broad Street corridor throughout the three communities. /COURTESY JILLIAN FINKLE

Five Questions With: Jillian Finkle

Jillian Finkle is the coordinator of the Broad Street Regeneration Initiative, which is a project tying together three communities in the Blackstone Valley: Pawtucket,...
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