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THE NEWPORT DAILY NEWS will cease printing its Wednesday hard copy print edition starting the week of April 25. That's day's paper will switch to online only. / COURTESY THE NEWPORT DAILY NEWS

Newport Daily News to cease print edition on Wednesdays

MIDDLETOWN – The Newport Daily News, one of multiple Gannett Co.-owned local newspapers in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, will be eliminating its Wednesday physical...

Collette pledging $200K to support Ukrainian humanitarian efforts

PAWTUCKET – Being in the travel industry, Collette Travel Services Inc. has had a close eye on the unfolding crisis going on in Ukraine...
GINA M. RAIMONDO, U.S. Commerce secretary and former Rhode Island governor, will deliver the 101st Stephen A. Ogden Jr. Memorial Lecture on International Affairs at Brown University on March 15. /AP FILE PHOTO/ALEX BRANDON

Raimondo to deliver Ogden lecture at Brown University March 15

PROVIDENCE – Former Rhode Island governor and current U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina M. Raimondo will return to the Ocean State March 15 at 5...
HILARY FAGAN has been named the new president of R.I. Commerce Corp. / COURTESY R.I. COMMERCE CORP.

R.I. Commerce Corp. taps Fagan as new president

PROVIDENCE – Hilary Fagan will become R.I. Commerce Corp.’s new president next month, replacing Jesse Saglio. The quasi-public agency announced late Monday that Fagan, R.I....
MARK S. MURPHY, director of the John H. Chafee Center for International Business at Bryant University, told Providence Business News that he will be leaving the center after Monday. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Murphy leaving role as Chafee Center director

SMITHFIELD – Mark S. Murphy, the director of the John H. Chafee Center for International Business at Bryant University, told Providence Business News that...
THE AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION'S 20th annual State of Tobacco Control report released Wednesday says that while Rhode Island has made progress to end tobacco use across the state, it still fails to adequately fund tobacco control programs and protect youths from flavored tobacco products.

Report: R.I. improves tobacco prevention efforts, but control programs still underfunded

PROVIDENCE – While Rhode Island has made progress to end tobacco use across the state, it still fails to adequately fund tobacco control programs...
THE PROVIDENCE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER said the two-week run of the Broadway hit 'Hamilton' brought in more than $5.5 million to the state's economy. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

PPAC: ‘Hamilton’ brought in $5.5M to R.I. economy

PROVIDENCE – The musical “Hamilton” was more than just a hit on the Providence Performing Arts Center stage this past fall. It also was...
RHODE ISLAND'S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE in December was 4.8%, down from 5.1% in November, according to the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. / AP FILE PHOTO/LYNNE SLADKY

R.I.’s December jobs report indicates improvement; unemployment at 4.8%

CRANSTON – Rhode Island’s economic recovery is improving slightly from month to month, but is still lagging behind the U.S. According to the R.I. Department...
GOV. DANIEL J. MCKEE during his State of the State address Tuesday proposed creating a Rhode Island Higher Ed Academy to help Rhode Islanders pursue higher education and training that may not only increase the state’s overall workforce but also put the Ocean State on a path toward long-term economic recovery. AP FILE PHOTO/STEVEN SENNE

Gov. McKee proposes state higher-ed academy to help build R.I.’s workforce

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee unveiled plans Tuesday for a "higher ed academy" that would enroll more than 1,000 Rhode Islanders during a...
NEWPORT WILL HOST the North American stopover for the 14th Ocean Race from May 10, 2023, through May 23, 2023. / COURTESY AINHOA SANCHEZ/VOLVO AB

Newport’s Ocean Race stopover scheduled for May 2023

NEWPORT – The City by the Sea will welcome the world’s top sailing racing teams in May 2023 as a stopover for the 14th...

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