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R.I. Commerce Corp. announces $2.7M for tourism events and attractions

PROVIDENCE – R.I. Commerce Corp. on Tuesday announced that 24 local organizations will share in $2.7 million in federal funding to create new attraction...
PRESERVE RHODE ISLAND has awarded $125,000 grants to 16 organizations to support building restoration projects.

Preserve Rhode Island grants $125K to 16 organizations for building restoration...

PROVIDENCE – Sixteen nonprofit organizations focused on maintaining historical buildings across the state were awarded $125,000 in grants from Preserve Rhode Island to support...

Newport Historical Society hosts guided, socially distant winter walking tours

NEWPORT – The Newport Historical Society will host a series of guided walks this winter, to promote the city’s diverse and interesting history. The weekly...
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ELIZABETH SULOCK, 39

40 Under Forty 2019 winner: ELIZABETH SULOCK | 39 CURATOR OF LIVING HISTORY,NEWPORT HISTORICAL SOCIETY What is the best advice you have ever received? As a college...

Tearing down ‘Superman’ building is wrongheaded thinking

To the Editor: In Providence Business News’ June 7 article, “It will take investment to save ‘Superman’ tower,” Rep. Blake Filippi, R-New Shoreham, suggested the...

Newport Historical Society essay winners to go to NYC to see...

NEWPORT – Tenth-graders from across the Ocean State are once again invited to submit essays to the annual Big Ideas for a Changing World:...
ENDANGERED PROPERTY: Barbara Zdravesky, president of the Preservation Society of Pawtucket, in front of Hose Company No. 6 on Central Avenue in Pawtucket. The society says the commercial building is being threatened with demolition. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Lack of funding slows restoration of historic commercial buildings in R.I.

In 35 years, the Preservation Society of Pawtucket has awarded 135 historic markers to properties in the city, eight of which are commercial structures,...
NEWPORT HISTORICAL SOCIETY is hosting a walking tour Aug. 19, running from Spring Street to Touro Park, exploring the city's Colonial origins. /COURTESY NEWPORT HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Colonial origins on display at Newport Historical Society

NEWPORT – Newport Historical Society’s August tour of the month, Spring Forth: A Walking Tour of Newport’s Colonial Origins, will include explanation of the...
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