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BARBARA COTTAM, chair of the R.I. Board of Education, spoke at the Computer Science for Rhode Island Summit held on Dec. 13 at the University of Rhode Island. / PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS

Two sections of Newport targeted for revitalization grants

PROVIDENCE – Newport may be known for its seaside mansions, but two neighborhoods in the community are being targeted for revitalization efforts.Citizens Bank’s charitable...

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...
CHARLIE ENRIGHT, Skipper for Vestas 11th Hour, works in the pit on Day 15 of Leg 8 from Itajai, Brazil, to Newport. / COURTESY VOLVO OCEAN RACE/MARTIN KERUZORE CHARLIE ENRIGHT, Skipper for Vestas 11th Hour, works in the pit on Day 15 of Leg 8 from Itajai, Brazil, to Newport. / COURTESY VOLVO OCEAN RACE/MARTIN KERUZORE

Volvo Ocean Race to arrive Tuesday

NEWPORT – The Volvo Ocean race approaches Newport, with race leader Team Brunel less than 200 nautical miles from port. The team leads the...
STUDENTS FROM ROCKING THE BOAT are pictured sailing on the Hudson River. / COURTESY ROCKING THE BOAT/11TH HOUR RACING

Grants from 11th Hour Racing benefit 10 organizations

NEWPORT - Less than a week before Volvo Ocean Race contestants and fans descend upon Newport, 11th Hour Racing, based in the City by...
AT FRIDAY'S TOURISM STUDY COMMISSION MEETING, it was confirmed that Newport's contract with short-term rental property monitoring software company Host Compliance was extended. Rep. Lauren H. Carson, D-Newport, the committee's head, sits at the center of the back row. / PBN PHOTO/EMILY GOWDEY-BACKUS

Newport extends host compliance contract for three years

PROVIDENCE – At the April Tourism Study Commission meeting, held Friday at the Statehouse, it was confirmed that Newport had re-upped its contract with...
NEWPORT CITY SOLICITOR Christopher Behan has released a “letter of interest” outlining the possible terms of a sale of the city’s armory, above, to the National Sailing Hall of Fame for $1.7 million. / COURTESY JUST ASK/SCOTT KINGSLEY

Newport mayor expresses support for sale of armory to Sailing Hall...

NEWPORT – After the Newport city solicitor released a “letter of interest” Wednesday outlining the possible terms of a sale of the city’s armory to...
VESTAS 11TH HOUR RACING SUFFERED a dismasting during Leg 7 of the Volvo Ocean Race between Auckland, New Zealand, and Itajai, Brazil. The crew is unharmed. Above, Mark Towill of Vestas 11th Hour Racing on day 12 of the current leg of the race. / COURTESY VOLVO OCEAN RACE

Vestas suffers dismasting south of Falkland Islands

PROVIDENCE - Vestas 11th Hour Racing suffered a dismasting nearly 100 miles south of the Falkland Islands, but all crew members are safe, according...
THE NEWPORT CLASSICAL MUSIC FESTIVAL will again feature a concert in the Breakers mansion. Above, french horn virtuoso Eric Ruske performs at The Breakers in Newport. / COURTESY NEWPORT MUSIC FESTIVAL

Newport Music Festival to feature 42 concerts for its 50th anniversary

NEWPORT - To celebrate its 50th anniversary this summer, the Newport Music Festival will feature Joshua Bell, A Far Cry and Imani Winds among...
VESTAS 11TH HOUR RACING will rejoin the Volvo Ocean Race for Leg 7 from Auckland, New Zealand, to Itajaí, Brazil. / COURTESY VOLVO OCEAN RACE

Vestas 11th Hour Racing to rejoin Volvo Ocean Race

PROVIDENCE – Vestas 11th Hour Racing will rejoin the Volvo Ocean Race in its seventh leg, from Auckland, New Zealand, to Itajaí, Brazil.The team...

Most-read stories of 2017, PBN.com

1 2017 40 Under Forty winners chosenPOSTED ONLINE: June 16Providence Business News has chosen the winners for its 13th 40 Under Forty program, to...
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