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COLLECTION OF THE 1 PERCENT meal and beverage tax in Rhode Island totaled $2.6 million in September. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/LUKE MACGREGOR

DOR: Sept. 1% meal and beverage tax collections rise $213K

PROVIDENCE – Collection of the 1 percent meal and beverage tax in Rhode Island totaled $2.6 million in September, an increase of $212,521, or...
THE CHANLER at Cliff Walk and The Spiced Pear at The Chanler have been nominated for 2016 Historic Hotels Awards of Excellence from Historic Hotels of America and Historic Hotels Worldwide. / COURTESY THE CHANLER AT CLIFF WALK

Expansion of 1% hotel tax drives year-over-year gains for R.I. towns,...

PROVIDENCE – Thanks to the expansion of the state’s 1 percent hotel tax to include online hosting platforms and home rentals, revenue for August...
Magellan Health Inc. has proposed to double its Rhode Island based employment.

Magellan Health proposes Rhode Island expansion, seeks incentives

PROVIDENCE – The health management company Magellan Health, Inc. is planning to expand its workforce in Rhode Island, and has requested state job creation...
BEACH TIME! Summer and Rhode Islanders head to the beach. In this case, it's Block Island, but there are many opportunities to take in sun and surf in the Ocean State. / PBN PHOTO/K. CURTIS

Where have you been to the beach this summer?

As summer winds down and productivity at Rhode Island businesses drops, we know where you all are – at the beach. The only question...

First Autonomous Floating Microgrid Platform for Powering and Recharging Electric...

Newport, RI – Newport Harbor has been the site of many firsts in its long and storied history, and this June it will be...
“KER ARVOR,” a Louis XV revival house modeled after La Lanterne, Versailles, has been listed by Lila Delman Real Estate International for $12 million. /COURTESY LILA DELMAN REAL ESTATE INTERNATIONAL

Newport estate ‘Ker Arvor’ on market for $12M

NEWPORT – “Ker Arvor,” a Louis XV revival house modeled after La Lanterne, Versailles, has been listed by Lila Delman Real Estate International for...
THE VIDEO LOTTERY TERMINALS at Newport Grand. Newport Grand and Twin River Casino contribute $1 billion in economic activity in Rhode Island, according to a report released Thursday from the American Gaming Association. / PBN FILE PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

Report: Casinos in R.I. contribute $1B in economic activity

PROVIDENCE – The two commercial casinos in Rhode Island contribute $1 billion in economic activity, and gaming supports 5,496 jobs, which pay more than...
THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE reported that April continued a downward slide in the 2017 fiscal year with a 26.1 million dollar shortcoming from previous estimates.

DOR: Hotel tax collections rise in November

PROVIDENCE – One percent and five percent hotel tax collections increased both year over year in November and fiscal year over fiscal year through...
THE HAROLD Brown Villa, a Gilded Age estate, is on the market for $5.9 million. /COURTESY LILA DELMAN REAL ESTATE INTERNATIONAL

Slocum estate for sale for $5.9M in Newport

NEWPORT – The Harold Brown Villa, also known as the Slocum estate, is on the market for $5.9 million.Built in 1880, the 25-room Gilded Age...
NEWPORT'S BEHAN Bros. has been selected as the prime contractor to construct the $5.4 million Breakers Welcome Center expected to open next year./ COURTESY PRESERVATION SOCIETY OF NEWPORT COUNTY AND EPSTEIN JOSLIN ARCHITECTS

Behan Bros. chosen to construct Breakers Welcome Center

NEWPORT – Behan Bros. has been selected as the prime contractor to construct the $5.4 million Breakers Welcome Center expected to open next year.According...
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