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Newport’s history still intact

On the list of Rhode Island assets, surely the Newport Mansions belong near the top.For the third consecutive year, in 2018 the Preservation Society...
THE R.I. GENERAL ASSEMBLY will convene on New Year’s Day, swearing-in of 14 new state representatives and seven new senators. / PBN FILE PHOTO/NICOLE DOTZENROD

General Assembly to reconvene on New Year’s Day

(Updated at 4 p.m.)PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island General Assembly will convene on New Year’s Day on Tuesday, a rare holiday session because the...
RACE VILLAGE: Crowds gather in Newport for the Volvo Ocean Race stopover in May 2015. The 2017-2018 race stopover marked the second time Newport served as the sole North American locale to host the around-the-world yacht race. In the first week, the race village at Fort Adams State Park saw more than 40,000 ­visitors. / COURTESY VOLVO OCEAN RACE/MARC BOW

Marketing and sailing rewards, but departures too in 2018

R.I. Commerce Corp. last year unveiled a much-anticipated statewide tourism marketing campaign that included an updated website and digital ad initiative.Both centered on what...

Providence City Council overrides mayor’s veto of zoning change for Hope...

PROVIDENCE – The Providence City Council voted Thursday night to override Mayor Jorge O. Elorza’s veto of the zoning variance needed to surpass height...
PROVIDENCE MAYOR Jorge O. Elorza has vetoed the rezoning that would authorize the Hope Point Tower. / COURTESY THE FANE ORGANIZATION

Will Elorza veto cost city in GA?

The dramatic city review of the Hope Point Tower development – capped Nov. 30 with a last-minute veto by Mayor Jorge O. Elorza –...
PROVIDENCE MAYOR Jorge O. Elorza has vetoed the rezoning that would authorize the Hope Point Tower. / COURTESY THE FANE ORGANIZATION

Mayor Elorza vetoes Hope Point Tower rezoning

PROVIDENCE – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza vetoed a zoning change on Friday that would have allowed a New York developer to construct the city’s...
NEWLY ELECTED R.I. House of Representatives legislators attended an orientation visit Thursday. / PBN FILE PHOTO/NICOLE DOTZENROD

House leaders welcome freshmen legislators in orientation

PROVIDENCE – Dispensing a combination of practical advice and legislative philosophy, House employees and elected leaders welcomed freshmen representatives to the Statehouse Thursday in...
TOYMAKER HASBRO is considering moving out of its Pawtucket headquarters, shown above. The situation has prompted Rhode Island's political leaders to meet in December to discuss the situation. / COURTESY HASBRO INC.

State leaders to meet Dec. 11 over potential Hasbro move

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island's political leaders are set to meet in December to discuss how to respond to Pawtucket-based toymaker Hasbro Inc. considering moving...
SPORTS BETTING in Rhode Island launched Monday at Twin River Casino in Lincoln. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ JUSTIN CHIN

Sports betting launches at Twin River Casino

LINCOLN – Live sports betting launched at Twin River Casino Monday at an event with House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello and Senate President Dominick...

Officials left guessing on Hasbro plans

Call it The Big Mum. One of the world’s largest toymakers and among Rhode Island’s iconic companies, Hasbro Inc. is considering moving its headquarters...
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