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Flynn named director of development at Preservation Society of Newport County

NEWPORT – Returning to her home state, Tara Flynn has been named director of development at the Preservation Society of Newport County. Flynn spent the...

Preservation Society of Newport County, RISD put on augmented reality exhibit

NEWPORT – The Preservation Society of Newport County has partnered with the Rhode Island School of Design to put on an augmented reality exhibit...

There’s a cost to preserving history. Is R.I. willing to pay...

Rhode Island’s state archives, which include pre-1650 artifacts, have sat in nondescript commercial office space in a Providence flood zone, lacking proper preservation technology,...
THE PRESERVATION SOCIETY of Newport County has released its spring program schedule, including a series of lectures and tours held June 2-9.

Preservation Society of Newport County releases spring program schedule

NEWPORT – In conjunction with its “Bohemian Beauty: The Aesthetic Movement and Oscar Wilde’s Newport,” the Preservation Society of Newport County has released a...
STATE PRESERVATION GRANTS are currently on hiatus, affecting many nonprofits that rely on state funding. Above, Trudy Coxe, head of the Preservation Society of Newport County. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Preservationists eye ‘Hail Mary’

From roofs and balustrade repair to weatherproofing, nearly $11 million has been allocated in State Preservation Grants to 164 projects at historic sites across...
MARTHA STEWART will be headlining the 2018 Newport Flower Show June 22 to June 24. / COURTESY NEWPORT FLOWER SHOW

Martha Stewart to headline 2018 Newport Flower Show

NEWPORT - Television personality and celebrity Martha Stewart will headline the 2018 Newport Flower Show hosted by the Preservation Society of Newport County, the...

Historic preservation about jobs too

Historic-preservation advocates are trying to ­reframe the conversation around the largely inactivated state Historic Preservation Tax Credit program. Yes, historically significant buildings have been beautifully...
A NEW REPORT released by the Preservation Society of Newport County and Preserve Rhode Island found that the spending of heritage tourism visitors to Rhode Island contributes $1.4 billion to the state’s economy. / COURTESY PRESERVATION SOCIETY OF NEWPORT AND PRESERVE RHODE ISLAND

Historic preservation contributes $1.4B to state’s tourism economy, $1.8B in construction...

PROVIDENCE — Historic preservation is an overlooked economic asset in Rhode Island, accounting for 9.8 million visitors annually and $1.8 billion in private investment...
SOLE SURVIVOR: Tracy Hartman is the CEO of Yawgoo Valley, the only ski park still in operation in Rhode Island. The business has remained viable by diversifying its offerings, adding a water park in 1991 and a snow-tubing hill in 1995. / PBN PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

Yes, winter is challenging, but should it prevent R.I. from attracting...

Originally established as a ski park in Exeter in 1965, ­Yawgoo Valley celebrates all that the Ocean State has to offer tourists and locals...
IT’S A LOCAL STORY: Higher minimum wages do not seem to have hurt New ­England excessively – three states have among the lowest 10 jobless rates in the nation. And Massachusetts, with the third-highest minimum wage in the nation, comes in at No. 17 for lowest jobless rate in the nation. No one ever said New England followed all the national trends.

Higher minimum wage correlates slightly with higher unemployment

One of the primary arguments against raising the minimum wage is that employment will drop, especially among young, entry-level workers. A cursory look at the...

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