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Some Providence politicians, policy analysts say it’s time to raise taxes

It’s not often that politicians preemptively push for more taxes.  Yet a new report adopted by the Providence City Council on Thursday, Jan. 4, recommends potential tax...
Bruce Newbury

Mother of All Tailgates takes Gillette Stadium by storm at Army-Navy...

In this season of giving and goodwill, there is a food service organization doing good work. That work was highlighted at the Army-Navy college...

Convention bureau launches Buy Local RI campaign

PROVIDENCE – The Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau on Tuesday kicked off the annual Buy Local RI campaign that encourages shoppers to support...

Mass. migrant crisis not impacting local Army-Navy game lodging, marketing

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island tourism officials say planning for the Army-Navy football game scheduled to be played at Gillette Stadium has not been affected...

JemCon makes first visit to R.I.

WARWICK – Hundreds of fans of a toy doll line created by Hasbro Inc. will descend on the city for the 17th Annual JemCon, which...
ON GUARD: Becky and Tim Clark, owners of The Beachead restaurant on Block Island, say business hasn’t been quite as robust so far this summer. 
PBN PHOTO/ K. CURTIS

R.I. tourism stays local: Regional campaigns lead the way this summer

Just days before the start of the high season in Newport in early July, local tourism officials gathered to talk status and strategy. At the...
Bruce Newbury

Summer food getaways in Providence and Newport

Providence Restaurant Weeks is getting underway July 9-22. Enjoy two weeks of special dining offers brought to you by the Providence Warwick Convention &...
THE NUMBER OF PASSENGERS passing through Rhode Island T.F. Green International Airport is climbing, and the Transportation Security Administration is projecting volume will grow this summer. The state is spending $4.5 million to promote air travel to Rhode Island. / COURTESY R.I. AIRPORT CORP.

R.I. airport passenger volume growing, but is it enough?

Things are looking up at Rhode Island T.F. Green International Airport with passenger counts climbing as the summer tourism season arrives and a $4.5...

R.I. Sports Commission executive director dead at age 63

PROVIDENCE – John Gibbons, the longtime executive director of the Rhode Island Sports Commission, died at the age of 63, the Providence Warwick Convention...
Alana O’Hare / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Five Questions With: Alana O’Hare

Alana O’Hare | Tourism Improvement District senior director, Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau 1. PWCVB was successful in implementing a special tax and...
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