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RIDOH opens new COVID-19 test site at R.I. Convention Center

PROVIDENCE – A new COVID-19 testing site opened July 21 at the R.I. Convention Center, the R.I. Department of Health announced. The new site replaces...
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Tourism will need support from R.I. leaders

On the morning of March 11, thousands of young athletes from across the Northeast were packing their bags for a trip to Providence. They...

Lease authorizes temporary use of R.I. Convention Center as COVID-19 medical...

PROVIDENCE – The state has authorized a six-month lease of the R.I. Convention Center, which is being converted to a hospital annex for up...

State leases 2 commercial facilities for alternate medical sites, third lease...

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Short-term leases have been authorized for two facilities in Rhode Island that are expected to be converted into field hospitals related...
THE R.I. CONVENTION CENTER Authority, which operates the R.I. Convention Center and the Dunkin' Donuts Center, pictured, will follw Gov. Gina Raimondo's advisory against attending or organizing events that will hold 250 or more people for two weeks in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. / COURTESY DUNKIN' DONUTS CENTER

R.I. Convention Center, Dunkin’ Donuts Center rescheduling events; AHL season suspended

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Convention Center Authority, which operates the R.I. Convention Center and the Dunkin’ Donuts Center, announced late Thursday that 12 upcoming...
THE UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND announced that, starting Friday, all events of 100 or more people are either canceled or postponed through April 3. The initiative affects two March events that had been scheduled at the Ryan Center, pictured. / COURTESY THE RYAN CENTER

Larger events feeling effects of spread of coronavirus

PROVIDENCE – Large events are feeling the effects of efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19, with cancellations, postponements and attendance restrictions. State officials are...
LARGEST WIND FARM: Green Development owns the turbines that make up Rhode Island’s largest wind farm, the $100 million, seven-turbine project in Johnston, which generates 21 megawatts. / PBN PHOTO/PAMELA BHATIA

While delays have hampered offshore wind, land-based turbines loom large in...

(Editor’s note: This is the second in a two-part series on the challenges and opportunities of solar- and wind-farm development in Rhode Island and...

Power of Place Summit to highlight housing, transit and main streets

PROVIDENCE – Grow Smart Rhode Island has announced its 2020 Power of Place Summit will focus on several prominent issues, including climate action, housing...
MAKING WAVES: Debbie A. Wood, president and co-owner of Wood Boat & Motor Inc. in Warwick, decided with her husband, Russell, to take over running the Providence Boat Show, which has been rebranded the Rhode Island Boat Show, after the previous organizers stepped down after three decades at the helm. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Debbie Wood is an entrepreneur unafraid to enter uncharted waters

The boats sold at Debbie A. Wood’s business, Warwick-based Wood Boat and Motor Inc., only go in one direction at a time. But that...
BRIDGE BUZZ: Bryan Lavin, an assistant professor at Johnson & Wales University’s College of Hospitality Management, says the pedestrian bridge in Providence has been generating positive reviews in the tourism space. / BN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. tourism inches toward sustainability as threats from climate change, ‘overtourism’...

About 25 million visitors drive, fly and sail into Rhode Island each year. Mansions, restaurants, theaters and historical sites attract their fair share of...

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