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A NEW BOARD CHAIRPERSON for the R.I. Convention Center Authority will be chosen by Gov. Daniel J. McKee, according to RICCA Executive Director Daniel P. McConaghy. / COURTESY R.I. CONVENTION CENTER

McKee to select new R.I. Convention Center Authority board chairperson

PROVIDENCE – It will be up to Gov. Daniel J. McKee’s office to select the next chairperson for the R.I. Convention Center Authority’s board...
THE NUMBER of events at the R.I. Convention Center and the Amica Mutual Pavilion next door are increasing and so is the amount of spending at local businesses by visitors. / COURTESY R.I. CONVENTION CENTER AUTHORITY

Convention bookings in R.I. looking brighter

The recent Rhode Island Comic Con that drew tens of thousands of people to downtown Providence over three days is the latest sign of...
DANIEL P. MCCONAGHY, R.I. Convention Center Authority executive director, left, addresses the crowd Wednesday inside the newly named Amica Mutual Pavilion in Providence. Also pictured, from left, are Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, new Providence Bruins Head Coach Ryan Mougenel and Providence College Men’s Basketball Head Coach Ed Cooley. / PBN PHOTO/JAMES BESSETTE

‘Get AMP-ed up!’: Convention Center Authority welcomes new arena name

PROVIDENCE – Amica Mutual Insurance Co., as well as prominent state officials and sports representatives, hope fans and event attendees get “AMP-ed” up as...

Amica awarded naming rights to Providence Civic Center, R.I. Convention Center

PROVIDENCE – Goodbye, Dunkin’ Donuts Center. Hello, Amica Mutual Pavilion. Amica Mutual Insurance Co. formally announced Tuesday that is has been awarded the naming rights...
AMICA MUTUAL INSURANCE CO. is slated to assume the naming rights for the Dunkin' Donuts Center, according to a report from WPRI-TV CBS 12. / COURTESY DUNKIN' DONUTS CENTER

Report: Amica to take over naming rights to Dunkin’ Donuts Center

PROVIDENCE – After two decades, Rhode Island’s largest arena will reportedly no longer run on Dunkin’, and a prominent insurance company will assume the...
NEIL D. STEINBERG, Rhode Island Foundation CEO and president , told attendees Thursday at the foundation's annual meeting that the state is "at risk" of not having the workforce it needs to properly operate in 10 years if societal issues aren't immediately addressed. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

Steinberg warns R.I. workforce ‘at risk’ if societal issues not addressed

PROVIDENCE – During the Rhode Island Foundation’s annual meeting on Thursday at the R.I. Convention Center, CEO and President Neil D. Steinberg gave attendees...
THE R.I. CONVENTION CENTER AUTHORITY on April 1 issued a request for proposals seeking a new naming rights agreement for the entire downtown convention complex that includes the Dunkin' Donuts Center, left, and the R.I. Convention Center. / COURTESY FLICKR

R.I. Convention Center Authority seeking corporate naming agreement for downtown convention...

PROVIDENCE – In due time, it won’t just be the former Providence Civic Center – now known as the Dunkin’ Donuts Center – that...
MURPHY'S DELI & BAR was at maximum capacity around noon Thursday right as when the Providence College men's basketball team tipped off. / PBN PHOTO/JAMES BESSETTE

‘March Madness,’ events could help springboard local bars past COVID-19

PROVIDENCE – At around 11:30 a.m. Thursday, drinks and food inside Murphy’s Deli & Bar were widely available, but not seats. Patrons packed the Irish...
THE DUNKIN' DONUTS CENTER'S 50-year-old roof is in need of replacement. But some logistical challenges may make the project a lengthy process. / COURTESY DUNKIN' DONUTS CENTER

Dunkin’ Donuts Center needs a new roof, but process could be...

PROVIDENCE – The Dunkin’ Donuts Center had undergone significant structural changes back in the mid-2000s, including new seats, luxury boxes and new exterior entrance...
PROVIDENCE COLLEGE will make mask wearing indoors on campus optional starting Wednesday at 5 p.m. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE COLLEGE

Providence College to make mask wearing optional indoors on campus

PROVIDENCE – Providence College, as of 5 p.m. Wednesday, will make mask wearing optional indoors on campus. PC, as did many local colleges, required students...
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