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BANNER EVENT: Sail Newport Executive Director Brad Read, this year’s Volvo Ocean Race stopover executive director, and Sue Maffei Plowden, race event director, stand on the porch of the Sail Newport Sailing Center with the banner for Volvo Ocean Race Newport. The city is the lone North American stopover for the 2017-18 international race.
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KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

Will experience pay off as Newport prepares to once again host...

Martha Parker looks back fondly on the 2015 Volvo Ocean Race Newport stopover and the favorable impact it had on her foul-weather sailing gear...

Possibly another ‘60 days’ until Shooters site plans are submitted, says...

PROVIDENCE - While 60 percent of the design phase for the redevelopment of 25 India St. in Providence, the former Shooters nightclub property, has...
TOP VIEW: John Ballone, owner of The Hotel Maria, on the highest level of the structure under construction alongside Misquamicut Beach in Westerly designed to avoid the effects of ocean flooding by being elevated well above sea level. The Atlantic Ocean can be seen in the background. / PBN PHOTO/
BRIAN MCDONALD

Some Rhode Islanders have learned from past storms, but most simply...

(Editor’s note: This is the final installment in a three-part series exploring Rhode Island’s vulnerability to coastal flooding and what businesses, property owners and...
THE THIRD ANNUAL QUAHOG WEEK begins March 26. The DEM is still accepting applications from restaurants and markets, as well as potential partners and venues that want to be involved with the week-long event. / COURTESY RIDEM

Third annual Quahog Week set to start March 26

PROVIDENCE – The third annual Quahog Week in Rhode Island will begin March 26, the R.I. Department of Environmental Management said Tuesday.The week runs...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT of Environmental Management received several reports of storm-related debris washing ashore in communities along the upper part of Narragansett Bay./COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

Debris washes ashore in R.I. upper bay communities

PROVIDENCE – A recent storm inundated the East Providence wastewater treatment center, causing pinwheel-looking debris to wash ashore in a number of coastal communities.The...
AGE-OLD FAVORITE: Joann Carlson, owner of Jo’s American Bistro in ­Newport, hold’s a plate of the restaurant’s famous fish and chips, a 50-year-old family recipe. / PBN PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

Perennial dishes drawing tourists, new customers to R.I. eateries

For $19.95, diners at Jo’s American Bistro in Newport can order a 50-year-old fish and chips recipe and experience a taste of the city...

APA RI awards Westerly Education Center for work to revitalize town

AMY GRZYBOWSKI is the executive director of the Westerly Education Center, which recently received the Outstanding Plan Implementation Award from the Rhode Island chapter...
THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR announced a $933,117 grant to fund the R.I. Division of Fish and Wildlife to assist New England Boatworks with the construction of over 336 feet of additional dockage reserved for transient recreational boats 26 feet or longer. / COURTESY NEB

R.I. to receive $933K Boating Infrastructure Grant

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island will receive a $933,117 Boating Infrastructure Grant, the U.S. Department of the Interior announced Friday.The R.I. Division of Fish and...
SUN PACIFIC HOLDING CORP., based in New Jersey, is looking to relocate its headquarters to Johnston./ COURTESY SUN PACIFIC HOLDING CORP.

New Jersey energy company plans to relocate to Johnston

JOHNSTON – A New Jersey-based energy company plans to relocate its headquarters to Johnston where it wants to invest $10 million to build a...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT OF Environmental Management announced that in partnership with The Nature Conservancy, the Champlin Foundation and the Rhode Island Agricultural Lands Preservation Commission, the development rights of 369 acres of farmland in Exeter had been acquired from Earl Adams. / COURTESY THE NATURE CONSERVANCY

DEM announces $3.3M purchase of development rights of 369 acres of...

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management on Tuesday announced the acquisition of the development rights to 369 acres in Exeter from Earl...
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