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Restaurant owners score victory with passage of legislation

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Hospitality Association scored a victory on Thursday as state lawmakers approved passage of two bills that permanently allow restaurants...

McKee, GA leaders to discuss his call for $100M in pandemic...

EAST GREENWICH - Gov. Daniel J. McKee says he will be meeting with House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi and Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio...

R.I. hotel industry projecting $107.8M less in business travel revenue in...

PROVIDENCE – A new report has found that Rhode Island’s hotel industry is projected to end the year with $107.8 million less revenue from...

House unanimously approves pay equity bill

PROVIDENCE – The House on Tuesday unanimously approved legislation mandating equal pay for women and minorities by updating the Equal Pay Act of 1963. The...

McKee committed to PPP taxation over $150K

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee's proposal to tax forgiven Paycheck Protection Program loans greater than $150,000 would generate an estimated $67.7 million in revenue...
IN GOVERNOR Gina M. Raimondo's new bout of restrictions announced Thursday included early curfews for restaurants and bars. / COURTESY FEDERAL HILL COMMERCE ASSOCIATION

Restaurant, hospitality leaders criticize governor’s new business-hour restrictions

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo's new restrictions announced on Thursday included early curfews for restaurants and bars that industry leaders say will hurt...
PROGRAM PARKED: Brian Palmer is the director of training for the Teamsters Local 251 Driving School, which offers commercial driver’s license certification training through a partnership with Real Jobs RI. The program has been temporarily shuttered due to the COVID-19 pandemic. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Shutdown of R.I. training programs could have lingering effect

You can’t learn to drive a tractor-trailer over Zoom. Which is why the Teamsters ­Local 251 Driving School, which offers commercial driver’s license certification training...
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...

House extends tourism-oversight panel

The House’s recent approval of a second iteration of the 2015 Tourism Study Commission, a 2-year-old legislative body chaired by Rep. Lauren H. Carson,...
ON THE MENU: Stephen Willson, right, front-of-the-house manager for Gracie's restaurant in Providence, reviews scheduling for a new corporate-outings program with consultant Val Littlefield. / COURTESY  JWESSEL  PHOTOGRAPHY FOR GRACIE'S PROVIDENCE

Food the centerpiece of team-building success

Gracie's restaurant in Providence and Pamfilio's Catering and Deli in Cumberland have come up with team-building exercises designed to please the palate while tapping...
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