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ONCE AGAIN, the Newport Mansions have surpassed one million visitors for the year. In 2018, visitors from more than 100 nations and all 50 states helped the nonprofit achieve the milestone at its properties, among them The Breakers, seen above. / COURTESY AAA NORTHEAST

Newport Mansions again surpass 1 million visitors in 2018

NEWPORT – More than one million vists to the Newport Mansions were made over 2018, the third consecutive year such a feat has been...

Horse-drawn carriages return to Newport for Weekend of Coaching

NEWPORT – Authentic 19th-century horse-drawn carriages will be on parade for view to the public for free throughout Newport in the Preservation Society of...
RESTORATION OF THE Rosecliff rose garden has been completed, per an announcement by the Preservation Society of Newport County Friday. The project was commenced in October. / COURTESY OF PSONC

Rosecliff rose garden restored thanks to donors

NEWPORT - With the help of two donations from the V.J. Palmieri Charitable Trust, totaling $95,000, the Preservation Society of Newport County has been able...

Flynn named director of development at Preservation Society of Newport County

NEWPORT – Returning to her home state, Tara Flynn has been named director of development at the Preservation Society of Newport County.Flynn spent the...

Preservation Society of Newport County, RISD put on augmented reality exhibit

NEWPORT – The Preservation Society of Newport County has partnered with the Rhode Island School of Design to put on an augmented reality exhibit...

There’s a cost to preserving history. Is R.I. willing to pay...

Rhode Island’s state archives, which include pre-1650 artifacts, have sat in nondescript commercial office space in a Providence flood zone, lacking proper preservation technology,...
STATE PRESERVATION GRANTS are currently on hiatus, affecting many nonprofits that rely on state funding. Above, Trudy Coxe, head of the Preservation Society of Newport County. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Preservationists eye ‘Hail Mary’

From roofs and balustrade repair to weatherproofing, nearly $11 million has been allocated in State Preservation Grants to 164 projects at historic sites across...
SOLE SURVIVOR: Tracy Hartman is the CEO of Yawgoo Valley, the only ski park still in operation in Rhode Island. The business has remained viable by diversifying its offerings, adding a water park in 1991 and a snow-tubing hill in 1995. / PBN PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

Yes, winter is challenging, but should it prevent R.I. from attracting...

Originally established as a ski park in Exeter in 1965, ­Yawgoo Valley celebrates all that the Ocean State has to offer tourists and locals...
THE PRESERVATION SOCIETY of Newport County has named four regional catering companies to its Caterers of Choice program, which will be among the only companies to provide food services for events held at the Newport Mansions, including Rosecliff, above. / COURTESY PRESERVATION SOCIETY OF NEWPORT COUNTY

Preservation Society names Caterers of Choice for Newport Mansions

NEWPORT – Blackstone Caterers, Gourmet Galley, Russell Morin Catering & Events and The Catered Affair were named Caterers of Choice for The Preservation Society...
IT’S A LOCAL STORY: Higher minimum wages do not seem to have hurt New ­England excessively – three states have among the lowest 10 jobless rates in the nation. And Massachusetts, with the third-highest minimum wage in the nation, comes in at No. 17 for lowest jobless rate in the nation. No one ever said New England followed all the national trends.

Higher minimum wage correlates slightly with higher unemployment

One of the primary arguments against raising the minimum wage is that employment will drop, especially among young, entry-level workers.A cursory look at the...
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