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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...

Is transparency bad for tourism?

Trudy Coxe, CEO AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR of the Preservation ­Society of Newport County, sees a problem with a lack of transparency in the state’s...
THE PRESERVATION SOCIETY of Newport County received a $150,000 grant from the R.I. Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission to help repair the roof balustrade at Rosecliff, pictured above. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

PSNC receives $150K state grant to help repair Rosecliff roof balustrade

NEWPORT – The Preservation Society of Newport County has received a $150,000 state grant to help repair the roof balustrade at Rosecliff. The funds will help to...

Breakers receives $1M-plus boost to landscape project

NEWPORT - The Preservation Society of Newport County's planned renovation of The Breakers' landscape received a $1,045,000 boost in the form of a grant...
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Historic Pioneer road coach on display at The Breakers

NEWPORT – The Preservation Society of Newport County has acquired a road coach, called Pioneer, which will be on display at The Breakers Stable...
NEWPORT'S BEHAN Bros. has been selected as the prime contractor to construct the $5.4 million Breakers Welcome Center expected to open next year./ COURTESY PRESERVATION SOCIETY OF NEWPORT COUNTY AND EPSTEIN JOSLIN ARCHITECTS

Behan Bros. chosen to construct Breakers Welcome Center

NEWPORT – Behan Bros. has been selected as the prime contractor to construct the $5.4 million Breakers Welcome Center expected to open next year. According...
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