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ANTIQUE FIREHOUSE: Christopher Bicho, owner of six boutique hotel properties in Newport, including the Town & Tide Inn, stands in a renovated, antique firehouse that he rents out as an Airbnb site.
 / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Boutique hotels go mainstream

Early on a chilly Wednesday morning just before Memorial Day weekend, Christopher Bicho walks into the Town & Tide Inn in Newport. An aroma...
RACE VILLAGE: Crowds gather in Newport for the Volvo Ocean Race stopover in May 2015. The 2017-2018 race stopover marked the second time Newport served as the sole North American locale to host the around-the-world yacht race. In the first week, the race village at Fort Adams State Park saw more than 40,000 ­visitors. / COURTESY VOLVO OCEAN RACE/MARC BOW

Marketing and sailing rewards, but departures too in 2018

R.I. Commerce Corp. last year unveiled a much-anticipated statewide tourism marketing campaign that included an updated website and digital ad initiative. Both centered on what...
THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION Agency New England regional office honored local individuals and companies with 2018 Environmental Merit Awards Wednesday.

EPA N.E. honors locals with 2018 Merit Awards

BOSTON – Three organizations and four individuals based in the Providence metropolitan area were honored with 2018 Environmental Merit Awards from the U.S. Environmental...
SUSAN MAFFEI PLOWDEN, left, is receiving the Rhode Island Marine Trades Association's 2018 Anchor Award. Above, Plowden stands next to Sail Newport Executive Director Brad Read. / PBN FILE PHOTO/
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Plowden to be honored with RIMTA’s 2018 Anchor Award

NEWPORT – Susan Maffei Plowden will receive the 2018 Anchor Award for her role as stopover director for the Volvo Ocean Race Newport, the...
VESTAS 11TH HOUR RACING has finished the Volvo Ocean Race in fifth place. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/JEN EDNEY

Donfeng Race Team wins Volvo Ocean Race, Vestas 11th Hour finishes...

PROVIDENCE – The Vestas 11th Hour Racing team has finished the Volvo Ocean Race, arriving at The Hague, Netherlands, on Sunday, placing seventh for...
VESTAS 11TH HOUR RACING placed first in the Gothenburg, Sweden in-port race. The team is no longer in contention for a podium finish in the Volvo Ocean Race. / COURTESY VOLVO OCEAN RACE/JESUS RENANDO

Vestas 11th Hour Racing snags in-port win in Gothenburg

PROVIDENCE – Vestas 11th Hour Racing placed first in the Volvo Ocean Race’s Gothenburg, Sweden, in-port race Sunday. However, despite the win, MAPFRE locked up...
VESTAS 11TH HOUR Racing finished firth in the Cardiff stopover in-port race. / VOLVO OCEAN RACE/JESUS RENEDO

Vestas 11th Hour places 5th in Cardiff in-port race

PROVIDENCE – Vestas 11th Hour Racing finished fifth in the Cardiff, Wales, in-port race, the Volvo Ocean Race announced Friday. The team began the race too...
VESTAS 11TH HOUR RACING placed fifth in Leg 9 of the Volvo Ocean Race from Newport To Cardiff, Wales. / COURTESY VOLVO OCEAN RACE/JESUS RENADO

Vestas 11th Hour places 4th in trans-Atlantic trek to Cardiff

PROVIDENCE – Vestas 11th Hour Racing finished fourth in the Volvo Ocean Race Leg 9 from Newport to Cardiff, Wales, Tuesday morning. Earning eight points...
THE VOLVO OCEAN RACE has departed its Newport stopover, headed toward Cardiff, Wales. / COURTESY VOLVO OCEAN RACE/ JESUS RENADO

After Vestas 11th Hour podium finish, race headed to Wales

PROVIDENCE – Vestas 11th Hour Racing placed third in the Volvo Ocean Race in-port race in the Newport Stopover Saturday behind Team Brunel, who...
OVER 40,000 people visited the Volvo Ocean Race Newport Stopover Race Village in its first week open. /COURTESY VOLVO OCEAN RACE/JESUS RENEDO

Newport Race Village sees more than 40,000 visitors in first week

NEWPORT - The Race Village at Fort Adams State Park has welcomed more than 40,000 visitors in the opening week of the Volvo Ocean Race...
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