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PUBLIC HEARING: A public hearing before the Downtown Design Review Committee in Providence on the proposal for the Hope Point tower by developer Jason Fane, president of The Fane Organization. From left, Fane; his sister Daria Fane, vice president of The Fane Organization; and their architect, Gianni Ria, director of design, IBI Group. In the foreground recommending denial of the project is City Councilman Seth Yurdin.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Where’s the market for Hope Point?

How high can the Hope Point tower climb? Its size has fueled doubters who say it won’t fit in, leading to extensive government review...
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Five Questions With Allison Gaines Pell

Allison Gaines Pell | Head of school, The Wheeler School1. What prompted the recent change in the school’s mission ­statement? Our new mission...

WaterFire plans Sept. 8 Tech Nite with resource fair

PROVIDENCE – WaterFire Providence will host a technology night along Steeple Street Sept. 8, with Providence-based Virgin Pulse as the founding lead sponsor. Tech...
PASSING IT ON: Ben Giguere, left, founder of Gather LLC, on Atwells Avenue in Providence, shows Jairus Burdick how to make a drinking glass. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Glass blowing for masses

Growing up in New Hampshire and Vermont, Ben Giguere, founder of Gather LLC, a Providence glass blowing studio-cum-community center, drew inspiration for his future...
THE GIRL SCOUTS of Southeastern New England have announced the recipients of the 2018 Leading Women of Distinction Awards.

Girl Scouts of Southeastern New England announces 2018 Leading Women of...

WARWICK- The Girl Scouts of Southeastern New England  will host the 2018 Leading Women of Distinction Awards on Tuesday, October 16 from 8 a.m. –...
THE RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL of Design held a symposium centered on the Rosa Parks family home currently on display at WaterFire Arts Center in Providence. Their announcement of the symposium came more than two months after Brown University dropped ties with the home's owner and artist, Ryan Mendoza. / COURTESY FABIA MENDOZA

Rosa Parks House Project endures

At one point, it looked like the Providence tenure of the Rosa Parks House Project would be over before the public ever got the...
WATERFIRE PROVIDENCE has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund an upgraded boat for its Access Program which allows persons with disabilities and mobility concerns to view the event from a large, handicap accessible pontoon boat. / PHOTO BY KEVIN MURRAY / COURTESY WATERFIRE PROVIDENCE

WaterFire Providence looks to Kickstarter support for new Access Program boat

PROVIDENCE - WaterFire Providence has joined the ranks of Rhode Island organizations turning to Kickstarter campaigns to fund their programming.The nonprofit arts organization based...
WATERFIRE PROVIDENCE announced Wednesday it has scheduled weekend hours to accommodate the large public interest in the "Rosa Parks House Project" currently on display in the Providence nonprofit arts space. / COURTESY FABIA MENDOZA

WaterFire extends public viewing of Rosa Parks exhibit

PROVIDENCE - WaterFire Providence will open its doors this weekend in an effort to allow more of the public to view a reconstructed home...
THE ROSA PARKS HOUSE, under construction at WaterFire Providence until the exhibit was canceled by Brown University. Waterfire is still hoping to host the exhibit without Brown's support. / PBN FILE PHOTO

WaterFire still wants to host Rosa Parks exhibit

PROVIDENCE – A home that once belonged to the family of civil rights icon Rosa Parks may yet be unveiled in the city, despite...
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...
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