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WaterFire Providence names new leadership on board of directors

PROVIDENCE – WaterFire Providence on Monday announced new leadership on its board of directors. Charles Newton, a partner with Newton & Newton LLC, was elected...

Premeer Real Estate pledges charitable donation with every sale in 2022

SMITHFIELD – Premeer Real Estate, which was established in 2013 and has an office in Smithfield and two others in Massachusetts, is planning to...

McKee expects nothing criminal to come of Silva investigation

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee said he doesn't believe anything of a criminal nature will come out of the R.I. Attorney General's investigation...

Ocean State event organizers navigating uncharted waters

NEWPORT – Rhode Island's event organizers have been under duress as they make plans while navigating the shifting sands of a changing COVID-19 pandemic,...

Providence City Council approves $540M FY22 budget, adds WaterFire funding

Providence - The City Council gave the initial blessing to a nearly $540 million budget on Tuesday, despite criticism by some over the plan's...
BUSINESS TAX: Gov. Daniel J. McKee backed a state budget provision that taxes forgivable Paycheck Protection Program loans above $250,000. Rhode Island is one of only 10 states to do so. / AP FILE PHOTO/STEVEN SENNE

Health of the economy must be a priority for pandemic aid...

The federal government continues to dole out local pandemic relief, but spending it well still relies on the sound judgment of state and municipal...

WaterFire 2021 back on, as city, state announce funding

PROVIDENCE – Plans to bring WaterFire back for a shortened 2021 season are back on the table after the Providence City Council announced funding...
LIGHTING THE LAMP: Barnaby Evans, founder and executive artistic director of WaterFire Providence, lights a luminaria as part of the “Beacon of Hope” display at the WaterFire Arts Center to honor those 
who lost their lives due 
to COVID-19. / COURTESY WATERFIRE PROVIDENCE/ELAINE FREDRICK

KEEPING THE FLAME ALIVE: WaterFire, other arts groups key to R.I....

WaterFire Providence entered 2020 with big plans. The nonprofit arts organization was preparing to mark the 25th anniversary since the first fires were lit on...
FIGHTING ON: Barnaby Evans, founder and executive artistic director of ­WaterFire Providence, says the nonprofit will survive the pandemic. He’s pictured in front of a stage erected in a parking lot for an outdoor play.  / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

We’re all invested in fight to keep tourism, arts alive

Amid the plight of those struggling daily to pay for food or rent or dealing with the devastating loss of someone to COVID-19, the...
STANDING READY: Outside Hammetts Hotel in Newport are, from left, General Manager Randi Milewski, Colin Kane and Sam Bradner, two of the hotel owners, and Sarah Eustis, CEO of the Main Street Hospitality Group, the company handling the hotel’s management. The hotel opened in June amid the uncertainty of the pandemic. / PBN PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

Hotel industry has been desolated, but some are betting on big...

In a normal year, early November is a shoulder season in Newport. Christopher Bicho, who owns six leisure-market hotels in the coastal area, would...
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