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PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island College North Burial Ground Project, in partnership with several nonprofit organizations and government agencies, is building online tours of Providence’s North Burial Ground to make the property more of an education and economic asset for the city. more
Knitting retreats featuring quality yarns made from sheep, yak, llama, camel, goat and alpaca combined with sea breezes and birding excursions are among the offerings the owners of North Light Fibers are weaving together in their efforts to extend the Block Island tourism season. more
On Sept. 25, 1902, Capt. Nathanael Greene Herreshoff wrote a letter to the New York Yacht Club syndicate manager, claiming that his design for the next defender of the America’s Cup would be “a more powerful vessel than before.” more
Known best for its culinary-arts program, Johnson & Wales University offers degrees in the arts and sciences, business, education, nutrition, hospitality and technology. Not typically considered a school for athletes, the university in fact has 22 varsity athletic sports at the Providence campus. Three programs debuted in 2013 –- women’s field hockey and men’s and women’s lacrosse – while women’s hockey was added as a club sport this year. This past year, the university also completed construction of the school’s first athletic fields. more
BOSTON – Mohegan Sun has reached agreements with two labor groups to hire union carpenters and tradesmen should it win approval to build a casino in Revere, Mass., The Associated Press reported last week. more
All the corporate marketing and global promotions for The Walt Disney Co., McDonald’s and Hasbro Inc. that Kathleen Seguin did for 17 years somehow led her to becoming a small-business owner in a quaint seaside town in the tiniest state in the USA. more
As the American team for the Volvo Ocean Race prepares to share its plans Thursday night at a presentation at the Jane Pickens Theater, economic activity connected with the race is already beginning to pick up, according to Sail Newport. more
Todd Martin, a tennis pro who ranked globally in the 1990s, has been selected to succeed Mark L. Stenning as CEO of the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum, the nonprofit announced Tuesday. more
Beginning May 22, Cape Air will offer daily flights to and from Block Island, with service out of T.F. Green Airport and Westchester County Airport in White Plains, N.Y. more
Tourists beat a steady path to Rhode Island during the summer 2013, from beaches to cultural events and historic sites. While early estimates show a modest uptick overall, the approximations are, at the very least, a promising sign in one segment of the Ocean State’s sluggish economy. more
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