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The state of Rhode Island collected $830,464 in April under its 5 percent hotel tax, a decline of $114,299 or 12.1 percent from the $944,763 collected a year earlier in April 2013, according to the R.I. Department of Revenue. more
Readers of Conde Nast Traveler have voted Newport one of the best small cities in America for the publication’s 26th annual Readers’ Choice Awards. more
Chefs, like other artists, are always looking for inspiration to create new tastes or interesting variations of signature dishes. Often after-hours or during off-peak times, a restaurant’s kitchen can resemble a laboratory with new ingredients awaiting just the right touch. more
Frank F. Chiera Jr. 42, and his fiancé can get married anytime they want in Salem, N.H., where they make their home. But instead, they are tying the knot in the Greater Newport area on Labor Day weekend in 2014. more
The population of Saltmarsh Sparrows is declining in Rhode Island with the loss of salt marshes due to sea-level rise – and that’s a potential concern to not only naturalists but the state’s tourism industry as well, says Scott Comings, director of land and freshwater conservation for The Nature Conservancy. more
A garden-style pavilion proposed as a welcome center on the grounds of The Breakers, one of the nation’s most famous landmarks of the Gilded Age, was rejected by Newport’s Historic District Commission because it was not compatible with style and materials of the mansion, according to a city planner who did an analysis of the proposal. more
The R.I. Airport Corporation and the R.I. Emergency Management Agency will hold a disaster preparedness exercise at T.F. Green Airport on Saturday, Sept. 14. more
The hosts of “The Rhode Show” asked me on air about my favorite restaurants and my impression of Rhode Island in general. We were chatting about their annual search for a third co-host and what qualifications might be needed. According to the hosts a knowledge of the state, including its food scene, is a plus. They suggested to those who might be seeking the position to go out and “have a Rhode Island experience.” more
The owners of Interstate Navigation and Rhode Island Fast Ferry are at it again. more
These days, it’s not often one lands a lifelong career right out of college but in the case of Mark Stenning, CEO of the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, it led to a 35-year career. more
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