Rhode Island Convention Center

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Climate Action RI, an environmental advocacy coalition, held a rally Saturday outside of the National Governors Association's annual summer meeting at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence.


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With Memorial Day over, the summer tourism season is now underway. Industry experts have high hopes for the coming months. According the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation, about 40 percent of all tourist spending in the state happens between June and August.

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Starting Monday, anyone taking Peter Pan or Greyhound buses will have to board in front of the Rhode Island Convention Center on Sabin Street.

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Eight acrobats, seriously injured during a circus accident in Providence, are now suing the Rhode Island Convention Center and the arena’s management company. The acrobats sustained injuries during a performance in 2014.

As the acrobats dangled from a steel truss some 20 feet in the air, a carabiner snapped, sending them hurtling to the ground. Eight female performers were injured, some had to learn how to walk again and several will never return to their former profession, according to a lawsuit filed this week in Providence.