PAWTUCKET â€” Just as a gently used item can be â€śnewâ€ť to someone else, taking a fresh look at familiar places â€” especially those steeped in history â€” can yield pleasant surprises. Along those lines, this yearâ€™s kickoff event celebrating National Travel and Tourism Week on Saturday, May 3, features the Blackstone Valley, and Pawtucket in particular, in two of nine tours.
Area residents are invited to â€śtour their own backyardsâ€ť by joining one of these day tours that visit local attractions, including a special trip to iconic sites in Pawtucket on May 3. The event, Southern New England Discovery Tours, or SoNew for short, features nine different day tours that are a mix of regional attractions and activities in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
Full story appears on page A1 of Monday's Times.