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The Pawtucket Red Sox new ownership group on Wednesday gave the public its first glimpse of its proposed plan to build a new ballpark in downtown Providence, which includes a sublease agreement with the state and a 30-year real estate tax treaty with the city. more
Pawtucket Red Sox president James J. Skeffington spent the last few days making the political rounds, visiting city and state leadership to lay out the details of his plan to build a … more
If things don’t work out for the Pawtucket Red Sox on the former Interstate 195 land, another option is just down the street. The owners of Victory Place, a site near Davol Square, on Tuesday said they could be Plan B. more
(Updated 3:21 p.m.) A new poll shows that the majority of Rhode Islanders think the state spends too little on road and bridge maintenance and that they also want the Pawtucket Red Sox to remain in Rhode Island, but they do not want to be taxed on either initiative. more
Booming travel and tourism in Boston has spilled over into the lodging industry in Rhode Island this past year, and is part of the reason a consultant is “bullish” on the market here. more
The R.I. Department of Transportation assumed the operation and maintenance of the Wickford Junction commuter rail station Monday, opting to save money by not renewing a private contract for the services. more
(Updated, 3:44 p.m.) The state Public Utilities Commission on Tuesday unanimously approved a proposed electricity rate increase, which will be divvied up as a monthly rate hike throughout the year for residential customers, while a 10 percent deferral is slated for commercial customers. more
Mayor Jorge O. Elorza on Wednesday announced a citywide sustainability initiative aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions in an effort to curb climate change. more
Rhode Island’s jobless rate for May dipped below 6 percent, to 5.9 percent, for the first time since 2007, the state Department of Labor and Training reported Thursday. more
The Pawtucket Red Sox have sent a letter to Gov. Gina M. Raimondo, House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello and Senate President M. Teresa Paiva Weed in which they have backed off continuing a push to get done a deal for a new, waterfront Providence stadium by the end of the current General Assembly session. more
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