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New tools for predicting R.I. storm damage

The R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council is trying to take away some of the guesswork on how major storms, such as the four nor’easters...
AS PART OF A MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL initiative to be more inclusive, the Pawtucket Red Sox will be renamed the Osos Polares de Pawtucket, “Polar Bears of Pawtucket” in English, during all Tuesday games this season. The program was revealed at a Tuesday morning press conference at Ella Risk Elementary School in Central Falls, a school that has about a 78% Hispanic student population, according to the team. / COURTESY PAWTUCKET RED SOX

PawSox to play as ‘Osos Polares’ on Tuesdays this season

PAWTUCKET – On Tuesdays this season, the Pawtucker Red Sox will play under a new name: Osos Polares de Pawtucket, or in English, the...

URI profiting from geographic diversity

Stepped-up marketing to international and out-of-state students in recent years is paying off for the University Rhode Island.A 2017 survey of 500 U.S. colleges...

Gun shop owners wary of new restrictions

Walmart, the nation’s largest retailer of guns, as well as Dick’s Sporting Goods, recently decided to raise the minimum-age requirement for purchases of guns...
WHILE THE R.I. SENATE has passed legislation that creates the financing framework for a new stadium for the Pawtucket Red Sox, the House has yet to give an indication that it will vote on the deal to build the Ballpark at Slater Mill complex.

Should the R.I. House put the Pawtucket Red Sox deal passed...

Another week, another PawSox controversy. Build Rhode Island, a labor/management support organization in the construction trades, commissioned and then released a poll gauging public...

Hope for St. Joseph pensioners?

In what would be an unprecedented move, attorneys trying to save the St. Joseph pension plan from insolvency are looking to federal insurers for...

PawSox owners should pay bigger share of funding for new ballpark

To the Editor: A simple survey asking Rhode Islanders of their interest in minor league baseball and whether or not they would attend games in...
A SURVEY COMMISSIONED BY Build Rhode Island found that Rhode Islanders would support a plan, such as the current proposed plan, in which state and local funds would be used and repaid through tax collections and naming rights. / COURTESY PAWTUCKET RED SOX

Poll: Rhode Islanders support PawSox stadium if deal pays for itself

PAWTUCKET – Build Rhode Island released a poll about the Pawtucket Red Sox’s Ballpark at Slater Mill plan conducted by Fleming & Associates of...
Investigative/Enterprise Reporting

PBN takes top honors in New England for general excellence and...

BOSTON – Providence Business News was awarded first place for general excellence as well as best overall website for a specialty publication on Saturday...

Is transparency bad for tourism?

Trudy Coxe, CEO AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR of the Preservation ­Society of Newport County, sees a problem with a lack of transparency in the state’s...
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