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THE RHODE ISLAND state Senate has approved enabling legislation for construction of a new ballpark for the Pawtucket Red Sox. / COURTESY PAWTUCKET RED SOX/KELLY O'CONNOR

Senate approves PawSox legislation, now moves to House

PROVIDENCE – The state Senate approved enabling legislation Tuesday for construction of a new ballpark for the Pawtucket Red Sox, sending the financing package...
RHODE ISLAND MOVED UP to the No. 9 spot in a Business Insider list of the nation's top economies from No 33 last year. / PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS

What do you think should be the top priority for the...

The state General Assembly has hardly had a chance to get comfortable in its seats and already it is considering significant legislation, in this...
SEN. WILLIAM J. Conley Jr. (center), D-East Providence, is chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, center. He listens to testimony related to Pawtucket Red Sox legislation last year. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

PawSox legislation moves forward in Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday voted in favor of legislation to help finance an $83-$85 million Triple-A baseball stadium for...
The Rhode Island Senate has approved legislation to authorize public financing for a new ballpark for the Pawtucket Red Sox.

PawSox sign extension to remain Red Sox Triple-A affiliate

PAWTUCKET – The Pawtucket Red Sox and the Boston Red Sox announced a two-year extension of the player development contract through at least the...
TIME TO VOTE: The Senate Finance Committee on Jan. 9 will hold a much-anticipated hearing on financing for a new Pawtucket Red Sox stadium. / COURTESY PAWTUCKET RED SOX

Are lawmakers ready to deal on PawSox?

The General Assembly has returned to work with a few critical topics to consider and a host of other issues that will likely lead...
DOLLARS WELL SPENT: The Rhode Island Promise scholarship program helped the Community College of Rhode Island grow enrollment of first-time, full-time students by nearly 50 percent in its first year. Will the General Assembly see clear to expand the program in the face of continuing budgetary pressure? / COURTESY COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF RHODE ISLAND

G.A.’s 2018 session sure to be a 
contentious, significant one

With an estimated $60 million budget shortfall in fiscal 2018 and another $200 million in fiscal 2019, Rhode Island’s elected leaders are faced with...
RHODE ISLAND MOVED UP to the No. 9 spot in a Business Insider list of the nation's top economies from No 33 last year. / PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS

General Assembly prepares to reconvene

PROVIDENCE – The General Assembly will begin its 2018 legislative session on Tuesday, with both chambers expected to convene at 4 p.m.The body completed...

Mattiello not showing leadership

House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello is content, apparently, to be a vessel for his “constituents,” as opposed to showing a little leadership when approaching...

PawSox leaders meet with Worcester officials amid ballpark discussion

PROVIDENCE – Pawtucket Red Sox Chairman Larry Lucchino and other team leaders met with Worcester city officials on Dec. 15, WPRI-TV CBS 12 reported...
PAWTUCKET MAYOR DONALD R. GREBIEN called on the General Assembly to pass legislation to fund a new Pawtucket Red Soc stadium in the city. / COURTESY PAWTUCKET RED SOX/KELLY O'CONNOR

Grebien again calls on GA to pass PawSox deal

PAWTUCKET – Mayor Donald R. Grebien held a press conference Tuesday calling for the General Assembly to act to approve a deal to build...
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