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SHATTERED DREAM: Pictured is the site of the former Apex department store in downtown Pawtucket, which had been the proposed location for a new ballpark for the Pawtucket Red Sox until the team announced it found a better deal with Worcester, Mass., where it will be moving in two years./ PBN FILE PHOTO/PAMELA BHATIA

Given the departure of the Pawtucket Red Sox to Worcester, Mass.,...

With the reality of the departure of the Pawtucket Red Sox setting in, political leaders and small business owners are cassting about for ways...
SHATTERED DREAM: Pictured is the site of the former Apex department store in downtown Pawtucket, which had been the proposed location for a new ballpark for the Pawtucket Red Sox until the team announced it found a better deal with Worcester, Mass., where it will be moving in two years./ PBN FILE PHOTO/PAMELA BHATIA

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With the dream of a gleaming new ballpark gone, Pawtucket businesses look to city leaders for a boost.Every week, PBN Editor Mark S. Murphy...
FRUSTRATED: Steven Porter, co-owner with his wife, Dawn, of Stillwater Books on Main Street in Pawtucket, said the decision of the Pawtucket Red Sox to move to Worcester, Mass., is a missed opportunity to “revitalize the downtown in one fell swoop,” adding the city will lose hundreds of thousands of potential visitors. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

With the dream of a gleaming new ballpark gone, Pawtucket businesses...

Out the picture windows of his Pawtucket bookstore, Steven Porter can see what might have been.With a sweep of his hand, he identified the...

What ifs will not help Pawtucket

What might have been. That is a phrase that Pawtucket could be repeating over and over in the coming years as it looks to...
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Can a former teacher-turned-House-minority firebrand capture the attention of voters...

Patricia Morgan has made a political career of standing up to power.A vocal critic of the truck tolls enacted this year in Rhode Island...
A TEAM EFFORT: House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello’s plan to keep the Pawtucket Red Sox in Rhode Island ultimately was unsuccessful, but Gov. Gina M. Raimondo could have played a more effective role in the negotiations to keep the team from heading to Worcester, Mass. 
 / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO; COURTESY R.I. GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Looking for leadership? Don’t expect to find it in R.I.

The simple – but not entirely inaccurate – thing would be to lay the Pawtucket Red Sox leaving Rhode Island on the doorstep of...

R.I. needs to improve governance

The loss of the Pawtucket Red Sox to Massachusetts has revealed far more than the lack of leadership among Rhode Island’s major elected officials.Two...
A RENDERING of the newly announced Worcester, Mass., stadium that will house the Pawtucket Red Sox following the end of the team's tenure at McCoy Stadium. / COURTESY PAWTUCKET RED SOX

Who is most responsible for the PawSox leaving Rhode Island and...

The news that the Pawtucket Red Sox are leaving Rhode Island and moving to Worcester, Mass., has launched a series of finger-pointing campaigns that...

Raimondo blames GA for PawSox move to Worcester

PROVIDENCE – The Pawtucket Red Sox have signed a letter of intent to move the team to Worcester, and Gov. Gina M. Raimondo says...
THE PAWTUCKET Red Sox, shown above, will move to a new home in Worcester in 2021. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL MELLO

Grebien: Pawtucket will move forward to revive downtown, McCoy Stadium

PAWTUCKET – Pawtucket will pursue the redevelopment of the downtown Apex site, and to find a new use for McCoy Stadium, Mayor Donald R....
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