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Commerce approves $46M in public financing, incentives for Tidewater Landing

PAWTUCKET – The R.I. Commerce Corp. board of directors on Friday gave the go-ahead to provide more than $46 million in public, tax-increment financing...
THE PROVIDENCE BRUINS will play their home games for the shortened 2020-21 season in Marlborough, Mass.

Providence Bruins to play 2020-21 home games in Marlborough, Mass.

PROVIDENCE – For the first time in nearly three decades, there will be a season in which no minor league hockey is played in...
THE PAWTUCKET Red Sox, shown above, will move to a new home in Worcester in 2021. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL MELLO

Would you consider attending any 50th anniversary ceremonies for the Pawtucket...

When baseball’s minor leagues canceled their seasons on June 30 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it also meant the likely end of a 50-year...
MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL announced Tuesday that the 2020 season has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It also means that the final season of the Pawtucket Red Sox in Rhode Island will not take place. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL MELLO

Minor League Baseball cancels 2020 season; PawSox eye Worcester

PAWTUCKET (AP) – Baseball's minor leagues canceled their seasons on Tuesday after Major League Baseball decided not to provide any players to its affiliated...
A RENDERING of a proposed soccer stadium and related developments around Pawtucket's waterfront. / COURTESY R.I. GOVERNOR'S OFFICE

Is professional soccer popular enough in this area to support a...

A $400 million Pawtucket development project that includes a soccer stadium has the backing of state and city political leaders, in part due to...

WJAR: McCoy Stadium plans to be announced Monday

PROVIDENCE — State and local officials are expected to announce Monday afternoon plans regarding the future of McCoy Stadium, WJAR-TV NBC 10 reported Wednesday. While...
NOT WORKING: Democratic Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s Oct. 22 lawsuit over marijuana regulatory power was the latest example of her fractured relationship with legislative leaders from her own political party. 
 / PBN FILE PHOTO/ARTISTIC IMAGES

Raimondo, GA leaders must stop sniping, find common ground

The fractured working relationship between Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and legislative leaders from her own party in the Democrat-controlled General Assembly is again on...

WPRI: Pawtucket mayor says McCoy developer could be selected ‘within the...

PAWTUCKET — The city and R.I. Commerce Corp. are working together to choose a preferred developer for McCoy Stadium, and Mayor Donald R. Grebien...
SPURRING REDEVELOPMENT: Pictured above is the former Apex department store in Pawtucket. The city could benefit from a new law that aligns tax-increment financing authority in the city to newly created federal opportunity zones, which would allow the city to finance public infrastructure improvements to facilitate ­redevelopment.
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TIF expanded to Pawtucket opportunity zones

A new law that aligns tax-increment financing authority in Pawtucket to newly created federal opportunity zones is seen by lawmakers as having the potential...
LEGISLATIVE RECEPTION: Lobbyist George Zainyeh, left, speaks with Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce President and CEO John Gregory, center, and Robert Wheeler, owner of dog day care center Friends of Toto in Pawtucket, during the Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce Coalition’s annual legislative reception at the Statehouse on March 26.  
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Does Rhode Island have too many chambers of commerce?

Perhaps all you need to know to answer the question is that in a state of 1 million people and 39 municipalities, there are...

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