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WORCESTER, MASS has hired two high profile consultants to assist it land the Pawtucket Red Sox as negotiations have stalled in Rhode Island. / COURTESY PAWTUCKET RED SOX/KELLY O'CONNOR

Report: Worcester, Mass., hires consultants to land PawSox

WORCESTER, Mass. - In an effort to lure the Pawtucket Red Sox across state lines, Worcester City Manager Ed Augustus says the city has...

Who is right on the PawSox deal, Gov. Raimondo or Speaker...

In what could be the last gasp for keeping the Pawtucket Red Sox in Rhode Island, a deal has been struck involving the state,...
THE PROPOSED STADIUM construction legislation, with revisions, is drawing concern from the Pawtucket Red Sox. / COURTESY PAWTUCKET RED SOX

Congressional tax bill could increase financing cost of PawSox stadium by...

PROVIDENCE – Congressional Republicans’ tax-cutting bill could add about $5.7 million to the 30-year debt-financing plan for a proposed Pawtucket Red Sox stadium deal...

R.I.’s leaders need to lead, not follow

We’ve been here before. Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello are on opposite sides of a public investment.Gov. Raimondo says that...
FRONT-ROW SEAT: Pawtucket Red Sox Chairman Larry Lucchino, at left in the front row, listens during a Senate Finance Committee hearing at the ­University of Rhode Island’s Swan Hall in South Kingstown, during which the team, the public and others provided feedback on the proposed PawSox stadium deal. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

PawSox owners share confidential financial details with state officials

PROVIDENCE – After mounting pressure to share more detailed financial statements, Pawtucket Red Sox owners on Wednesday met with state officials to do so...
GOV. GINA M. Raimondo discusses the future of the Pawtucket Red Sox, which is seeking state money to build a new stadium in Pawtucket./ PBN PHOTO/ ELI SHERMAN

Rhode Island leaders disagree on PawSox stadium deal

PROVIDENCE – State leaders disagree about how to move forward with a proposal to use taxpayer dollars to help fund a new $83 million...
GHOST TOWN: With few shoppers or passersby on the sidewalks, even during weekday hours, Main Street in downtown Pawtucket resembles more of a ghost town than an active city center. City officials hope a new train station and a new ballpark for the Pawtucket Red Sox will lead to further development. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Pawtucket leaders think they finally have a plan to jump-start development....

Years of promises and waiting for new economic opportunities have made some residents and business owners jaundiced about a Pawtucket turnaround.If the so-called Ballpark...
FRONT-ROW SEAT: Pawtucket Red Sox Chairman Larry Lucchino, at left in the front row, listens during a Senate Finance Committee hearing at the ­University of Rhode Island’s Swan Hall in South Kingstown, during which the team, the public and others provided feedback on the proposed PawSox stadium deal. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

A financing plan for a new PawSox stadium leaves the state...

(Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part series looking at development opportunities in Pawtucket and their implications for the city and state.)Attendees...
THE PAWTUCKET FOUNDATION has commissioned a report that finds a proposed $83 million ballpark for the Pawtucket Red Sox would pose a minimal financial risk for taxpayers and the team. / COURTESY PAWTUCKET RED SOX

Report: ‘Minimal risk’ for taxpayers in new PawSox stadium

PAWTUCKET - An $83 million ballpark that would be built for the Pawtucket Red Sox in the city’s downtown with the help of public...

Get over it, PawSox stadium deal is not a repeat of...

The deal to build the replacement for McCoy Stadium that is receiving intense public scrutiny is unprecedented. The team is offering to contribute $12...
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