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The PawSox

Which poll is right on PawSox?

What does the public think of the current financing proposal for a new ballpark for the Pawtucket Red Sox?Ask House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello,...
HOUSE SPEAKER Nicholas A. Mattiello, D-Cranston, is seen in his office at the Statehouse. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Mattiello says PawSox need to hold public meetings, then revise stadium...

PROVIDENCE – House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello, speaking before an audience of state business and labor leaders, said Wednesday the Pawtucket Red Sox need...
LEADING BY FOLLOWING: House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello has promised a House hearing on a Senate-passed financing plan for a new ballpark for the Pawtucket Red Sox. But the Cranston Democrat thinks most voters oppose public financing for the ballpark and has said he’s inclined to follow their will on the issue. / PBN FILE PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

Are you satisfied with House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello’s response to...

The state Senate recently approved a financing package to allow construction of a new ballpark for the Pawtucket Red Sox.The $83 million ballpark in Pawtucket...
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...
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...
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