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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...
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

PawSox sign with Worcester, governor points finger at legislature

Updated at 7:51 p.m. with comments from Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and 9:41 with details from the city of Worcester.PROVIDENCE – The Pawtucket Red...
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Gov. Gina M. Raimondo sees a growing state economy to be...

When Gov. Gina M. Raimondo first ran for governor, the state’s economy was beginning to emerge from the impact of the Great Recession, still...

Candidates don’t need to spend a lot to win in R.I.,...

Gubernatorial candidates don’t necessarily need to spend a lot of money to win votes in the nation’s smallest state. But money matters in elections...
COVER OF DARKNESS: Final passage and signing of the legislation that supports the building of a new ballpark for the Pawtucket Red Sox along the Pawtucket River did not happen in the most transparent way. 
 / COURTESY PAWTUCKET REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY

Was PawSox deal approval timed to avoid public scrutiny?

One of the most important parts of a public official’s duties is the need to communicate with constituents. And yet, when Gov. Gina M....
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO has signed legislation authorizing the financing structure to pay for a new ballpark for the Pawtucket Red Sox, more than three years after the team first announced its intention to replace McCoy Stadium. Now the city must finalize the deal with the team. / COURTESY PAWTUCKET RED SOX

Raimondo signs PawSox legislation

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has signed legislation enabling the Pawtucket Red Sox to build a new stadium in Pawtucket, which would allow...

Steven Frias announces run for House District 15, bid to unseat...

CRANSTON – Republican Attorney Steven Frias will run again for state Representative in District 15, setting up another match with incumbent House Speaker Nicholas...
PROPOSED SITE: The Apex Department Store building in Pawtucket, the proposed location of a new PawSox ballpark, can be seen in the background during a walking tour of the city’s downtown area with Mayor ­Donald R. Grebien and Commerce Director Jeanne Boyle. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Pawtucket Red Sox ballpark House vote expected Friday, following committee approval

PROVIDENCE – The House is expected to take up the Pawtucket Red Sox ballpark Friday afternoon, after the measure gained approval from the powerful...
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