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WHILE THE R.I. SENATE has passed legislation that creates the financing framework for a new stadium for the Pawtucket Red Sox, the House has yet to give an indication that it will vote on the deal to build the Ballpark at Slater Mill complex.

Should the R.I. House put the Pawtucket Red Sox deal passed...

Another week, another PawSox controversy. Build Rhode Island, a labor/management support organization in the construction trades, commissioned and then released a poll gauging public...
WHILE THE R.I. SENATE has passed legislation that creates the financing framework for a new stadium for the Pawtucket Red Sox, the House has yet to give an indication that it will vote on the deal to build the Ballpark at Slater Mill complex.

Grebien: Performing arts center being considered for Ballpark at Slater Mill...

PAWTUCKET – There are ongoing discussions to incorporate a Pawtucket Performing Arts Center into the proposed Pawtucket Red Sox Ballpark at Slater Mill, Pawtucket...

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, has introduced legislation that would give patients the option of only partially filling their prescription for painkillers in an effort to reduce addiction in the Ocean State. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Mattiello bill would allow patients to partially fill painkiller prescriptions

PROVIDENCE – Speaker of the House Nicholas A. Mattiello, D-Cranston, has introduced legislation that would give patients the option of only partially filling their...
SELLING R.I.: Jesse Saglio, right, the new president and chief operating officer of R.I. Commerce Corp. at a recent public meeting of the agency’s board. He says Commerce will step up its focus on helping local and small businesses this year. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

New Commerce RI President Jesse Saglio promises ‘more of the same’...

Since October 2015, Jesse Saglio, 46, has been a key behind-the-scenes player at R.I. Commerce Corp., most recently serving as managing director and head...
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...
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...
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...

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...
PAWTUCKET MAYOR DONALD R. GREBIEN called on the General Assembly to pass legislation to fund a new Pawtucket Red Soc stadium in the city. / COURTESY PAWTUCKET RED SOX/KELLY O'CONNOR

Grebien again calls on GA to pass PawSox deal

PAWTUCKET – Mayor Donald R. Grebien held a press conference Tuesday calling for the General Assembly to act to approve a deal to build...
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