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PawSox owners should pay bigger share of funding for new ballpark

To the Editor: A simple survey asking Rhode Islanders of their interest in minor league baseball and whether or not they would attend games in...
A SURVEY COMMISSIONED BY Build Rhode Island found that Rhode Islanders would support a plan, such as the current proposed plan, in which state and local funds would be used and repaid through tax collections and naming rights. / COURTESY PAWTUCKET RED SOX

Poll: Rhode Islanders support PawSox stadium if deal pays for itself

PAWTUCKET – Build Rhode Island released a poll about the Pawtucket Red Sox’s Ballpark at Slater Mill plan conducted by Fleming & Associates of...

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,...
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...
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...

Sheehan: Even with new conditions, PawSox deal is not a good...

I believe that important issues of the day should be publicly discussed and debated. In this spirit, I would like to respond to a...
A RENDERING OF THE PROPOSED "Ballpark at Slater Mill." / COURTESY PAWTUCKET RED SOX

Will the PawSox agree to the newly revised Pawtucket ballpark legislation,...

Following months of hearings, the Senate Finance Committee has revised proposed legislation to formalize the deal between the state, the city of Pawtucket and...
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

Proposed revisions to PawSox ballpark legislation would direct more revenue to...

PAWTUCKET – A state Senate committee that analyzed the proposed deal for a new Pawtucket Red Sox ballpark has recommended an amended legislative package...

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