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FRUSTRATED: Steven Porter, co-owner with his wife, Dawn, of Stillwater Books on Main Street in Pawtucket, said the decision of the Pawtucket Red Sox to move to Worcester, Mass., is a missed opportunity to “revitalize the downtown in one fell swoop,” adding the city will lose hundreds of thousands of potential visitors. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

With the dream of a gleaming new ballpark gone, Pawtucket businesses...

Out the picture windows of his Pawtucket bookstore, Steven Porter can see what might have been.With a sweep of his hand, he identified the...
CIVIC BOOSTERS: The Guild owners Devin Kelly, left, and Jeremy Duffy were recognized for their efforts to
create jobs and revitalize their Pawtucket neighborhood.
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Guild owners honored by Pawtucket Foundation

JEREMY DUFFY AND DEVIN KELLY, owners of The Guild in Pawtucket, were honored as People of the Year by the Pawtucket Foundation during the...
TALKING INFRASTRUCTURE: Attendees have conversations with one another during last year’s Rhode Island Infrastructure Summit at the Omni Providence Hotel. This year’s summit, hosted by the R.I. Infrastructure Bank, will take place Monday, Sept. 17, at the R.I. Convention Center in Providence.
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PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Editor’s Choice: R.I. Infrastructure Bank to hold Infrastructure Summit Sept. 17

EDITOR’S CHOICE R.I. Infrastructure Bank to hold Infrastructure Summit Sept. 17 THE R.I. INFRASTRUCTURE BANK will hold its second annual Infrastructure Summit, which will...
GROW SMART RHODE ISLAND will host a forum June 15 that will focus on how Rhode Island can use public-private partnerships to advance transit-oriented development. / COURTESY GROW SMART RI

Grow Smart RI to host June forum on transit-oriented development

PROVIDENCE – The smart-growth nonprofit Grow Smart Rhode Island will host a forum in June on “Making Transit-Oriented Development Work for Rhode Island.”The June...

Bristol County Savings Bank VP receives leadership award

MICHELE ROBERTS, executive vice president and community affairs officer for Bristol County Savings Bank, recently received the Sandra J. Pattie Distinguished Leadership Award at...
BUILDING BRANDS: David Gomez, standing, co-owner of the Red DWG Library co-working space in Pawtucket, talks with some of the users of the space. From left, seated, are: Natalie O’Sullivan, comedian; The Branding Edit co-founders: Olivia Rodrigues, Patsy Culp and Brittany Taylor; and Ashley Holmes, creative collaborator and stylist. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Tech fest to draw thousands of innovators, investors to Pawtucket

Pawtucket will host the Ocean Inno Tech Fest later this year, bringing innovators and investors from far and wide to the city.“There are tech...
THE OCEAN INNO Tech Fest 2018 on May 10 at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket will feature virtual reality, artificial intelligence, robotics and professional drone racing. / COURTESY CITY OF PAWTUCKET

Ocean Inno Tech Fest 2018 to highlight future of innovation

PAWTUCKET – Ocean Inno Tech Fest 2018 was announced earlier this month at its official launch, a collaborative project between the city of Pawtucket,...
EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCES: Timothy and Susan Magill of Narragansett, with the many photo albums from their eight different tours with Collette. The couple wants to learn from new cultures and continues to book with Collette because of the educational experiences. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

The global threat of terrorism hasn’t hampered century-old Collette’s growth, at...

When anti-government protests in Egypt turned violent in January 2011, 160 travelers with Pawtucket-based Collette tours were among an estimated 1,900 U.S. citizens temporarily...
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...
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...
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A summit on the topics of diversity and inclusion will be held at the start of the awards program. Attendees will learn from experts during a discussion of best practices. For details, including the list of winners, panelists and ticket information, click below.

Wednesday December 5, 2018

Crowne Plaza, Warwick
8am–11am