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Fitch Ratings affirms Pawtucket IDR rating at ‘A-minus,’ general obligations at...

PAWTUCKET – The city received a bit of good economic news recently when Fitch Ratings, one of the big three credit rating agencies, affirmed...
TIME TO TALK: Hasbro Inc. wants a more-modern headquarters than what it now has in Pawtucket but has not committed to staying in Rhode Island. State and city officials must present a united front in responding to the threat of a possible move.
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Hasbro’s silence is not golden. State, local officials must unite to...

Could iconic toymaker Hasbro Inc. really move its headquarters out of Rhode Island? Sure it can, especially if the move wouldn’t cost it much...

PawSox seeking fan input for new name following move

PAWTUCKET – The Pawtucket Red Sox issued a call Monday for fans of the team to submit name and nickname recommendations for the team,...
COMMITTED TO COLLABORATION: Mary Johnson, left, program manager for Polaris MEP and the Rhode Island Textile Innovation Network, speaks with Michael Woody, president of Trans-Tex and RITIN. In the background are Tanya Dumrongmanee, Polaris MEP program consultant, and Phil Ward, Polaris MEP project manager.
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RITIN setting textile manufacturers on right path

There could not have been a better place for the Rhode Island Textile Innovation Network to announce its official formation than historic textile-manufacturing hub...
SHATTERED DREAM: Pictured is the site of the former Apex department store in downtown Pawtucket, which had been the proposed location for a new ballpark for the Pawtucket Red Sox until the team announced it found a better deal with Worcester, Mass., where it will be moving in two years./ PBN FILE PHOTO/PAMELA BHATIA

PBN on WJAR-TV, Oct. 9, 2018

With the dream of a gleaming new ballpark gone, Pawtucket businesses look to city leaders for a boost.Every week, PBN Editor Mark S. Murphy...
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...

Citizens Bank antes up for needy through food bank program

PAWTUCKET – Citizens Bank, Cox Communications and the Pawtucket Red Sox partnered recently to raise $60,000 for the Rhode Island Community Food Bank. The gift...

URI students repitch report that outlines options for McCoy Stadium

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The future of McCoy Stadium is back in the news, thanks to the recent announcement by Pawtucket Red Sox that it...
THE OCEAN INNO TECH Fest was postponed less than a week before its planned date to allow the event's organizers to provide more infrastructure to sponsors, such as WiFi, power and tents.

Ocean Inno Tech Fest organizers explain last-minute event postponement

PAWTUCKET – Organizers of the Ocean Inno Tech Fest, which has been postponed until the Spring 2019, told PBN that the delay came from...

Macklemore headlines Recovery Fest 2018 at McCoy Stadium Sept. 29

PAWTUCKET – Recovery Fest 2018, hosted at Pawtucket’s McCoy Stadium by New York-based nonprofit Above the Noise Foundation, will be headlined by Macklemore on...
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