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R.I. COMMERCE SECRETARY Stefan Pryor told PBN Tuesday that he is optimistic about Pawtucket's future following the issuance of a RFP for the redevelopment of McCoy Stadium and other sites in the Pawtucket Downtown Redevelopment Area. / COURTESY R.I. COMMERCE CORP.

Following McCoy/Downtown RFP, Pryor optimistic about Pawtucket

PROVIDENCE – R.I. Commerce Secretary Stefan Pryor told PBN Tuesday that he is optimistic about the future of downtown Pawtucket following the issuance of...
THE R.I. COMMERCE CORP. and Pawtucket have issued an RFP for the redevelopment of McCoy Stadium and other properties in the Pawtucket Downtown Redevelopment Area. The RFP expresses a strong interest for a professional sports team and/or concert entertainment operator for the project. / COURTESY R.I. COMMERCE CORP.

Commerce RI issues RFP for McCoy Stadium, Downtown Pawtucket Redevelopment Area...

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Commerce Corp. issued a request for proposals Tuesday on behalf of Pawtucket, seeking a new tenant for McCoy Stadium as...
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Rhode Island Foundation President and CEO Neil D. Steinberg will deliver the keynote address at the Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce’s 28th annual Chamber Dinner at the Twin River Casino Hotel in Lincoln on Feb. 6.
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Editor’s Choice: Steinberg to speak at NRI Chamber dinner

EDITOR’S CHOICE Steinberg to speak at NRI Chamber dinner THE NORTHERN RHODE ISLAND Chamber of Commerce will hold its 28th annual Chamber Dinner, which...
NEW FACE: Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio, center, speaks with Sen. Dennis L. Algiere, R-Charlestown, and Sen.-elect Jessica de la Cruz, a Republican who will represent North Smithfield, Burrillville and Glocester, during an orientation for new members in the Senate chambers at the Statehouse.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Lawmakers have returned to tackle a host of familiar issues

The General Assembly reopened Jan. 1 with a new configuration of legislators facing many of the same issues that have been circulating in the...
RACE VILLAGE: Crowds gather in Newport for the Volvo Ocean Race stopover in May 2015. The 2017-2018 race stopover marked the second time Newport served as the sole North American locale to host the around-the-world yacht race. In the first week, the race village at Fort Adams State Park saw more than 40,000 ­visitors. / COURTESY VOLVO OCEAN RACE/MARC BOW

Marketing and sailing rewards, but departures too in 2018

R.I. Commerce Corp. last year unveiled a much-anticipated statewide tourism marketing campaign that included an updated website and digital ad initiative.Both centered on what...

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 INC.

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.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

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...
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