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GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO said the state will increase the resources for foster families in fiscal 2019. /COURTESY STATE OF RHODE ISLAND.

Rhode Island enters Amazon HQ2 competition, lists seven potential host sites

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island entered the North American contest to land the second headquarters for Amazon.com on Thursday, submitting a proposal that identifies seven...
THE WORCESTER CITY COUNCIL voted to support local efforts to lure the Pawtucket Red Sox to Massachusetts. / COURTESY PAWTUCKET RED SOX/KELLY O'CONNOR

Worcester City Council votes to pursue PawSox

WORCESTER, Mass. - The City Council voted to support local efforts to lure the Pawtucket Red Sox to the city Tuesday evening by a...
Sunset for the Pawsox? According to information from the PawSox, attendance last year was 528,355, ranking it 10th among the 30 AAA teams. / COURTESY PAWTUCKET RED SOX/KELLY O'CONNOR

What should the state and Pawtucket do now that Worcester is...

As talks with Worcester, Mass., officials to entice the Pawtucket Red Sox get more serious, what will state and local officials in Rhode Island...
Sunset for the Pawsox? According to information from the PawSox, attendance last year was 528,355, ranking it 10th among the 30 AAA teams. / COURTESY PAWTUCKET RED SOX/KELLY O'CONNOR

Would losing the PawSox to Worcester be an economic or psychological...

The Pawtucket Red Sox leadership recently took a trip to Worcester, Mass., to begin talks with the city about potentially moving the minor league...
THE APEX DEPARTMENT STORE SITE along the Pawtucket River is where the Pawtucket Red Sox organization wants to build its replacement ballpark for McCoy Stadium.

No PawSox stadium deal this legislative session

PAWTUCKET – Absent some dramatic turn of events, there will be no Pawtucket Red Sox stadium deal this legislative session.House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello...
AN ASSISTANCE PROGRAM called “First Down” would grant a $7,500 down payment to first-time homebuyers in what Rhode Island Housing considers the six hardest-hit cities by the foreclosure crisis: Providence, Pawtucket, Woonsocket, Warwick, Cranston and East Providence., R.I. Housing announced Friday. /PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. Housing introduces ‘First Down’ home-purchasing assistance program

Updated: 3:08 p.m.PROVIDENCE – An assistance program called “First Down” would lend a $7,500 down payment to first-time homebuyers, Rhode Island Housing announced Friday. The program...
THE PROPOSED APEX AND TIDEWATER sites for a new Pawtucket Red Sox stadium in downtown Pawtucket. The Pawtucket Red Sox are expected to make an announcement on the development of a new stadium Tuesday afternoon. / COURTESY BRAILSFORD & DUNLAVEY

Study: Apex site for PawSox generates greater value for Pawtucket, R.I....

PAWTUCKET – A new economic and fiscal report commissioned by the city of Pawtucket and the Pawtucket Red Sox on the proposed downtown locations...
EAST PROVIDENCE is one of the best small cities to start a business, WalletHub said Monday. /COURTESY WALLETHUB

Report: East Providence one of best small cities to start a...

PROVIDENCE – East Providence is one of the best small cities to start a business, WalletHub said Monday.East Providence ranked 38th on a list...
THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE reported that April continued a downward slide in the 2017 fiscal year with a 26.1 million dollar shortcoming from previous estimates.

DOR: Hotel tax collections rise in November

PROVIDENCE – One percent and five percent hotel tax collections increased both year over year in November and fiscal year over fiscal year through...
THE TIDEWATER-NATIONAL Grid site is one of two new sites that the Pawtucket Red Sox are considering for a baseball stadium in the city. /COURTESY PAWTUCKET RED SOX

Economic-development study commissioned for potential PawSox stadium sites

PAWTUCKET – An economic-development study regarding two new potential sites for a Pawtucket Red Sox stadium is expected to be completed by the end...
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