With the dream of a gleaming new ballpark gone, Pawtucket businesses look to city leaders for a boost

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
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
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 location and estimated the distance from his corner to what should have been the Pawtucket Red Sox ballpark at 150 to 200 yards. Not too long ago, that was the…
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