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Envisioning A PawSox Stadium In Downtown Pawtucket

PawSox officials unveiled a vision for a downtown Pawtucket ballpark on Friday, created by Yale architecture students, who spent part of a semester working on the project. Their proposal, for the site of the Apex Department Store, would place third baseline roughly parallel to the Blackstone River, affording views of both the river and downtown Pawtucket.

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Preparing for Future Storms with Grass, Sand and a Bit of Time

As New Hampshire’s coastline prepares for a world with rising seas and stronger storms, communities and homeowners have different options, none of them simple: seawalls, raised structures, a retreat from the shoreline.

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With Thanksgiving coming up, it’s time to think about things we’re grateful for. RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay says we can all be thankful that Rhode Island’s unemployment rate is down to its lowest in years. But the "Smallest State’s" economy still faces some big hurdles. (Advance copy of commentary scheduled to air Monday).

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Guy Dufault, a former chairman of the Rhode Island Democratic Party, joins Bonus Q&A to discuss the messaging capacity of RI Democrats, Gov. Raimondo's middling approval ratings, the conflict in East Greenwich, and much more.

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Two organizations backed by the fossil fuel industry are hosting a forum on energy Friday morning in Cranston.

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The Atlantic Menhaden Board voted earlier this week to stick to the status quo when managing the menhaden fishery and made slight changes to the annual catch limit. However, Saving Seafood, a group that represents the commercial fishing industry, has mixed feelings about those changes.  


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A new casino on Rhode Island's border with Massachusetts will open later than expected and cost nearly twice its projected price tag, Twin River said Wednesday.

The facility, already under construction in Tiverton, was designed to house 1,000 slot machines and provide gamblers access to nearly three dozen table games. Twin River also operates a casino in Lincoln.

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Former Rhode Island Supreme Court justice Robert G. Flanders Jr. announced Thursday his Republican campaign for the U.S. Senate seat

In Westerly, health officials have told residents to boil the water before drinking it, after the discovery of E. coli bacteria in the public water supply. The state Department of Health said water should be boiled for at least one minute, if it is to be used for human consumption such as cooking and drinking.

The presence of E. Coli indicates fecal matter in the water. Officials say it was detected in a routine sample taken on Monday. 

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Uncertainty shrouds the future of Care New England Health System, which this week moved one step closer to closing Pawtucket Memorial Hospital when it stopped accepting patients into its intensive care unit.

But a top Care New England executive says Memorial employees can rest assured about one thing: their pension plan.

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The Rhode Island Board of Elections has started the process of changing one of its rules in response to a complaint filed by a former GOP gubernatorial candidate, Ken Block, who has testified before President Trump's commission on voting irregularities. 

Poll Shows Strong Support For MA's Warren, Baker

Nov 16, 2017
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A new poll found challengers to U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren and Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker are struggling so far to get noticed. Boston's WBUR conducted the survey of more than 500 registered voters.

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