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It's Memorial Day weekend, a time to reflect on the sacrifices of others while also looking to summer pleasures. So thanks for stopping by for my weekly column. As usual, your tips and comments are welcome, and you can reach me through the week on the twitters. Here we go.

Campaign season continues to heat up, with the end-of-June filing deadline drawing ever closer. So thanks for stopping by for my weekly column. As usual, your tips and comments are welcome, and you can follow me through the week on the twitters. Here we go.

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Rhode Island Senate President Dominick Ruggerio joins Bonus Q&A this week to discuss the fate of the PawSox stadium plan, Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza's proposed monetization of the Providence water supply, the line item veto, and much more.

The May Revenue Estimating Conference is in the books, signaling the beginning of the end of the legislative session, and all the excitement that comes with that. So thanks for stopping by for my weekly column. As usual, your tips and comments are welcome, and you can follow me through the week on the twitters. Here we go.

It might be spring, it might feel like summer, but the signals of an intensifying election season are increasingly evident. So thanks for stopping by for my weekly column. Your tips and comments are welcome, and you can follow me through the week on the twitters. Here we go.

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RI House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello stopped by our studio to discuss a range of issues, including the PawSox, guns, abortion, state incentives, his political future, and more.

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The Pawtucket Red Sox are getting closer to an agreement on language for a revised Pawtucket stadium proposal that could be heard by a Rhode Island General Assembly committee later this month, a team consultant said Thursday.

PawSox consultant Guy Dufault said the progress follows ongoing talks between the team, the city of Pawtucket, and staffers in the Rhode Island House of Representatives.

"[Pawtucket] Mayor [Don] Grebien has said to me he felt they were making substantial progress," Dufault said.

To paraphrase a remark (mistakenly) attributed to Mark Twain, the coldest winter I ever spent was a spring in southern New England. But we roll with the punches, right? 

This week offered further proof that Rhode Island politics is the gift that keeps giving, right? Thanks for stopping by for my weekly column. As usual, your tips and comments are welcome, and you can follow me through the week on the twitters. Here we go.

March is here, along with a new activist movement influencing the gun debate in Rhode Island. Thanks for stopping by for my weekly column. As usual, your tips and comments are welcome, and you can follow me through the week on the twitters. Here we go.

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A poll of 425 registered voters, commissioned by the construction trades group BuildRI, found that just over 70 percent of respondents think it's important to keep the Pawtucket Red Sox in Rhode Island. But when asked whether taxpayer money should be used to build the team's proposed new ballpark, a little more than half, or 53.4 percent, expressed reservations.

The fallout from two significant events will remain in the air when Rhode Island lawmakers return from their mid-winter break next week. With that in mind, thanks for stopping by for my weekly column. As usual your tips and comments are welcome, and you can follow me through the week on the twitters. Here we go.

Arts Center Proposed As Addition To PawSox Stadium

Feb 23, 2018
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Pawtucket Mayor Donald Grebien announced the city is considering a gallery, theater or performing arts center as part of the proposed PawSox stadium. Incorporating space for Pawtucket’s art scene into the ballpark would draw more visitors to the city, Grebien said in a statement released Thursday.

A sadly familiar story dominates the news once again.  Meanwhile, the political beat remains busy in the Biggest Little. As usual your tips and comments are welcome, and you can follow me through the week on the twitters. Here we go.

State Senator Dawn Euer (D-Newport) joins Bonus Q&A to discuss a range of legislative issues, including the progressive movement, the PawSox stadium debate, abortion rights, redevelopment in Newport, and much more.

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