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3:43 pm
Fri May 22, 2015

TGIF: 9 Questions About Rhode Island's 2015 Summer & Some Bonus Items

Happy Memorial Day Weekend! Mea Culpa: Please see Number 1A (below). We're breaking from TGIF's usual format this week to look at key questions facing Rhode Island at the traditional start to summer. While the season of beaches and barbecues is generally a more relaxed time, a lot of significant outcomes hang in the balance. So thanks for stopping by. Feel free to share your thoughts and tips at idonnis (at) ripr (dot) org, and to follow me on the twitters. Here we go.

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Political Roundtable
4:00 am
Fri May 22, 2015

Political Roundtable: Blazejewski on Providence, PawSox & Pensions

Credit Ian Donnis / RIPR

House Deputy Whip Christopher Blazejewski (D-Providence) joins Political Roundtable this week to discuss mixed economic news coming out of Rhode Island's capital city; the next step for the PawSox after the death of Jim Skeffington; and the fairness hearing being held on the state pension settlement.

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On Politics
9:36 am
Wed May 20, 2015

Funeral Arrangements Announced For Jim Skeffington

Funeral arrangements are set for longtime Providence lawyer Jim Skeffington.

Skeffington became the president of the Pawtucket Red Sox as part of the group that bought the team in February. He died at age 73 after collapsing Sunday while jogging near his Barrington home.

A wake for Skeffington will be held from 3-7 pm Friday at the Cathedral of SS Peter & Paul in Providence. A funeral Mass will be held at the same location at 10 am Saturday.

On Politics
2:51 pm
Tue May 19, 2015

Who Will Emerge as the Public Face of the PawSox?

Skeffington (center) and Lucchino testifying before the I-195 Redevelopment Commission in April.
Credit Ian Donnis / RIPR

It remains unclear who will emerge as the public face of the PawSox after the death Sunday of the team’s president, Jim Skeffington. The PawSox’ proposed move to Providence is likely to be delayed, at least in the short term.

Skeffington’s death at age 73 from an apparent heart attack leaves a void for the PawSox. Holy Cross sports economist Victor Matheson said it’s hard to say which of the PawSox’ other owners will emerge to fill Skeffington’s role as a spokesman and cheerleader.

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On Politics
8:48 am
Mon May 18, 2015

Jim Skeffington, PawSox President & Prominent Lawyer, Has Died

Skeffington speaking earlier this year about the PawSox' proposal.
Credit Ian Donnis / RIPR

James Skeffington, the Providence lawyer and longtime Rhode Island deal-maker who served as the public face of the new ownership of the Pawtucket Red Sox, died Sunday at age 73.

Skeffington was the top public spokesman and cheerleader for the group that bought the PawSox in February.

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