The 17-percent hike from the prior $83-million project estimate is an unlikely "worst-case scenario," according to a sponsor of the revised legislation, who presented details on Thursday at a meeting of the R.I. Senate Finance Committee.

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  • Richard Jenkins: 'Shape of Water' rekindled his love of movies
    WESTERLY, R.I. — “It was like heaven to me to do that story,” said actor Richard Jenkins.Jenkins spoke at the The United Theatre in Westerly on Friday night following a screening of the film “The Shape of Water.” The United is a former 1920s theater that’s being turned into an arts center in Westerly.Jenkins, 71, earned an Oscar nomination for his role as Giles, a struggling artist — and closeted gay man — who is a [...] More
  • In R.I. General Assembly, many face no opposition on ballot
    By the time Friday's 4 p.m. deadline had come and gone for cities and towns to count up the number of signatures on each candidate's nominating petition, a swath of potential challengers had either dropped out or come up short. More
  • Nine of 17 victims in Missouri duck boat sinking were from one family
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Seventeen people died after a duck boat capsized in stormy weather on Table Rock Lake near the southwestern Missouri tourist town of Branson on Thursday evening.Those who died were from 1 to 70 years old, and included nine members of one family, according to officials.Also dead was a crew member who was steering the amphibious vessel, a former Rhode Island man, Robert "Bob" Williams. More
  • R.I. AG opens $15.4-million customer service center
    Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin showcased a spacious new building on Friday afternoon, capping a $15.4-million project that has created more than 26,000 square feet of additional space, almost all of it dedicated to what Kilmartin calls the “customer service” dimensions of fighting crime. More
  • More than hot air at South County Balloon Festival
     The South County Balloon Festival opened Friday at the University of Rhode Island athletic fields on Route 138 in South Kingstown. It continues through Sunday. In addition to tethered balloon rides, the festival offers musical acts, including Billy Gilman on Saturday, carnival rides and games, a rock-climbing wall and bounce houses, as well as arts and crafts and food vendors. More
  • Schnatter’s Shadow Shakes Shareholder Assurance
    It's in a reasonable ballpark for some sort of acquisition or merger ... I feel like we're in the space where the costs of these services are coming down. American Express is going to have a tougher t...
    07/20/2018 - 8:40 am | View Link
  • Down and Out in the Berkshires
    Real estate in the Berkshires has nothing on the absurdity of Boston, but prices have been on the rise ... for a million-plus than we do homes that are $250,000.” A couple both working in the tourism ...
    07/18/2018 - 5:43 am | View Link
  • Research and technology park at UNLV starts to take shape
    The four-story, 115,000-square-foot building is expected to be completed next spring and cost around $30 million. Developers said they are ... @brokejournalist Construction for new 51s ballpark underw...
    07/17/2018 - 1:39 pm | View Link
  • One Landlord, One Vote
    Golden Triangle spends upward of $2 million annually to hire street sweepers and “ambassadors ... maybe, “that area by the ballpark.” Small businesses have long been the sputtering engine of economic ...
    07/15/2018 - 3:32 pm | View Link
  • Raiders’ practice facility site in Henderson has rocky history
    But locals might not realize that the site was supposed to be buzzing with activity today and that the past project’s failure was followed by allegations of a “sham” divorce and $139 million in ... fo...
    07/14/2018 - 7:44 am | View Link
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  • Keep PawSox at McCoy & No Taxpayer Money for Billionaire ...
    PawSox ballpark costs could rise to $97 million, bill says. PawSox ballpark costs could rise to $97 million, bill says. See more at PROVIDENCEJOURNAL.COM
    07/9/2018 - 6:02 am | View Website
  • Pawsox $83 million ballpark plan unveiled in RI Senate
    Pawsox $83 million ballpark plan unveiled in RI Senate Posted on June 27, 2017 Senator William Conley, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, spoke with reporters about the enabling legislation to finance the $83 million Pawsox ballpark.
    07/4/2018 - 12:10 am | View Website
  • PawSox Ballpark Financing Plan Passes RI Senate; Next Stop ...
    A Pawtucket Red Sox (Class AAA; International League) ballpark financing bill was passed last night by the Rhode Island Senate and sent to Gov. Gina Raimondo for her approval, but it’s not clear that it will be embraced by PawSox ownership.
    06/23/2018 - 8:02 am | View Website
  • PawSox ballpark details still need addressing
    Borrowing costs at center of concerns for supporters, critics at House hearing. PROVIDENCE — Supporters of a new PawSox ballpark financing plan acknowledge several details — including its exact cost — need to be filled in.
    05/31/2018 - 5:33 pm | View Website
  • PawSox ballpark vote expected this month | The Valley Breeze
    While the underlying principles and fundamentals of the $83 million stadium proposal ($23 million from the state, $45 million from the team and $15 million from the city) are the same, this latest approach favored by House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello takes a more conservative approach on the risk side, he said.
    05/5/2018 - 7:58 pm | View Website
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