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Smith Hill Turf War Over Stadium Proposal

The 2018 session of the general assembly is off to a shaky start with Senate leadership threatening to seek an injunction against House Speaker Mattiello, “Senate leaders threaten Mattiello with court action.” In a highly unusual move, the leadership of the state Senate threatened on Friday to seek an injunction from Superior Court to stop

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Fox Point & Jewelry District Weigh In On Stadium

With a great big “NO!” John Rousseau, executive secretary of the Fox Point Neighborhood Association (FPNA), appeared recently with the RIPDA state coordinator Sam Bell* on Dan Yorke State of Mind. Bell also heads the ‘Stop the Stadium Group’ and the topic was of course the stadium proposal. Rousseau announced that the 350+ membership of

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Summer Reading For House Leadership — “Field Of Schemes”

A message for those elected officials still supporting the PawSox stadium deal: With all the data and analysis now available (including the conclusions of Mattiello’s consultant, and PawSox mole, Andrew Zimbalist, who didn’t like stadiums until he suddenly decided he did) a ‘yes’ vote on a stadium deal allows for only one explanation. You can

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Stadium Opponents Organize City Hall Campaign At Rochambeau

(7.27) Let’s not forget that this battle has two fronts. Today’s focus will be the decision-makers in Providence City Hall. The ‘Providence Campaign Against the Stadium Deal’ will meet today at 7pm at the Rochambeau Library. From organizer Sam Bell, We have the momentum behind us! The good news keeps rolling in for the campaign

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House Speaker Needs To Hear From Stadium Opponents

House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello is still talking as if he has heard, read, and learned, absolutely nothing about the current thinking on taxpayer-funded stadiums from around the country. From Katherine Gregg’s ‘Politics’ column in today’s ProJo. On the proposed Providence stadium, he said: “Negotiations are active between the state and the Pawtucket Red Sox ownership

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Anti-Stadium Rally At State House

(6.25) Head down to the state house, Thursday at 5pm, for a Rally Against Stadium Proposal. Organizer David Norton of “Keep PawSox in Pawtucket,” and “No New Stadium” (a grassroots organization opposing the riverfront site and taxpayer funding), invite everyone who opposes this project to show up! GoLocal spoke with opponent David Fisher, “Once again

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The RI Convention Center — A Cautionary Tale

It has been evident from the beginning that opposition to the new stadium project has united people across the political spectrum; small government conservatives and progressive liberals have found much common ground in their objections to this boondoggle. The ProJo coverage, as well as the comprehensive studies from sports economist Victor Matheson, a professor at

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