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  1. Take us out to the ballgame: Worcester council votes 8-1 to pursue PawSoxRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 15 | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    Without discussion, the City Council Tuesday night overwhelmingly approved a resolution in support of local efforts to woo the Pawtucket Red Sox to the city. By passing the resolution, spearheaded by Mayor Joseph M. Petty, the council showed that it supports "in principle" those city efforts, including building a stadium to accommodate the team.


  2. Worcester city councilors love idea of wooing PawSox, but obstacles loomRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 12 | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    WORCESTER – City councilors are poised to pass a resolution Tuesday directing the city manager to try and bring the PawSox to Worcester, though the financial viability of such a deal remains an open question. A majority of councilors told the Telegram & Gazette this week they'd be willing to put up public money for a stadium if it didn't hurt taxpayers.


  3. Mayor seeks backing for Paw Sox move to WorcesterRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 7 | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    WORCESTER – Mayor Joseph M. Petty will ask the City Council next week to direct the city manager to “do all that is reasonably in his power” to facilitate the PawSox moving to Worcester.


  4. 20 years ago, Worcester knew landing PawSox 'was a long shot'Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 5 | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    The Third Time is a Charm is one of those comfortable old slogans from the past that has absolutely no validity. However, baseball fans in Worcester are hoping that the third time is a charm for them and their interest in bringing organized baseball - specifically Triple-A baseball - here after an absence of 83 years.


  5. McCoy Stadium die-hards: PawSox to Worcester would tear heart from PawtucketRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 5 | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    No farther than a long fly ball from McCoy Stadium's left-field wall sits a neighborhood bar, tucked among the two-families on South Bend Street. The place has changed hands over the years.


  6. Pawtucket Red Sox tour Worcester's Canal District, meet with city officialsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 24 | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    WORCESTER - Although neither Bryce Brentz nor Rusney Castillo were on hand, the Pawtucket Red Sox sent some of their heaviest hitters here last Friday to meet with city officials about the possibility of the Triple-A team moving here from Rhode Island. The PawSox contingent included chairman Larry Lucchino, vice chairman and Worcester native Mike Tamburro, executive vice president/general manager Dan Rea, senior vice president/club counsel Kim Miner, and ballpark architectural consultant and urban planner Janet Marie Smith, who is joining the PawSox' planning and development team.


  7. Clive McFarlane: Time for city to step up to the plate on PawSox pitch Posted atRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 6, 2017 | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    Many times before he was forced to close his restaurant after a 23-year run in the city, Keivan Mizrahi would say jokingly, but with a touch of exasperation, that what Worcester needed was a mayor a little like the late Buddy Cianci of Providence. Mr. Mizrahi wasn't overlooking Cianci's felony convictions on assault and racketeering conspiracy charges, he was just impressed by how Cianci had gotten things done in Providence.


  8. Worcester officials receptive to PawSox pitchRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 5, 2017 | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    WORCESTER – City officials confirmed Wednesday they are in touch with the PawSox about the idea of the team coming to Worcester from Pawtucket, Rhode Island. “The city of Worcester has spoken with the leadership of the PawSox and communicated our openness to the possibility of having them come to Worcester if they decide to leave their current home,” City Manager Edward M. Augustus Jr. said in a statement Wednesday.


  9. With PawSox still looking for new home, Worcester may want to make pitchRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 4, 2017 | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    McCoy Stadium is at 1 Ben Mondor Way in this Rhode Island city but more importantly, the phone number there is 724-7300. That is a critical piece of information because as of right now the Pawtucket Red Sox are officially interested in talking to other places that might be equally interested in having them as residents.


  10. Volunteers praised for data gatheringRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 15, 2017 | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    WORCESTER – The education center at Mass Audubon's Broad Meadow Brook Conservation Center and Wildlife Sanctuary was packed Saturday for the Blackstone River Coalition's annual Water Quality Monitoring Summit. The event is part of BRC's Campaign for a Fishable/Swimmable Blackstone.


  11. Bill Ballou: Plan B for PawSox should be WorcesterRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 4, 2017 | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    The clock has been ticking for McCoy Stadium and the Pawtucket Red Sox since the team's proposal to build a fancy new ballpark in downtown Providence fell apart. When does the buzzer go off? Perhaps in just a few weeks, probably by the end of this baseball season.


  12. T. rex, penguin, rubber ducky taking over Monopoly boardRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 17, 2017 | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.  - The boot has been booted, the wheelbarrow has been wheeled out, and the thimble got the thumbs down in the latest version of the board game Monopoly. In their place will be a Tyrannosaurus rex, a penguin and a rubber ducky.


  13. Whitinsville residents get view of proposed historic districtRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 16, 2017 | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    NORTHBRIDGE – The proposed boundaries of a Whitinsville historic district, the first step to becoming officially part of the new Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park, were shared with affected property owners at a meeting Thursday at Town Hall. While the focus was on why the 19 properties were included in the proposed district, to tell the story of the region's evolution from an agricultural to powerful industrial community, local officials and National Park Service representatives also attempted to assuage fears that a local historic district would foist burdensome restrictions on property owners.


  14. A minute-by-minute look at Worcester Reserve Center suspect's prison escapeRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 31, 2016 | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    The Central Falls Police Department has released reports and photos of the recent escape of an inmate at the Wyatt Detention Facility. James W. Morales, 35, escaped on New Year's Eve.


  15. Replica barn to be built at museum along Blackstone RiverRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 28, 2016 | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    Whitinsville-based Blackstone Heritage Corridor, the nonprofit organization that coordinates resources in the two-state national heritage corridor, which includes the new national park, announced that it has been awarded a $200,000 grant from the Champlain Foundation to fund construction of a replica barn at the site of the Capt. Wilbur Kelly House and Transportation Museum in the Blackstone River State Park, in Lincoln, Rhode Island.


  16. Hiking Blackstone Canal, Days 4-5: Journey to Narragansett BayRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 22, 2016 | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    Charlie Thompson and I parked at the lot in Millville for the new bike trail, making for easy access to the nearby lock, the most intact on the canal. We noticed some heavy equipment ahead of us and open trail beyond, so figured to detour around it and proceed on the smooth, open path.


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