- Associated Press - Friday, April 7, 2017

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo, the chairman of the Pawtucket Red Sox minor league baseball team and the state’s commerce secretary have met privately at the offices of a global, private equity firm in Providence.

The three declined to discuss Thursday’s meeting at Providence Equity Partners. But a spokesman for Paul Salem, a founder and senior managing director of the firm tells the Providence Journal (https://bit.ly/2o9XMkS ) Salem reached out Raimondo and PawSox Chairman Larry Lucchino and asked, “How can I help?”

The meeting comes as negotiations continue over how to finance a new baseball stadium in Pawtucket.

Andrew Cole tells the newspaper that Salem’s goal is to keep “this crown jewel in Pawtucket” and he’s “exploring potentially making a personal investment in the community to lessen the burden on taxpayers.”


Information from: The Providence Journal, https://www.providencejournal.com

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