Sen. Crowley is saddened and disappointed after PawSox departure announcement
STATE HOUSE – Sen. Elizabeth A. Crowley (D-Dist. 16, Central Falls, Pawtucket) is “saddened and disappointed” by the Pawtucket Red Sox’ announcement last week of their intention to move the team to Worcester.
“This is a sad time not just for the residents of Pawtucket, but for the state as a whole. I personally spent countless hours with the Senate Finance Committee, traveling across the state, listening to testimony of experts and lifelong fans who were in favor of this public investment. To say that I am saddened and disappointment by the team’s decision to leave Pawtucket would be an understatement,” said Senator Crowley.
“I am also a firm believer in the resiliency of Pawtucket, Central Falls, and the surrounding Blackstone Valley, and I have no doubt that we will continue to strengthen our community through crucial economic development such as the new commuter rail station and the blossoming craft beer industry that chose Pawtucket as its home. I am extremely proud of the legislation I cosponsored to keep the team in Pawtucket, and although their decision to leave leaves me disheartened, I have no doubt the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution will continue its progress and momentum into the future,” concluded Senator Crowley.
For more information, contact:
Andrew Caruolo, Publicist
State House Room 20
Providence, RI 02903