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Iconic filmmaker John Waters to receive honorary degree

In this April 21, 2008 file photo, writer and director John Waters poses for a portrait at his home in New York. Waters will give the commencement address at Rhode Island School of Design on Saturday, May 30, 2015, and will receive an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from the school. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — When the Rhode Island School of Design offered iconic filmmaker John Waters an honorary degree, he was surprised. After all, he got thrown out of every school he ever went to.

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Massachusetts Gov. Baker says PawSox haven’t approached him

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker says the owners of the Pawtucket Red Sox have not approached him amid negotiations with Rhode Island over the team’s wish to build stadium in downtown Providence.

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Agency head to meet with Lucchino after PawSox owner’s death

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello says Pawtucket Red Sox co-owner Larry Lucchino has reiterated his interest in building a stadium in Providence after the unexpected death this week of principal owner James Skeffington.

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President of Red Sox minor league affiliate PawSox dies

In this April 2, 2015, file photo, James Skeffington, principal owner and President of the PawSox Triple-A baseball team, speaks during a tour of a site for the team's proposed new stadium in Providence, R.I. Team spokeswoman Patti Doyle said Skeffington died Sunday night, May 17, 2015, while jogging in Barrington, R.I., where he lived. He was 73. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, File)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Pawtucket Red Sox President James Skeffington, a lawyer who became the minor league affiliate’s public face and lead cheerleader for a plan to move the team to downtown Providence, has died. He was 73.

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Spokeswoman: PawSox president James Skeffington dies

In this April 2, 2015 photo, James Skeffington, principal owner and President of the PawSox Triple-A baseball team, speaks during a tour of a site for the team's proposed new stadium in Providence, R.I. Team spokeswoman Patti Doyle said Skeffington died Sunday night, May 17, 2015, while jogging in Barrington, R.I., where he lived. He was 73. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The man who became the public face of a proposal to move the minor league Pawtucket Red Sox to a riverfront ballpark in Providence has died, leading to questions about the next step for the team.

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