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Worcester interested in another Pawtucket institution

May 1, 2019

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — After luring Pawtucket, Rhode Island’s minor league baseball team, the city of Worcester, Massachusetts may be going after its most famous business.

The Telegram & Gazette reports that Worcester’s city manager in a statement Wednesday said although no Worcester officials have had direct contact with toy maker Hasbro, the city has contacted the Massachusetts Office of Business Development to let them know that “should the commonwealth be engaging Hasbro in dialogue, the City of Worcester would be interested in participating.”

The state agency has said it’s “working to establish a dialogue” with Hasbro.

Hasbro has said it is looking to update its corporate headquarters, which could mean relocation.

Rhode Island politicians say they’re committed to holding onto Hasbro.

The Pawtucket Red Sox, the Boston Red Sox Triple-A affiliate, are relocating to Worcester.

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Information from: Telegram & Gazette (Worcester, Mass.), http://www.telegram.com