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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 08-22-2018

The Valley Breeze Newspapers serving the Northern Rhode Island towns of Cumberland, Lincoln, Woonsocket, Smithfield, North Smithfield, Pawtucket, North Providence, Scituate, Foster, and Glocester

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©2018 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. Serving Pawtucket Breeze THE VALLEY FREE AUGUST 22-28, 2018 PAWTUCKET – As fans crowded the team store at McCoy Stadium at last Thursday's "Pawtucket Hot Wieners" night, members of Mayor Donald Grebien's administration were hearing rumblings through media reports of a major announce- ment coming out of Worcester, Mass. This was supposed to be a night to show off Rhode Island's pride in its baseball team, but the mood quickly changed as the Worcester rumors picked up steam. By the middle of the evening, The Breeze was reporting that team By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com BREEZE PHOTO BY LAUREN CLEM SISTER MARY JOHN of the Little Sisters of the Poor of Somerville, Mass., warms up her throwing arm as she prepares to throw out a first pitch at McCoy Stadium on Sunday. The PawSox hosted Little Sisters of the Poor Family Fun Day on Sunday to sup- port the Little Sisters of the Poor Jeanne Jugan Residence locat- ed on Main Street in Pawtucket. See more photos on page 28. PAWTUCKET – The field of Democrats seeking one of three at- large council positions in a Sept. 12 primary is down to seven after Dana Drowne abruptly dropped out of the race last week. Drowne, whose name will still appear on the ballot due to the late- ness of his withdrawal, announced his departure from the Democratic primary race after city resident Lisa Jenard confronted him on Facebook over a 2016 arrest on domestic vio- lence charges. A day before officially withdrawing last Wednesday, Aug. 15, Drowne posted on his since-deleted Facebook page that he had been charged in December 2016 with domestic vio- lence after a "heated argument" with a woman he was involved with. The charge was reduced to disorderly con- duct on March 16, 2017, he noted. Drowne exits council race after assault revelations By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com See DROWNE, Page 14 PAWTUCKET – Seven Democrats and two independents remain in the At-large council candidates highlight top issues By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com race for three at-large seats on the Pawtucket City Council. The Democratic primary ballot for Sept. 12 will still show Dana Drowne's name fourth from the top, according to a sample provided by the Rhode Island Secretary of State's office to The Breeze, but Drowne has withdrawn from the race. Newly elected at-large City Councilor Michael Araujo and incumbent Albert Vitali Jr. will See COUNCIL, Page 12 Perfect pitch Mayor: Loss of PawSox tough, but Pawtucket will win City in talks with other companies for Apex site See PAWSOX, Page 15 Wills & Trusts Estate Planning & Settlement The Law Office of George M. Prescott Esquire Rhode Island does not have a procedure for the certification or recognition of specialization by lawyers. 300 Front Street, Lincoln, RI 02865 Telephone – 401.726.5577 www.GeorgeMPrescottLaw.com No fee for initial consultation. Does your child like? Robotics • Google Chromebooks Up to date computer room with fiber optic technology Wireless technology throughout the school Strings and Instrumental Music Chorus • Drama • Smartboards • Sports SAINT CECILIA SCHOOL Celebrating over 100 years of Catholic education! Then St. Cecilia School is the only school for you! 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Now, 30 years later, Valley Floor Covering Inc. continues with the same exceptional customer service and success under the new president, his son, Marco Almeida. We take pride in providing our customers with the best personal attention from design to installation. All installations are completed by our experienced, professional installers, lead by Rui Almeida, while never using subcontractors. Stop by our newly expanded and redesigned showroom and meet with our General Manager, Jennifer Germani for your one-on-one, personalized design and sales consultation. We are open Monday-Saturday 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. and additional hours available by appointment. A oduct of Serving Pawtucket Breeze THE VALLEY Serving Cumberland and Lincoln Breeze THE VALLEY Serving North Smithfield, Blackstone and Woonsocket Breeze THE VALLEY Serving Smithfield, Scituate, Foster and Glocester Observer THE VALLEY BREEZE & A Valley Breeze Newspaper Breeze THE NORTH PROVIDENCE The Hallenbeck family, of Cumberland, purchased Broadway Tire in 2014. Family members, James (Jim) Hallenbeck, Kathy Hallenbeck, James Hallenbeck Jr., and Casey Hallenbeck run the business. Broadway Tire and Auto Service has come a long way from its beginnings to be the top auto repair and service shop in Pawtucket, RI. When we first started out, it was a passion for a better tire buying and auto repair experience, which drove us to develop the model of Broadway Tire and Auto Service and gave us the conviction to turn hard work and inspiration into to a booming tire and auto repair provider. We now serve customers all over RI and are thrilled to be a part of your family's trusted brands for all auto repair and tire needs. We understand that getting your car fixed or buying new tires can be overwhelming. Let us help you choose from our large selection of tires . We feature tires that fit your needs and budget from top quality brands, such as Michelin®, BFGoodrich®, Uniroyal®, and more. We pride ourselves on being your number one choice for any auto repair. Let us earn your business. PAWTUCKET EDITION

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