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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 09-12-2018

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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PAWTUCKET EDITION | VALLEY BREEZE | SEPTEMBER 12-18, 2018 PAWTUCKET 9 PAWTUCKET – It might seem like a minor win for the city after the loss of Memorial Hospital, say officials, but a decision to prohibit Care New England from boarding up the closed hospital is a significant achievement in their goal to protect Pawtucket's interests going forward. City Councilor John Barry III said allowing CNE to board up the hospi- tal and shut off the heat would have had a terrible impact visually on the neighborhood and city as a whole and made it more difficult to reopen the hospital in the future. The Rhode Island Fire Safety Code Board of Appeal and Review last week decided to require CNE to maintain its Memorial Hospital site as part of the hospital's closure plan. The decision came on the heels of Mayor Donald Grebien and city offi- cials' push to prevent CNE from shut- tering the hospital with 750 sheets of plywood and turning off the heat. "I am pleased that we were able to ensure that CNE did not board up and shut off the heat at Memorial Hospital, which would have not only created an eyesore in one of our great neighborhoods, but made the site a fire hazard and threat to the public," said Grebien. "We stopped them in large part due to the hard work of our public safety director, our fire depart- ment, the office of the state fire mar- shal, the governor and the fire safety code board. I would also like to thank Councilman John Barry and the City Council for all of their help in making sure the site is maintained." "It is important that we stand up to CNE and protect our neighborhood," said Barry. "We remain committed to working with Mayor Grebien to restore the quality emergency services Officials: Decision on upkeep of Memorial facility a win for the city By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor See MEMORIAL, Page 13 Making a Difference in the Lives of Others 610 Smithfield Road North Providence, RI 02904 (401) 353-6300 Sub-Acute Rehabilitation, Long-term Care, Secure Dementia Care and Hospice Services Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapy Private and Semi-Private Rehab Rooms Admissions 24 Hours ~ 7 Days per week We accept: Medicare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Health, Neighborhood & Medicaid Hopkins Manor Conveniently located just minutes from Route 1! 350 Cushman Road North Attleboro, MA 508-399-7330 FREE Cart Mondays in September SEPTEMBER SPECIAL Tuesday-Friday $ 5 OFF 18 Holes before 12 (Noon) With Coupon. Not Valid on Holidays, excludes Leagues & Tournaments. Expires 9/30/18. OCTOBER SPECIAL Golf Cart 18 Holes & a Great Lunch ONLY $ 45 Weekdays before Noon Expires 10/31/18. Excludes League Play, Outings, Tournaments & Holidays. 1530 Mineral Spring Avenue, North Providence, RI 401-353-3805 LESSONS FOR ALL INSTRUMENTS New clients only. Restrictions apply. 1 FREE INTRODUCTORY LESSON We Rent Band Instruments! Gift Certificates Available (in the Luca Building) & Music Learning Center 46 Putnam Pike, Johnston, RI 401-231-8111 — CATERING — • Birthday Parties • Office Parties • Meetings • Showers • Weddings In our function room or delivered to your venue! * Call for Details. $ 4 .00 OFF $ 2 .00 OFF Any Large Pizza Any Small Pizza Expires 9/27/2018 Expires 9/27/2018 © L O C A L B R E E Z E C O U P O N S $5 OFF Any Purchase of $30.00 or more Cannot be combined with other offers. Expires 9/29/2018. 401-334-9611 1270 Mendon Rd, Cumberland, RI Hours: Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Closed Sunday Bird Grooming by Appointment Visit Us For All Your Bird Supplies Roudybush • Zupreem • Abba Lafeber • Higgins • Kaytee • Harrisons & Much More! Only the very best for your pets! Dogs • Cats • Small Pets • Birds Open Daily 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Rolling papers only 99¢ at our Massachusetts Store! twO lOcatiOnS: 194 Reservoir Ave. Lincoln, RI 02865 401-475-3150 693 Washington St. Attleboro, MA 02703 508-639-5754 10% OFF Entire Purchase with coupon. One coupon per customer. Expires 10/31/18

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