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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 11-07-2018

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©2018 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. Serving Pawtucket Breeze THE VALLEY FREE NOVEMBER 7-13, 2018 An unlikely partnership Homeschool group brings productions, new vibrancy to Tolman auditorium PAWTUCKET – An unusual partnership between a homeschool theater production group from Attleboro and the Pawtucket School Department has given students at Tolman High School an option to get involved with theater while bringing needed use and upgrades to Tolman's grand auditorium on Exchange Street. Tolman students, who for years have lamented the lack of a theater program at the school, told The Breeze they couldn't be happier to have stu- dents and teachers from A Work in Progress Productions using the school for performances, which they are now part of. As part of a blossoming partner- ship between A Work in Progress and Tolman going back to 2013, Tolman students will play a larger part in an AWIP production this year, with several students playing roles as the people of Brooklyn in "Newsies," set to take the stage at Tolman Nov. 16-17 at 7:30 p.m. Senior Stephanie Harwood said it's been exciting to finally have a theater program to be part of, saying there were previously "zero opportuni- ties" for acting at Tolman because the school simply hasn't been able to revive its former program and there's such an emphasis here on athletics. By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com See PARTNERSHIP, Page 12 PAWTUCKET – Mediation talks between the city and owners of the Apex properties on Main Street have been broken off, and now the owners are threatening to sue the city over a pending plan to kick-start redevelopment of the mostly vacant riverfront parcels. Sources have indicated that talks were terminated when the two sides couldn't come to an agreement on a purchase price for the property. A City Council hearing is planned for tonight, Nov. 7, at 6:15 in City Hall to consider a planned amend- ment to the city's redevelopment plan declaring the Apex property blighted, a first step toward poten- tially taking it by eminent domain. Dylan Zelazo, deputy director of Apex owner threatens lawsuit after mediations fail By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com See APEX, Page 6 VALLEY BREEZE PHOTO BY CHARLES LAWRENCE DEVIN BAPTISTA and RYAN GREENLESS help with the voting at Agnes Little School on Tuesday. PAWTUCKET – City Democrats easily defeated their indepen- dent and Republican opponents Tuesday, winning seats for mayor, City Council, School Committee and General Assembly. For mayor, Donald Grebien defeated independent "Hospitals Before Stadiums" candidate David Norton, with 70.6 percent of the vote, or 11,098, to Norton's 28.8 percent, or 4,523 votes, and less than 1 percent write-in votes. "Thank you to the voters for put- ting your trust in me for another two years, my family and wonder- ful wife Laureen for all they do to support my lifelong dream to give back to the city that helped raise me, and to everyone who contrib- uted time, effort, and resources to our campaign for two more years of real progress, real results, and proven leadership," said Grebien, who celebrated with fellow winners at the China Inn on Main Street. "I love Pawtucket and being the city's mayor. I was reinvigorated when I saw the determination that our residents, businesses, and the community as a whole demon- City Democrats sail to victory By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com strated throughout the PawSox saga," added Grebien. I was so impressed by our community's fortitude and passion. And, while it was not a surprise, the level of pride that our city residents showed and continue See ELECTION, Page 4 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. Are you looking Are you looking for a for a Check out the back Check out the back of our of our Classified section where Classified section where you'll find our advertisers' you'll find our advertisers' most current job offerings! most current job offerings!

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