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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 12-05-2018

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©2018 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. Serving Pawtucket Breeze THE VALLEY FREE DECEMBER 5-11, 2018 BREEZE PHOTO BY CHARLES LAWRENCE HANNAH BELMONT, 8, of Pawtucket, tells SANTA she wants a hoverboard for Christmas as she chats with him before the start of the 20th annual Pawtucket Winter Wonderland. The event was held at Slater Memorial Park last Saturday. See more photos on page 10. Winter Wonderland PAWTUCKET – City Council President David Moran says there's no doubt about what the top issue facing the elected body in the new year is: Deciding how the city will address the future of its waste transfer station and trash hauling. "It's a big decision, no doubt about it," he said. What he wants to do, assuming he is returned to the council president's role, is make a decision before the latest extension with the opera- tor of the transfer station runs out in February, said Moran. "I don't want another extension," he said. The council and admin- istration will need to decide whether to rehabilitate the existing transfer station on Grotto Avenue off Mineral Spring Avenue or start hauling trash to the Johnston land- fill. Both options have big costs associated with them, he said. As it stands right now, said Moran, he's leaning toward shutting the transfer sta- tion down and direct-hauling trash as a "plan B" to investing more money into the facility. He said he wouldn't want such a facility in his own district, which is located on the opposite side of the city. Council members leaning toward shutting down transfer station By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com See TRANSFER STATION, Page 14 MORAN PAWTUCKET – Mayor Donald Grebien says he has reached out and will hold separate meet- ings this week with Gov. Gina Raimondo, House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello and Senate President Dominick Ruggerio prior to their planned Dec. 11 sit-down on the future of city-based toy- maker Hasbro. It was recently reported that Raimondo has scheduled a meet- ing with Mattiello and Ruggerio, said Grebien, and he subsequently set up meetings with all three for this week, to be held prior to the gov- ernor's summit. "The city of Pawtucket has been in contact with Hasbro officials and has met with CommerceRI since the press conference," he said, referencing a press confer- ence he held at City Hall on Nov. 7 where he emphasized the importance of keeping Hasbro in Pawtucket instead of letting the company go elsewhere, including to neighboring Providence. "The state has the responsibility and the tools to keep Hasbro in Pawtucket and we are looking forward to sit- ting down at the table with all of the leaders to make this happen." Mayor talking Hasbro with state leaders By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com GREBIEN See HASBRO, Page 9 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. Jewelry & Watch Repair Ricard Jewelers Gift Certificates Free Layaway Established 1985 555 Newport Avenue, Pawtucket, RI 401-725-3680 Holiday Hours: Sunday 12p.m.-5 p.m.; Monday 10 a.m.-5 p.m Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 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! Don't miss our Christmas Coloring Book inside! Breeze DECEMBER 5-11, 2018 CHRISTMAS © ADOBE STOCK Happy Holidays from The Lincoln Mall Happy Holidays from The Lincoln Mall LINCOLN MALL 622 GEORGE WASHINGTON HIGHWAY LINCOLN, RI 02865 discoverlincolnmall.com ©2018 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. from your friends at

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