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The North Providence Breeze 02-13-2019

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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©2019 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. Serving Pawtucket Breeze THE VALLEY FREE FEBRUARY 13-19, 2019 BREEZE PHOTO BY BILL MURPHY RICHARD ASTLE, of Assonet, Mass., is CEO and co-founder of NeQter Labs, LLC, a mid-sized defense cybersecurity contrac- tor. PAWTUCKET – A defense cyber- security company with plans to grow and expand its reach has relo- cated from Middletown to down- town Pawtucket. Richard Astle, CEO and co-found- er at NeQter Labs LLC, said the mid-sized company has relocated to a 3,000-square-foot space at 163 Exchange St. across from Tolman High School, moving in over the weekend. There are nine employees currently, he said, with a goal for future growth. "We're looking to add two or three more people in the very near future," he said, including additions to the company's sales and develop- ment team. Every company that touches U.S. Department of Defense data is required to meet extensive security requirements, said Astle. There are Cybersecurity company makes new home in downtown Pawtucket By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor See NEQTER, Page 16 PAWTUCKET – Members of Mayor Donald Grebien's administra- tion say they hope a Rhode Island Supreme Court decision affirming the firing of former firefighter Sean Gannon will put an end to continued "frivolous" legal action by Gannon's father, Associate Pawtucket Municipal Court Judge Jack Gannon. The state's highest court last week sided with the city in the matter, declining to overturn a Superior Court ruling. Gannon now owes costs and attorney fees to the city, accord- ing to the Feb. 6 ruling. "We are extremely disappointed in the Supreme Court's decision not to allow Sean Gannon's claim to be heard on the merits and to uphold the Superior Court's decision to dis- miss on procedural grounds because the local firefighters' union refused to represent Gannon as a petitioner in the civil action," said attorney Joel Votolato, of Jack Gannon's Pawtucket law firm of Gannon, Bailey and Votolato, in a statement Monday. "Sean Gannon was not terminated due to his performance, but for sticking up for himself and refusing to tolerate the culture of bullying and harassment rampant through- R.I. Supreme Court sides with city in Gannon firing By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor See RULING, Page 7 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 No fee for initial consultation. CALL TODAY FOR NEW PATIENTS SPECIALS Providing High Quality Dental Care • Client Centered Customer Service and Convenience • Evening & Saturday Appointments • Network Provider for Most Dental Insurances • Senior Citizens Discount • Payment Plans Available Clear Braces – Bridges – Root Canals – Crowns – Veneers Implant Restoration – Partials – Dentures – GIO Whitening – Digital X-Ray 490 High Street, Suite One, Cumberland, RI 02864 • 401-722-2699 • Nos Falamos Portugues | Se Habla Español Dr. Paulo J. DaRosa D.D.S • House cleaning • Weekly/bi-weekly • Office cleaning • Real Estate cleaning Merry Men Cleaning 401-663-7530

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