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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 02-20-2019

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©2019 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. Serving Pawtucket Breeze THE VALLEY FREE FEBRUARY 20-26, 2019 KEVIN and DANIELLE ANDERSON outside the new Pawtucket headquarters for Seacoast Sweets, at 25 Esten Ave., near the Hope Artiste Village. The couple sold their sweets during last weekend's Wintertime Farmers Market at Hope Artiste. PAWTUCKET – In Pawtucket, Danielle Anderson says, she's found a place with rich history, plenty of accessibility, exciting business opportunities, and space to grow. Anderson and her husband, Kevin, have moved their Seacoast Sweets chocolate treat manufactur- ing company from Newburyport, Mass., to 125 Esten Ave. in Pawtucket, where they plan to grow and expand their brand for years to come. The chocolate sweets, made by hand in small batches, put "lots of smiles on faces," Anderson told The Valley Breeze. The newly completed move to Pawtucket helps Seacoast Sweets expand its brand into more of a New England favorite while bring- ing it closer to Rhode Island part- ners, say the owners. Anderson said she and her husband, who now live in North Kingstown, weren't sure whether the company would end up in Massachusetts or Rhode Island, but quickly fell in love with Pawtucket. "I just love historic New England," she said. Touring the historic mill buildings in this city was "a moving experience," she said, particularly thinking about the history of "everything that started" in its old mills, providing jobs and sustenance for families. When she found out that the Hope Webbing Company mill So sweet: Pawtucket lands maker of chocolate treats By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com See CHOCOLATE, Page 16 Drop-off system at Nathanael Greene is not working School officials present some potential solutions PAWTUCKET – School admin- istrators say they'll address major problems with a new student drop-off area in front of Nathanael Greene Elementary School on Smithfield Avenue, with a new configuration failing to live up to expectations. Supt. Patti DiCenso said she heard from city officials last Wednesday, Feb. 13, that they'd received an email from a par- ent on the matter. "We immediately responded the next morning with a team to evaluate the morning drop-off and discovered that the school staff is not following the drop-off process as it was designed, and few staff are out directing and supporting parents dur- ing drop-off," she said. In a Feb. 14 memo to staff mem- bers, DiCenso updated them on what administrators had observed and pre- By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com See DROP-OFF, Page 13 DICENSO 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. NEW! Pay only $10 for ads for Items for Sale valued at $200 or less. 3 weeks, only $25. Visit valleybreeze.com, or call 334-9555 weekdays. Deadline, Tuesday at Noon. Looking to Sell Your Stuff? Let us help.

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