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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 04-17-2019

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©2019 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. Serving Pawtucket Breeze THE VALLEY FREE APRIL 17-23, 2019 BREEZE PHOTO BY CHARLES LAWRENCE STRIKING WORKERS at Stop & Shop on Cottage Street in Pawtucket hold signs protesting what they say are unfair labor practices at the supermarket chain. PAWTUCKET – Students at Winters Elementary School will spend the 2019-2020 school year at the Pawtucket Annex on Central Avenue as officials move forward Winters School up next for replacement By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor See WINTERS, Page 13 PAWTUCKET – Creation of a new zoning district around the city's coming train station is too important to approve it in a "half-baked" form, say City Council members. The council, at its meeting last Wednesday, April 10, heard lengthy testimony from advocates who want to see a 10 percent minimum require- ment for afford- able housing in the Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) zone in the Conant Thread District around a coming commuter rail sta- tion off Main Street and Pine Street. A majority of council members has been against including such a requirement. In the face of testimo- ny, they voted to postpone a vote. After those in the audience had testified, the council learned that the proposal to add such an afford- able housing requirement within the proposed new Conant Thread Zoning District needed more work to even align with state law, as City Solicitor Frank Milos confirmed that it wouldn't hold up without some corresponding incentive for develop- ers. Council members sent the mea- Council puts train zoning on hold amid call for 10 percent affordable units By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor See COUNCIL, Page 7 MERCER PAWTUCKET – Stop & Shop's pain is other stores' gain. Grocery markets across the area are seeing a surge in foot traffic and food sales during the ongoing strike by workers at the chain. With Easter and Passover approaching, and many trying to find new spots to buy their food, those lines are expected to get longer. Some shoppers seemed confused by the sud- den influx of other customers at their regular shopping spots, apparently unaware of the Other grocery stores jammed as Stop & Shop strike continues By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor See STRIKE, Page 15 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, Rhode Island 02865 Telephone – 401.726.5577 No fee for initial consultation. Family Owned Since 1926 LIC. #RIMP882 Are you thinking about replacing your boiler? Before you sign on their dotted line, give us a call for a free estimate. We can beat or match any of our competitor's prices! $100 Off Any New Boiler or Tankless Water Heater • One Day Gas & Oil Burner Replacements • Same Day Gas & Electric Water Heater Replacements • Boiler Repairs & Maintenance • HVAC Service & Replacements • All Work Guaranteed Call NOW To Schedule Your Yearly Gas Boiler & Furnace Maintenance

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