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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 06-05-2019

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©2019 THE VALLEY BREEZE Serving Pawtucket Breeze THE VALLEY FREE JUNE 5-11, 2019 Eight-year-old OMOLASHO OJO, a 3rd-grader, passes out programs while dressed in the traditional garb of Nigeria during Fallon Memorial Elementary School's International Night May 22. Students made projects for display, many with an international theme, various ethnic foods were available, and interna- tional games were taught to the students and were played with family and staff. See more photos on page 6. BREEZE PHOTO BY ROBERT EMERSON International Night at Fallon PAWTUCKET – New signs adver- tising school zone speed cameras in the area of Varieur Elementary School are so garish and jolting, says veteran City Councilor John Barry III, that he'll seek to do away with the traffic camera enforcement pro- gram they advertise if neighbors con- tinue to be subjected to them. "This is where people live," he told The Breeze. "It's nuts." If state law doesn't allow for modifying the signs to be smaller and fewer, said Barry, he'll move to eliminate the camera program in all of Pawtucket. Pleasant Street is a mostly residen- tial neighborhood in Oak Hill, says Barry, and residents shouldn't have Amid criticism, speed zone signs temporarily being removed By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com See SIGNS, Page 9 PAWTUCKET – Since moving to Pawtucket in 2017, the Burbage Theatre Company has seen audi- ences grow significantly, say the organization's leaders who will cel- ebrate their latest season during their fifth annual Big Time Celebration on Friday, June 14. The gala, which starts at 7 p.m., will feature cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, live music, raffles and auctions. Staff and resident artists will also perform. "Since we've gotten to Pawtucket, the community has been so incred- ibly supportive of us," Artistic Director Jeff Church told The Breeze. "We have every intention of staying in Pawtucket." The nonprofit theater com- pany, which is located at Ten31 Productions at 249 Roosevelt Ave. in the downtown, just wrapped up its eighth season of shows and will begin its ninth season in September. At the event, Church and Executive Director Allison Crews will talk about the previous season, which was the group's first full season in Pawtucket, as well as what's in store for next season. In light of the Gamm Theatre's move from Pawtucket to Warwick, Burbage leaders say they've seen an influx of patrons. Burbage is "filling the hole that Burbage celebrates growth, fills hole left by Gamm's departure By MELANIE THIBEAULT Valley Breeze Staff Writer melanie@valleybreeze.com See BURBAGE, Page 12 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 Factory Certified Installer From roofs to windows Tabeley's has your needs covered 15 years of perfection Lic# RI 18045 MA REG. #172793 – Member RI TABELEY'S ROOFING www.Tabeleys.com 401-431-2816 tabeleyroofing@msn.com 20 years of perfection RI Reg. #18045 • MA Lic #172793 • Member RI info@tabeleyconstruction.com

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