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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 06-12-2019

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4 PAWTUCKET JUNE 12-18, 2019 | VALLEY BREEZE | PAWTUCKET EDITION PAWTUCKET – A new Dunkin' store has another early approval at 1 Colfax St., a busy location between Concord Street and Smithfield Avenue. Representatives from JFJ Holdings and SEM Properties, at the June 3 meeting of the Pawtucket Board of Appeals, received approval of a use variance for a multi-tenant structure and dimensional variance for a sign not in compliance with regulations. The City Planning Commission approved a master plan for the proj- ect on May 21. The applicant is proposing demoli- tion of the existing building, which previously held the Car Store, and construction of a new single- story commercial building with 33 off-street parking spaces on a 37,283-square-foot parcel. It will hold a Dunkin' store and another tenant. Members of the Board of Appeals learned that the existing Dunkin' store located inside the Speedway station across the street will be relocated to the new building. Approximately 60 to 65 percent of Dunkin' stores are located in free- standing buildings, according to rep- resentatives from the company. Answering questions on traffic, the applicants said a traffic study showed the average delay in turning left from Colfax Street onto Smithfield Avenue is 24.7 seconds during an especially busy month of May, and the gap for those turning right is about four seconds. About 20 new trips are expected during the morning study period (6:30-7:30) with a Dunkin' in place, and an extra 16 in the afternoon (4:30-5:30). That's new traffic in addi- tion to the cars that are already trav- eling the roadway. Board members suggested that the city might want to install a caution- ary blinker in the future for those trying to turn left from Colfax Street. Attorney Michael Horan said there will also be efforts to obtain crash reports for the area. The board asked Jim Semenkow, former owner of the Car Store, about traffic concerns, and Semenkow said traffic has long been an issue. He said his business gener- ated about 250-300 sales each month with a service department. During promotions up to 30 people would visit each day. Traffic a concern as Colfax Dunkin' gets a yes vote By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com CCRI mobile recruit team to visit CF and Pawtucket libraries LINCOLN – As part of the Community College of Rhode Island's "On the Rhode" campaign, the college's mobile recruit team will make visits to Central Falls and Pawtucket on Wednesday, June 19. The mobile recruit team will be at Adams Public Library, 205 Central Ave., in Central Falls, from 9 a.m. to noon, after which they will be stationed at the Pawtucket Public Library, 13 Summer St., from 1 to 4 p.m. On hand at each location will be admissions and enrollment specialists to speak with prospective students about the value of a CCRI educa- tion and provide information on the college's more than 90 programs and seven academic and career paths, the R.I. Promise scholarship program, financial aid and student support services. In addition, individuals can apply to CCRI on the spot. For more information, visit www. ccri.edu . Here are a few additions to our June Birthday Club. June 12 Happy Birthday to our amazing grandson, Nathan Nichols! We love you! Pepere and Nana XOXO June 14 Steven A. Robinson, Happy Birthday to my husband. Love, your wife Lacesta June 26 Fallon Dubois, Happy 1st Birthday! Love, Grammie and Grampie BIRTHDAY CLUB We deliver the highest caliber of medical and rehabilitative care, with the compassion, kindness and respect every patient deserves. Schedule a tour Call Today! Mount St. Rita Health Centre featuring Mercy Rehabilitation 15 Sumner Brown Road Cumberland, RI 02864 (401) 333-6352 Short Term Therapy & Long Term Care LEGAL NOTICE Form of Notice under RI General Laws 39-12.1 to 12.1-15 To: Joseph J. Desjardin Sr 475 School St Pawtucket RI 02860 and Digital Federal Credit Union P.O. Box 25166 Lehigh Valley, PA 18002. A public auction will be held at 1153 Central Ave., Pawtucket RI 02861 on June 15, 2019 at 9 a.m. The vehicle a 2010 Ford VIN # 3FAHP0JA4AR163134 belonging to the above. The Auction being held to satisfy towing and storage fees.

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