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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 06-19-2019

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©2019 THE VALLEY BREEZE Serving Pawtucket Breeze THE VALLEY FREE JUNE 19-25, 2019 PAWTUCKET – The Times build- ing will be lit up once again. The vacant structure at 23 Exchange St., long seen as one of the biggest dominoes in the downtown's redevelopment efforts, towering over the gateway to the downtown, has been purchased by New Hampshire- based developer Brian Thibeault, who also owns the Pawtucket Armory Arts Center up the road at 172 Exchange St., next to Tolman High School. Thibeault's purchase price of $550,000 is $150,000 less than the $700,000 price tag listed as part of a previous purchase and sale agree- ment two years ago between the for- mer owners and developer Michael Leshinsky, who is now pursuing a purchase of the former Narragansett Bay Insurance Company property at 217 Main St. "We think it's a great spot, a great building," Thibeault said this week. City Clerk Richard Goldstein con- firmed that the sale by Times parent R.I.S.N. Operations to Thibeault's Armory owner buys Times building By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com Plans to bring it back See TIMES BUILDING, Page 21 PAWTUCKET – For many in Shea High School's Class of 2019, the path they took to get to the commencement stage was full of challenges, said those who addressed the crowd at commence- ment ceremonies last Friday, June 14, but this class smashed down every obstacle in their path to eventually prevail. Cheers rang out across Max Read Field as 161 graduates accepted their diplomas, many holding on to their hats in hopes of preventing them from flying away in the stiff wind. Valedictorian Alec Goldberg reminded classmates of the dedica- tion it took to get here and how much it meant to be crossing the stage. "There have been times I'm sure when we have all questioned Shea grads persevere to walk graduation stage By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com See SHEA, Page 8 PAWTUCKET – Perseverance was the key word during Tolman High School's 91st graduation exercises held last Thursday, June 13, in the Tolman grads celebrated for persistence, acceptance By MELANIE THIBEAULT Valley Breeze Staff Writer See TOLMAN, Page 11 MARQUIS GABBIDON jumps for joy as he receives his diploma during the 2019 Shea High School graduation exercises last Friday, held at Max Read Field in Pawtucket. BREEZE PHOTO BY CHARLES LAWRENCE 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. www.Tabeleys.com 401-431-2816 info@tabeleyconstruction.com TABELEY'S ROOFING Factory Certified Installer 20 years of perfection RI REG. #18045 MA REG. #172793 - Member RI From roofs to windows Tabeley's has your needs covered We offer a variety of quality vinyl siding systems

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