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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 07-10-2019

The Valley Breeze Newspapers serving the Northern Rhode Island towns of Cumberland, Lincoln, Woonsocket, Smithfield, North Smithfield, Pawtucket, North Providence, Scituate, Foster, and Glocester

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©2019 THE VALLEY BREEZE Serving Pawtucket Breeze THE VALLEY FREE JULY 10-16, 2019 EVANGELEEN VARGAS, left, and ALEXA DESIMONE, both 11 and both of Pawtucket, find relief from the heat in the cool water at the reopened Fairlawn Veterans Memorial Park Pool last Saturday. The city of Pawtucket and the Parks and Recreation Division announced the pool would open after the hiring of two certified lifeguards. See story on page 10. BREEZE PHOTO BY CHARLES LAWRENCE Community pool reopens PAWTUCKET – With the city's biggest fireworks displays of the year last week came plenty of sorrowful emojis from residents worried about what will happen to these summer night extravaganzas when the spon- soring Pawtucket Red Sox leave the city after next season. But Mayor Donald Grebien says the city expects to continue the fire- works tradition "in some form as long as it is financially feasible to do so." "When the time comes, the city, in collaboration with the Fireworks Committee, will work with the coun- cil, the team and others to find the best way to continue affording this great tradition to our residents," he said. Representatives from the Fireworks Committee have told The Breeze the committee's fundraising work has largely stalled out in the face of the team leaving. With multiple baseball proposals on the table for the reuse of McCoy Stadium, fireworks could be part of a partnership with a new tenant. Mayor: Fireworks still in the plan for the future By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor See FIREWORKS, Page 4 PAWTUCKET – To this point in the year, the Pawtucket Zoning Department has received about half the number of new rodent cases at its desk compared to a year ago at this same time, says Director Bill Vieira Sr. The progress is a positive develop- ment, says Vieira, but there's still plenty of work to do in partnership with city residents. "While this is a step in the right direction, we continue to be vigilant in our efforts to provide a clean and safe community for our residents," he said. "We encourage all residents to call the Zoning Department with any issues so that we can work to minimize the problem as quickly as possible. We partnered with neigh- 'Step in the right direction' as city's rodent complaints lessen By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor See RODENTS, Page 7 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. TIMBER TREE SERVICE, INC. Bobcat Services Firewood • Trimming FREE ESTIMATES 40 years Experience (401)726-TREE (8733) Licensed Arborists | Fully Insured | License #655 65 Ton & 45 Ton Cranes Available 24 Hour Emergency Tree Removal T I M B E R T R E E S E R V I C E , I N C .

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