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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 07-17-2019

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©2019 THE VALLEY BREEZE Serving Pawtucket Breeze THE VALLEY FREE JULY 17-23, 2019 Twins CAROL (SIMPSON) SMITH and CHERYL (SIMPSON) STOUKIDES are the owners of Simpson's Pharmacy in Pawtucket, and they say they're here to stay as the store hits 90 years old. BREEZE PHOTO BY ETHAN SHOREY PAWTUCKET – The owners of Simpson's Pharmacy know a thing or two about disruptive forces in business. In the fall of 1957, Simpson's opened its new store at 10 Newport Ave. after the space it had occupied for the previous 28 years, a city land- mark building at the intersection of Broadway and Exchange Street, was torn down to make way for the Pawtucket River Bridge approaches and the advance of Route 95 through the city. Numerous local pharmacies have been lost in the past year, but today's owners of Simpson's, granddaughters of original owner Thomas Simpson, say they've found a niche and that they're thriving and are in no danger of closing down themselves. Simpson's Pharmacy maintains niche, defies trends By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com See PHARMACY, Page 9 PAWTUCKET – On Pine Street, in an up-and-coming section of the city between The Guild brewery and a future new commuter rail station, the charred remains of an old mill have been left untouched some eight months after a fire destroyed it. City officials are now asking a judge to appoint a temporary special master and permanent special mas- ter to take control of 258 Pine St. in hopes of forcing action on cleaning it up. "The property is not just an eye- sore for our residents, but a public safety hazard," said Mayor Donald Grebien in a statement. "The prop- erty was secured by the city with fencing immediately after the fire. On April 15, 2019, the city's building official ordered that the building be demolished. The property has been in various stages of the court process since. The city has now filed for the appointment of a special master in Rhode Island Superior Court." The eyesore has drawn complaints from a number of nearby property owners in the months since it burned early last October. The April memo provided to The Breeze shows that the owners, Two Suns LLC and Bayview Loan City wants special master to take fire-ravaged mill By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com See MILL, Page 4 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 ~ Serving RI and MA Since 2001 ~ 401-572-8311 • LYNCHFENCECO.COM Licensed & Insured RI Reg. #26468 Free Estimates

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