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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 08-28-2019

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©2019 THE VALLEY BREEZE Serving Pawtucket Breeze THE VALLEY FREE AUGUST 28-SEPTEMBER 3, 2019 BREEZE PHOTO BY CHARLES LAWRENCE WINTERS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, in Pawtucket, held an open house welcoming students back to school on Monday. Students and parents met their new teachers and saw their new classrooms for the first time. Above, students get free back-to-school haircuts from local barbers and stylists during the event. See more photos on page 8. 'Come and be surprised' Something for everyone at 21st annual Pawtucket Arts Festival PAWTUCKET – From the Slater Park Fall Festival and concerts at Downtown LIVE! to the 20th anniversary of the Rhode Island Chinese Dragon Boat Races & Taiwan Day Festival, this year's Pawtucket Arts Festival promises something fun for everyone. "We try to make events open to all ages and all interests," Anthony Ambrosino, who's serving his first year as festival director, told The Valley Breeze. "I hope to continue the excellence the festival has provided in the past and bring us to new areas." From Slater Park, Payne Park, Slater Mill, and all the different parks and historical sites, "Pawtucket is beautiful," Ambrosino said. "There are so many cool and inter- esting things here you wouldn't expect … Come and be surprised." The 21st annual festival, run- ning from Friday, Sept. 6 through Sunday, Sept. 15, has been con- densed from a month's worth of activities down to nine action- packed days in an effort to make it a By MELANIE THIBEAULT Valley Breeze Staff Writer See ARTS FEST, Page 15 Heading back to school in style Proposed sale of Memorial facility brings optimism Emergency services still in play PAWTUCKET – A pending sale of the Memorial Hospital campus to an out-of-state developer repre- sents an exciting opportunity both to reuse the closed medical facility and keep the door open to bringing back emergency room services there, says Mayor Donald Grebien. Grebien said officials have been loud and clear that the city wants and needs emergency room ser- vices again, and a planned wellness and residential facility for veterans, from New York-based Lockwood Development Partners, would leave space for that to happen. With other medical services con- tinuing to operate at the site under Care New England, and the chance to add emergency services, the Memorial property on Brewster Street could very well again become an "all-inclusive medical facility" on 13.4 acres of property, Grebien said. Officials expect that a state study due back by the middle of September will affirm their repeated assertions that Pawtucket and its surrounding By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor See MEMORIAL, Page 17 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. Does your child like? Robotics • Google Chromebooks Up to date computer room with fiber optic technology Wireless technology throughout the school Strings and Instrumental Music Chorus • Drama • Smartboards • Sports Saint CeCilia SChool Celebrating over 100 years of Catholic education! Then St. Cecilia School is the only school for you! Accepting Registrations for 2019-2020 Pre-K - Grade 8 Where morals and values meet academic excellence Extended Care is available 2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. 755 Central Avenue, Pawtucket, Rhode Island 401-723-9463 • • Call for a personal tour:

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