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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 09-04-2019

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©2019 THE VALLEY BREEZE Serving Pawtucket Breeze THE VALLEY FREE SEPTEMBER 4-10, 2019 Special master seeks to remove mills at 258 Pine St. Property near future train station would then be marketed PAWTUCKET – The court-appoint- ed special master charged with defining the future for the burned-out mill prop- erty near a coming new commuter rail station has outlined steps he plans to take with the city. Attorney John Dorsey, appointed interim special master in July, noted in his Aug. 27 interim report on the prop- erty at 258 Pine St., formerly occupied by Robert's Chemical Co. and other businesses, that its ownership history is a complicated one. Dorsey said he agrees with city officials that the property presents an imminent danger to public health, par- ticularly as squatters and trespassers make their way into unsecured areas. He said he's taking steps to re-secure the property as a deterrent. He said the property is in a "severe level of damage and disrepair." Two mill buildings on the property total approximately 99,206 square feet By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com BREEZE PHOTO BY BILL MURPHY The Soupman PETER KELLEHER, of Bridgewater, Mass., takes his Australian Shepherd, KOJI, for a skateboard ride at a donation event held at McCoy Stadium Sunday. Peter lost his son Travis to drug addiction three years ago. As a way to move on, he formed Support The Soupman, a charitable organization to help the homeless. On hand at the event was Peter's first portable shower for the homeless in Pawtucket. People who donated to We Share Hope and Support the Soupman received a free pint of ice cream from Rhody Fresh. See MILLS, Page 6 Showers for homeless coming back to Pawtucket 'Soupman' Kelleher pledges long-term relationship with the city PAWTUCKET – Homeless resi- dents will once again have access to a nice warm shower after an area benefactor reached an agreement on a partnership with the city. Peter Kelleher, of Support the Soupman Corp., said the showers will be the first step in an "incredible thing" between his organization and By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com See SHOWERS, Page 7 PAWTUCKET – Rental bicycles will not be available to Pawtucket residents before cold weather sets in, a reversal on earlier plans as the company responsible for the bike program sorts out issues in the neighboring city of Providence. Chief of Police Tina Goncalves, in a letter sent to the Pawtucket City Council Monday, said offi- cials, understanding the impor- tance of the program for local transportation, reached out to representatives from Jump Bikes after the company removed its bicycles from Providence streets last month. She said they wanted "to see how we could work with them to ensure a positive rollout here in Pawtucket." "Given their current situation, though, their focus at the moment is to address issues in Providence before moving into other markets in the area," she wrote. "We do not anticipate the introduction of Rental bikes delayed in Pawtucket as Jump works on Providence By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com See BIKES, Page 11 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! • One Day Gas & Oil Burner Replacements • Same Day Gas & Electric Water Heater Replacements • Boiler Repairs & Maintenance • HVAC Service & Replacements • All Work Guaranteed $100 Off New Ductless Mini Split System Installs Call NOW for all your Plumbing, Heating and Cooling needs. 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 • www.scsri.org • mtetzner@scsri.org Call for a personal tour:

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