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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 09-25-2019

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©2019 THE VALLEY BREEZE Serving Pawtucket Breeze THE VALLEY FREE SEPTEMBER 25-OCTOBER 1, 2019 BREEZE PHOTO BY NICOLE DOTZENROD Slater Middle School unveiled its new $100,000 "Don't Quit" fitness center on Monday. The fitness room was a gift from the National Foundation for Governors' Fitness Councils, founded by Jake "Body by Jake" Steinfeld. Above, JAHIEM TAVARES, grade 7, crosses the monkey bars at the new fitness center. See story on page 7. Camera violation numbers dropping only slightly Real tickets set to start next Monday, Sept. 30 PAWTUCKET – Preliminary data is showing that there were another 12,000 traffic camera violation warn- ings over five weekdays last week, a slight decrease over the opening week of the program but a situation still setting the stage for huge vol- umes of tickets when the program goes live next week. Wilder Arboleda, spokesman for Mayor Donald Grebien, said the 13,000 violations previously reported by The Breeze were for four days on the Labor Day week, with Labor Day, Sept. 2, not included in those figures. Last week, including five days, saw an average of 2,400 warnings handed out each day, while the first week saw 3,250 warnings sent out daily. Officials did not provide data for the week in between. "It's trending downward slightly, but there are concerns at the high amount," said Arboleda. The highest volume of tickets By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com See VIOLATIONS, Page 13 PAWTUCKET – The Art League Rhode Island is relocating from Providence to the blossoming Hope Artiste Village on Main Street in Pawtucket, where it is planning a seri- ous expansion of its offerings. "It's great for the city, as Pawtucket is an arts community," said Wilder Arboleda, spokesman for Mayor Donald Grebien. Art League R.I. moving to Pawtucket By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com PAWTUCKET – After a 32-year hiatus, a local band popular for their punk/new wave sound, choreo- graphed dancing, and visual effects is making a comeback, starting with a live show in their old home base of Pawtucket. The Probers, a six-member band now in the process of creating a The Probers reunite for first show in 32 years By MELANIE THIBEAULT Valley Breeze Staff Writer melanie@valleybreeze.com See ART LEAGUE, Page 8 See PROBERS, Page 10 Fitness first 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 $100 Off New Gas Boiler or Furnace LIC. #RIMP882 • One Day Gas & Oil Boiler Replacements • Same Day Gas & Electric Water Heater Replacements • Boiler Repairs & Maintenance • HVAC Service & Replacements • All Work Guaranteed Call NOW to get your Gas Boiler or Furnace ready for winter.

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