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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 10-02-2019

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 OCTOBER 2-8, 2019 PAWTUCKET – Faced with con- tinued staggering numbers of warn- ings issued through a new speed camera program, the city is giving motorists another month to grow accustomed to the stricter enforce- ment standards. Another 15,000 warnings were issued over five days last week, according to members of Mayor Donald Grebien's administration, a jump from the previous week when there were 12,000 warnings. The focus throughout October will be "on bringing awareness of school zone safety to residents and drivers," says Grebien. The Breeze reported last week that there had been another 12,000 warn- ings the previous week, numbers that far exceeded what happened Traffic cam tickets put off a month as another 15,000 warnings issued By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com PAWTUCKET – The exterior of the city's mill redevelopments rarely matches the interior vibrancy, but that's about to change at the Lorraine Mills located at 560 Mineral Spring Ave. Long-running work to restore an old dining car at the front of the building is now nearing its conclu- sion, with a possible reopening by Thanksgiving. The unsightly plastic that's hung in front of the dining car for years will then be removed, revealing the gleaming restored din- ing car. Jonathan Savage, owner and devel- oper of the mill, said this week that there's been "good progress" on the dining car he's renaming the Miss Lorraine Diner, estimating that the eatery will reopen within six to eight weeks. John Palumbo, publisher of Rhode Island Monthly, which is moving to the mill next spring, said the pending opening of the old diner was one of Miss Lorraine Diner set to make its debut By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com See TRAFFIC CAM, Page 21 See DINER, Page 15 BREEZE PHOTO BY CHARLES LAWRENCE AUSTIN HASKINS, a 6th-grade student at St. Teresa's School, whose brother died of cancer, helps load snacks into a van to be transported to the Izzy Room at Hasbro Children's Hospital. The Izzy Room is a place for families to come for a cup of coffee, a family dinner or to relax during long hospital stays. PAWTUCKET – In April, Michelle Haskins lost her 21-year- old son Jason to a rare form of cancer. Diagnosed last December at Hasbro Children's Hospital, he had spent a lot of time during treatment at the Izzy Family Room on the fifth floor. Earlier this year, while Jason was still here, said Haskins, the Pawtucket family did a very suc- cessful snack drive. More recently, staff at the Izzy Room had posted that they needed more snacks and she thought it would be nice to do a snack drive in her son's memory. She reached out to Principal Allison St. Teresa's collects items for Hasbro's Izzy Room By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com See COLLECTION, Page 6 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. 55 Broad Street, Pawtucket, RI 401-723-3400 Helping you See Since 1933! Having Healthy Eyes is all about Prevention, Education and Sometimes Treatment Comprehensive Eye Care The Latest in Fashion and Designer Eyewear Contact Lenses No appointment needed to browse selections or be fitted for glasses Dr. Ben Klibanoff Dr. Mona Klibanoff Dr. David Klibanoff Are you looking Are you looking for a for a Check out the back Check out the back of our of our Classified section where Classified section where you'll find our advertisers' you'll find our advertisers' most current job offerings! most current job offerings!

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