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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 10-09-2019

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 9-15, 2019 BREEZE PHOTO BY BILL MURPHY The Pawtucket Parks & Recreation Division's Haunted Tunnel at Daggett Farm is now open. The attraction is held Friday and Saturday evenings through Oct. 28. ADRIANNA SOARS, 16, of Johnston, dressed as a bloody bride, emerges from the dark to scare a couple as they make their way through the tunnel on opening night last Friday. See more photos on page 19. Train station teams lease space at Toole Building All five floors on Main Street could soon be filled PAWTUCKET – The Main Street area has gotten a lift thanks to the pending development of a new com- muter rail station. Linda Dewing, of Places and Spaces Realty, said the state has signed a three-year lease for the floors above the Artéé Fabrics store in the old Toole Building at 228 Main St., meaning a substantial infusion of people into an area that's seeing more commercial activity. Several nearby restaurants and other stores could benefit by the filling of vacant space, said Dewing. The spaces were previously reno- vated, said Dewing. RIDOT staff will take up the fifth floor, and employees from Barletta Heavy Division (engi- neering) will be on the fourth floor. The spaces are expected to be occu- pied soon. Zabinsky Music Studio is now on the third floor after signing a separate lease, according to Arti Bhandari Mehta, owner of the high-end fabric store chain and the building itself. There are also ongoing talks with a potential tenant for the second floor, said Dewing. The whole building is owned by Bhandari Mehta. It is located near By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor See TOOLE, Page 4 Fright Night in Pawtucket PAWTUCKET – Officials from the city and state expect to make a final decision on the future of McCoy Stadium soon, say local officials. Mayor Donald Grebien said offi- cials "are far along in their conversa- tions with the applicants." Officials have not indicated wheth- er any of the proposals have been eliminated. Also not clear is whether Officials at 'critical point' in McCoy analysis By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor See MCCOY, Page 14 PAWTUCKET – The loss of Memorial Hospital in 2017 trig- gered plenty of aftershocks, but a little-publicized impact of that closure was that it forced the even- tual shutting down of its School of Nurse Anesthesia, a more than 50-year-old institution with a proud tradition locally. The last class of that school, first started in 1966 and moved to Kent Hospital after the Pawtucket hospi- tal closed, will graduate on Oct. 25. Mark Foster, program director since 1993, said he had no choice but to move forward with closing the school because the programs there were not transferable. The only way he could get permission to move the program to Kent was to agree to get the existing students Last class of Memorial's anesthesia program set to graduate By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor See MEMORIAL, Page 18 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. 401-431-2816 TABELEY'S ROOFING Factory Certified Installer 20 years of perfection RI REG. #18045 MA REG. #172793 - Member RI From roofs to windows Tabeley's has your needs covered We offer a variety of quality vinyl siding systems OIL DELIVERY PROPANE DELIVERY INSTALLATION & SERVICE HEATING & HOT WATER AIR CONDITIONING GENERATORS A TRADITION OF EXCELLENCE DATING BACK 121 YEARS! 401 Walcott St., Pawtucket, RI Dupuis Oil Est. 1898

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