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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 11-06-2019

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 NOVEMBER 6-12, 2019 BREEZE PHOTO BY CHARLES LAWRENCE Dogs and dog lovers were running, playing and socializing at the Pawtucket Dog Park at Slater Park in Pawtucket on Sunday. Above, MELISSA UGARTE, of Warwick, plays fetch with her dog, MJ, and says, "He never stops running." See more photos on page 8. Fortuitous Partners touts $400 million downtown project Rendering shows it encompassing Apex, Tidewater site PAWTUCKET – An online ren- dering of a soccer stadium and sur- rounding amenities appears to show prominent properties in downtown Pawtucket, and representatives for Fortuitous Partners have confirmed on their website that they're pursuing a $400 million project in this city. Neither the company nor state and local leaders were confirming this week that the New York-based com- pany will be named the winner of the state's bidding process for new devel- opment in the downtown area, but Brett Johnson, in a story posted on his company's website, said the scale of the company's proposed projects in Pawtucket and elsewhere "is really exciting." Though the rendering appears to be missing some downtown features and shows mountains in the back- ground, it seems to show a soccer stadium where the Tidewater Gas Works manufactured gas and electric- By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor See PROJECT, Page 12 PAWTUCKET – The total num- ber of traffic camera "events" in week one of an official new traf- fic camera ticketing program was down sharply from the 10,000 or so weekly warnings given out over two months of a probationary peri- od, but officials caution not to read too much into the data. Wil Arboleda, spokesman for Mayor Donald Grebien, said there were 1,588 potential viola- tions caught on school zone speed cameras and red-light traffic cam- eras last week, down from 10,896 events the previous week. But, he said, three schools, Nathanael Greene Elementary, Slater Middle School and Cunningham Elementary, were closed last Friday, Nov. 1, due to a power outage, meaning cameras weren't on in those school zones for that day. Greene is a particu- larly busy zone. Total of 1,588 traffic camera incidents in week one By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor Pawtucket cited as example on RICAS But school officials not satisfied with progress PAWTUCKET – At an Oct. 30 meeting of the Woonsocket School Committee, Supt. Patrick McGee pointed out that Pawtucket has simi- By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor See TRAFFIC, Page 14 See RICAS, Page 4 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. NEW! Pay only $10 for ads for Items for Sale valued at $200 or less. 3 weeks, only $25. Visit, or call 334-9555 weekdays. Deadline, Tuesday at Noon. Looking to Sell Your Stuff? Let us help. 1530 Mineral Spring Avenue, North Providence, RI In the Luca Building • 401-353-3805 & Music Learning Center 1 FREE INTRODUCTORY LESSON New clients only. Restrictions apply. LESSONS FOR ALL INSTRUMENTS

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