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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 11-26-2019

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©2019 THE VALLEY BREEZE Serving Pawtucket Breeze THE VALLEY FREE NOVEMBER 26-DECEMBER 3, 2019 BREEZE PHOTO BY CHARLES LAWRENCE FLORA S. CURTIS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL students enjoyed a Blue-Ribbon dance party last Friday. Representatives from the school traveled to Washington, D.C., in mid-November to receive the National Blue Ribbon Award from the U.S. Department of Education. The National Blue-Ribbon Schools Program is a U.S. Department of Education award program created in 1982 that recognizes exemplary public and non-public schools on a yearly basis. See more photos on page 6. PAWTUCKET – Early hard data is confirming a truth that many in this city have known for a long time, said City Council members last week: That speeding is a serious and chronic problem here. Councilor Mark Wildenhain thanked the Police Department for the information on the first month of a new traffic camera ticket pro- gram, saying that though it doesn't address all of his questions, he "got enough" to see how many people are not heeding warnings about slowing down in the city of Pawtucket. Wildenhain said he shares Councilor John Barry's frustration about speeding, noting how these violations are happening on main roads, and it's worse when it hap- pens on side roads. "It's ridiculous how people travel in the city of Pawtucket and even in my own neighborhood," he said. He said a family member com- plained about getting a $50 ticket for going 34 miles per hour in a 20-mile-per-hour school zone. That $50 is going to become $110, Wildenhain told the family member. Council to those receiving tickets: Slow down! By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com See TICKETS, Page 28 Award-winning dance party Tolman takes on Shea, SRA duels Moses Brown on Thanksgiving Eve PAWTUCKET – Four days after suffering a 22-14 loss to Pilgrim in the Division III Super Bowl, the Tolman High football team will try to end its successful sea- son on a winning note and even its Thanksgiving Day series with crosstown rival Shea High on Wednesday night at Max Read Field. Kickoff is 6 p.m. The Tigers, who are 8-3, have lost four of their last five holiday meetings with the Raiders, who are 6-4. Shea, which leads the holiday series, 9-8, had suffered a 19-0 defeat to Central in their Division I quarterfinal-round meeting on Nov. 8 at Max Read Field. The Tolman-Shea showdown is one of six holiday games tak- ing place on Wednesday, with another one featuring St. Raphael Academy and Moses Brown at 6 See FOOTBALL, Page 7 Council passes tax treaty for downtown housing Wildenhain proposes future changes to the process PAWTUCKET – Citing the unusual opportunity to add housing units in the downtown area, the City Council last week approved a 10-year tax agreement with Nexus Holdings to bring a 27-unit residential development, including three commercial spaces, to the Feldman building at 49 North Union St. But Councilor Mark Wildenhain, the only no vote despite sup- porting the concept of sparking investment, said he wants a more standardized process for such tax agreements, sending a proposal for changes to the finance subcommit- tee for review. Nexus Property Management CEO Nicholas D'Agnillo and real estate consultant Michael Leshinsky successfully made their case for the treaty, saying the deal By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com See TREATY, Page 7 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. Happy Thanksgiving Jewelry & Watch Repair Ricard Jewelers Gift Certificates Free Layaway Established 1985 555 Newport Avenue, Pawtucket, RI 401-725-3680 Holiday Hours: Sunday 12p.m.-5 p.m.; Monday 10 a.m.-5 p.m Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. ORDER NOW! Starting at $89 Sterling Silver 14K Yellow or White Gold 10Kt Yellow Gold Pawtucket's #1 Jeweler for Price, Service & Selection!

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