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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 05-20-2020

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©2020 THE VALLEY BREEZE Serving Pawtucket Breeze THE VALLEY FREE MAY 20-26, 2020 BREEZE PHOTO BY NICOLE DOTZENROD MADELYN PAQUETTE, state president for Rhode Island Children of the Revolution, shares the history of Henrietta Drummond, the first Rhode Islander to make the ultimate sacrifice during World War I, before placing a flag on her memo- rial on Sunday. See story on page 6. 'Everything is going to be OK' Living in quarantined Rome, Pawtucket native takes pride in Italy reaching Phase Two of lockdown by doing 'nothing to do something' A high school biology teacher at St. Stephen's School in Rome, Italy, Elizabeth Johnson-Mottola decided to spend the final few minutes of a late-January class with her 9th grad- ers by discussing something in the news that caught her attention and was related to the topic they were studying at the time, the immune system. "I had read about a new and strange infection that had originated in China," the Pawtucket native said. "We briefly discussed how a virus could spread and how difficult it would be to contain an outbreak, especially with international travel that could take a person from an infected area to anywhere in the world in a few hours." "At that point, the virus didn't have a name yet, but soon enough, it would become the most talked about, studied, and debated topic of the year." That virus, of course, turned out By ERIC BENEVIDES Valley Breeze Sports Editor See ITALY, Page 30 PAWTUCKET – The city's res- taurant scene stirred a bit more this week, preparing for what many hope will be a big first weekend of outdoor dining under mostly dry skies. During a meeting last Thursday, May 14, the City Council approved a resolution to simplify the opening of outdoor dining and support the restaurants, making it so they don't have to jump through all the ordinary hoops to do business. The resolution remains in effect through Sept. 30, one of three amend- ments made by the council prior to final approval. From this point through Sept. 30, anyone who wants to participate in outdoor food service, adding to existing takeout service, can do so by abiding by all the state regulations put into effect by execu- tive order. The council also stipulated that res- taurants will serve from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. and alcohol will be served from 4 to 10 p.m. with last call at 9:30 p.m. City Council President David Moran thanked Councilor Elena Vasquez for bringing up the matter More signs of life as outdoor dining kicks in By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Editor See DINING, Page 29 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 CONSTRUCTION REMODELING WE HANDLE ALL INSURANCE CLAIMS • Siding • Decks • Dump Trailer Service • Unbeatable Prices • Fully Insured • No job too small • FREE Roof Inspections (401) 225-9422 Free Estimates • RI Lic # 29424 "Everything For Your Home" Please Call for a Free Estimate 100% FINANCING Roofing by ROOFING SPECIAL GOING ON NOW!

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