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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 05-27-2020

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©2020 THE VALLEY BREEZE Serving Pawtucket Breeze THE VALLEY FREE MAY 27-JUNE 2, 2020 PAWTUCKET – Based on the sig- nificant progress made by Fortuitous and the other parties on the $400 million Tidewater Landing project, the City Council has begun the pro- cess of granting site control of the Pawtucket parcels to Fortuitous via a lease option. At the same time, the state is in the process of granting a continuation of the company's exclusivity agreement for the project, which is set to bring, among other amenities, a United Soccer League stadium, event center and hotel to Pawtucket's riverfront. All parties say they have been moving forward and meeting project milestones on Pawtucket's biggest redevelopment project ever, despite the global pandemic. City Council subcommittees By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com BREEZE PHOTO BY ETHAN SHOREY ALEX METZ says the condition of the older section of Walnut Hill Cemetery is not acceptable. He's standing next to a grave- stone he and other volunteers found as they were clearing out around and restoring the monument marking the grave of his third-great-grandfather, George Wood, seen behind him at left. Group offers to help restore hero graves at Walnut Hill PAWTUCKET – Vandalized grave- stones in a section of the Walnut Hill Cemetery have been lost to years of overgrowth, the names of the Civil War heroes and others on them most- ly invisible except to those willing to wade through the thick plant life. Alex Metz, the Rhode Island department grave registration officer for the Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War, says his third-great- grandfather, George R. Wood, is one of the 10 or so family members buried in a plot here, including other Civil War heroes, and he's been try- ing to reach the owner of the private cemetery to work with him on clean- ing out the area to restore it. "The place is a mess," said the U.S. Army veteran. "It's kind of sad." Wood, of Company F, 2nd Regiment, R.I. Volunteer Infantry, was injured during the Battle of Salem Heights, according to Metz. Metz and his group are planning a memorial event this Saturday, May 30, at the cemetery on Armistice Boulevard and have been spending the past several weeks trying to clean By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com Riverfront development advances ahead of schedule Next big step: Site control See GRAVES, Page 32 See RIVERFRONT, Page 23 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 AC Service Ready for Summer. The Law Office of Kenneth J. Amoriggi 984 Charles Street, North Providence, RI 401-722-3777 www.amoriggilaw.com Personal Injury Family Law Landlord Tenant Law Immigration Labor & Employment Law Debt Collection Estate Planning If you are in need of any personal assistance during the ongoing crisis, we are here to help. Contact me.

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