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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 07-22-2020

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©2020 THE VALLEY BREEZE Serving Pawtucket Breeze THE VALLEY FREE JULY 22-28, 2020 BREEZE PHOTO BY BILL MURPHY JANEXA CATALAN, 13, of Pawtucket, draws a heart with chalk on the sidewalk at Jenks Park in Central Falls on June 27. As part of the Broad Street Regeneration Initiative, people along Broad Street in Cumberland, Pawtucket and Central Falls were invited to use chalk to write messages of hope and draw pictures. See more photos on page 28. PAWTUCKET – When churches were given the go-ahead to reopen at the end of May, some of Pawtucket's churches did so while others chose to wait a bit. Leaders of those churches say adjusting to the new normal has been all about cooperation, cleanli- ness and creativity. Darlington Congregational, at 685 Central Ave., reopened on May 31. Pastor Robert Burnock said that he does not have a huge congregation, so 25 percent capacity meant about 70 parishioners being allowed in. "Everyone cooperated and brought masks," Burnock said. "I used paint- er's tape to mark off pews and space everyone apart. We have hand sani- tizer and masks available. I was glad to be back." The church has been able to allow more people to come back in Phase 3, but Burnock said the church tends to see fewer parishioners during the summer. Full attendance is about 100 people, but Burnock said a number of parishioners have not returned because they are not comfortable yet. During the shutdown, Darlington Congregational chose not to provide virtual services. Instead, Burnock Churches deal with a new normal By KAYLA PANU Valley Breeze Staff Writer kayla@valleybreeze.com See CHURCHES, Page 21 Chalk it up to hope PAWTUCKET – The eastbound traffic light camera at the intersec- tion of Mineral Spring Avenue and Lonsdale Avenue caught the most drivers running red lights of any traffic light camera after eight more cameras came online June 13, with 276 total tickets through the end of June. The following are the ticket totals for the eight cameras that were live from June 13 to June 30, according to data provided to The Breeze in response to a request for information this week: • Eastbound at Mineral Spring and Lonsdale – 276 • Northbound at Main and Thurston streets – 140 • Northbound at Newport Avenue and Cottage Street – 136 • Northbound at Newport Avenue and Armistice Boulevard – 89 • Eastbound at Marrin and George streets – 87 • Eastbound at Armistice Camera at Mineral Spring and Lonsdale leads the way on tickets By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com See TICKETS, Page 13 PAWTUCKET – The Pawtucket Parks & Recreation Department's free summer concert series is return- ing this Thursday, July 23, but with a much different feel than in years past. Historically, the city has put on three performance series throughout the summer, including at Daggett Summer concert series returns with drive-in style By KAYLA PANU Valley Breeze Staff Writer kayla@valleybreeze.com See CONCERTS, Page 12 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. www.Tabeleys.com 401-431-2816 TABELEY'S ROOFING Factory Certified Installer 20 years of perfection Insured • RI Reg. #18045 • MA Lic. #172793 • Member RI From roofs to windows Tabeley's has your needs covered Discount on Windows & Siding Call for details. We offer a variety of quality vinyl siding systems.

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