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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 08-12-2020

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©2020 THE VALLEY BREEZE Serving Pawtucket Breeze THE VALLEY FREE AUGUST 12-18, 2020 BREEZE PHOTO BY ROBERT EMERSON Mixed Magic Theatre, 560 Mineral Spring Ave. in Pawtucket, kicked off their annual 560 Sizzling Summer Concert Series on their outdoor stage last Thursday. Headlining the concert was Kim Trusty & Friends. Above, KIM TRUSTY performs a Bill Withers song, "Grandma's Hands," at the concert. PAWTUCKET – The laundry list of complaints against Angelica Textile Services keeps mounting year after year, and residents who live near it see no end in sight. Eight years ago, the City Council approved a laundry license renewal for Angelica, but not without first mandating six stipulations in response to more neighborhood complaints. Those requirements, according to meeting minutes from 2012, were to: • Clean the grounds and have an ongoing maintenance program. • Erect an eight-foot fence in the employee parking lot. • Routinely go around the affected area and pick up blowing trash. • Post a sign in the employee park- ing area telling employees to reduce trash and noise. • Minimize as much as possible the noise from backup alarms on trucks. • And allow no truck parking on Dartmouth Street. History repeated itself last week as the council again approved a license renewal with stipulations based on neighbors' latest complaints, includ- ing ones related to noise, trash and Complaints about laundry business piling up By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com See LAUNDRY, Page 10 PAWTUCKET – As Democrat Marlena Martins Stachowiak chal- lenges incumbent Democrat Timothy Rudd for City Council District 6, whoever garners the most votes dur- ing the Sept. 8 primary will win the seat. Both candidates said engaging the residents of their district, which encompasses the northwestern portion of the city, is a goal of theirs. Stachowiak, 36, of 22 Vivian Ave., who's running for office for the first time, said education is the most important issue for her, while Rudd, 39, of 257 West Forest Ave., who's seeking re-election for a fifth term, having been first elected in 2012, said that his main reason for run- ning again is so he can continue fighting against a proposed new waste transfer station. "I think it is time we start seeing the results we all have been asking for and wanting to see," said Stachowiak, a Realtor with Remax Preferred. "As somebody who has seen the ebb and flow of our neighborhood, I'm ready to empower diverse and talented voices … and Stachowiak and Rudd compete for Council District 6 seat By MELANIE THIBEAULT Valley Breeze Staff Writer melanie@valleybreeze.com STACHOWIAK RUDD See DISTRICT 6, Page 24 As gyms struggle with the finan- cial realities of COVID-19, some people are finding it easier to can- cel their memberships than others. In North Smithfield, Myles Briggs said he was dumbfounded back in July when he went into the Dowling Village Planet Fitness and was told both he and his wife would have to pay a $58 fee to cancel their memberships. Briggs said he hadn't used his member- As gyms take COVID hit, some pushing back against cancellations By Valley Breeze Staff See GYMS, Page 14 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.

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