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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 09-30-2020

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©2020 THE VALLEY BREEZE Serving Pawtucket Breeze THE VALLEY FREE SEPTEMBER 30-OCTOBER 6, 2020 BREEZE PHOTOS BY CHARLES LAWRENCE CATHY MIGUEL, of East Providence, puts special "kindness stones" at vari- ous locations in Slater Park on Monday. The stones have colorful paintings and are designed to put a smile on people's faces when they find them. Spreading kindness Apex out of stadium project, but Grebien promises resolution Fortuitous forging ahead with denser project PAWTUCKET – Long-standing attempts by the city to acquire the Apex Department Store site have proven fruitless, but Mayor Donald Grebien says he expects that the city will come to a resolution on negotia- tions by the end of the year. Last week, representatives from Fortuitous Partners stated that they were not including the Apex site in a scaled-back $300 million version of their soccer stadium-centered project, solidifying earlier statements that they didn't necessarily need the Apex site to fit all of the significant components of a Tidewater Landing project once tabbed at $400 million. The city and representatives for Apex have been in negotiations for months on the Apex site. Stagnated negotiations on Apex two years ago were cited by owners of the By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com See APEX, Page 6 PAWTUCKET – The School Committee last week approved sub- mitting design documents for the new Henry J. Winters Elementary School Committee approves submission of Winters School plan By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Editor See WINTERS, Page 7 PROVIDENCE – For 30 com- bined years, Len Lavoie and his partner Peter Giroux say they were model pet owners, first loving their beagle for 16 years and then a cockapoo for more than 14 years. They've lived the majority of that time as renters across from the DaVinci Center on Charles Street in Providence, walking their dogs three or four times a day and let- ting them play in 4 acres of green space across the street or driving them to nearby Wanskuck Park. After their dog Red died late last year, the two took some time before embarking on a new journey toward pet ownership, deciding that because of their age – Lavoie is 74, Giroux is 69 – the best option would be to adopt a dog age 5-7 instead of a puppy so the chances that it would one day have to be moved to a new home would be greatly reduced. The two, who have been togeth- er for 34 years, began to reach out to various foster groups, looking for a hypoallergenic dog who met the age criteria. Starting around the beginning of the pandemic in Too old for a dog? Local couple say ageism taking them out of play By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com See AGEISM, Page 5 www.valleybreeze.com/learning/ ONLINE LEARNING Find out more, call 401-334-9555 x134 • Career Building • Excel • Communication • PowerPoint • Digital Marketing • Women in Business • Entrepreneurship • Security Awareness Online Professional Development Licensed Arborists • Fully Insured License #655 40 YEARS EXPERIENCE (401)726-TREE (8733) www.timbertreeserviceri.com TIMBER TREE SERVICE, INC. 24 Hour Emergency Tree Removal BOBCAT SERVICES Firewood | Trimming FREE ESTIMATES Open Year Round 65 TON & 45 TON CRANES AVAILABLE 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.

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