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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 10-28-2020

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©2020 THE VALLEY BREEZE Serving Pawtucket Breeze THE VALLEY FREE OCTOBER 28-NOVEMBER 3, 2020 BREEZE PHOTO BY CHARLES LAWRENCE KYLIE PELLEY, 11, of Cumberland, wraps her aunt, ANGELA POSPISIL, also of Cumberland, in tissue paper in the Mummy Wrap con- test while participating in the Great Pumpkin Party at Daggett Farm last Saturday. Kylie dressed as Little Red Riding Hood. The party fea- tured Halloween activities replacing the traditional Pumpkins in the Park event, including games, Trunk or Treat, Boo in the Zoo, a cos- tume parade, pumpkin deco- rating and more. Busy ballot in Pawtucket More than 3,000 people have voted early as of Monday PAWTUCKET – In addition to a slew of local candidates, voters in Pawtucket will be deciding on six bond referendum questions, from approving funds to repave streets and fix sidewalks to improving public and recreational facilities, and one amend- ment to the Home Rule Charter. On Election Day, 31 polling loca- tions will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. For a list of locations, visit www. pawtucketri.com/board-canvassers . As of the end of the day Monday, Pawtucket has seen 3,246 early vot- ers, according to Registrar Ken McGill, with Monday seeing the high- est one-day total of 564. Early in-per- son voting began on Oct. 14 and runs through Monday, Nov. 2. Pawtucket's Board of Canvassers is located on the third floor of City Hall, 137 Roosevelt Ave. and is open for early voting Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., no appointment needed. Pawtucket has received almost 9,000 mail ballot applications this year, compared to 1,200 in 2016, McGill noted. The mail ballot drop box is located in front of City Hall. Mayor Donald Grebien, who By MELANIE THIBEAULT Valley Breeze Staff Writer melanie@valleybreeze.com See ELECTION, Page 24 Wrapping up the competition PAWTUCKET – A year after officials called off talks about new affordable housing incentives, citing numerous concerns from residents, there is still no sign of revived talks over the measures. Councilor Meghan Kallman, who originally proposed the measures with Councilor Tim Rudd and is now departing the council to head to the Senate District 15 seat, high- lighted the findings of the 2020 HousingWorks RI Fact Book last week in stating the need for more affordable units in Pawtucket. According to the newly released booklet, noted Kallman, someone in Pawtucket needs to earn $68,410 to affordably buy a median-priced home at $225,000. But the city's median income is $46,938, "mean- ing that home ownership is out of reach for many neighbors," she said. "Housing is a top priority." Pawtucket is at about 8.99 per- cent affordable units in the city, putting it 322 units shy of the state's goal of 10 percent low- income and moderate-income Still no new push for affordable housing in Pawtucket By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com See HOUSING, Page 4 PAWTUCKET – The wildly popu- lar "Nightmare on Cottage" display at 97 Cottage St. is put on by the Lachapelle-Millers and Vecchios, families who share the home that has become quite a Halloween attraction. Christine Lachapelle-Miller said they started to put up the display Families invited to 'Nightmare on Cottage' By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com See NIGHTMARE, Page 10 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 Gas Boiler or Furnace ready for winter. 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.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

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