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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 01-13-2021

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PAWTUCKET EDITION | VALLEY BREEZE | JANUARY 13-19, 2021 PAWTUCKET 13 Fecteau: Diossa would make an excellent lieutenant governor I can think of no one better than the former mayor of Central Falls James Diossa to be our next lieuten- ant governor. As we have recently heard, President-elect Joe Biden has selected Gov. Gina Raimondo to be his next commerce secretary. Raimondo will make Rhode Island proud on the national stage, and we should all be grateful for her service to the great state of Rhode Island. In turn, Lt. Gov. Dan McKee will assume the governorship and will decide who to nominate as his replacement. I hope that his first choice will be Diossa. I would like first to say Mckee will make a remarkable governor. I am proud to say I worked on his campaign for lieutenant governor. He brought energy and dedication to his campaign and current office. He will bring that same energy at the helm of Rhode Island's highest office. Congratulations Dan! Diossa has a track record of accom- plishments that proves he would also make an excellent lieutenant gov- ernor. He inherited a city – Central Falls -- burdened with high debt, unemployment, and pervasive cor- ruption. He took the helm at a rela- tively young age and worked to get it back on track. Diossa also worked on substantial improvements to its infrastructure, acquired better sanita- tion equipment, and even opened a tutoring center. He faced even more challenges with the COVID pan- demic, but again, Diossa persevered; this is the type of leader I want to see a heartbeat away from the governor- ship. Diossa was one of the most success- ful and challenged mayors in Rhode Island's history. This is exactly what Rhode Island needs; someone capa- ble of moving Rhode Island forward. I have known him for years as well and can attest to his character. If you agree with me and would like to see Diossa as Rhode Island's next lieutenant governor, please con- tact the office the current Lt. Gov. Dan Mckee at 401-222-2371. MATTHEW FECTEAU Pawtucket Fecteau is a member of the Senate Eight Committee and an Iraq War veteran LETTER Pawtucket residents line up across from City Hall last Saturday to dispose of their used ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT and other waste, which will be disassembled and recycled so it never reaches the landfill. On the first Saturday of each month, residents are able to drop off mattresses or box springs. Up to three pieces total will be accepted with proof of residency per person under a program announced by Mayor Donald Grebien. BREEZE PHOTOS BY CHARLES LAWRENCE PAT LUPIEN, of Pawtucket, brings a computer and two printers to be recycled at the Electronic Waste drop-off event at Pawtucket City Hall last Saturday. HarborOne Foundation presents community support grants WARWICK – Pawtucket Central Falls Development was among 11 recipients of HarborOne Foundation Rhode Island grants focused on help- ing Rhode Island individuals and families, especially those impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. Pawtucket Central Falls Development received a $5,000 grant to support their Homeownership Program, which delivers comprehensive bilingual homebuyer education classes. The program consistently graduates more than 150 individuals per year; pro- viding financial literacy, one-on-one counseling and budgeting skills for low- to moderate-income residents. Do you know someone celebrating a February Birthday? The Valley Breeze Birthday Club for FEBRUARY will be printed on January 28, 2021. Forms should be re- ceived by The Valley Breeze by Friday, January 22, 2022. Send in the name of someone with his or her February birth date and $2 per edition and we'll include them in the club. The check should be made payable to The Valley Breeze for use in the Breeze charities fund. Mail to: The Valley Breeze, 6 Blackstone Valley Place, Suite #204, Lincoln, RI 02865. Thank you! Greetings should be 10 words or less. Name: .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. Date of Birth: ............................................................................................................................................ Age: .............................................................................. From: ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ Contact Phone Number (for questions, not publication) ................................................................................................................................................. Edition (please check): Cumberland/Lincoln edition ($2) Pawtucket edition ($2) Observer edition ($2) North Smithfield/Blackstone/Woonsocket edition ($2) North Providence edition ($2) ACROSS 1. Adequate yearly progress (abbr.) 4. Silicon Valley's specialty 8. Gather a harvest 10. Famed mathe- matician 11. No (slang) 12. Students use one 13. Type of mole- cule 15. Play make-be- lieve 16. Large bar- rel-like contain- ers 17. Touching 18. Treats allergies 21. Calendar month 22. Single 23. Cease to live 24. Brew 25. What ghosts say 26. Geological time 27. Focus 34. Discomfort 35. A citizen of Iran 36. Trip 37. Imitate 38. Makes happy 39. Double-reed instrument 40. Body parts 41. Transgressions 42. One-time em- peror of Russia 43. Time zone DOWN 1. Used in treating bruises 2. One who culti- vates a small estate 3. One who sup- ports the Pope 4. Annuity 5. Geological period 6. Grab onto tightly 7. Kept 9. Chinese city 10. The most direct route 12. Type of tooth 14. __ kosh, near Lake Winnebago 15. Popular veggie 17. Supervises interstate com- merce 19. Foolish behav- iors 20. Witness 23. Gives 24. Expression of creative skill 25. A way to prop up 26. Midway be- tween northeast and east 27. Winter melon 28. Supernatural power 29. Target 30. Threes 31. A type of poetic verse 32. They make some people cry 33. Kindest 34. Forman and Ventimiglia are two 36. A way to liquefy Answers to this week's crossword puzzle can be found on page 15.

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