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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 6-19-13

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Serving Pawtucket JUNE 19-25, 2013 FREE Breeze THE VALLEY BACK TO THE NEST SUMMER STARTS HERE DEM releases young falcon back to its local nesting spot. PAGE 4 Solstice Festival offers music, dance, crafts and more on Saturday. PAGE 13 @ "Like" us on valleybreeze.com Search for The Valley Breeze Newspapers City's grads start next chapter Momentum building for Pawtucket train station By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Staff Writer ethan@valleybreeze.com PAWTUCKET – Development of a future commuter rail station in the city's Barton Street neighborhood, once little more than a dream, is now a good possibility within the next few years, said state officials last week. City officials in Pawtucket and neighboring Central Falls say the train station would be a "game changer," functioning as an economic driver and providing convenient transportation to commuters and tourists along the Northeast Corridor. Not only would the many existing redeveloped mill sites in the area benefit from such a station, said Pawtucket Planning and Redevelopment Director Barney Heath, but its construction would stimulate new development in an area that could really use it. An environmental review and preliminary engineering have now been conducted by officials from the Department of Transportation, who have narrowed the possibilities for a See TRAIN, Page 11 LINDSEY ALLENSON turns to the crowd and beams as she waves her diploma during the 85th commencement ceremony at Tolman High School last Wednesday. VALLEY BREEZE PHOTOS BY ELISE MANAHAN Shea High School class of 2013 graduate MARLON MALONEY embraces one of his teachers in a tearful farewell as he and his classmates walk out of Rhode Island College as graduates of Shea High School last Thursday. Shea High School students recall 'class periods, semesters, and now years' By KAYLA PANU Valley Breeze Correspondent PROVIDENCE – It was 7:58 p.m. in Roberts Hall at Rhode Island College when some 200 graduates of Charles E. Shea Senior High School were invited to move their tassels from one side of their caps to the other, marking the official end of their high school days. After a journey that for most began at age 5, the students, as well as proud parents, friends and faculty Dupuis Oil announces partnership with MS Society's R.I. Chapter When a MS Society member opens an account with Dupuis Oil, we will make a $100 donation to the Society, RI Chapter. In addition, the customer will receive the MS Discount for every gallon that the customer buys. Spread the word! Help us make a difference. (401) 722-0080 (800) 322-5025 www.DupuisOil.com ©2013 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. members had gathered on a cloudy, cool Thursday night on the campus of RIC. The auditorium was completely full as Shea's class president and the master of ceremonies, Seth Larbi, led the way. See SHEA, Page 5 Tolman's graduates told they have the right stuff By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Staff Writer ethan@valleybreeze.com PAWTUCKET – They may not all end up as the most successful in their fields or the richest in their neighborhoods, See TOLMAN, Page 9

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