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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 7-17-13

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JULY 17-23, 2013 Serving Pawtucket FREE Breeze THE VALLEY MODIBOT SUCCESS LOCAL FLAVOR Toy designers hit funding goals to start production on action figures. PAGE 3 Slater Park offers fresh fare with its farmers market. PAGE 19 @ "Like" us on RBI stars heading to World Series valleybreeze.com Search for The Valley Breeze Newspapers Big band boogie By KAYLA PANU Valley Breeze Sports Writer City officials plead for veto; say they may not have to comply Kayla@valleybreeze.com PAWTUCKET – "It was the most exciting game I've ever been part of," said Matt Bergeron, the head coach of the RBI All Star baseball team from the Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket, "It's surreal to see that happen." In a dramatic finish, the allstars from the Pawtucket club clinched a trip to the RBI World Series in Minnesota in walk-off fashion Saturday, defeating Jackie Robinson Jersey City, N.J., 13-12, to take the Northeast Regional Tournament championship on a three-run homer by Nate Gagnon. After breezing past their first four tournament opponents in New York, the RBI all-stars from Pawtucket faced their first real challenge, being down by six runs in the bottom of the seventh at the championship game. The last two teams standing were Pawtucket and Jackie Robinson Jersey City. Pawtucket scored six runs through the first three innings, but their bats ran cold in the next three while Jersey City passed them. See RBI, Page 10 Still no word from Chafee on 'pit bull' legislation By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Staff Writer ethan@valleybreeze.com PAWTUCKET – Gov. Lincoln Chafee was still not providing any clues this week on whether he'll veto the Rhode Island General Assembly's new ban on ordinances prohibiting certain breeds of dogs. City officials have lambasted the bill, which was proposed by Providence state Rep. Thomas Palangio and CHAFEE state Sens. Frank Ciccone and Dominick Ruggerio, See PIT BULLS, Page 12 Just one arrest for fireworks By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Staff Writer ethan@valleybreeze.com VALLEY BREEZE PHOTO BY DAVID WUERTH The Arthur Madeiros Swing Band entertained big band fans with great renditions from the swing era July 7 at the Veteran's Ampitheater in Pawtucket. WILLIAM BEZEK, 90, of Coventry, and his date JANE ANDREDE, of Pawtucket, dance to "In the Mood." See more photos on page 11. PAWTUCKET – Officers from the Pawtucket Police Department have arrested just one person for setting off illegal fireworks and issued six warnings since June 1. Maj. Arthur Martins, spokesman for the department, told The Breeze that Jesse Stevens, Looking to Sell Your Stuff? Let us help. NEW! Pay only $10 for ads for Items for Sale valued at $200 or less. 3 weeks, only $25. Visit valleybreeze.com, or call 334-9555 weekdays. Deadline, Tuesday at 3 p.m. ©2013 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. 32, of 40 Greenfield St., was the only person arrested for illegal fireworks during the days surrounding the Fourth of July holiday. Stevens' fireworks were confiscated on July 8 and he faced a fine of as much as $500, according to Martins. He pleaded no contest in Sixth District Court on July 10, and was ordered to pay court costs, See FIREWORKS, Page 14

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