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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 12-5-13

The Valley Breeze Newspapers serving the Northern Rhode Island towns of Cumberland, Lincoln, Woonsocket, Smithfield, North Smithfield, Pawtucket, North Providence, Scituate, Foster, and Glocester

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Serving Cumberland and Lincoln DECEMBER 5-11, 2013 FREE Breeze The valley After-school cool destination: Santa AlphaBEST program combines learning and fun. PAGE 10 The Polar Express train excursion heads to the North Pole. PAGE 40 @ "Like" us on Search for The Valley Breeze Newspapers BV Prep looking at Pawtucket site for new high school Cold turkey in lincoln International Café closed for operating after hours Former Peerless building, current home of Tourism Council, may fit the bill By MEGHAN KAVANAUGH By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Staff Writer Valley Breeze Staff Writer LINCOLN – Problems continue to pile up for the owner of International Cafe, who was slapped with a $500 fine and two weekend suspensions following the show cause hearing for his second of three reported liquor license violations since August. nassios Meanwhile, the $150 fine doled out for the first reported violation on Aug. 18 had yet to be paid by the Nov. 26 hearing, and the mirrored windows ordered to be taken down so police could better see inside the restaurant were still in place. The defiance of the first set of penalties did nothing to help owner Elia Nassios as he stood before the Town Council, acting as the Board of License Commissioners, for a second time because of after-hours PAWTUCKET – Administrators from the Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academy have zeroed in on the Benjamin Chester Building in downtown Pawtucket as a target location for their high school, which is set to open next fall. The building, at 175 Main St., at one time contained the Peerless Department Store, a hub for See CAFE, Page 4 local shoppers. The building, across from the historic Slater Mill site, is currently home to the CHIAPPETTA Blackstone Valley Visitor Center and the Pawtucket Department of Planning and Redevelopment, among other tenants. Jeremy Chiappetta, executive See BV PREP, Page 14 Diamond Hill Road lots will be re-zoned to reflect current use By MARCIA GREEN Valley Breeze Editor Valley Breeze Photo By Bill Murphy Joan Berger of Cumberland, center, poses with her kids Kaitlyn, 8, left, and Thomas, 10, right, at the Family Turkey Trot 5K and Kids 1K on a very cold Thanksgiving morning in Pawtucket. See more photos of the race on Page 36. Lincoln Auto Wash Keep Your Car clean for the holidays! Season's Greetings Wishing You A Merry Christmas and Prosperity in the New Year! Buying or Selling? best car wash in town! NO BRUSH TOUCHLESS & SOFT TOUCH BRUSH WASH BAYS Call Dave Serpa (401) 639-2351 cell All the best to you and your family 1985 Mendon Rd. Cumberland, RI Self service bays • Self Service Vacuums 1740 Lonsdale Ave., Lincoln, RI CUMBERLAND – Town officials are taking the unusual step of initiating the rezoning of four properties north of Chapel Four Corners that were allowed to develop as commercial sites despite RESIDENTIAL BROKERAGE ©2013 Breeze Publications Inc. being zoned for single residences. Director of Planning and Community Development Kelley Morris says the problem dates back about 12 years when the Zoning Board of Review granted a special exception for the plaza containing J's Deli rather than See ZONING, Page 6

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