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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 04-19-2017

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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©2017 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. BREEZE PHOTO BY ROBERT EMERSON ZAEDEN FELEY, a member of the Grebien Grand Slam team, plays a spirited game of catch with his mom, Chantelle Feley during Darlington American Little League's Opening Day last Saturday at Slater Park. See more photos on page 2. PAWTUCKET – Two local City Council members are leading the charge against a proposal to install an asphalt manufacturing operation behind the Lorraine Mills at 560 Mineral Spring Ave. Councilor Tim Rudd, of District 6, and Councilor Meghan Kallman, of District 5, issued a joint letter Councilors oppose planned asphalt plant off Mineral Spring Avenue By ETHAN SHOREY Breeze Online News Editor See ASPHALT, Page 4 Editor Green retiring from Breeze May 5 Shorey will assume role of managing editor CUMBERLAND – Publisher Tom Ward is announcing this week the May 5 retirement of Marcia Green, editor of The Valley Breeze since its founding in 1996. Replacing her will be Ethan Shorey, a Breeze reporter for the past 11 years, who will assume the title of managing editor. "This will certainly be a sad day here at The Valley Breeze," said Ward. "But nobody deserves a break more than Marcia, and I'm pleased she'll have plenty of time now for travel and her beauti- ful grandchildren. For 21 years, she has been the heart and soul of the paper's coverage and a steady voice of rea- son. Everyone here will miss her greatly," said Ward. Shorey said he has a big challenge ahead of him in taking over for the retiring Green, who helped start the paper with Ward and Deputy Publisher Jamie Quinn. "I'm excited to keep growing with a company that is so committed to what I love, which is sharing stories See GREEN, Page 13 GREEN SHOREY PawSox pitch real estate division Team seeks 'catalytic sports and entertainment district' PAWTUCKET – The Pawtucket Red Sox have announced the cre- ation of a new real estate develop- ment arm to work with local lead- ers on exploring potential sites in Pawtucket "for a catalytic sports and entertainment district." The entity, called "Prospect Development Group: A Real Estate Development Arm of the PawSox," will exist separate from the PawSox organization. It will be formed by team executives in response to and in support of Mayor Donald Grebien's "Pawtucket's 20/20" vision announced two weeks ago. It will also respond to suggestions made by local business leaders and elected officials who are eager to see private investment in the city, including creation of a new ballpark spur that will boost development for Pawtucket and Rhode Island as a whole. By ETHAN SHOREY Breeze Online News Editor See PAWSOX, Page 22 Serving Pawtucket Breeze THE VALLEY FREE @ APRIL 19-25, 2017 H O M E • A U T O • B U S I N E S S Now Open! Com e On In Jazz Napolitano W e're here to help w ith all of your buying and selling needs. Historic Hope Artiste Village 999 M ain St., Unit 711 B, Paw tucket, RI 401-225-7070 Nos Falam os Portu g u es nosotros hab lam os Esp añol '

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