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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 07-12-2017

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©2017 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. PAWTUCKET – One new brewery has made its arrival official and another is look- ing to come to the city, add- ing to Pawtucket's expanding treasure trove of beer mak- ers. In a news release last Thursday, representatives for Great North Aleworks, of Manchester, N.H., announced a partnership with Pawtucket's Isle Brewers Guild to help expand the company's production capa- bilities. The Isle Brewers Guild, the city's craft beer consor- tium, is designed as a partner brewery. Great North can brew its beers under the care and supervision of its own staff, noted Great North's owners. Starting this month at the Isle Brewers Guild, Great North is brewing its award-winning flagship Great North IPA, "under the care- ful watch" of owner and head brewer Rob North and quality control and assurance manager John Cataldo. Great North is officially on board, but another New England-based brewer is still waiting on final approv- als to come to Pawtucket. At a scheduled July 19 meeting, the Rhode Island Department of Business Regulation will consider a Two more breweries boost city's total to 10 By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com BREEZE PHOTO BY CHARLES LAWRENCE PAT HARRINGTON, of Pawtucket, and her cockatoo, named ANGEL, enjoy the first Pawtucket Summer Sunday Concert of the season. The concert series at the Veterans Memorial Park Amphitheater began on Sunday, with the music of the Arthur Medeiros Swing Band. See more photos on page 28. Sunday songbird See BREWERIES, Page 2 PAWTUCKET – Does the use of a particular word really hurt the city? It's a question City Council mem- bers disagreed on last week as they debated how to keep pending devel- opments from pricing lower income residents out of Pawtucket. The council reached a temporary stalemate over a resolution encourag- ing all development around a future new train station off Pine Street and Goff Avenue (set to begin construc- tion in 2020) to truly foster the creation of an economically diverse community. City Councilor Tim Rudd said the proposed resolution was born out of concerns he shares with Councilor Meghan Kallman that local rents will climb out of control if officials don't put safeguards in place. The sticking point came when Rudd said he wanted to amend what was officially a nonbinding resolution from the council to "require" devel- opers to incorporate more afford- able housing rather than to strongly "encourage" it. Other council members, including Terry Mercer and Mark Wildenhain, questioned whether such strong wording would essentially make the resolution binding and discourage development. The resolution went from "encouraging it to demanding it," said Wildenhain, something he couldn't get behind. Council debates affordable housing 'requirement' in train zone By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com See DEVELOPMENT, Page 21 Serving Pawtucket Breeze THE VALLEY FREE valleybreeze.com @ JULY 12-18, 2017

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