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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 09-20-2017

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©2017 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. Serving Pawtucket Breeze THE VALLEY FREE SEPTEMBER 20-26, 2017 BREEZE PHOTO BY BILL MURPHY JAZMINE LIMA, 5, of Pawtucket, enjoys a cupcake at Family Arts Day, held at the Jacqueline M. Walsh School last Saturday. See more photos on page 32. Sweet on the arts Newport Avenue will get $4.9 million reconstruction PAWTUCKET – The Rhode Island Department of Transportation will repave most of the Pawtucket sec- tion of Newport Avenue next spring, according to a newly finalized agree- ment with city officials. The cost of the project is $4.9 mil- lion, said Charles St. Martin, spokes- man for RIDOT, and work is set to start next spring. About 1.5 miles, from Federal Street near Slater Park to the Massachusetts border, will be redone, he said, with new sidewalks, wheelchair ramps, minor drainage work, signage and striping. The project timeline has it being completed in spring of 2019, with road resurfacing done by late 2018. As local officials were working to expedite the state project to resurface and repair Newport Avenue, RIDOT informed them of additional util- ity work required, said Bill Ankner, By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com PAWTUCKET – Steve and Dawn Porter see such a great market for books that they're ready to open a physical store location. The Porters, of Glocester, are set to expand their home-based Stillwater River Publications with a new book- store, Stillwater Books, on the ground level of 175 Main St., in Pawtucket, directly across from the Slater Mill and diagonally across from a planned future new baseball stadium at the Apex Department Store site. Steve Porter said he and his wife began looking at the site earlier this year, about a week before they heard about a possible new stadium for the Full-service bookstore set to open downtown this fall By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com See BOOKSTORE, Page 15 See STADIUM, Page 10 See NEWPORT AVE., Page 6 PAWTUCKET – The city that would play home to a new stadium for the Pawtucket Red Sox if state lawmakers approve a financing deal will host the second in a series of six Senate Finance Committee hear- ings next Tuesday, Sept. 26. The hearing, to start at 6 p.m. in the Tolman High School auditorium, 150 Exchange St., will feature a review of potential ancil- lary development around the pro- posed "Ballpark at Slater Mill," as well as the city's risk in the deal. As with an opening hearing last Thursday in Providence, the public will again be allowed to testify. Mayor Donald Grebien and his staff maintain that Pawtucket's risk in the proposal now before the Senate Finance Committee is minimal. Dylan Zelazo, chief of staff to Grebien, testified before Sen. William Conley and the rest of the committee last week that Pawtucket's $900,000 in annual debt service would be paid for through tax revenue from new private investment around the sta- dium. Officials are confident that attracting companies won't be a City hosting stadium hearing Tuesday By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com GREBIEN Our annual peek at this colorful season INSIDE ALL THAT'S FALL Our annual peek at this colorful season INSIDE ALL THAT'S FALL THE VALLEY BREEZE | SEPTEMBER 21-27, 2017 AUTUMN IN THE VALLEY 2017 1 Autumn Autumn Autumn Autumn Autumn Autumn Autumn Autumn Autumn In The In The In The In The In The In The Autumn Autumn Autumn In The Autumn Autumn Autumn In The Autumn Autumn Autumn In The Autumn Autumn Autumn In The In The In The In The In The In The Autumn Autumn Autumn In The Autumn Autumn Autumn In The Autumn Autumn Autumn In The Autumn Autumn Autumn Valley Valley Valley Valley Valley Valley In The In The In The Valley In The In The In The Valley In The In The In The Valley In The In The In The In The In The In The Valley In The In The In The Valley In The In The In The Valley In The In The In The Valley Valley Valley Valley Valley Valley In The In The In The Valley In The In The In The Valley In The In The In The Valley In The In The In The In The In The In The Valley In The In The In The Valley In The In The In The Valley In The In The In The Inside Inside Inside Inside Inside Inside Our go-to guide of fall events Traditional fall favorites Ideas for your home A fresh look at Halloween ©2017 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. S E L E C T P u b l i c a t i o n 401-390-4976 CONCRETE Liberty's Bobcat Services Available All Your Concrete Needs: Walkways Stairs Patios Driveways FREE Estimates – Call Family Owned Since 1926 LIC. #RIMP882 Call NOW to take advantage of the Energy Rebate Program Specializing In: • High Efficiency Gas Boilers • Tankless Water Heaters • Ductless Mini Split A/C Systems • Boiler Maintenance and Repair $100 Off Any New Boiler or Tankless Water Heater CALL NOW TO SCHEDULE YOUR YEARLY GAS BOILER & FURNACE MAINTENANCE

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