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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 10-11-2017

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. Serving Pawtucket Breeze THE VALLEY FREE OCTOBER 11-17, 2017 BREEZE PHOTO BY ROBERT EMERSON Revelers in the crowd have a colorful reaction to the question, "Do you want more powder?" during the 5K COLOR RUN last Saturday morning, starting and ending at McCoy Stadium. See more photos on page 15. City shows its local color Ghost hunters and historians meet to investigate the macabre at Old Slater Mill PAWTUCKET – This year's Mill & Mysteries Paranormal Investigations at Old Slater Mill will reach a new dimension, kicking off on the eeriest night of the year. On Friday the 13th of October, attendees at one of the top haunted spots in New England will learn the chilling story of Rhode Island's iconic historic landmark in an after-dark explora- tion of three historic buildings on the cam- pus, each more than 200 years old. Erika Davis, pro- gram director at Slater Mill, told The Valley Breeze there are few better places to be on Friday the 13th than Pawtucket's downtown historic site. Even those who aren't as into the macabre will enjoy their experience, said Davis, with a tour focused on the history of the site. According to Davis, having opening night on the 13th is making it a "big draw," with tours quickly filling up. Discoveries at Slater Mill vary depending on the day, said Davis. Some visitors have said they made contact with a boy ghost, and even held his hand, she said. Like many mills of New England, Slater Mill operated before the time of child labor laws. Sadly, dangerous By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com See GHOSTS, Page 13 DAVIS Experts confident new stadium would draw fans Tax incentive zone, league's responsibility also come into focus at third hearing PAWTUCKET – Experts at a third hearing on financing of a new downtown stadium in Pawtucket last Tuesday, Oct. 3, testified that they expect development of the facility to dramatically increase attendance numbers for the Pawtucket Red Sox. International League officials also testified to Senate Finance Committee members about the league's obliga- tion to maintain all 14 teams, includ- ing the PawSox, in the league. While stopping short of saying the league would back the borrowing for the stadium in the unlikely event that the team fails financially, they said they would do everything possible to make sure the important league member succeeds. The committee also heard from experts on a planned tax increment financing, or TIF, zone planned around the new 9,500-seat stadium at the Apex Department Store site, an area covering more than 60 acres where new tax growth would go toward paying the city's portion of the debt on the project. By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com See STADIUM, Page 20 Hearing Loss Seminar (401) 283-1172 1044 Smithfield Avenue, Lincoln, RI 02865 www.blackstonevalleyhearing.com

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