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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 10-18-2017

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©2017 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. Serving Pawtucket Breeze THE VALLEY FREE OCTOBER 18-24, 2017 BREEZE PHOTO BY ROBERT EMERSON SOPHIA PIERRE proudly holds up the goldfish she won at the Woodlawn Catholic Regional School's Fall Family Fun Festival on Saturday, Oct. 14. There was also a giant yard sale as well as games, face painting, touch-a-truck, raffles and food. See more photos on page 4. PAWTUCKET – A renewed plan to move the city's privately-run waste transfer station is drawing sharp criticism from residents, who worry about a diminished quality of life from noise, truck traffic and rats. Patricia St. Germain, representing the board of directors for Fairlawn Against Crime Team (F.A.C.T.), in a letter to the City Planning Commission, criticized the plan from Link Environmental and the city of Pawtucket to relocate the munici- pal transfer station from its current location on Grotto Avenue to 55 Concord St. Though it "seems reasonable and desirable" to move the transfer sta- tion from its current location, which is situated in close proximity to an elementary school and residential properties, to a more industrial area site, "the proposed relocation site is less than ideal and poses several concerns related to public safety and quality of life for residents of the Fairlawn area who live on or near Plan to move waste transfer station draws strong criticism By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com See TRANSFER, Page 16 Eye on the prize PAWTUCKET – Minor league sta- diums that are thoughtfully designed and carefully integrated as a piece of a larger revitalization effort are prov- ing to be successful, said representa- tives for the Pawtucket Red Sox and city officials during the first of two House Finance Committee hearings last Wednesday. Finance Committee members thanked those who testified for clear- ing up various points of confusion about a proposed $83 million stadi- um project in down- town Pawtucket, while also expressing some skepticism about how well it will all work. Larry Lucchino, chairman of the PawSox, made the case that building a new stadium, and thus keeping the team in Rhode Island, "preserves a precious form of family enter- tainment" in the Ocean State. As the state and city would share the burden of building the facility, they House Finance Committee hears plan for 'centerpiece' stadium By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com LUCCHINO See STADIUM, Page 8

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