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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 02-07-2018

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©2018 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. Serving Pawtucket Breeze THE VALLEY FREE FEBRUARY 7-13, 2018 See our Senior Living Guide inside! See our Senior Living published by ©2018 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. BREEZE PHOTO BY ETHAN SHOREY MATT MCCREAVY, former general manager of Doherty's East Avenue Café, introduces his new restaurant, Craft Burgers & Beer. PAWTUCKET – The site of an old restaurant landmark in the city is getting a fresh take, as Matt McCreavy, former general manag- er of Doherty's East Avenue Café, has opened Craft Burgers & Beer at 342 East Ave. McCreavy told The Breeze "Craft B & B" will be "totally different" from Doherty's, from the scaled back menu to the brighter interior. The "dark and dingy" walls have been repainted and many of the items hanging on them removed and replaced with a cleaner look, including pictures taken in Rhode Island. Some new high-top tables have also been added, he said. While Doherty's offered 86 beers, Craft B & B features a 57-beer menu, including "as many local craft beers as we can," said McCreavy. "Eighty-six beers just wasn't sus- tainable," he said. The idea behind the new res- taurant was to take two favorites, burgers and beer, and do them well, he said. Just as with any res- taurant venture, overcomplicating the menu or the dining experience Former Doherty's general manager opens Craft Burgers & Beer By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com See MCCREAVY, Page 6 PAWTUCKET – In a rare Republican primary race for a city General Assembly elec- tion, Pawtucket Republican City Committee Chairman Nathan Luciano is facing off against fellow party member Richard Karsulavitch. Luciano said Karsulavitch has never been to any of the city GOP's meetings and said he hadn't heard of him prior to his declaring for the Senate 8 race. "Nobody on the committee has ever heard of him," Luciano said. If Karsulavitch had shown up for GOP meetings, Luciano said, the two might have been able to chat about how to avoid a primary race in a city traditionally known for electing Democrats to state and local office. Luciano, 37, of 289 Orient Ave., said the two happened to run into each other last week at City Hall when they were handing in signatures of eligible voters, and they chatted for almost 30 minutes. Karsulavitch, 46, of 217 Grand Ave., says his lack of involvement Luciano, Karsulavitch target GOP base in Senate 8 primary By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com See GOP, Page 13 LUCIANO KARSULAVITCH PAWTUCKET – The battle between former political allies inten- sified this week when Matt Fecteau filed a challenge with state elections officials disputing the legitimacy of some of the voter signatures obtained by David Norton in the special election for Senate District 8. According to Fecteau's complaint, there are several signatures that appear "identical, questionable, and look like they were obtained through questionable cir- cumstances." He also said an investigation is underway at Doyle Manor on Broadway into whether Norton intimidated or harassed its residents into signing his nomi- nation papers. He said Norton wasn't allowed on the premises, producing a note from a manager at the facil- ity stating that Norton was asked to leave. Fecteau challenges legitimacy of Norton's signatures By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com See SIGNATURES, Page 4 FECTEAU NORTON 1044 Smithfield Avenue, Lincoln, RI 02865 www.blackstonevalleyhearing.com (401) 283-1172

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