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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 02-21-2018

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©2018 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. Serving Pawtucket Breeze THE VALLEY FREE FEBRUARY 21-27, 2018 BREEZE PHOTO BY ROBERT EMERSON Pawtucket resident NANCY CONNOR is appropriately dressed all in red for the Valentine's Day Party held at the Leon Mathieu Senior Center last Friday afternoon. See more photos on page 28. PROVIDENCE – The sprint for party nominations in the Senate District 8 race ends next Tuesday, Feb. 27, when district voters decide the top two candidates from three Democrats and two Republicans. The winners of the Democratic and Republican primaries will then face a six-week campaign for the Senate 8 special election on April 3. Sandra Cano is the endorsed candidate on the Democrat side, and Nathan Luciano has the party endorsement on the GOP side. Cano faces two candidates running against the "establishment." Former allies David Norton and Matt Fecteau are both seeking votes in a primary elec- tion race that's not expected to attract a large turnout given the lack of other local or state races. Individual votes will be even more important on the GOP side, where fewer registered voters means Luciano and fellow candidate Richard Karsulavitch could win with a few hundred votes. All Senate 8 polling locations will be open next Tuesday, Feb. 27, according to Registrar Ken McGill. The following polling places will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on pri- Decision time in Senate District 8 primary race By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com See PRIMARY, Page 10 PAWTUCKET – A plan to install red light cameras on some of the city's traffic signals does not require an enabling ordinance from the City Council, says City Solicitor Frank Milos. On Feb. 7, the council sent a let- ter to Milos asking if an ordinance would need to be adopted or amended to implement the use of red light/traffic cameras. Milos: No enabling ordinance needed for red light cameras By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com See CAMERAS, Page 22 PAWTUCKET – This city has made great strides in improving its schools over the past three years, says Supt. Patti DiCenso, but regular heating issues at multiple schools this winter are calling attention to the challenges still facing the district. School officials, joined by city leaders and candi- dates in the race for Senate District 8, are expressing sup- port for the state's $1 billion plan for fixing dilapidated schools, an initiative they say would help Pawtucket make a more significant dent in its facility problem. DiCenso said she sees Gov. Gina Raimondo's plan as "critical" to the future of local schools. The plan calls for $650 million in state funding, with the remaining $350 million coming from municipalities. Classes were called off at Cunningham Elementary School on Feb. 13 after an injector from the boiler the school shares with Slater Junior High School, which pumps heat to the classrooms at Cunningham, broke. The heating problems this winter, particularly dur- ing the cold spell, are a reality check as officials celebrate renovations at some schools, said DiCenso. Walking into the renovated Potter- School heating problems highlight need for improvements By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com See IMPROVEMENTS, Page 21 DICENSO 220 Cottage Street ~ Pawtucket 401-723-4035 www.ONeillFuneralHomes.com Honoring every family we serve Costigan-O'Neill Funeral Home John H. O'Neill AT YOUR SERVICE INSIDE Local Business Advertising Supplement School heating AT YOUR SERVICE INSIDE Local Business Advertising Supplement ©2018 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. ©2017 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. Name: Valley Floor Covering Width: 9.5 in Depth: 7.3 in Color: Black plus one Ad Number: p171344 144 Broad Street, Cumberland, Rhode Island 02864 phone: 401-724-8650 web: VFCRI.com email: general@vfcri.com Floors you love - Service you expect Our 2nd generation family owned and operated business has been dedicated to meeting all of your flooring and custom tile needs since 1986, when the company was first started by Fernando Almeida. Now, 30 years later, Valley Floor Covering Inc. continues with the same exceptional customer service and success under the new president, his son, Marco Almeida. We take pride in providing our customers with the best personal attention from design to installation. All installations are completed by our experienced, professional installers, lead by Rui Almeida, while never using subcontractors. Stop by our newly expanded and redesigned showroom and meet with our General Manager, Jennifer Germani for your one-on-one, personalized design and sales consultation. We are open Monday-Saturday 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. and additional hours available by appointment. A oduct of Serving Pawtucket Breeze THE VALLEY Serving Cumberland and Lincoln Breeze THE VALLEY Serving North Smithfield, Blackstone and Woonsocket Breeze THE VALLEY Serving Smithfield, Scituate, Foster and Glocester Observer THE VALLEY BREEZE & A Valley Breeze Newspaper Breeze THE NORTH PROVIDENCE The Hallenbeck family, of Cumberland, purchased Broadway Tire in 2014. Family members, James (Jim) Hallenbeck, Kathy Hallenbeck, James Hallenbeck Jr., and Casey Hallenbeck run the business. Broadway Tire and Auto Service has come a long way from its beginnings to be the top auto repair and service shop in Pawtucket, RI. When we first started out, it was a passion for a better tire buying and auto repair experience, which drove us to develop the model of Broadway Tire and Auto Service and gave us the conviction to turn hard work and inspiration into to a booming tire and auto repair provider. We now serve customers all over RI and are thrilled to be a part of your family's trusted brands for all auto repair and tire needs. We understand that getting your car fixed or buying new tires can be overwhelming. Let us help you choose from our large selection of tires . We feature tires that fit your needs and budget from top quality brands, such as Michelin®, BFGoodrich®, Uniroyal®, and more. We pride ourselves on being your number one choice for any auto repair. Let us earn your business. PAWTUCKET EDITION

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