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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 03-14-2018

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©2018 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. Serving Pawtucket Breeze THE VALLEY FREE MARCH 14-20, 2018 PAWTUCKET – Plans for nailing down a solution to Pawtucket's trash problem have been scrapped, for the time being. Officials suspended discus- sions after the City Council decided to seek new compa- nies interested in running the Grotto Avenue transfer sta- tion, in place of current oper- ator Link Environmental. Mayor Donald Grebien made the announcement this week, saying the "uncer- tain future" of Pawtucket's waste transfer station, which PAWTUCKET – A $7.4 million redevelopment proj- ect on the city's downtown riverfront is two steps closer to completion after a pair of affirmative votes by City Council members last week. • The City Council's prop- erty subcommittee approved an easement paving the way for developer Scott Davis to build a two-tiered park- ing deck to accommodate vehicles added due to his planned Fuller Mill rede- velopment project at 151 Exchange St. • And the council's finance subcommittee recommended approval of a 12-year tax stabilization agreement with Approvals bring $7.4 million mill redevelopment closer to reality By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com WILFREDO VELAZQUEZ and his daughter JIANA, 8, tackle some math homework together at the Homework Diner at Agnes E. Little School on March 6. It was the second Homework Diner of the school year. The Homework Diner offers parents and students the opportunity to get home- work help, meet with teachers and take advantage of parent workshops. Then they all enjoy a catered dinner in the cafeteria. BREEZE PHOTOS BY ROBERT EMERSON VERONICA SOUSA'S geometry homework became a family affair with sister ANGELA, 7, and mom MARIA SOUSA offering help during the Homework Diner. See more photos on page 6. Family, food and homework See MILL, Page 9 Waste transfer station hearings on hold, as council seeks new bidders Officials looking to add three months to Link contract By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com See TRANSFER, Page 14 Klibanoff Eye Associates Welcomes Dr. Mona Klibanoff Now accepting New Patients 55 Broad Street Pawtucket, RI 401-723-3400 Call The McKinnon Team Cathy 255-7876 Doug 641-2222 Rhode Island's Premier Independent Brokerage We Sell Pawtucket Everyday Award Winning Realtors Since 1989 Cathy and Doug McKinnon Pawtucket's Local Real Estate Agents

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