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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 05-16-2018

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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©2018 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. Serving Pawtucket Breeze THE VALLEY FREE MAY 16-22, 2018 BREEZE PHOTO BY CHARLES LAWRENCE Students and faculty at Shea High School held a celebratory assembly last Friday, to honor the Shea Unified Basketball Team – 2018 Rhode Island State Champs Division IV. Unified Sports joins people with and without intellectual disabilities on the same team. All the players were surprised with new sneakers from their team partners. Above, HENDRICK CEPEDA-OLIVEIRA, a 9th-grade player, celebrates his new pair of Nike sneakers given to him by 12th-grade partner JONATHAN SENECAL. See more photos on page 6. PAWTUCKET – Wayne Rosenberg had grand plans for the old Vitrus building on Main Street when he purchased it for $1.2 million back in December of 2016. The developer said at the time that he wanted his Creative Commerce Center to become a local driver for new jobs, but as is often the case with an old mill building, plans can prove easier said than completion. Rosenberg, during a tour of the building this week, said he's finally making some progress toward filling the building with tenants, including several that are bringing some life and activity to the facility. A former Boston-based real estate developer, Rosenberg lives in the East Side of Providence and is focused solely on the redevelopment of the 52,000-square-foot Vitrus build- ing, located at 881 Main St. He pur- chased the property from David Gold after 10 years of the facility being used mostly for warehousing. Rosenberg will soon announce the addition of the Exit 26 Cafe, a venture of Jacqueline Vaughn and her Mumma's lemonade, which got its start at Hope & Main of Warren. Vaughn is opening an eatery and ice cream parlor, complete with a Vitrus building showing signs of life By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor See VITRUS, Page 4 PAWTUCKET – Discussions on a potential new stadium deal between state officials and the Pawtucket Red Sox are still pro- gressing, a spokesman for House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello said this week. Larry Berman said Monday said talks are ongoing, but there is no agreement yet that would send the proposal for a new stadium at the Apex site in downtown Pawtucket to be considered by the House of Speaker's office: Plenty of time to reach agreement on PawSox By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor See PAWSOX, Page 8 Long-forgotten grave of Civil War soldier gets proper headstone May 27 ceremony will honor Bernard Burns PAWTUCKET – Joann Davis had been actively searching the ancestry of her husband, Robert, for some time when she was able to establish his mother's side of the family tree. That research uncovered the life and death records of one Bernard Burns, a soldier in the Civil War. Through intensive research, Davis was able, with the help of Deacon Patrick Sheehy and Secretary Arlene Kennedy of St. Mary Church in Pawtucket, to establish that Burns was buried in a corner plot of the Old St. Mary's Cemetery, at 103 Pine St., but that his grave was unmarked. On May 27, at 11 a.m., all are invit- ed to a memorial service acknowledg- ing the military service of Bernard Burns at the newly erected grave site marker in the Pawtucket cemetery. Davis, of Smithfield, said it will be an emotional time for the family, many of whom didn't even know that they had a relative buried in this cemetery, where 13 other Irish Civil War veter- ans were also interred. "They have stones, he didn't have one," said Davis. The Rhode Island Department of By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor See GRAVE, Page 9 Wills & Trusts Estate Planning & Settlement The Law Office of George M. Prescott Esquire Rhode Island does not have a procedure for the certification or recognition of specialization by lawyers. 300 Front Street, Lincoln, RI 02865 Telephone – 401.726.5577 No fee for initial consultation. Call The McKinnon Team Cathy 255-7876 Doug 641-2222 Rhode Island's Premier Independent Brokerage Market Prices Are Strong! Award Winning Realtors Since 1989 Cathy and Doug McKinnon See our Money Saving Coupon Book Inside! See our Coupon I ©2018 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. COUPS .COM RI Local Money-Saving COUPONS S E L E C T P u b l i c a t i o n $60 Introductory Treatment 1/2 acre or less $429 15 Weeks of Protection 1/2 acre or less Too precious not to protect.

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