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Kristine Kilmartin had recently married Pawtucket Rep. Peter Kilmartin and had only lived in Pawtucket for only a few months. The Smithfield native was driving through Slater Memorial Park in early January 1999 with her new husband when she asked why didn’t the City take more advantage of its green space. Kristine wondered why the City couldn’t do something like the Scituate Arts Festival in the City’s 209-acre park. The Kilmartin’s turned to Mayor James E. Doyle with the idea of creating an