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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 07-11-2018

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PAWTUCKET EDITION | VALLEY BREEZE | JULY 11-17, 2018 IN OUR SCHOOLS 21 joint city/school assessment done a while back, said Charbonneau. The safety improvements are mostly centered around pavement, curbing, signage and paint- ing to enhance safety outside buildings. "We have several other projects happening as we continue rebuilding every school," he added. The mayor's administration along with the City Council have put the city in a strong fiscal position, noted Charbonneau. "Based on that, our tax- payers have approved more bonds allowing this School Committee the chance to complete more school relat- ed renovations than at any other time in Pawtucket's his- tory. Every school is being worked on in some form or another." The School Committee, at its June 28 meeting, approved site improve- ment projects at Baldwin, Fallon, Winters, and Slater/ Cunningham Schools. Supt. Patti DiCenso emphasized that the city will be reimbursed on the projects 85 percent of the total costs, meaning minimal impact to taxpayers. The following is a sum- mary of the improvements being made in Pawtucket this summer. • Site improvements at Cunningham Elementary/ Slater Middle. The scope of work includes parking lot pavement removal, new parking lot pavement, fence installation, signing and striping. The configuration of the main parking lot is being rearranged to promote pedestrian travel in the prop- er areas. The existing sand area will be paved while the area between the basketball court and the school along Mineral Spring Avenue will be converted to fenced-in grass area. The entrance to the lot from Mineral Spring Avenue is being removed to deter cut-through activity. The back of Cunningham will have a new loading zone providing a more inviting area near the playground along Baldwin Street for par- ents to pick up and drop off students that is also "down- stream of the existing bottle- neck," said school officials. • Site improvements at Baldwin Elementary. The scope of work for site improvements includes pavement removal, new pavement, new sidewalk, fence installation, signing and striping. Work at the school primarily involves the addition of a new bus parking area on Sisson Street that will allow for fewer conflicts with drop-offs and pick-ups from individual pas- senger cars at the front door area. Those passenger cars will now be able to access the Whitman Street cut-out area where buses currently operate. Work also includes delineation of traffic flow in the parking lot and new signing and striping. • Site improvements at Fallon Elementary. The scope of work for site improvements includes pave- ment removal, new pave- ment, new sidewalk, fence installation, signing and striping. The back parking lot and play areas are being reconfigured to provide a longer loading zone area for pick-up and drop-off. A revised bus parking area consisting of a cut-out where buses already park will serve to widen Ridgewood Road, allowing for travel and short-term (15 minute) park- ing, alleviating the issue on Lincoln Avenue. Other sign- ing and striping improve- ments are also included. • Site improvements at Winters Elementary School. The scope of work includes signing and striping improvements to delineate bus parking, crosswalks, and other parking. • ADA/toilet room reno- vations at Shea High and Slater Middle. • HVAC/boiler replace- ments at Baldwin, Fallon and Shea. • Site safety improvements (completed by the city) at Little, Curvin, Curtis and Varieur Elementary Schools, JMW/Jenks Middle School, Goff Middle School, Tolman High and Shea High. • Fire code upgrades at Jenks, Goff, and Fallon. • Security upgrades at Tolman, Shea, JMW, Jenks, Slater, Goff, Winters and the Pawtucket Learning Academy. SCHOOLS From Page One Stewart receives Fulbright Award in teaching PROVIDENCE – Upper school his- tory teacher Jennifer Stewart, of Pawtucket, a teacher at Moses Brown School, has received a Fulbright Distinguished Award in Teaching, which provides K-12 teachers the opportunity to take a leave of absence to do practical research abroad. The Fulbright program's mission is to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries, and Stewart will use her semester abroad, in the spring of 2019, to study humanities instruction in Finland. Stewart is par- ticularly interested in learn- ing how Finnish schools achieve top international academic performance with low- to no-homework strategies. Stewart's applica- tion was inspired by Moses Brown's A.P. Comparative Government and Politics students. STEWART Local students earn Pell Medal NEWPORT – Sixty-one students from across Rhode Island earned the Herbert and Claiborne Pell Medal for U.S. History this year. Pawtucket winners are Melanie Gomes, Charles E. Shea Senior High School; Bryce Gillis, St. Raphael Academy; Sinavath Minea, William E. Tolman High School; and America Ordoñez Pineda, Blackstone Academy Charter School. The medal, originally pre- sented by Sen. Claiborne Pell and his wife, Nuala Pell, recognizes college and high school students in the state who have excelled in U.S. History. ACROSS 1. Begetter 6. Arrived extinct 9. Lacking the power to hear 13. Epic 14. Aboriginal Jap- anese 15. Jar used for cooking 16. British nobleman 17. Smart 18. Israeli states- woman 19. Outer space mat- ter that reaches the ground 21. Instrument 22. Infections 23. Holiday (infor- mal) 24. Spanish be 25. Not even 28. Chewie's friend Solo 29. Garments 31. Geological times 33. Music City 36. Cubes 38. Important Chi- nese principle 39. Closes tightly 41. Forms a bound- ary 44. Knife 45. Plants of the lily family 46. A turn around the track 48. Midway between northeast and east 49. Type of degree 51. Midway between north and north- west 52. Profession 54. Musical note patterns 56. Deeply cuts 60. Muharraq Island town 61. Emaciation 62. Weaver bird 63. One point east of northeast 64. Scherzer and Kershaw are two 65. Rice dish 66. Nasdaq code 67. Danish krone 68. Enzyme DOWN 1. Carpe __ 2. Wings 3. Loose soil 4. Earnhardt and Jarrett are two 5. 3 feet 6. Fasts 7. Erstwhile 8. Diving seabird 9. Houses 10. Ancient Greek City 11. Type of skirt 12. Greek village 14. Estranges 17. Scottish island 20. Express delight 21. Cosmopolitan city 23. Letter of Hebrew alphabet 25. Largest English dictionary (abbr.) 26. Flow 27. Shoal-forming fishes 29. Footwear parts 30. Schedule of events 32. Songs to one's sweetheart 34. Test for high schoolers 35. Enthusiasm 37. Streets have them 40. One point east of due south 42. Cut the grass 43. Rattling breaths 47. For each 49. Marketing term 50. One who chal- lenges 52. Sword 53. Polio vaccine developer 55. Film version of "Waterloo Bridge" 56. Want 57. Rhythmic pattern in Indian music 58. Young hawk 59. Harmless 61. Small amount 65. Palladium Answers to this week's crossword puzzle can be found on page 22.

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