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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 02-06-2019

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©2019 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. Serving Pawtucket Breeze THE VALLEY FREE FEBRUARY 6-12, 2019 PAWTUCKET – The old Beswick Building, located at 3 Exchange St. at the gateway to the city and its downtown, has been sold to a group of three developers who plan to trans- form it into a modern center of com- merce. Cynthia Langlykke, Manny Cabral and Alain Noiset say they're redoing this three-story building, covering 3,500 square feet of space on each floor, with hopes of helping the reviv- al of the city's downtown. Langlykke said the owners plan to invest between $600,000 and $700,000 in the building, includ- ing the purchase and renovation. Property records show it was pur- chased by the group for $220,000 last October. They are also in talks on a number of other properties in Pawtucket. According to historical articles, the Beswick building was first built in 1891, but hasn't received a signifi- cant overhaul since the 1940s. The building located at the intersection of Broad, Summer and Exchange streets was originally built for Frances Beswick and her son, Thomas. Its hall hosted dances for many years, and fraternal societies such as the Knights of Columbus and Knights of Pythias Gateway Beswick Building will be transformed By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com See BESWICK, Page 7 PAWTUCKET – Starting next week, Agnes Little Elementary School will begin offering breakfast in the classroom. "Improving access to school breakfast is an opportunity to ensure all stu- dents start the day off right," said Community School Coordinator Emily Mallozzi. Pawtucket has his- torically had the lowest participation levels in its universal free break- fast program of any of the cities in Rhode Island that have the program. According to Mallozzi, students cur- rently have to get to school 20 min- utes before the day starts to get free breakfast, so only about 40 percent of Agnes Little students have partici- pated. "Now it will be part of the school day and it should increase to 75 to 100 percent of our kids eating break- fast," she said. Aramark will begin serving food in the classrooms at Agnes Little starting next Monday, Feb. 11. The breakfast program is reimbursed by the federal government. According to Rhode Island Kids Count, students who eat breakfast More in-classroom breakfasts expected to help students By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com Tim McDuff, technical ser- vices librarian at the Pawtucket Public Library, says his favorite photo scanned into a new online photo database to date is this postcard from 1911. It shows Dr. William J. Graham's dog, BUSTER, with his pal, OFFICER WILLIAM J. LAIRD, outside the doctor's house at 577 Smithfield Ave. Buster and Laird walked "the beat" together, with Buster carrying his own billy club attached to his collar. See story on page 6. See BREAKFAST, Page 11 A treasure trove of historical photos MALLOZZI PAWTUCKET – Closing the Grotto Avenue waste transfer sta- tion would have significant impacts on the city both financially and in reduced services, members of Mayor Donald Grebien's admin- istration told the City Council at a summit last Thursday on the future of the facility. Public Works Director Eric Earls said the additional cost to the DPW from closing the station, beyond the estimated $1.3 million it would cost to have waste service provider MTG Disposal direct-haul trash to Council learns the costs of closing transfer station By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com See TRANSFER, Page 16 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 www.GeorgeMPrescottLaw.com No fee for initial consultation. 100% FINANCING NEW CONSTRUCTION • REMODELING WE HANDLE ALL INSURANCE CLAIMS (401) 225-9422 • Siding • Decks • Dump Trailer Service • Unbeatable Prices • Fully Insured • No job too small • FREE Roof Inspections Free Estimates • RI Lic # 29424 "Everything For Your Home" Please Call for a Free Estimate Roofing by ROOFING SPECIAL GOING ON NOW! WET LEAKY BASEMENT? • PUMPS INSTALLED • UNDER FLOOR DRAINAGE • REASONABLE PRICING (401) 255-9999 LET A PROFESSIONAL SOLVE YOUR BASEMENT WATER PROBLEMS John A. D'Ambra Diversified Services RI Reg. #9386 See our Business Card Directory Inside! card the local l Directy BRINGING LOCAL BUSINESSES TO LOCAL PEOPLE the local l Published by Local Businesses & Local Solutions 2019 Automotive Sales & Service Dining & Enteainment Professional Services Home & Garden Health & Beauty Retail Pets ©2019 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. FEB-07-2019-BIZ-CARD.indd 1 1/30/19 10:11 AM See our Senior Living Guide inside! See our Senior Living © ADOBE STOCK Senior Living ©2019 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. published by Senior Living Guide

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