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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 02-06-2019

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PAWTUCKET EDITION | VALLEY BREEZE | FEBRUARY 6-12, 2019 IN OUR SCHOOLS 5 U.S. Sen. JACK REED, flanked by Pawtucket Mayor DONALD GREBIEN, left, Superintendent PATTI DICENSO, and Central Falls Mayor JAMES DIOSSA, emphasizes the need to invest in our schools. Reed touts plan to invest in schools PAWTUCKET – During a tour of local schools in Pawtucket and Central Falls Monday, U.S. Sen. Jack Reed said he got a firsthand look at some of the challenges students, teachers, and principals face when it comes to school infrastructure and how it affects classroom productivity and health. Reed, who was joined by Pawtucket Mayor Donald Grebien and Superintendent Patti DiCenso, as well as Central Falls Mayor James Diossa, said the condition of school infrastruc- ture has a direct impact on classroom learning environments, and given the enormous scope of need, the federal government needs to step up and be a partner in upgrading public school infrastructure. "Today, the mayors and I saw some areas of need, as well as members of the community, teachers, and parents all coming together and pitching in to deliver the best for our kids, improve our schools, and make a positive dif- ference," he said. "And our message today is: The federal government must pitch in too." There is a critical need for new federal investment in school infra- structure, he added. Public schools are essential institutions, foundational to democracy and cornerstones of the economy, he said. Reed recently introduced the Rebuild America's Schools Act, a proposal to invest $100 billion in the physical and digital infrastructure of schools across America. His bill would provide $70 billion in direct federal funding for school repairs and rebuilding, along with $30 billion in tax-credit bonds. The bill would authorize new fed- eral grants for communities such as Pawtucket and Central Falls to build new schools and repair existing ones, and develop a national database on the current condition of public schools. Monday's tour included stops at Winters Elementary School in Pawtucket, which is slated to close at the end of the year, and Captain Hunt School in Central Falls. S STANLEY TREE Since 1986 • Professional High Quality Service At Reasonable Rates • Licensed Arborists • Serving RI & Nearby Mass. • Our Team Of Professionals Is Fully Equipped To Handle Your Job In A Safe Efficient Manner N. Smithfield, Office Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Affordable Solutions for Your Tree Problems Fully Insured Free Estimates 401-765-4677 www.StanleyTree.com Tree Removal Pruning Cabling Brush Mowing Stump Grinding Crane Service TREE REMOVAL EXPERTS Plant Health Care Spraying/Fertilization Michael's Meats Family Owned and Operated Since 1972 This Week's Specials Good From Thursday, February 7 TH -Wednesday, February 13 TH , 2019 Find out what's on sale at www.Michaels-Meats.com CUMBERLAND 2130 Mendon Road, 401-305-5555 FResh PRODUce FROM OUR Deli HOURS: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; (Wed. closing at 6 p.m.); Saturday 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. LARGE, RED PEPPERS FRESH, DRY PINT SWEET BLUEBERRIES $ 7 .99 lb. FRESHLY SLICED, BOAR'S HEAD HONEY MAPLE TURKEY BREAST SATURDAY SPECIAL SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9 TH , 2019 only. TUESDAY/WEDNESDAY SPECIAL TUES. & WED., FEBRUARY 12 TH & 13 TH , 2019 only. NORTH PACIFIC SCROD TENDERLOINS CERTIFIED ANGUS, EXTRA LEAN BEEF ROUND STEW MEAT $ 5 .99 lb. $ 3 .99 lb. ANTIBIOTIC FREE HORMONE FREE BONE-IN CHICKEN BREASTS EXTRA LEAN SIRLOIN PORK CUTLETS $ 3 .99 lb. CERTIFIED ANGUS CENTER CUT BOTTOM ROUND ROASTS FRESHLY SLICED, MICHAEL'S STORE BAKED HAM $ 4 .99 lb. $ 1 .69 lb. 99 ¢ lb. FRESHLY SLICED, BOAR'S HEAD MILD PROVOLONE CHEESE 99 ¢ lb. $ 2 .49 ea. $ 1 . 99 lb. $ 5 .99 lb. $ 3 .99 lb. CERTIFIED ANGUS, SEMI-BONELESS 7-BONE FLAT CHUCK ROASTS $ 4 .99 lb. FRESHLY MADE, MICHAEL'S CRABMEAT BLEND SEAFOOD SALAD LARGE CAULIFLOWER FRESH, 3 TO A PKG. ROMAINE HEARTS NORTHWESTERN ANJOU PEARS MICHAEL'S APPLE CINNAMON STUFFED CHICKEN BREASTS $ 3 .99 lb. FEDRICK'S BREADED VEAL CUTLETS $ 5 .99 lb. $ 1 .99 ea. $ 1 .99 ea. $ 1 .99 lb. FRESH, GRADE A TRIMMED BONELESS/SKINLESS CHICKEN THIGHS Gift Certificates Free Layaway Jewelry & Watch Repair Ricard Jewelers Established 1985 Pawtucket's #1 Jeweler for Price, Service & Selection! 555 Newport Avenue, Pawtucket, RI 401-725-3680 Closed Sun. & Mon; Tues.-Fri. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Make her Valentine's Day Colorful

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