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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 04-03-2019

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©2019 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. Serving Pawtucket Breeze THE VALLEY FREE APRIL 3-9, 2019 PAWTUCKET – A joint request for proposals issued by the city and state on Tuesday seeks a new tenant for McCoy Stadium, "with a strong preference for a professional sports tenant." The Rhode Island Commerce Corp. and the city of Pawtucket are seeking proposals from a professional sports team or operator of a sports team or a concert entertainment operator at the stadium. Respondents are encouraged to form partnerships to provide more than one form of entertainment. Secretary of Commerce Stefan Pryor told The Breeze that the focus with this request for proposals, or RFP, is "on inviting sports and entertainment uses to lay out their proposals so we can evaluate the pos- sibilities" for the future of the McCoy site. Officials have received a number of inquiries from sports and entertain- ment enterprises, he said, and they wanted to make sure there was a pro- cess in place to make sure everyone is on an even playing field. The RFP process, says Pryor, will help officials "see who's for real" and enable those making the decisions to "weigh factors such as potential for Officials issue request for reuse proposals at McCoy By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com See MCCOY, Page 13 BREEZE PHOTO BY ROBERT EMERSON DARLENY PEREZ composes a sentence about the chicks hatching in the classroom at the Elizabeth Baldwin Elementary School on Monday morning, under the watchful eye of teacher WHITNEY GODUTO. PAWTUCKET – A major invest- ment in a new reading program this year has brought instant results, say school staff members, engaging students in new ways and improv- ing reading comprehension beyond expectations. Literacy Coach Mary Bergeron told The Valley Breeze during a tour of classrooms at Fallon Elementary and Baldwin Elementary on Monday that she's yet to hear a negative com- ment about the American Reading Company (ARC) program, instituted across the district this year for stu- dents in grades K-2. Data is updated every day based on regular assess- ments of students. In total, Pawtucket's kindergar- ten classrooms this year boast 60 percent of students at or above grade level in reading, with another 26 percent "on the cusp," said Bergeron. Pawtucket's $1 million reading program paying off in a big way By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com See READING, Page 12 BERGERON 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. TIMBER TREE SERVICE, INC. 24 Hour Emergency Tree Removal Bobcat Services Bobcat Services Firewood Bobcat Services Trimming FREE ESTIMATES 40 years Experience (401)726-TREE (8733) www.timbertreeserviceri.com 65 Ton & 45 Ton Cranes Available Licensed Arborists Fully Insured License #655 OFFICE – 6 Blackstone Valley Place Suite #204 Lincoln, Rhode Island 02865 Telephone - 401-334-9555 Fax - 401-334-9994 Check Out Each Week's Growing List of Local Yard Sales In Our Classifieds Section. YARD SALE as seen in Day(s): Date(s): Tim e: Address: Please dispose of this sign as soon as your Yard Sale ends. Thank you! Planning A Yard Sale? Listings are JUST $25 and includes an online listing on our website. DEADLINE: TUESDAYS AT NOON Place your ad Online at www.valleybreeze.com or call or stop by our office. Let's Go (YARD) Sale-ing!

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