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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 04-17-2019

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PAWTUCKET EDITION | VALLEY BREEZE | APRIL 17-23, 2019 PAWTUCKET 13 with a complete demolition and rebuild of the school. The school will move to the Annex in June, said Supt. Patti DiCenso, and will be replaced with a brand new building. Students will spend two years at the Annex, she said. Winters, at 481 Broadway, is the only school in the district that was deemed unfeasible to renovate, said DiCenso. Its replacement is expected to cost between $50 million and $60 million. Following Winters, Baldwin Elementary School will receive a full remodel similar to past renovations of both Potter-Burns Elementary School and Nathanael Greene Elementary School. Finally, full remodels will be done at both Shea High and Tolman High School. Next year, said DiCenso, school officials will continue with the addi- tion of district-wide new security ves- tibules to complete renovations at all schools. Money is coming from the $220 million school bond approved by vot- ers last fall. Vestibules will be paid for from the remainder of the previous school bond. School and road repairs have con- tinued to be points of emphasis under DiCenso and Mayor Donald Grebien. Last year's overwhelming school bond passage was the next step following five years of progress. "For many years we have over- looked the impact that facilities can play in improving outcomes for teach- ers and students," said DiCenso after the bond's passage. By approving Question 4 on the ballot, voters qualified city schools to take part in the state's borrowing to improve educational facilities. A minimum of $165 million of the $220 million approved by local voters, or 75 percent, is set to be paid for by the state under the plan, with an absolute maximum of $55 million paid by the city. The previous complete renovations of Nathanael Greene and Potter- Burns Elementary totaled $30 million. The bond payout by the state for the schools was 83.6 percent, a number also expected under last fall's borrow- ing approval. The 75 percent figure is the lowest that would be reimbursed. WINTERS From Page One Pawtucket hosting Earth Day cleanup PAWTUCKET – City residents will gather this Saturday, April 20, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. for cleanup efforts at more than 15 sites. Come at 9 a.m. at Galego Court, 483 Leonard Jenard Drive, to register and join others in celebrating Earth Day for a cleaner Pawtucket. If you can't make it Saturday, use the hashtag #PawtucketEarthdayCleanup for projects in your home or neighbor- hood this weekend to join in the city- wide effort during Earth Day. The event will host paper-making demonstrations by May Babcock. Seeds and containers will be handed out for free for participants to plant, including at the Galego community garden. Join Team Pawtucket at the Baldwin Loop, Slater Mill with the Downtown Alliance, the Trash & Dash Team in various neighbor- hoods, the Boys & Girls Club and many more. Email Arthur Plitt at to learn more. Refreshments and more will be offered at Galego Court starting at noon. WINTERS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL will be replaced as part of the next phase in the improvement of Pawtucket schools. ACROSS 1. A way to wound 5. Hormone secreted by the pituitary gland (abbr.)8. Shows the world 11. Decided 13. Indigenous person of NE Thailand 14. Dough made from corn flour 15. Honors 16. Political com- mentator Coulter 17. Expresses plea- sure 18. Heavy clubs 20. Defunct phone company 21. Algonquian language 22. Salts 25. Act of the bank 30. Danced 31. Drummer Wein- berg 32. Small goose 33. Helps evade 38. Certified public accountant 41. Periods of time 43. Kids' book char- acter 45. Type of beer 47. Ancient kingdom near Dead Sea 49. A way to attack 50. Talk radio per- sonality Margery 55. 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