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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 05-01-2019

The Valley Breeze Newspapers serving the Northern Rhode Island towns of Cumberland, Lincoln, Woonsocket, Smithfield, North Smithfield, Pawtucket, North Providence, Scituate, Foster, and Glocester

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©2019 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. Serving Pawtucket Breeze THE VALLEY FREE MAY 1-7, 2019 BREEZE PHOTO BY BILL MURPHY ALIEU NJIE, 7, of Pawtucket, jumps in the air at Get Healthy Pawtucket. Kids could spin the wheel, and do the activity listed in each color, as they named fruits and vegetables that matched that color. The outdoor health fair was a community event of the Pawtucket School Wellness Committee, Child Opportunity Zone and the city of Pawtucket, held at Slater Park last Saturday. See more photos on page 9. A reinforced state prohibition on school districts charging students for field trips is causing concern locally, where administrators worry that it might severely limit an important Schools warn field trips could be on the chopping block By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor PAWTUCKET – Twenty years after its founding, Books Are Wings, a Pawtucket-based nonprofit orga- nization, has provided close to one million books, free of charge, to chil- dren around the state in an effort to increase literacy, especially for low- Books Are Wings celebrates 20 years of service By MELANIE THIBEAULT Valley Breeze Staff Writer See BOOKS, Page 14 See FIELD TRIPS, Page 4 State, city meet to discuss bids to replace PawSox Tamburro proposal would need multiple approvals PAWTUCKET – The city's dreams of a baseball life after the Pawtucket Red Sox are on base with a bunt single as two of six redevelopment proposals for McCoy Stadium and the city's downtown area include America's pastime as the primary goal. And in a twist this week, one of those proposals includes PawSox minority owner Mike Tamburro, one of the voices who sought to keep the team in the city during last year's negotiations. City and state officials met Monday afternoon to discuss next steps in the review process for that proposal and five others in a process expected to last the rest of the calendar year. Mayor Donald Grebien said the city appreciates the initiative and support the R.I. Commerce Corp. has taken and said the number of responses "continue to show that By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor See MCCOY, Page 21 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, Rhode Island 02865 Telephone – 401.726.5577 No fee for initial consultation. Factory Certified Installer From roofs to windows Tabeley's has your needs covered 15 years of perfection Lic# RI 18045 MA REG. #172793 – Member RI TABELEY'S ROOFING 401-431-2816 20 years of perfection RI Reg. #18045 • MA Lic #172793 • Member RI Ricard Jewelers Established 1985 Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 555 Newport Avenue, Pawtucket, RI (401) 725-3680 FREE LAYAWAY Pawtucket's #1 Jeweler for Price, Service and Selection WATCH & JEWELRY REPAIR Make Mom's Day Special! Photograve Pendants Starting at $ 99 in Sterling Silver Also available in 14K Gold and White Gold (chain not included)

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