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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 07-31-2019

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©2019 THE VALLEY BREEZE Serving Pawtucket Breeze THE VALLEY FREE JULY 31-AUGUST 6, 2019 BREEZE PHOTO BY ROBERT EMERSON Members of the TOE TAPS "SENIOR CABARET STARS" perform at the Leon A. Mathieu Senior Center last Friday. The troupe, consisting mostly of senior women, performed several dance numbers. The troupe is rehearsing for its big fall show at Seekonk High School on Oct. 20. See more photos on page 2. Major project off Freight Street moving forward Officials considering 20-year tax agreements PAWTUCKET – Developer Ken Zuckerman is planning to invest $20.5 million into a 180-unit market rate residential project off Freight Street, but is first asking the city to approve a 20-year tax stabilization agreement. The City Council will have to approve a broader proposal to go to the maximum allowable stabilization agreement duration under state law, at 20 years, and will then consider the specific request for a 20-year agreement from Zuckerman for his project. When the City Council passed Mayor Donald Grebien's budget in May, the mayor hailed five major mill property redevelopment projects, totaling $73 million in investment and representing some 400 planned residential units, as a sign of the city's economic comeback and bright future. Those residential mill projects, all located in the downtown or nearby, include the Freight Street project, which is the only one bringing new construction to a vacant property. By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com See PROJECT, Page 12 District awaits approval for demolition of Winters Renovations at several schools this summer; Baldwin might be replaced PAWTUCKET – A number of city schools are undergoing renova- tions this summer, as the district also awaits approval from the Rhode Island Department of Education to begin demolition and construc- tion of a new Winters Elementary School. Pawtucket School Committee Chairman Gerard "Jay" Charbonneau told The Breeze that this summer isn't any different from the past few in which multiple projects are happening at differ- ent schools in a continued effort to make Pawtucket the best school district. Renovations taking place this sum- mer include: • Toilet upgrades at Jenks Middle School including the renovation of four group bathrooms, one special education/ADA bathroom, one uni- sex bathroom, and the nurse's office bathroom to be completed prior to the start of the new school year. • Toilet upgrades at Goff Middle School including the renovation of two group bathrooms, two addi- tional bathrooms off the auditorium that are not currently operational, the nurse's office bathroom, staff By MELANIE THIBEAULT Valley Breeze Staff Writer melanie@valleybreeze.com See RENOVATIONS, Page 7 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. Does your child like? Robotics • Google Chromebooks Up to date computer room with fiber optic technology Wireless technology throughout the school Strings and Instrumental Music Chorus • Drama • Smartboards • Sports Saint CeCilia SChool Celebrating over 100 years of Catholic education! Then St. Cecilia School is the only school for you! Accepting Registrations for 2019-2020 Pre-K - Grade 8 Where morals and values meet academic excellence Extended Care is available 2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. 755 Central Avenue, Pawtucket, Rhode Island 401-723-9463 • www.scsri.org • mtetzner@scsri.org Call for a personal tour:

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