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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 09-11-2019

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©2019 THE VALLEY BREEZE Serving Pawtucket Breeze THE VALLEY FREE SEPTEMBER 11-17, 2019 PAWTUCKET – After four months of renovations, the historic Looff Carousel and its classic horses will reopen to the public this Friday, Sept. 13, at 6 p.m. at Slater Park in Pawtucket. Project Manager Joe Morais, who works for the city's Department of Public Works, told The Breeze he couldn't be happier with the finished product. "I know that it's much more Celebrate Looff Carousel's reopening By MELANIE THIBEAULT Valley Breeze Staff Writer melanie@valleybreeze.com BREEZE PHOTO BY TOM WARD Under the watchful gaze of one of the horses on the Looff Carousel in Slater Park, Pawtucket, PAT ARRUDA, of Warwick, fin- ishes the interior paint work there Monday, readying for Friday's grand re-opening. The building was fully restored; the carousel itself was not. See CAROUSEL, Page 15 PAWTUCKET – Some questions about whether local schools' new $1 million reading program aligned with best instruction practices were seemingly answered this week when new Education Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green appeared to give it the thumbs-up. On Aug. 3, former educator and current blogger Erika Sanzi posted an article on Twitter making the case that many in Rhode Island edu- cation and elsewhere are still teach- ing reading theories that have long since been debunked, having stu- dents memorize words, use context to guess words, and skipping words they don't know, among others, to get through. The thinking gets away from reading as a precise practice involving exact or detailed percep- tion of letters and words, according to a story posted from apmreports. org. According to Sanzi, only two teacher preparatory programs in New commissioner: No problem with Pawtucket's reading program By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com See READING, Page 17 Nearly all warnings given in school zones PAWTUCKET – Nearly every warning sent to motorists since new red light and school speed zone By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor See TICKETS, Page 10 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. www.Tabeleys.com 401-431-2816 info@tabeleyconstruction.com TABELEY'S ROOFING Factory Certified Installer 20 years of perfection RI REG. #18045 MA REG. #172793 - Member RI From roofs to windows Tabeley's has your needs covered We offer a variety of quality vinyl siding systems

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