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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 11-06-2019

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PAWTUCKET EDITION | VALLEY BREEZE | NOVEMBER 6-12, 2019 PAWTUCKET 7 PAWTUCKET – Department of Public Works Director Eric Earls says he agrees with the contention of Councilor Albert Vitali Jr. that the city's street signs need upgrading. He says undertaking such an effort is essential to resident quality of life, would provide better visibility, and would be more aesthetically pleasing. The DPW appreciates the ideas and recommendations brought forth by Vitali, said Earls, responding to the councilman's request at the Oct. 23 meeting that the city consider set- ting aside funds from its new traffic camera ticket program for repairing and replacing the signs. By Vitali's estimates, about half of the city's signs, including street name signs and traffic control signs, are faded and should be replaced. Earls isn't giving an estimate on how many signs need replacing. Over the past month, the DPW has been working on a citywide plan for programmatic changes to update the signage, said Earls. "The city is ultimately looking to issue a request for proposals for ser- vices associated with these upgrades in order to get a true valuation of what the process will cost," he said. "We anticipate moving forward with the RFP within the next few months." It's too early to determine how much money the traffic program will bring in, said Earls in a memo to the council. The hope is still that the tickets will decline dramatically as drivers grow accustomed to the cam- era program. Citywide sign upgrades are being considered outside of any potential revenue from the speed cameras, he said. City looking to upgrade street signage By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor YMCA of Pawtucket offers free month for all veterans PAWTUCKET – Ahead of Veterans Day, the YMCA of Pawtucket is offering veterans a free month to enjoy its full facil- ity branches, from Nov. 1 through Nov. 30, veterans are encouraged to participate in healthy living activities. This also includes the MacColl YMCA and Woonsocket YMCA. Any man or woman who served in the U.S. Armed Forces is eligible for the benefit. A military I.D. must be presented at the Y service desk to participate. The free month is being extended to new and existing YMCA members who served the country. As an added benefit, the YMCA of Pawtucket will waive the joiners fee for nonmember veterans who want to become Y members. More information is available at the member service desk of each participating branch. Community meeting set for Thursday PAWTUCKET – The next Mayor's Community meeting will be held this Thursday, Nov. 7, at 6 p.m. at Curtis Elementary School, 582 Benefit St. This is an open meeting for city residents and business owners who may have questions or suggestions either for the mayor or the city's departments. In an effort to promote more resident engagement, Grebien has been using a new format in the community meetings taking place this year. Residents have the opportunity to have face-to-face conversations and ask questions to department heads including public safety, finance, public works, and commerce. Learn about the flu at the Senior Center Friday PAWTUCKET – The University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy will present Flu 2020 at the Leon Mathieu Senior Center, 420 Main St., on Friday, Nov. 9, at 12:30 p.m. Find out the up-to-date informa- tion on the 2020 projections of the flu virus, how the vaccine differs this year from previous vaccines. This event is free to seniors 55 and older. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 401- 728-7582. Pawtucket Library closed for Veterans Day PAWTUCKET – The Pawtucket Public Library, 13 Summer St., will be closed on Monday, Nov. 11, in observance of Veterans Day. The library's Passport Acceptance Office will also be closed for the day. 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