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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 11-13-2019

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PAWTUCKET EDITION | VALLEY BREEZE | NOVEMBER 13-19, 2019 PAWTUCKET 13 staff supervisor whose father is a roofer. "The Pawtucket Animal Shelter is a true asset to our community as it provides temporary care and housing for stray and/or abandoned animals found through- out our city," said Earls. "The (DPW) has entered a class action lawsuit against Building Products of Canada Corp. as related to the BP Organic Shingles Settlement for shingles used on the shelter's roof." City Councilor Mark Wildenhain said in August that he wanted an investiga- tion into why the roof at the shelter in Slater Park has deteriorated so badly just 11 years after the facility was built. The shelter is named the Paul J. Wildenhain Memorial Animal Shelter in honor of the councilman's late father, also a former city councilor. "It has been brought to my attention that the roof on the dog pound is in hor- rendous shape," Wildenhain said at an Aug. 7 meeting. He asked at that time for the council's property commit- tee to research the shingles and contract details, among other matters, to make sure taxpayers weren't put on the hook for the replacement work. Wildenhain this week is thanking Blais and others for their proactive work in trying to get the roof repaired with no extra finan- cial burden on taxpayers. It wasn't immediately clear this week exactly how much of the $2.2 million that originally went into the shelter was invested into its roof. The Breeze reported back in 2011 that the $2.2 mil- lion shelter, the city's new- est building at the time, was being described as Pawtucket's most inefficient public building. The shelter was found to have been pumping warm air out in exchange for cold air. It was built with a one-loop floor heating coil system heating both the inside floors and exterior kennel floors, the equivalent of trying to run a home baseboard heating system through the outside walls while trying to main- tain the same temperature inside. Still, the shelter is viewed by leaders of other commu- nities as one of the best in Rhode Island. Officials from North Providence are plan- ning a tour of the facility as they plan their own new animal shelter. A website for the shingle settlement with BP, www. bpshinglesettlement.com , states that a settlement was reached in 2013 on BP's organic shingles. The settle- ment applies to those who own homes, buildings or other structures in Canada or the U.S. whose roofs con- tain or contained BP organic shingles. BREEZE PHOTO BY CHARLES LAWRENCE The roof of the PAWTUCKET ANIMAL SHELTER is in tough shape, but city officials now believe they'll have it replaced at no cost to the city. ROOF From Page One Calendar Raffle Fundraiser hosted by Friends of the Pawtucket Public Library PAWTUCKET – The Friends of the Pawtucket Public Library will be host- ing a Calendar Raffle dur- ing the month of December with the last day to purchase a ticket being on Saturday, Nov. 30. Purchase a raffle ticket for $5 or six for $25 and be entered to win a prize every day in December. Raffle tick- ets can be purchased at the Pawtucket Public Library, 13 Summer St., or by calling the library at 401-726-3714. Seven additional prizes will be drawn on Tuesday, Dec. 31. Prizes include gift cards, products and services by 27 businesses and individual sponsors, and prizes range from $20-$60. Winners will be drawn daily and will be notified by phone or mail. All proceeds of this fund- raiser provide support to the Pawtucket Public Library for improved library facilities, services (funding of Tutor. com) and programs to ben- efit the community. George Wiley Center will host Quiz Bowl Nov. 21 PAWTUCKET – The George Wiley Center will host its 10th annual Quiz Bowl on Thursday, Nov. 21, from 6 to 9 p.m., at McCoy Stadium, 1 Columbus Ave. Tickets are $60 per per- son and $480 per table. Parking is free. Entry includes optional trivia game play, all-you-can- eat hot dogs and snacks, and a dinner buffet. A cash bar will be available. Participants can create and name their own team of eight. For more information or to register, visit www. georgewileycenter.org . Little Sisters Turkey Drop is Nov. 17-23 PAWTUCKET – The Little Sisters of the Poor Turkey Drop, where the Jeanne Jugan Residence at 964 Main St. accepts dona- tions of frozen turkeys, will run Nov. 17-23, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. For more information or to make special arrangements, call 401-723-4314.

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