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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 01-08-2020

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8 PAWTUCKET JANUARY 8-14, 2020 | VALLEY BREEZE | PAWTUCKET EDITION project is in progress. The 444 Narragansett Park Drive project from Gansett Parking LLC would be located on 7.48 acres and features a 40,000-square-foot indus- trial structure. The Narragansett Bay Commission acquired M & G's previous 804 School St. property to complete combined sewer overflow cleanup for Pawtucket and Central Falls. "Each year, the 64 (combined sewer overflows) in the NBC District release an estimated 2.2 billion gallons of untreated com- bined sewage into the bay and its tributaries, namely the Blackstone, Moshassuck, Providence, Seekonk, Woonasquatucket, and West Rivers," states the commission's website. Those overflows pose pollution and public health risks because they involve residential, commercial and industrial wastes, and other pollu- tion washed or dumped into storm drains, it adds. The trucking center project received a required special use permit from the Pawtucket Zoning Board on Dec. 16. The Planning Commission then unanimously rec- ommended conditional approval requiring ongoing coordina- tion on site engineering with the Department of Public Works, R.I. Department of Environmental Management, and the Planning Department, said Rosa. A rendering shows a planned new SOLAR-POWERED OFFICE BUILDING near the old Building #19 off Narragansett Park Drive in Pawtucket. PROJECTS From Page One The new structure for commercial freight trucking operations would include office space, 14 loading bays, and five repair bays. For the 0 Narragansett Park Drive project, NP Development Partners proposed to build a three-story data storage and office building covering 120,000 square feet of gross floor area on 8.76 acres of land in the asphalt sea around the old Building #19. The proposal includes roof- mounted solar panels and accessory solar canopies over the rear parking area. The solar infrastructure is intend- ed to primarily service the building operations of data storage, heating, cooling, etc., said Rosa, with poten- tial to sell excess electric energy back to National Grid. The building would include 30,000 square feet of data storage center space and 12 office units averaging 7,000 square feet apiece. The project received a required use variance from the Zoning Board on Aug. 26, 2019. The Planning Commission voted unanimously in favor of the proposed development, with the requirement that final approval be conducted at a public meeting with the commission. The project still requires final site stormwater management approval from the RIDEM. Call for photo contest theme for 2021 calendar PAWTUCKET – With the release of the 2020 City Calendar, suggestions are now being sought for a theme for the 2021 calendar. The deadline for theme entries is Sunday, Feb. 9. According to photo contest organizer, Patricia Zacks, every year a theme is selected and hundreds of photo buffs and Pawtucket students submit entries hoping that their photo is selected to be placed in the calendar. "We want to reach out to the community and get them involved," says Zacks. "This being an obvious way to do so and have a major impact on the photo exhibit. The person who submits the winning theme will be recognized in the calendar." Professional photographers will review the submitted entries looking for creativity and a topic that has not been used in previous years. Past themes include: Pawtucket Works, Pawtucket: A Closer Look; The Flavor of Pawtucket; Pawtucket's Color Palette; Pawtucket: A Different Perspective; A Piece of Pawtucket; All in a Day's Work; The Four Seasons of Pawtucket; Reflections of Pawtucket; Faces of Pawtucket; Doorways & Gateways in Pawtucket; Paws (or Pause) in Pawtucket; Historic Places in Pawtucket; Pawtucket People; Places or Things; Discovering Pawtucket; Taking Pride in Our Neighborhoods; Pawtucket Mills: Our Past and Our Future; Pawtucket: A City in Focus. Photos submitted to the contest will be exhibited through- out the Pawtucket Arts Festival in September. Like previous years, all winning photos will be used in next year's city cal- endar. Suggest your themes to Patricia S. Zacks, The Camera Werks, at psz333@aol.com or send to 766 Hope St., Providence, RI 02906. Visit Pawtucket City Hall, 137 Roosevelt Ave., or various municipal sites throughout the city to pick up a copy of the 2020 calendar while supplies last. St. Teresa's dinner set for Jan. 18 PAWTUCKET – St. Teresa's of the Child Jesus will be holding a parish dinner on Saturday, Jan. 18, at 5:30 p.m. in the parish hall, 358 Newport Ave., offering a pork roast din- ner with all the fixings. Tickets will be sold after all Masses. Come and enjoy visiting with fellow parishioners. IN BRIEF

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