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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 03-04-2020

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©2020 THE VALLEY BREEZE Serving Pawtucket Breeze THE VALLEY FREE MARCH 4-10, 2020 PAWTUCKET – In the Pitcher- Goff House at 58 Walcott St., Nick Paciorek sees a once-in-a-lifetime chance to preserve a stunning local treasure. Paciorek announced his purchase of the property from Freedom National Bank over the weekend after closing on a sale Feb. 28. "This is going to be a labor of love," he said. A city resident, artist and contrac- tor, Paciorek said he lost his wife to illness about eight months ago and was looking for a new opportunity after running a gallery in Providence for many years. This sale will allow him to consolidate his living space in a move from Oak Hill and his gallery into one 6,300-square-foot building. In Pawtucket, he said, he sees some of the raw artistic energy that has been lost somewhat in Providence in recent years. Paciorek sells his art in 25 markets and told The Breeze during a tour of his new home that he plans to use the rare carriage house out back of what was previously known as the Grand Manor as a shipping area. The home will also house his per- manent collection, he said, as well as his art studio. "I wanted to live where I did my Paciorek embraces chance to restore 'special' Pitcher-Goff House By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com PAWTUCKET – Cheryl McWilliams had the longest job interview in the history of job inter- views, joked School Committee Chairman Jay Charbonneau last week, starting with a chat at Dunkin' Donuts last June. But as crisis after crisis came up just McWilliams earns post as permanent head of schools By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com BREEZE PHOTO BY ETHAN SHOREY NICK PACIOREK stands on the roof of the Pitcher-Goff House on Walcott Street, with Apex directly behind him. The views are stunning, he said, particularly at sunset. Paciorek purchased the home last week and plans to restore it. See PACIOREK, Page 2 MCWILLIAMS See MCWILLIAMS, Page 6 PAWTUCKET – It's relatively close to business as usual for a city that emerged as the focal point of the coronavirus response in Rhode Island this week. Classes are continuing in Pawtucket waits to see whether coronavirus has spread By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com See CORONAVIRUS, Page 8 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. Mike Gorman Roofing, INC. Established 2012 • Fully Insured Comm# 237R RI Reg# 3692 Prompt, Professional Service First Quality Workmanship & Materials 9 Bayou Drive, Greenville, RI cell 401487-5724 or 401728-2851

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