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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 03-03-2021

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©2021 THE VALLEY BREEZE Serving Pawtucket Breeze THE VALLEY FREE MARCH 3-9, 2021 PAWTUCKET – With major renovations and reconstructions at four local schools taking place over the next several years, a pro- posed internship-style program will allow students the opportunity for hands-on training in different trades including plumbing, electrical, archi- tectural, and more. School Committee Chairman Jay Charbonneau told The Breeze last week that with a partnership with Rhode Island Student Advocates, the construction at Henry J. Winters Elementary School, as well as future projects at Shea High School, Baldwin Elementary School, and Tolman High School, will include a program for "students who want to learn a valuable trade," he said. "That's an exciting piece." Construction of the new Winters Elementary School on Broadway is slated to begin in the next few weeks, according to Charbonneau, By MELANIE THIBEAULT Valley Breeze Staff Writer melanie@valleybreeze.com BREEZE PHOTO BY CHARLES LAWRENCE From left, Pawtucket Department of Public Works employees, JOE MAGILL, MIKE GIFFORD, and MARIO MACHADO, build a platform to be installed with a ramp to make access easier for people who will soon be getting their COVID-19 vaccine at St. Anthony's Church in Pawtucket. DPW employees cut the pieces at the DPW garage on Monday and were planning to install the ramp at the church on Tuesday. Ramping up vaccine efforts PAWTUCKET – Artist Sagie Vangelina has found a way to tie Pawtucket's rich textile history into a new mural bridging several buildings in the city's downtown. Through the Pawtucket Foundation, the mural, dubbed Threads of Life, Downtown mural threads Pawtucket together By MELANIE THIBEAULT Valley Breeze Staff Writer melanie@valleybreeze.com See MURAL, Page 10 PAWTUCKET – New City Councilor Alexis Schuette says she wants local police to work with city Councilor wants religious signs on public property torn down By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com See SIGNS, Page 14 Students will have hands-on part in school renovations School board awards contracts for facilities projects See SCHOOLS, Page 6 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. C o m i n g S o o n Valley Breeze Special Section Featured in our March 24th & March 25th Editions Making our communities stronger by telling their stories. 401-334-9555

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