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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 02-15-2017

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©2017 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. BREEZE PHOTO BY CHARLES LAWRENCE HAYLIE JONES, 12, of East Providence, falls off her sled but finds you don't need a sled to slide, last Saturday at Daggett Field in Pawtucket after the recent snowfall. See more photos on page 11. Early analysis shows stadium is allowed at Apex site PawSox officials appear to be giving up on McCoy PAWTUCKET – A zone change approved by the City Council two years ago would allow construction of a new baseball stadium at the Apex Department Store property without any additional modifications, a pre- liminary analysis shows. City Councilor Albert Vitali Jr. asked last week if interim Director of Planning and Redevelopment Sue Mara could inform the council on whether the stadium would be allowed at the riverfront site under current zoning constraints or whether the council would need to make changes to pave the way for a poten- tial new stadium for the Pawtucket Red Sox. Vitali said he wants to try to help the owners of the PawSox build a "new McCoy Stadium" and "help in any way we can to keep the PawSox at home in Pawtucket." Mara is now in the process of draft- By ETHAN SHOREY Breeze Online News Editor See STADIUM, Page 2 PAWTUCKET – The city's police and fire pension fund badly under- performed expectations from July of 2015 to July of 2016, and city tax- payers could be on the hook to pay Public safety pension fund underperforms By ETHAN SHOREY Breeze Online News Editor Taxpayers on the hook the resulting bill. Finance Director Joanna L'Heureux said the total assets of the plan dropped from $103,696,681 to $103,469,741 during that period, or a loss of $226,940. The plan's funded ratio fell from 42.2 percent to 40.1 percent because the fund did not earn the expected 7.5 percent return but instead suffered a loss of 1.2 percent, said L'Heureux in a let- ter to the City Council. Because of the poor performance of the plan, the city's annual required contribution into the fund See PENSION FUND, Page 6 Hitting the hills of Pawtucket Serving Pawtucket Breeze THE VALLEY FREE @ FEBRUARY 15-21, 2017 Like us on Follow us on Take part in the 20th Great Backyard Bird Count. PAGE 13 BIRD'S EYE VIEW Plan your weekend with our Calendar of Events. PAGE 19 BE ENTERTAINED 490 High Street, Suite One, Cumberland, RI 02864 • 401-722-2699 • CALL TODAY FOR NEW PATIENT SPECIALS Celebrating 16 Years Providing High Quality Dental Care . Nos Falamos Portugues | Se Habla Español • Client Centered Customer Service and Convenience • Evening & Saturday Appointments • Network Provider for Most Dental Insurances • Senior Citizens Discount • Payment Plans Available Dr. Paulo J. DaRosa D.D.S Clear Braces – Bridges – Root Canals – Crowns – Veneers Implant Restoration – Partials – Dentures – Zoom! Whitening – Digital X-Ray INCOME TAX PREPARATION It's Your Money... and We can help you keep more of it TONY LOPES TONY LOPES 126 Summit St., Pawtucket, RI 724-0440 724-0440 • Personal Tax Preparation • Reasonable Prices • Convenient Office Hours • Timely Service • Maximum Deductions Allowed By Law • Electronic Filing FUND$ Fast FEDERAL AND STATE RETURNS as low as $60 $60 BONUS OFFER $5 OFF any tax return New client only . With coupon. Expires 4/15/17

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