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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 11-08-2017

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©2017 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. Serving Pawtucket Breeze THE VALLEY FREE NOVEMBER 8-14, 2017 BREEZE PHOTO BY CHARLES LAWRENCE AMANDA WRIGHT, of Attleboro, Mass., sells her homemade meatball sand- wiches at a fundraiser fair to benefit Relay for Life, a community-based event of the American Cancer Society, held at St. Paul Church in Pawtucket last Saturday. See more photos on page 6. PAWTUCKET – School and city officials will celebrate the start today, Wednesday, of the second school reconstruction project in as many years, kick-starting the major renova- tion of Nathanael Greene Elementary School. As with last year's Potter-Burns Elementary renovation, students have been temporarily moved to the Pawtucket Annex on Central Avenue. Grades K-5 are at the Annex, while grade 6 has been permanently moved to Slater Junior High School, convert- ing that school to a middle school model. "It's working out really well," said Supt. Patti DiCenso. One elementary school still has 6th-graders attending, said DiCenso. There's "not as much of an emer- gency" to move 6th-graders out of Varieur Elementary School, said DiCenso, mainly because that school has an existing learning environment for that grade, including a music room and art room. "Some of our schools don't have that," she said. Another reason for 6th-graders to be moved to Slater is that there isn't enough room at the Annex for all six Major renovation of Nathanael Greene set to begin By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com See RENOVATION, Page 4 NORTH PROVIDENCE – A suc- cessful Pawtucket restaurateur is set to try his luck just over the line in North Providence, planning a second location for Arigna Irish Pub & Coal Fire Kitchen in the former Jimmy Burchfield's Classic Restaurant & Lounge on Charles Street. Gordon Hyde, who owns both the Arigna location on Armistice Boulevard in Pawtucket and Murphy's Law Irish Pub on George Street in Pawtucket, told The Breeze he's planning to open a new Arigna at the former Classic Restaurant at 1052 Charles St. Hyde said Arigna should be open by February or March of 2018. Town officials have already granted all approvals for the project, said Building Inspector Mike Carnevale, and the liquor license comes with the property. Hyde is also purchasing two lots across Charles Street for parking, part of a pending acquisition he and Jimmy Burchfield Sr. say will help transform the evolving Marieville neighborhood. Everyone knew the Classic Restaurant, Burchfield said in his Charles Street office Monday, and New Arigna will open in former Classic Restaurant By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com See ARIGNA, Page 32 HYDE PAWTUCKET – As Worcester ups the ante in trying to lure the Pawtucket Red Sox to that Massachusetts city, local officials are highlighting the potential lost opportunity if the team ends up leaving. State leaders still haven't commit- ted to a General Assembly vote on a financing deal for a new down- town Pawtucket stadium, leaving With Worcester ready to pounce on PawSox, local officials point to potential lost opportunity By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com See PAWSOX, Page 7 NEW! Pay only $10 for ads for Items for Sale valued at $200 or less. 3 weeks, only $25. Visit valleybreeze.com, or call 334-9555 weekdays. Deadline, Tuesday at Noon. Looking to Sell Your Stuff? Let us help. Are you looking Are you looking for a for a Check out the back Check out the back of our of our Classified section where Classified section where you'll find our advertisers' you'll find our advertisers' most current job offerings! most current job offerings!

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