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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 11-21-2017

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©2017 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. Serving Pawtucket Breeze THE VALLEY FREE NOVEMBER 21-27, 2017 BREEZE PHOTO BY CHARLES LAWRENCE GARY SEAL, of Pawtucket, gives food to volunteer PATTI MCCARTHY, as she walks from station to station, helping to fill baskets of Thanksgiving food items last Friday, at McCoy Stadium. Each basket, for needy families, contained approximately $50 worth of food, including a turkey. See more photos on page 6. PAWTUCKET – The first full- fledged designs for a new Pawtucket Red Sox stadium in the city put a spotlight directly on the historic downtown and its riverfront. Architecture students from Yale University, presenting last Friday at the Red DWG Library on Central Avenue, offered render- ings they created as part of a class project. Students said their final designs call for pictur- esque views from both inside and outside the stadium, with the Main Street Bridge and Slater Mill clear focal points. Earlier suggestions that a Fenway Park-type Green Monster in left field might be part of the plan were erased in favor of a design that leaves an open view to Slater Mill and the city. The design incorporates something like a Green Monster in right field. Observers last Friday hailed the Yale students for their work, saying the final results would have cost "six figures" if done by a company. Those attending the presentation gave little indication that they believe the proposal for a new stadium is over. The PawSox are in a holding pattern on a potential $83 million stadium. State lawmakers are still considering the plan, but a vote may not happen until next year. Senate President Dominick Ruggerio has said a reworked pro- posal shifting naming rights rev- enue from the team to the city of Pawtucket will likely be put to a vote of the Senate Finance Committee in early December. House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello hasn't committed to putting the proposal to a vote. At last Friday's forum, a new site was brought up as a potential fallback option for a stadium. The site of the former Cumberland Engineering New stadium designs tap into Pawtucket's history, river views By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor This rendering shows the view of a POTENTIAL NEW STADIUM from the nearby Slater Mill site, with the Main Street bridge in the foreground. See DESIGNS, Page 8 PAWTUCKET – New Director of Commerce Jeanne Boyle says the city could take a step toward addressing run-down properties by forming a public safety partnership to focus on problematic neighborhoods. As has proven successful in Burlington, Vt., Boyle said in a memo to the City Council, Pawtucket could create a committee composed of code enforcement employees Boyle: Public safety partnership could help address city blight By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor Helping hands See PARTNERSHIP, Page 9 Family Owned Since 1926 LIC. #RIMP882 Call NOW to take advantage of the Energy Rebate Program Specializing In: • High Efficiency Gas Boilers • Tankless Water Heaters • Ductless Mini Split A/C Systems • Boiler Maintenance and Repair $100 Off Any New Boiler or Tankless Water Heater CALL NOW TO SCHEDULE YOUR YEARLY GAS BOILER & FURNACE MAINTENANCE Costigan-O'Neill Funeral Hom e H onoring every fam ily w e serve We are grateful for the beautiful community we serve. Happy Thanksgiving 220 Cottage St., Pawtucket 220 Cottage St., Pawtucket 220 Cottage St., Pawtucket 401.723.4035 401.723.4035 401.723.4035 J o h n H . O ' N e i l l , F u n e r a l D i r e c t o r J o h n H . O ' N e i l l , F u n e r a l D i r e c t o r J o h n H . O ' N e i l l , F u n e r a l D i r e c t o r

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