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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 02-14-2018

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©2018 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. Serving Pawtucket Breeze THE VALLEY FREE FEBRUARY 14-20, 2018 PROVIDENCE – The Board of Elections last Wednesday dismissed Senate District 8 candidate Matt Fecteau's challenge of opponent David Norton's signatures, validating the fact that Norton has the 100 sig- natures needed to run. The board found that each of the signatures Fecteau challenged were acceptable, including the ones gathered at the Doyle Manor senior housing complex on Broadway. Fecteau failed to produce evidence to the board that Norton had indeed trespassed on the property, as he'd claimed, saying he had emails from PAWTUCKET – Officials are again contemplating a potential plan to install cameras on traffic signals to catch and ticket motorists running red lights. The Pawtucket Purchasing Board, at its Jan. 25 meeting, tentatively agreed to award a contract to Gatso USA to operate the red light camera program at various intersections, Pawtucket moving toward installing red light cameras By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com as well as school speed zone cam- eras at certain schools, said Lauren Greene, spokeswoman for Mayor Donald Grebien. A final contract is still pending before the board. "We will be examining the appro- priate locations for school speed zone cameras and red light cameras at the most dangerous intersec- tions," she said. "The comprehensive school traffic safety analysis that the city completed over the last two years identified a number of schools BREEZE PHOTO BY CHARLES LAWRENCE AMIR PLANTE, a 4th-grader at Henry J. Winters Elementary School, accepts the engineering challenge to build a support made of toothpicks and gum drops which is strong enough to hold a book, during the Curriculum & Assessment Night held at Joseph Jenks Junior High on Feb. 1. The event gave families an opportunity to see and experience the programs that are being implemented throughout Pawtucket elementary schools. See more photos on page 2. Renovations moving along at Nathanael Greene Roof costing $100,000 more than expected PAWTUCKET – Six months into a $13.7 million renovation of Nathanael Greene Elementary School, the interior of the school has been gutted, windows have been removed, new wall framing and drywall is being installed, and prep work is underway for mechani- cal, electrical, and plumbing sys- tems. The renovations, managed by Colliers International, include significant improvements to the 65,217-square-foot school on Smithfield Avenue, which was constructed in 1916. Classrooms, offices, bathrooms, and the school library are being completely over- hauled. Supt. Patti DiCenso said it's been quite an experience to watch the school stripped down and see "how solid the bones are." Observing workers cutting into the school to install its various systems has been By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com Elementary school engineers See CAMERAS, Page 17 See RENOVATIONS, Page 10 Board validates Norton signatures Debate between three Democrats called off By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com See SIGNATURES, Page 4 CALL TODAY FOR NEW PATIENTS SPECIALS Celebrating 17 Years Providing High Quality Dental Care • Client Centered Customer Service and Convenience • Evening & Saturday Appointments • Network Provider for Most Dental Insurances • Senior Citizens Discount • Payment Plans Available Clear Braces – Bridges – Root Canals – Crowns – Veneers Implant Restoration – Partials – Dentures – G10 Whitening – Digital X-Ray 490 High Street, Suite One, Cumberland, RI 02864 www.darosadental.com • 401-722-2699 • darosadds@hotmail.com Nos Falamos Portugues | Se Habla Español Dr. Paulo J. DaRosa D.D.S

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