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SUPPORT FOR THE POPS CONCERT

September 14, 2012

Continuing a more than decade-long tradition, the Pawtucket Teachers'
Alliance again lent its support for the annual performance of the

Park Place plans draw concerns

September 14, 2012

PAWTUCKET — The intent is good: to make Park Place more of an efficient entryway to the downtown. Yet, a proposal by the city's Planning Department to make the westerly side of the street two-way and remove the existing on-street parking has upset many who are involved in local businesses, churches and non-profit agencies located there.

Second span to open soon

September 14, 2012

PAWTUCKET — The second span of the new Pawtucket River Bridge is expected to open as early as today, according to Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) officials.
The opening of the span will allow RIDOT to shift I-95 South to the new span and fully lift the bridge's 18-ton weight limit, which requires trucks and other large vehicles to use local detours or longer highway detours.

School board mulls cell phones in classrooms

September 14, 2012

PAWTUCKET — In recent years, the matter of students bringing their cell phones to school has been the bane of teachers everywhere. Yet, realizing that today's “smart phones” and other electronic devices can also serve as mini-computers, school officials are starting to re-think the policy that bans them from classroom use completely.

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