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Propane fuels fire at pallet company

April 11, 2013

PAWTUCKET — Mix burning wooden pallets with a propane-fed fuel source and what do you get? A massive blaze of the type that kept firefighters very busy on Lockbridge Street Thursday afternoon.
At around 12:40 p.m., a fire broke out at the J.S. Pallet Company, 60 Lockbridge St. According to Capt. Robert Thurber, the city's fire marshal, a malfunctioning drying device used in the pallet-making process set off a blaze in a trailer at the commercial facility.

Council votes to elect own financial analyst

April 11, 2013

PAWTUCKET—With several comments made about the benefits of “an extra set of eyes,” the City Council on Wednesday voted to engage the services of city resident Alan Tavares as a fiscal watchdog during the upcoming budget process.
The council voted 8 to 0 to accept the volunteer services of Tavares, a retired financial official who lives on Pinecrest Drive. Councilor Jean Philippe Barros had been present at the meeting earlier but left prior to this vote.

School year extended by five days in Pawtucket

April 11, 2013

PAWTUCKET — While Woonsocket students will be the first in the Blackstone Valley to begin their summer vacations with the last day of school on June 19, most other Valley schools, including Pawtucket, East Providence and Central Falls, will have their final days of the academic year somewhere during the week of June 20-26.
Blackstone-Millville Regional School students won’t be leaving for the summer until a full nine days later on June 28.

Supt. wants to move 6th graders

April 11, 2013

PAWTUCKET — Faced with the prospect of severe overcrowding at most of the city's elementary schools, Schools Superintendent Deborah Cylke is proposing that a majority of the incoming sixth graders be relocated to classrooms at Goff or Slater junior high schools in September 2013.


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