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Historic promotion day for Pawtucket police

September 2, 2015

PAWTUCKET — In one of the largest promotional ceremonies held in recent memory, the Pawtucket Police Department swore in new Major Tina Goncalves, the first woman to hold that position on the force; and newly promoted Capt. Kevin Santurri and Lt. Manny Maciel, as seven officers advanced in the ranks.

Also promoted were David Holden to detective sergeant, Robert Pickett to sergeant, and Carl Barovier and Trevor Lefebvre to detective.

Pawtucket police to promote first woman to major

September 1, 2015

PAWTUCKET — Seven members of the Pawtucket Police Department — including the first female member to ascend to the rank of major in the department’s history — will be celebrated at a ceremony today at the Pawtucket Veterans’ Amphitheater on Roosevelt Avenue.

Protest and picnic at proposed stadium site

August 31, 2015

PROVIDENCE — Talks may be continuing on a plan to build a new $85 million stadium for the Pawtucket Red Sox on vacant I-195 land in the city’s downtown, but that didn’t stop a group of opponents to that plan from holding an anti-stadium picnic at the site Monday night.

A crowd of about 100 people showed up at the weedy gravel lot along the Providence River to fly kites, listen to The What Cheer? Brigade band perform, and munch their picnic dinners while supporting the grassroots effort to stop the stadium project.

New CF school leader ready for opening bell

August 30, 2015

CENTRAL FALLS — Just as students are readying themselves to return to school for the first day of classes on Tuesday, School Superintendent Victor Capellan is readying himself and the district for a new year of educational opportunities for Central Falls’ children.

Kindergarten classes to learn in English and Spanish

August 28, 2015

PAWTUCKET – When kindergarten students arrive at Nathanael Greene Elementary School for the first day of classes next week, they will be greeted by teachers with a “hello” as well as an “hola” as part of a brand-new dual language learning program.

Two classes of incoming kindergarteners at Greene Elementary School will be the first collection of students to participate in the dual language program, in which half of their education will be in English and half will be taught in Spanish.

 

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