City Hall will be closed on the last business day of the week, which will primarily fall on a Friday. Otherwise, City Hall will continue to operate beginning this week from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. by appointment on all business days other than the last business day of the work week. The scheduled closure will not affect Early/In-person Voting for the November 3, 2020 Presidential Election. Anyone wishing to vote can go to the Pawtucket City Hall, 137 Roosevelt Ave, 3rd Floor from Monday through Friday even on days when City Hall is closed due to Workshare. Voters can go from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm until November 2, 2020 (until the 4:00 pm deadline). No appointment is necessary to vote.
Heavy rain did not stop Pawtucket from honoring America’s fallen armed service members on Memorial Day.
Pawtucket’s Memorial Day Services, normally held outdoors at the Veteran’s Amphitheatre at City Hall, was moved indoors to the Major Walter G. Gatchell Post where the traditional ceremony was conducted. Jack Lucas, American Legion State Chaplain and Master of Ceremonies for the event, led a program that included remarks from members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Disabled American Veterans, the Ladies Auxiliary to the State of Rhode Island VFW, and Pawtucket Mayor Donald R. Grebien.
“As Mayor, attending these ceremonies is one of my most solemn duties,” said Mayor Grebien. “It is a duty that I take very seriously. Remembering the honorable men and women who served and paid the ultimate price to protect the freedom and democracy we enjoy, is the least we can do,” continued the Mayor.
Next, winners that were selected from city-wide school essay contest were called to the podium to present the winning essays. The winners of the essays were given gift cards sponsored by Navigant Credit Union and tickets to see the Pawtucket Red Sox play at the home game of their choice.
The Pawtucket School Department was well-represented at the ceremony as bands from Tolman High School, Slater Middle School and Goff Junior High School performed the Star Spangled Banner and God Bless America. Additionally, students from the city’s schools participated in a large-scale effort to flag the graves of veterans throughout Pawtucket’s cemeteries.
At the conclusion of the event, Taps was played by a live bugler. A collation was held after the ceremony at Gatchell Post.
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- Mayor Donald R. Grebien