City of Pawtucket Releases the 2016 Calendar.
Dear Friends and Neighbors, The time has come again to turn the page from 2015 to a new calendar year. As we start 2016, my family and I would like to wish you nothing but the best for this upcoming year. A new year always gives us the opportunity to refl ect on the past, dream of the future, and this year should be no different.
As I look back over the years, I am reminded of how much we have accomplished together and how proud I am of those accomplishments.
This past year we have seen major improvements to the infrastructure of our city. We are approaching the end of this season’s ambitious road-paving program, which, when completed, will have seen nearly thirty miles of city streets and roads repaved. In addition, thanks to voters who passed all of the bond referenda this past November, we will be making some important infrastructure improvements to our schools, parks, public buildings and bridges during the next two years. All of these improvements are targeted toward improving the quality of life of our residents while building a strong foundation for future growth as we continue to build our bridge to progress.
Over the years, the City has and will continue to aggressively recruit new businesses to Pawtucket. We recently welcomed Pet Food Experts to our business community. They have relocated their corporate headquarters and added over 80 jobs at 175 Main Street in the heart of Pawtucket’s downtown. Additionally, Peregrine Group has announced plans for signifi cant mixed-use development on the riverfront property located on Division Street. The plan calls for commercial, retail and residential property, along with ample surface parking, on one of the most beautiful and unique parcels of land in Pawtucket. A little further down the river, the newly revitalized Festival Pier is receiving well-deserved accolades for the renovation it underwent. Lastly, I am pleased to welcome Isle Brewers Guild to our downtown. This craft beer cooperative is bringing multiple craft brewers to our downtown, including Narragansett Beer, which is making a return to Rhode Island. Pawtucket is now home to multiple breweries and is becoming a real hub for breweries in the region.
This year we also adopted a new city logo and slogan for Pawtucket – Join the Evolution. The new logo and slogan blends Pawtucket’s industrial and riverfront roots with a modern and colorful rendering to refl ect the city’s current creative and entrepreneurial evolution. It is a call to action. Thanks to our generous sponsors, I am, once again, pleased to present you with the annual city calendar. You will fi nd a wealth of information on scheduled events, information on your local offi cials and the many services available to you. I urge you to visit these sponsors and to thank them for their commitment to the calendar and our city. I wish you a happy, healthy and prosperous 2016. More importantly, I want you to be proud of the city that we all call home. Join th e Evolution!
Mayor Donald R. Grebien
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- Mayor Donald R. Grebien