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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 07-11-2018

The Valley Breeze Newspapers serving the Northern Rhode Island towns of Cumberland, Lincoln, Woonsocket, Smithfield, North Smithfield, Pawtucket, North Providence, Scituate, Foster, and Glocester

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6 PAWTUCKET JULY 11-17, 2018 | VALLEY BREEZE | PAWTUCKET EDITION PAWTUCKET – A tentative pro- posal to ban road races from being held anywhere in the city except Slater Park isn't likely to come before the City Council until at least its first meeting in August. The matter is not on the ordi- nance subcommittee agenda for Wednesday, July 11, said Chairman Terry Mercer, a member of the City Council, and with only a limited agenda and a noon meeting for the second meeting of the month in two weeks, he doesn't anticipate any sort of resolution for a while. "I don't expect any movement until at the very earliest the first meeting in August," he said. Though there's been plenty of chatter on Facebook, he said the matter is "not on my immediate radar." The Breeze reported last month that Councilor John Barry III was making the proposal to contain all road races to the area of Slater Park off Newport Avenue. Barry has said that he would also be open to races that use a signifi- cant portion of downtown, but he is fed up with races that inconve- nience residents by passing by their homes multiple times. The main area of concern is along Walcott Street, where many of the races have passed. Other council members have said they're open to a compromise solu- tion that spells out a rotating number of race routes laid out in areas where there aren't a lot of residents to inconvenience. Council not likely to take up road race issue until August By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor Free meals offered at sites across Pawtucket PAWTUCKET – The Rhode Island Department of Education has kicked off its annual Summer Meals program, offering free meals for chil- dren and teens at many community sites across the state. No identification or paperwork is necessary to receive a free meal, available for anyone under age 18. The following are Pawtucket's sites: • Joseph Jenks Middle School, 350 Division St. (Monday to Friday, 8-8:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. to noon, until Aug. 9) • Vets Park Summer Camp, 271 Smithfield Ave. (Monday to Friday, noon to 1 p.m., until Aug. 23) • Slater Park Water Color Museum, 426 Newport Ave. (Monday to Friday, noon to 12:30 p.m., until Aug. 10) • Pawtucket Library, 13 Summer St. (Monday to Friday, noon to 1 p.m., until Aug. 24) • Prospect Heights, 560 Prospect St. (Monday to Friday, 8-8:30 a.m., noon to 1 p.m., until Aug. 24) • Flora S. Curtis Memorial School, 582 Benefit St. (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 8:30-9 a.m. and 11:30 to noon, until Aug. 2) • Curvin-McCabe School, 466 Cottage St. (Monday through Friday, 8:30-9 a.m., 11:30 a.m. to noon, until Aug. 3) • Francis J. Varieur School, 486 Pleasant St. (Monday through Friday, 8:30-9 a.m.; 11:30 to noon, until Continues on next page Farm Fresh Rhode Island opens local Farmers Markets PROVIDENCE – Farm Fresh Rhode Island is opening six farm- ers markets this season, several in Northern Rhode Island. Located in neighborhoods at risk for health disparities, Farm Fresh RI markets focus on increasing access to fresh, local food and nutrition educa- tion. Over the next month, farmers market shoppers can expect to find fresh produce, fresh bread and more. Many markets also feature live music, prepared foods and food trucks and activities. All Farm Fresh RI markets accept cash, credit, debit, SNAP, WIC Fruit & Vegetable checks and senior vouch- ers. And as of June 1, Farm Fresh RI's Bonus Bucks nutrition incentives pro- vide an additional 100 percent bonus for customers using EBT, to increase access to fresh fruits and veggies for low-income individuals receiving fed- eral Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits. That means for every dollar spent with EBT, shoppers receive a free dollar in Bonus Bucks to spend on fresh produce. The following local markets are open this season. Visit guide.farmfre- • Slater Park, 825 Armistice Blvd, Pawtucket, through Oct. 28, on Sundays noon-3 p.m. • Central Falls, 559 Dexter St., through Oct. 31, on Wednesdays, 3-6 p.m. • Woonsocket, Thundermist Health Center, 450 Clinton St., year round but moves outside in July, and takes place on Tuesdays, 3-6 p.m. Sensory play activities Friday at the library PAWTUCKET – Families with young children on the autism spec- trum or with developmental delays are invited for an hour of hands- on sensory play activities at the Pawtucket Library, 13 Summer St., on Friday, July 13. The program will take place from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., in the Campbell Auditorium, and is for children ages 3-7. All children are welcome. No registration needed. For more information or a visual social story, call 401-725-3714 ext. 209 or email mcotto@pawtucketli- IN BRIEF Klibanoff Eye Associates Welcomes Dr. Mona Aoude Klibanoff Now accepting New Patients 55 Broad Street Pawtucket, RI 401-723-3400 Dr. Klibanoff specializes in primary eye care including comprehensive eye exams, treatment of ocular diseases, glasses and contact lens service, and the pre and post operative management of cataract and LASIK surgery patients. Tuesday and Wednesday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; Friday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday 7:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Closed Sunday & Monday

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