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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 05-15-2019

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6 PAWTUCKET MAY 15-21, 2019 | VALLEY BREEZE | PAWTUCKET EDITION The Rhode Island Department of Transportation has specific guidelines about how companies are able to get their logos on BLUE HIGHWAY SIGNS such as this one near Exit 22 in Cumberland. BREEZE PHOTO BY ETHAN SHOREY RIDOT explains how companies get on those blue highway signs Ever wonder how businesses are selected to have their logos included on those blue signs next to the high- way? In response to an inquiry from The Breeze, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation is shedding some light on what it calls the Specific Service Logo Sign Program. According to RIDOT spokesman Charles St. Martin, about a dozen businesses each year apply to be on the signs. Applications are only rejected if a sign is already full of logos or a company doesn't meet the criteria found in an application, such as that their business be open a certain number of days per week and hours per day, have public rest- rooms, and be located within three miles of an exit ramp. Asked if businesses have to reapply to stay on the signs, St. Martin said RIDOT routinely checks businesses to make sure they are still open and in compliance. There is no renewal process, he said. "We spot check the businesses to make sure they continue to meet the criteria," he said. "The companies pay for the installation of the signs and their maintenance." He declined to provide information on what businesses have been reject- ed or how many are being rejected each year. The Specific Service Logo Sign Program, according to the state's brochure, is designated to provide information about gas, food, lodg- ing, camping, or 24-hour pharmacy services available at the next inter- change. It is not intended to be an advertising service, according to RIDOT, but is intended to give motorists driving on the highway information on what's available with- in easy distance of the exit. The logo panels themselves must convey a clear message and aren't accepted if they don't. Only one type of service is allowed to be displayed on a logo. No descriptive advertising words, phrases or slogans, including lounge, senior discount, Wi-Fi or anything constituting advertising beyond a business name and logo are permit- ted. Editor's note: In the know is a new fea- ture we hope to run periodically to explain things you pass by every day. Please feel free to send ideas on items you'd like to know more about to . By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor IN THE KNOW Senior Center will celebrate Older Americans Month PAWTUCKET – The Leon Mathieu Senior Center, 420 Main St., is celebrating May as Older Americans Month by having a spe- cial birthday party for Pawtucket seniors 90 and older on Friday, May 24, beginning at 12:30 p.m. Call 401-728-7582. Central High School Class of 1974 reunites June 21 PROVIDENCE – Central High School Class of 1974 will hold its 45th reunion weekend Friday, June 21 through Sunday, June 23. The main event will be held at Mulligan's Island in Cranston. The cost is $80 per person. There will be a reception on Friday, June 21, at Al's Waterfront Restaurant and a brunch at Skyline at Waterplace on Sunday, June 23. For more information, visit http://centralhsclassof1974.hurra- , email Centralclassof74@ or call Elaine Whited at 401-595-8012. To purchase tickets, visit http:// IN BRIEF FRESH SEAFOOD SPECIALS FROM THE MEAT DEPARTMENT Fresh Maine Steamers .................................. $2.99 lb. All Sizes - Live Lobsters .............................$9.99 lb. Fresh Skinless Haddock Fillets .................$8.99 lb. Marinated Shrimp Skewers .....................$1.99 ea. USDA Choice Sirloin Strip Steaks .............$12.99 lb. Marinated Chicken Breasts ......................$2.99 lb. Center Cut Boneless Pork Chops .............$2.99 lb. Ground Sirloin 90-10 ................................$3.99 lb. 463 East Washington St., North Attleboro, MA 508-695-7087 • Sale ends 5/19/2019 FROM THE CAFE – Dine-in SPECIALS Baked Haddock with 2 sides $12.99 Jumbo Lobster Salad Roll with Fries $14.99 Fried Whole Belly Clam Plate with Fries $16.99 Clam Cakes (3) and Chowder $6.99 All specials are dine in only with beverage purchase Café Hours: Tuesday 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; Wednesday & Thursday 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; Friday & Saturday 11:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; Closed Sunday & Monday Beer & Wine Served

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