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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 06-12-2019

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PAWTUCKET EDITION | VALLEY BREEZE | JUNE 12-18, 2019 PAWTUCKET 15 PAWTUCKET – The City Council last week approved an ordinance that paves the way for new scooter and bicycle rental programs to utilize local sidewalks, but second passage of the law will wait on rules about their distribu- tion being finalized first. Councilor Meghan Kallman placed it as a condition of mov- ing forward that the council see a draft of the rules before finalizing the ordinance at its next meeting. Rules would, among other things, limit how many scooters could be put on the streets. With Providence's JUMP scoot- ers and bikes program, the num- ber of active scooters allowed at any one time is 300. Enabling the police chief and public works director to draft the rules with the council's input prior to second passage will be faster than putting them through the ordinance subcommittee. She said there was incentive to move forward quickly as the scooter companies are interested in getting going in the city. If the rules aren't drafted by the next meeting, the council could always postpone second passage of the ordinance, said City Council President David Moran. Kallman, at Councilor John Barry III's request, also put for- ward a stipulation that district council members should be con- sulted as a necessary part of put- ting a scooter and bike docking station on a local sidewalk. City ordinance approved last week essentially clears up any question about whether scooters and bikes are allowed on public sidewalks by allowing them with the public works director's permis- sion. Officials are looking to promote greater transportation options in the city with similar programs to what neighboring Providence has. Council passes scooter ordinance; rules up next By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com To celebrate Earth Day and bring awareness to the problem of litter in our communi- ties, Keep Blackstone Valley Beautiful completed its 3rd annual Don't Litter poster contest with the Pawtucket Red Sox offering prizes for its winners. Students sub- mitted artwork with thoughtful messages of how they see litter affecting the Earth. Pictured at the awards ceremony during a Pawtucket Red Sox game on May 14 are, from left, PawSox mascot PAWS, SHYAH WATSON, first-place winner, Fallon Elementary School; PawSox second base player CHAD DE LA GUERRA; CARLOS PINTO, third-place winner, Lincoln Middle School; Mascot SOX; and JONATHEN FORTES, second-place winner, Nathaniel Greene Elementary School. 12 Ann & Hope Way, Cumberland, RI | 401-334-0334 Check out our full inventory at www.blackstoneauto.com RI Body Shop Lic. No. 131 BLACKSTONE BLACKSTONE 2011 Nissan Altima 74,173 miles $ 5,900 2014 Nissan Altima 45,608 miles $ 7,995 2014 Nissan Rogue 52,900 miles $ 8,900 2013 Nissan Rogue 55,191 miles $ 8,495 2011 Nissan Altima 41,780 miles $ 6,495 2011 Nissan Rogue 68,909 miles $ 6,495 2012 Nissan Altima 79,700 miles $ 5,495 2013 Cadillac ATS 35,750 miles $ 11,500 2013 Nissan Rogue 74,068 miles $ 7,295 2014 Ford Focus 17,114 miles $ 6,995 2014 Jeep Cherokee 48,857 miles $ 11,900 2009 Nissan Altima 68,260 miles $ 5,495 2014 Nissan Rogue 63,544 miles $ 8,900 2015 Nissan Rogue 27,366 miles $ 9,995 2013 Nissan Altima 53,945 miles $ 6,295 2013 GMC Terrain 37,000 miles $ 10,400 2013 Mercedes C300 80,000 miles $ 9,400 2013 Hyundai Sonata 50,103 miles $ 7,495 Give Dads the "Ride" they deserve while carrying their precious cargo! Happy Father's Day from All of Us at Blackstone Auto Sales & Body Auto Sales & Body Inc. Father ' s Day Gift Ideas

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