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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 4-10-13

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Serving Pawtucket APRIL 10-16, 2013 FREE Breeze THE VALLEY ROCK OF AGES SHARING THE STAGE Blurred Vision band members enjoy getting back in the rhythm. PAGE 13 Fusionworks Dance Company collaborates with local schools. PAGE 8 @ valleybreeze.com ���Like��� us on Search for The Valley Breeze Newspapers Chickens in Pawtucket? New season of spinning for Looff Carousel Healthy Foods Coalition wants new rules allowing them By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Staff Writer ethan@valleybreeze.com PAWTUCKET ��� Proposed new local regulations could make it legal for city residents to raise and keep chickens in their yards. Members of the Pawtucket Healthy Foods Coalition are asking for leaders��� support of new rules they say would ���benefit the health of Pawtucket residents.��� They say changes to the city���s zoning VALLEY BREEZE PHOTO BY ELISE MANAHAN You know it���s spring when the Looff Carousel opens in Slater Park. The carousel opened up for visitors looking for a fun way to spend their day in the park last Saturday. The carousel is open weekends during the spring and daily during the summer, call 401-728-0500, ext. 251, for hours and special events. BROOKE SHUMATE, 3, of Pawtucket, rides the carousel with her grandmother JANET SHUMATE, of Seekonk, Mass. See more photos on page 7. ordinances and general ordinances would: Increase access to eggs, a ���low-cost source of protein;��� boost WHIT the nutritional value of eggs due to the varied diet of residential chicken hens; reduce potential disease risks attributed to the crowded conditions of commercial egg production See CHICKENS, Page 11 Mayor Grebien gets an SUV, explains reasoning behind it By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Staff Writer ethan@valleybreeze.com PAWTUCKET ��� Mayor Don Grebien has a ���new��� set of wheels, a sport utility vehicle he says is more suited both to his personal style and family���s needs than the Ford Crown Victoria he���s driven since he became mayor in January of 2011. Grebien is heading off talk that a new SUV was purchased for him, a rumor that was again resurfacing on social media sites last week. ���We all know that in my position there are some who will always misrepresent the facts,��� said Grebien in an e-mail. ���There has been no purchase of an SUV for me.��� According to the mayor, GREBIEN there were two new SUVs purchased last year for the Pawtucket Police Department Special Squad. It was those two purchases that first got rumors going that he had a new taxpayer-funded SUV, said Grebien. The 2006 Ford Explorer SUV the mayor is now driving, complete with the classic ���70000��� license plate, has been used by the Pawtucket Police NORTON HEARING Caring for RI���s hearing for over 28 years UP TO 50% DISCOUNT ON ALL HEARING AIDS NO SALES PRESSURE (EVER) Accurate Hearing Tests Expert Repairs (All Makes) Wax Removal ��� Home Visits Second Opinions ��� Accessories NEW PATIENTS NOW BEING ACCEPTED... EVEN IF YOU ALREADY WEAR HEARING AIDS My promise: To give my patients the best hearing aids at the best price with the best service. Robert G. Norton, M.S. Audiologist 1044 Smithfield Avenue Lincoln, Rhode Island 02865 401-725-5798 FREE RAFFLES ��� Pa w Sox T ic kets ��� 20 1 2 T op p s B a seb a ll Set ��� Gift C ertific a tes IN ST O RE Grou p B ox B rea ks Sta rtin g Ap ril 1 9 th @ 7pm (W i chosen nner on Apri 17th) l Vi t our w ebsi si te for detais l C EN T RAL SPO RT S C ARD S Sin g les,Sets,Pa c ks & H ob b y B oxes M agicthe G athering, Yu-G i-Oh & Pokem on 791 C entralAve., Paw tucket, R I��� 72 4-2 0 40 w w w .c en tra lsp ortsc a rd s.c om M o n.-Fri. 11am -7p m ; Sat. 10 am -6 p m ��2013 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. Department since the vehicle was purchased new back in 2006, according to Police Chief Paul King. The Explorer, which had 69,104 miles on it as of last Saturday evening, said Grebien, was officially assigned to him and registered with the proper plates last Friday. See SUV, Page 14

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