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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 4-17-13

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APRIL 17-23, 2013 Serving Pawtucket FREE Breeze THE VALLEY WHAT A CATCH! PACKED WITH CARE Families gather at Slater Park for 26th annual BassBum Fishing Derby. PAGE 7 Students help with 'Backpacks to Fight Hunger' campaign. PAGE 4 @ "Like" us on Outside food trucks may soon be legal in the city valleybreeze.com Search for The Valley Breeze Newspapers Sporting smiles Administrators say they'll address the problem By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Staff Writer ethan@valleybreeze.com PAWTUCKET – You wouldn't know it by walking by a local mill at lunchtime, but Pawtucket has a law on its books that prohibits food trucks from outside the city from coming in to sell their goods. Local business owners and mill developers are pushing city officials to change the laws currently on the books prohibiting the popular eateries on wheels. Len Lavoie, a member of a local developers' group LAVOIE and the man behind the redevelopment of 25 mill properties in the city, told The Breeze that he and others expect the rules to change soon. According to Lavoie, many believe the ordinance prohibiting outside food trucks came about long ago "because somebody who knew somebody who happened to be in the catering business" got it passed. Lavoie said that laws are not See TRUCKS, Page 6 Lack of subs leads to long days in wrong classes By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Staff Writer ethan@valleybreeze.com PAWTUCKET – Jay Charbonneau says he couldn't believe what his son was telling him. "You what?" he remembers exclaiming. One day, just before Easter, it seems, his son Connor, a 3rd-grader at Potter-Burns Elementary School, was placed in a classroom of CHARBONNEAU 5th-graders for the entire school day with nothing to do but doodle in a notebook. A few days later, Charbonneau received a call from the school on Newport Avenue asking him to bring See SUBS, Page 12 Sixth-graders could be moved to junior high schools in the fall VALLEY BREEZE PHOTO BY KAYLA PANU Enjoying each other's company following Darlington American Little League's opening day ceremonies Saturday morning in Slater Park are, from left, NICOLE BAKER, her brother NATHAN BAKER and JOHN KANE. See more on page 9. PAWTUCKET – School Superintendent Deborah Cylke is proposing moving most of the city's 6th-graders to new classrooms at Goff Junior High or Slater Junior High next fall. The plan is designed to address overcrowding at local elementary schools. According to Cylke, shifting the students to new buildings appears to be the right move to address packed classrooms at six elementary schools, including Baldwin, Cunningham, Curtis, Curvin-McCabe, Potter-Burns and Fallon. Under the plan, three classrooms from Baldwin and three from Cunningham would be moved to Slater, one class See SIXTH-GRADERS, Page 12 Dupuis Oil announces partnership with MS Society's R.I. Chapter When a MS Society member opens an account with Dupuis Oil, we will make a $100 donation to the Society, RI Chapter. In addition, the customer will receive the MS Discount for every gallon that the customer buys. Spread the word! Help us make a difference. (401) 722-0080 (800) 322-5025 www.DupuisOil.com ©2013 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC.

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