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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 12-02-2020

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©2020 THE VALLEY BREEZE Serving Pawtucket Breeze THE VALLEY FREE DECEMBER 2-8, 2020 BREEZE PHOTO BY CHARLES LAWRENCE JENNIFER ALVAREZ and DONNY HALSTEAD, both of Pawtucket, say they are grateful for the chance to enjoy an evening outdoors. They were in their car atop Pawtucket City's parking garage for a drive- in movie night, Pawtucket's first Rooftop Theater, on Nov. 20. See more photos on page 7. PAWTUCKET – With no after- school activities taking place at the four city schools that are currently open, the City Council is asking Mayor Donald Grebien's adminis- tration to consider moving up the cut-off time for tickets generated by school zone speed cameras to 3 p.m. instead of 6 p.m. The administration, through Chief of Police Tina Goncalves, is not inclined to go that route, saying con- sistency of enforcement is needed. The 6 p.m. stop time has been a target of complaints from residents who say they don't under- stand the rationale of enforcing the 20-mph limit well after school lets out. Prior to the pandemic, the case from the city was that many students are still in school well after the final bell, but that hasn't been the case during the COVID-19 pandemic. Councilor Terry Mercer, at the Nov. 24 council meeting, presented Council asks about shorter ticketing window; chief says no By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com GONCALVES See TICKETS, Page 8 PAWTUCKET – This has been anything but a typical year for restau- rants, say the owners of the Rhody Hen Café, and the city should be operating with an understanding of those difficulties. Officials last week said that, while they want to be accommodating to everyone, this particular restaurant's violations of local rules over the past months simply can't be overlooked. The City Council, functioning as the Board of License Commissioners, voted at its Nov. 24 meeting to end extended outdoor dining for the breakfast and brunch restaurant at 350 Prospect St. until owners Tiffany and Antonio Barrera go through proper zoning and council processes City stops extended outdoor dining at Rhody Hen Café By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com See RHODY HEN, Page 10 PAWTUCKET – This year's limited edition ornament from the Friends of the Looff Carousel fea- tures an image of the beloved ride in Slater Park from a 1910 postcard, which organizers say is the perfect way to celebrate its 125th anniver- sary this year. "You don't reach 125 years very often," Donna Houle, president of the nonprofit group, told The Breeze. Houle used Barlow Designs in East Providence to create the orna- ment and said she was pleased with how it came out. The 2020 ornament, which mea- sures 2.5 inches round, costs $12, Houle said, and she has approxi- mately 80 in stock, noting that she can order more if necessary. Proceeds from the sales go toward the promotion and preservation of the carousel, she said. Friends of Looff Carousel release ornament By MELANIE THIBEAULT Valley Breeze Staff Writer melanie@valleybreeze.com See ORNAMENT, Page 8 Wills & Trusts Estate Planning & Settlement The Law Office of George M. Prescott Esquire Rhode Island does not have a procedure for the certification or recognition of specialization by lawyers. 300 Front Street, Lincoln, Rhode Island 02865 Telephone – 401.726.5577 No fee for initial consultation. Jewelry & Watch Repair Ricard Jewelers Gift Certificates Free Layaway Established 1985 555 Newport Avenue, Pawtucket, RI 401-725-3680 Holiday Hours: Sunday 12p.m.-5 p.m.; Monday 10 a.m.-5 p.m Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. TRASH COLLECTION SERVICES Residential/ Commercial ADDITIONAL SERVICES Excavation • Demo • Junk Removal • Construction Call For An Estimate! 401-688-0517 ROLL OFF DUMPSTERS 10, 15, 20 & 25 yard

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