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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 08-16-2017

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©2017 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. Serving Pawtucket Breeze THE VALLEY FREE AUGUST 16-22, 2017 BREEZE PHOTOS BY CHARLES LAWRENCE JEFFREY CORREA, above, of the Pawtucket Darlington Braves 13U team, is ready for the upcoming season. At left, ANGELINA PIERINI, 9, of Pawtucket, begins her cheerleading practice with a backbend stretch. Darlington Braves teams practiced at Daggett Field in Pawtucket last week. More photos on page 8. Curb appeal Council relaxes food truck rules, making city more attractive to mobile businesses PAWTUCKET – The city enhanced its appeal to food truck operators when the City Council last week passed new rules relaxing restrictions and cutting fees for the mobile eateries. Under new rules, the annual food truck license fee will be cut in half, from $250 to $125, but one-day licenses will remain at $50. A process allowing people to ask for a waiver of the fees will be eliminated, and rules on where and when food trucks can do business will be relaxed. The council's license subcommit- tee recommended a series of changes to "harmonize existing rules" with the way food trucks are handled in Providence, said Councilor Meghan Kallman. The changes came at the urging of food truck owners, who say the city is becoming a more attractive place for By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com See FOOD TRUCKS, Page 18 Back on the fields PAWTUCKET – Mayor Donald Grebien has announced that R.I. National Guard Col. James Vartanian will be Pawtucket's new public safety director, charged with overseeing the city's emergency management, fire and police opera- tions. Vartanian, who will earn a $101,000 salary plus benefits, has served as the director of opera- tions for the R.I. National Guard for the past three years. Over his 38-year career, he has served in command and leadership posi- tions at home and oversees in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Southwest Asia. He led various types of operations where he was called on to develop a cohesive team, solve problems, and "innovate under extreme pressures," states a release. Vartanian served Grebien announces Col. Vartanian as new public safety director By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com See VARTANIAN, Page 2 VARTANIAN 755 Central Avenue, Pawtucket, Rhode Island 401-723-9463 • www.scsri.org • mtetzner@scsri.org Call for a personal tour: Where morals and values meet academic excellence Extended Care is available 2:30 – 5:30pm SAINT CECILIA SCHOOL SAINT CECILIA SCHOOL Celebrating over 100 years of Catholic education! Celebrating over 100 years of Catholic education! Accepting Registrations for 2017-2018 Pre-K – Grade 8 Does your child like? Robotics • Google Chromebooks Up to date computer room with fiber optic technology Wireless technology throught out the school Strings and Instrumental Music Chorus • Drama • Smartboards • Sports Then St. Cecilia School is the only school for you!

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