- Associated Press - Monday, January 5, 2015

WESTERLY, R.I. (AP) - Officials in Westerly are taking another look at the town’s contentious ban on street vendors as a man who sold shaved ice in a parking lot heads to trial.

The Westerly Sun (https://bit.ly/1vTvwMB ) reports that the Town Council plans Monday to discuss the ordinance that bans street vendors except at festivals and one-time events.

Trials for two vendors charged with violating the ordinance begin Jan. 29. George Manko is accused of selling shaved ice from a trailer in a parking lot.

Kenneth Adams is charged with selling items from an ice cream truck.

Councilor Philip Overton says the ordinance should be repealed, given the approaching trials.

The councilors plan to discuss an earlier version of the ordinance that gives the town more control over vendors, but allow current vendors to continue operating.

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Information from: The Westerly Sun, https://www.thewesterlysun.com

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