PAWTUCKET â€” First came concerns about trailer-like taco stands. Now, city officials are raising questions about some of the other vendors that have been allowed to sell wares under a city-issued peddlerâ€™s license.
Two Providence-based vendors, Mustafa Lynch and Roger Fudge, recently requested the renewal of their peddlerâ€™s license allowing them to sell â€śpictures, toys, tapestry, rugs, and general merchandise.â€ť Under â€ślocation,â€ť they both wrote, â€śAll of Pawtucket.â€ť
Both vendors had been licensed previously, reportedly for a number of years. Yet, the description of the items being peddled caught the attention of City Councilor John Barry at a recent meeting of the Board of License Commissioners. â€śPictures of what?â€ť he inquired with some amusement during last monthâ€™s meeting, and other councilors agreed they werenâ€™t that comfortable with the types of merchandise being sold.
Full story appears on page A1 of Wednesday's Times.