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Misquamicut town official drops case against street vendors

Officials say they no longer plan to prosecute two Misquamicut businessmen for selling ice cream and other frozen treats in an alleged violation of a street vendor ordinance.

The Westerly Sun reports George Manko was informed Wednesday by his lawyer that Assistant Solicitor Leo Manfred decided to drop the case against him. Manko was charged last June with 16 counts of violating the ordinance for selling shaved ice from his Hawaiian Desserts trailer on Atlantic Avenue.

A July 2014 case against Kenneth Adams was also dropped. He's charged with four counts of violating the ordinance.

Town council says recent modifications to the street vendor ordinance were designed to allow a limited number of vendors to work in the town.

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