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When Politicians Reach Across the Aisle, It Might Be To Share Ice Cream

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by Josh Wood Tuesday October 7, 2008

The Love of Ice Cream Knows No Affiliation7 Questions for Cranston’s Mayoral Candidates

This is Question 2 on the list of 7 – a question that gets closer to the spirit of this web site. Shopping and ice cream.

What are some of your favorite things to do and see in Cranston?

Allan Fung: I love our many neighborhoods. I enjoy talking a stroll and eating in
the many fine establishments thorughout the city, particularly in
Garden City, Pawtuxet, Rolfe Square, and Knightsville. I love ice
cream from the Inside Scoop or Sundaes. I also like to go to Confreda

Cindy Fogarty: My family and I enjoy all that the Farmers’ Market offers, including walks, educational programs, and fresh vegetable, fruits and plants. All winter we save our plastic containers to be recycled and passed on and reused in the next season.

As a child, I remember what an event it was to drive to garden City Shopping Center to see the holiday display of lights, we still enjoy the trolley and shopping – and lately Santa at Ben & Jerry’s.

Most important to my family, would be that my husband and I celebrated our wedding reception at the Sprague Mansion.

The list wouldn’t be complete without summer Wednesday nights at the gazebo with music.

Question 1: What’s your stance on a tax treaty with the State of Rhode Island for their use of the Pastore Center?

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