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In this July 21, 2014 photo, customers wait to buy treats at George Manko's shave ice concessions trailer in Westerly, R.I. Manko has been cited for defying the town's new ban on street vendors. Town officials said the ban was prompted by safety concerns. A court will now decide. (AP Photo/Jennifer McDermott)

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In this July 21, 2014 photo, customers wait to buy treats at George Manko's shave ice concessions trailer in Westerly, R.I. Manko has been cited for defying the town's new ban on street vendors. Town officials said the ban was prompted by safety concerns. A court will now decide. (AP Photo/Jennifer McDermott)

It's not Martha's Vineyard: Shave ice vendor defies Rhode Island town's ban on street peddlers

WESTERLY, R.I. - A $3 cup of shave ice is at the centre of a dispute in this beach town between street vendors trying to stay in business and town officials who say the vendors cause traffic congestion and increase the potential for accidents.

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