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      Pawtucket to offer expanded city hall hours

      Pawtucket is experimenting with extended hours at city hall once a month.

      The city says it will offer extended hours on the third Thursday of the month for the rest of the year for departments including the clerk's office, the board of canvassers, collections, zoning and the tax assessor's office.

      Officials are aiming to make it more convenient for residents to conduct city business. The city will evaluate the public's use of the added service during the pilot period and decide whether to continue it next year.

      Under the extended hours on Oct. 17, Nov. 21 and Dec. 19, city hall will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.