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The North Providence Breeze 07-05-2018

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©2018 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. The three mem- bers of the North Providence Police Department receiving promo- tions on June 26 are also fathers of young children. From left are SGT. RYAN FURLONG and daughter MACKENZIE; LT. THOMAS JONES and daugh- ter MILANIA GRACE; and SGT. JEREMY BIBBY and son DANTE ARCANGELO. See story on Page 6. A brotherhood of fatherhood on the NP force NORTH PROVIDENCE – Several town government seats will be contested this fall, while one will likely see a new person easily fill it. Democrat Ronald Baccala Jr., a local businessman who's highly involved with youth sports and other community activities, has declared his intention to run for the District 1 council seat currently held by Stephen Feola, who has decided against running again this year. With no other candidates announcing for the seat, it appears Baccala will coast to victory. Feola told The Breeze recent changes with the insurance com- pany he works for have given him too big of a territory to be able to devote enough time to the job of councilman. He said he would have liked to run, but the demands of the job have simply become too great, and another four-year term would simply be too much. "I'm physically not going to be at a lot of meetings, and I'm not going to do that to the residents of the town," he said. "If I'm going to do something, I do it 100 percent." He left the door open to running for public office in the future, but said it would probably be at the state level. Baccala is a family man, business District 1 council seat all but decided; District 3 draws most interest By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com See ELECTION, Page 2 BACCALA NORTH PROVIDENCE – In a lifetime of political shots absorbed, Mayor Charles Lombardi says this one was one of the more feeble. "Give me a break," he said Monday, a day after a caricature por- trait of him depicted as king of North Providence, seated on a porcelain throne, appeared at one of the town's busiest intersections. And whatever the intent of the man who commissioned the unflattering artwork on the side of the recogniz- able local eyesore, the eventual out- come of this game will mean a win for the town and a big loss for Dr. Anthony Farina, said Lombardi. "For a medical professional to do this, one would have to question his mental stability," he said. The doctor certainly has the right to put up a picture of him, said Lombardi, and though he finds it "a little distasteful," the artist "did a pretty great job." "I wish they would've asked me for my picture, I would have given it to them," he said. Farina, in a longstanding feud with Lombardi and other town officials Town: We'll demolish Farina building, caricature of mayor and all By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com See BUILDING, Page 7 Breeze THE NORTH PROVIDENCE A Valley Breeze Newspaper FREE JULY 5-10, 2018 • Complete Heating Systems • Remodeling • Repairs • Water Heaters • Complete Sewage Ejector Systems for Basement Baths • Senior Citizen Discounts C. J. Nemes, Inc. Plumbing & Heating 24-Hour Emergency Service 769-4776 Master Plumber, R.I. #1911 Mass. #25011 Member of The Better Business Bureau Drain & Sewer Cleaning Happy 4th!

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