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The North Providence Breeze 09-19-2018

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©2018 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. Famiglietti celebrates big win over DeStefanis in District 2 BREEZE PHOTO BY ROBERT EMERSON VERONICA MESOLELLA, left, and ANITA BOSCHETTI burn up the dance floor when the North Providence Mancini Center held its annual picnic at Camp Meehan last Thursday. Guests enjoyed a lunch of chowder and clamcakes, arts and crafts, raffles, music and dancing, free blood pressure screenings and more. See more photos on Page 16. Picnic dance partners NORTH PROVIDENCE – John Silva III, a lifelong town resident who started as a volunteer fireman at the age of 16, is North Providence's new permanent fire chief. Mayor Charles Lombardi made the announcement during a surprise ceremony on Sunday afternoon after telling Silva's wife, Patricia, that the move was coming but swear- ing her to secrecy. "I was definitely surprised, that's for sure," said Silva. "He got me." Lombardi said Silva has done a great job over nearly 40 years with the depart- Silva named town's permanent fire chief By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com SILVA See SILVA, Page 11 NORTH PROVIDENCE – Ronnie and Pat D'Andrea had been hearing a noise in their chimney for a couple of days when they put in the call to North Providence Animal Control. It didn't take long for Animal Control Officer Ernie Calandra to determine that a homing pigeon had flown down the chimney at 64 Woodhaven Blvd. and gotten stuck. Try as they might, said D'Andrea, Calandra and Johnston Animal Control Officer Richard Starnino Resident: Officers went above and beyond to rescue pigeon By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com See PIGEON, Page 7 NORTH PROVIDENCE – While some might have been surprised when Stefano Famiglietti edged out the endorsed incumbent Democrat in District 2, Raymond DeStefanis, the 26-year-old chal- lenger said he was always confident of achieving his goal. "This is what I always wanted to do, represent the com- munity," he said. Though many told him they thought he would win, Famiglietti said he took nothing for granted and worked hard going door to door spreading his message. Anything he's ever done he's done to the "fullest extent and to the best of my ability," he said, including graduating college a year early, and he thinks that pursuit of excellence "translated to people" in the district. "People said to me, you can try again next time, but I always thought I would win," he said. With no Republicans or indepen- dents running in the November general election, Famiglietti effec- tively won the District 2 seat in the primary. By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com FAMIGLIETTI See DISTRICT 2, Page 6 Breeze THE NORTH PROVIDENCE A Valley Breeze Newspaper FREE SEPTEMBER 19-25, 2018 Wills & Trusts Estate Planning & Settlement The Law Office of George M. Prescott Esquire Rhode Island does not have a procedure for the certification or recognition of specialization by lawyers. 300 Front Street, Lincoln, RI 02865 Telephone – 401.726.5577 www.GeorgeMPrescottLaw.com No fee for initial consultation. Family Owned Since 1926 LIC. #RIMP882 Are you thinking about replacing your boiler? Before you sign on their dotted line, give us a call for a free estimate. We can beat or match any of our competitor's prices! $100 Off Any New Boiler or Tankless Water Heater • One Day Gas & Oil Burner Replacements • Same Day Gas & Electric Water Heater Replacements • Boiler Repairs & Maintenance • HVAC Service & Replacements • All Work Guaranteed Call NOW To Schedule Your Yearly Gas Boiler & Furnace Maintenance

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