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The North Providence Breeze 09-26-2018

The Valley Breeze Newspapers serving the Northern Rhode Island towns of Cumberland, Lincoln, Woonsocket, Smithfield, North Smithfield, Pawtucket, North Providence, Scituate, Foster, and Glocester

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©2018 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. BREEZE PHOTO BY BILL MURPHY LESLIE CORVESE, of North Providence, uses a cardboard stencil to draw a heart as she works on a painting at the Dillon Council Knights of Columbus hall last Sunday. The painting party was a fundraiser for the Knights of Columbus. In addition to painting, the event featured food and beverages, a raffle and a silent auction. See more photos on Page 6. Painting with a purpose NORTH PROVIDENCE – Francesco "Porky" Martinelli, a first-time Libertarian candidate with a desire to "give the government back to the people" is chal- lenging Town Council President Dino Autiello, a Democrat, in the race for the open at-large seat on the council. Autiello is leaving his District 3 seat to pursue the council position represent- ing the whole town. Democratic District 3 primary winner Mario Martone, Autiello's childhood friend, is facing Republican Brendan Snodgrass in the Nov. 6 election. Martinelli, 54 and single, is the brother of former North Providence School Committee member Vito Martinelli. He is running as the "watchdog we need now." A chef and master baker, he has lived in North Providence since age 3. Libertarian Martinelli takes on Autiello for at-large seat By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com MARTINELLI AUTIELLO See AT-LARGE, Page 8 Former McGuire principal Meagher returns from leave, named dean of students at NPHS Trio on School Committee balk at expense of new position NORTH PROVIDENCE – Thomas Meagher has been named North Providence High School dean of students after spending the last five months on paid adminis- trative leave, according to school officials. Three School Committee members voted against the new position based on its cost at a meet- ing last Wednesday, Sept. 19. The position was created this year in response to an increase in student enrollment, according to interim Supt. Robert O'Brien, who made the decision to appoint Meagher. Former Supt. Bridget Morisseau placed Meagher on leave from his role as principal of McGuire Elementary School on By NICOLE DOTZENROD Valley Breeze Staff Writer nicole@valleybreeze.com See MEAGHER, Page 4 Breeze THE NORTH PROVIDENCE A Valley Breeze Newspaper FREE SEPTEMBER 26-OCTOBER 2, 2018 Accepting All Insurances Evening and Saturday appointments also available. NICHOLAS D. IANNUCCILLI, MD DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING SINCE 1975 DIGITAL MAMMOGRAPHY | XRAY | ULTRASOUND BONE DENSITY | ACR ACCREDITED Over 100,000 Mammograms interpreted by Dr. Iannuccilli WELLESLEY MEDICAL BUILDING 1515 Smith Street, North Providence, RI Phone: 353-1600 Fax 353-4187 www.jaswellsfarm.com OPEN DAILY 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 50 Swan Road, Smithfield 231-9043 JASWELL'S FARMSTAND & BAKERY Assorted Fall Decorations Pick Your own DailY from 10 a.m.-4 P.m. or fresh PickeD APPLES • Our Own Fresh Pressed & pasteurized Apple Cider • Our Own Candy, Caramel, Chocolate & Caramel, and Gourmet Apples featured on Food network •Fresh Baked Pies, Pastries, AND MUCH MORE!! Pick Your Own Pumpkins Starting Soon APPLE CIDER DONUTS! Weekend Concessions available: Hot APPLE CRISP, Apple Cider Donuts, DOUGHBOYS & MORE! Check out our Autumn in the Valley section INSIDE Check out our Autumn in the Valley section INSIDE ©2018 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. Bewitching Season Meet a local witch who uses her powers for good Fall Flavor Try making your own hard cider & stuffed pumpkin Local Haunts Pawtucket rolls out new 'Halloween Spectacle' Inside Autumn in the Valley 2018

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