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The Valley Breeze & Observer 10-18-2018

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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SMITHFIELD SCITUATE FOSTER GLOCESTER | VALLEY BREEZE & OBSERVER | OCTOBER 18-24, 2018 SMITHFIELD 13 Chairperson of the Smithfield Preservation Society, Emin said he will bring maturity, stability and experience to the council. Dina Cerra, 44, said she wanted to run for School Committee, but ultimately decided to run for Town Council due to the support of Alba and other Smithfield Democrats. Her goals for the town are broken into three areas: Education, sustainabil- ity and community. "I feel my son is safe in schools, but I'd like to see us become more competitive on the academic side," she said. "We have a lot of great things in this town. I would like to see it continue to grow and flourish where everyone can come together." To Cerra, repur- posing and restor- ing the buildings Smithfield already has is a more viable option than demolishing or leaving existing buildings vacant. A newcomer to politics but not Smithfield, 18-year resident Sean Kilduff, a 23-year-old Democrat, worked as a page in the Rhode Island Senate, and has not held public office. He is also a former student representative on the School Committee. "I'm running because I see a great chance in this town. We need a Town Council that will listen to the needs of the people," Kilduff said. Opposed to removing the tax freeze, Kilduff said it is one of the many issues in Smithfield he would like to discuss with the council and town residents. He said he also believes in the timely maintenance of town buildings. "I have a lot more years to go before I get the tax freeze, but the goal is to have it there when I do retire," Kilduff said. The Valley Breeze & Observer contacted Democrat Lauraine Ouellette, but did not receive a response. From preceding page CERRA KILDUFF Financial Aid info at Smithfield High School Oct. 25 SMITHFIELD – A Financial Aid Evening with Stacy Crooks/College Planning Center will be held in the Smithfield High School library, 90 Pleasant View Ave., on Thursday, Oct. 25, from 6 to 8 p.m. This event will be hosted by the Smithfield High School Guidance Department. For more information, call 401-949- 2050. IN BRIEF Do you own a commercial property or a large residential complex and are paying too much in taxes? Have you tried to appeal your taxes in the past without any luck? Kelly, Souza, Rocha and Parmenter, PC can assist you. Each year, our team successfully assists some of the largest taxpayers throughout Rhode Island and Massachusetts in reducing their tax payments. No fee unless we reduce your taxes. Now is the time to file your appeals. Please contact us for a free consultation. Kelly,Souza, Rocha and Parmenter, PC 128 Dorrance Street, Suite 300 Providence, RI 02903 (401) 490-7334 Michael A. Kelly Jackson C. Parmenter OVERTAXED?

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