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The North Providence Breeze 11-07-2018

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NORTH PROVIDENCE EDITION | VALLEY BREEZE | NOVEMBER 7-13, 2018 ELECTION 2018 11 a smaller margin of victory than she achieved statewide in defeating Republican Allan Fung, voting 46.7 percent to 42.4 percent to back the Democrat. Independent Joe Trillo was a distant third at 5.2 percent. A number of local races were decided in the September primary, with Stefano Famiglietti unseating Raymond DeStefanis for his District 2 seat on the Town Council and Democrats sweeping to victory in the school board races. Famiglietti and fellow Democratic newcomer Ronald Baccala Jr., in District 1, both won easily Tuesday with no other names on the ballot. School board seats were decided in the primary election, with newcomer Charles Pollock winning in District 2 and incumbent Chairman Anthony Marciano taking the at-large race. Newcomers Arthur Corsini, in District 3, and Frank Pallotta, in District 1, also breezed to victory Tuesday with no announced challengers in the gen- eral election. The town's main General Assembly districts all featured incumbents run- ning unopposed, while districts with small sections of town saw races. Senate District 17 appeared too close to call as of press time, with incum- bent Republican Thomas Paolino holding less than a 50-vote lead. North Providence voters gave Lavallee more votes than Paolino in the town part of District 17, with a vote of 786 to 500. Paolino took the North Smithfield part of the district, 647-514, and won Lincoln, 3,930- 3,751. Incumbent District 22 Sen. Stephen Archambault secured more than 60 percent of the vote against Republican Greg Tocco in each of the three towns he represents, including Smithfield, North Providence and Johnston. Lawrence Flynn, director of the North Providence Board of Canvassers, had predicted lower turn- out for Tuesday's midterm due to a small number of challenged seats and no mayoral race, or about 7,500-8,000 voters, but the results exceeded 2014 numbers when 11,271 voters cast a ballot, finishing at more than 11,400. Poll workers JULIANA HALL and RAE CACCHION watch as CONNIE BARCELOS signs the iPad before casting her vote at the Greystone School on Tuesday morning. Moderator DEBBIE MAILLOUX, left, answers a question from MILTON NACHBAR at the Greystone School on Tuesday morning. BREEZE PHOTOS BY ROBERT EMERSON CARLEEN MASSO of North Providence proudly dis- plays her "I Voted" sticker on her face Tuesday morning. From preceding page LORI REILLY signs the iPad as North Providence High School poll workers MARIA SOSCIA, left, and RON RATHIER help her through the process on Tuesday morning.

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