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The Valley Breeze Woonsocket North Smithfield 11-08-2018

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©2018 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. Breeze THE VALLEY FREE NOVEMBER 8-14, 2018 Serving North Smithfield, Blackstone and Woonsocket VALLEY BREEZE PHOTO BY BILL MURPHY Woonsocket MAYOR LISA BALDELLI-HUNT, right, celebrates her victory over Albert Brien in Woonsocket's Mayoral race with her campaign manager, BOB MOREAU, at the Italian Working Men's Club in Woonsocket Tuesday night. Baldelli-Hunt claims victory over Brien But City Council majority not in her corner WOONSOCKET – Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt won her third term in office on Tuesday, soundly defeat- ing challenger Albert Brien with 57.7 percent of the vote following a hard- fought campaign season that saw heated attacks from both sides. Baldelli-Hunt, first elected in 2013, ran largely on her record of city improvements and support for projects such as road paving and blight removal, as well as her plans to bring new busi- ness into the city. Speaking to support- ers at the Italian Workingmen's Club Tuesday night, she thanked constituents for their vote of support and promised to continue the work she began in 2013. "I feel that all the employees within the city have worked so hard to help bring us from a very dark time to a bet- ter place, and if the residents stopped By LAUREN CLEM Valley Breeze Staff Writer See WOONSOCKET, Page 17 Beauregard loses North Smithfield Town Council seat NORTH SMITHFIELD – Town residents re-elected three incumbents and added two new faces to the Town Council Tuesday in an election that saw six candidates trying for five seats. Teresa Bartomioli, Claire O'Hara and Paul Zwolenski all won re-elec- tion, while Paul Vadenais, a previous or current member of several town boards, and Douglas Osier, Jr., a two-year resident who has previously served on the Budget Committee, also claimed seats. John Beauregard, current Town Council president, did not win re- election and placed last with 13.7 percent of the vote. Beauregard became the target of critics after he sponsored a controversial measure requesting that town departments refrain from purchasing Nike prod- ucts in response to the company's sponsorship of former NFL quar- terback Colin Kaepernick earlier this year. Beauregard, a former state police officer, claimed the non- binding request was simply a show of support for police, but the measure drew criticism from resi- dents and national attention after some claimed it was racist. Beauregard declined to comment to The Valley Breeze for this story. By LAUREN CLEM Valley Breeze Staff Writer Voters reject appointed administrator question BEAUREGARD See COUNCIL, Page 5 Remember the Sound? 6 Blackstone Valley Place, Bldg. 3, Ste. 307, Lincoln, RI At Home For You Hearing and Balance Center we strive for excellence in customer care. Call today to schedule your appointment & ask about our Interest Free Financing! 401-475-6116 Our services include: • Diagnostic Hearing tests ages 6 months & up • Hearing Aid Evaluations • Hearing Aid Sales & Repairs Rachel A. Baboian, Au. D. Doctor of Audiology Licensed Audiologist Remember the Sound? Depressed? Anxious? Stressed? Anthony Taraborelli, LICSW, CDP 1 Social Street, Woonsocket, RI 02895 401-829-8838 • Short term counseling • Unresolved Grief • Anxiety, depression • SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELING • Anger Management • Opiate Addiction Treatment and Recovery Children • Adults • Couples • Families Most Insurances Accepted Now Accepting Medicare

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