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The Valley Breeze & Observer 11-15-2018

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©2018 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. BREEZE PHOTO BY CHARLES LAWRENCE Fourth- and 5th-grade students at Clayville Elementary School, in Scituate, recreate two villages, as they were in the year 1621, with students dressed as Pilgrims in one and Native Americans in the other. TEAGAN SIMONSEN, left, makes jam while HAILEY DEMERCHANT begins the process of making cornbread as they recreate the first harvest celebration. See more photos on page 10. SMITHFIELD – Just 14 votes shy of winning a seat on the Smithfield Town Council, candidate Albert Gizzarelli, and independent, request- ed a recount last Friday, Nov. 9. Initially, Gizzarelli held a spot on the five-member council as polling locations reported results, but he lost his lead to incumbent Maxine Cavanagh, a Republican, after the Board of Elections reported mail-in and provisional ballots. Before mail-in bal- lots were counted, Gizzarelli led Cavanagh 3,336 to 3,294 votes. Around 11 p.m. on elec- tion day, the additional votes pushed Cavanagh ahead, 3,563 to 3,555. As results trickled in the days fol- lowing the election, Gizzarelli said it was still hard to tell where the official count would land him. As of last Thursday, he continued to trail Cavanagh. "I knew anything could happen and not all the votes had come in yet," he said. After final provisional ballots were counted, Cavanagh came out on top with 14 more than Gizzarelli, earn- ing a seat with 3,570 votes total. Gizzarelli requests recount in council race By JACQUELYN MOOREHEAD Valley Breeze & Observer Staff Writer jackie@valleybreeze.com See RECOUNT, Page 6 GIZZARELLI SCITUATE – One week after win- ning all seven seats on the Scituate Town Council, the Republican coun- cil-elect is requesting a special council meeting to catch up on the workings of local government. Incumbent Councilor Charles Collins put the request to the coun- cil last Thursday, Nov. 8. In a press release, he asked for a meeting with the current council to be held as soon as possible, as he and the prior coun- cil did when the "Independent Men," were elected. Collins was president of the council in 2016, when the four "Independent Men," Scott Amaral, Nick Izzi, John Mahoney, and Michael Payette were elected. The four did not succeed in their attempt at re-election in the 2018 general election. Neither Mahoney nor Payette returned calls for comment this week. "It is my hope that the Town Council president will respect the mandate that the voters have given the new Town Council members and do all possible to facilitate a success- ful transition," Collins said. Collins joins the six other Republican members of the council, including newcomers Abbie Groves, James Brady, Gary Grande and Tim McCormick, as well as incumbents Brenda Frederickson and David D'Agostino. "There are many issues to be Scituate council-elect asks for smooth transition By JACQUELYN MOOREHEAD Valley Breeze & Observer Staff Writer jackie@valleybreeze.com See TRANSITION, Page 4 Hands-on history lesson SMITHFIELD – Holiday shop- pers will likely discover an easier trip on Route 44 this season now that the I-295 Exit 10 is alleviating some of the traffic here. With popular destinations for holiday gifts, the Crossing at Smithfield, opened in 2002, draws loads of traffic and backup that sometimes lines cars onto the I-295 exit 12B ramp. New exit brings cheer to holiday traffic fear By JACQUELYN MOOREHEAD Valley Breeze & Observer Staff Writer jackie@valleybreeze.com See EXIT, Page 8 Serving Smithfield, Scituate, Foster and Glocester FREE NOVEMBER 15-21, 2018 Observer THE VALLEY BREEZE & Wills & Trusts Estate Planning & Settlement The Law Office of George M. 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