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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 09-09-2020

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©2020 THE VALLEY BREEZE Serving Pawtucket Breeze THE VALLEY FREE SEPTEMBER 9-15, 2020 BREEZE PHOTO BY CHARLES LAWRENCE Poll workers ELIZABETH FERNANDES, left, and CILES CANO help with the voting process during the Pawtucket primary election on Tuesday. PAWTUCKET – Progressive Democrats appeared to be run- ning strong for local town General Assembly seats with multiple incum- bents, though nearly double the number of early and mail ballots had yet to be counted as of press time Tuesday night. The numbers from early voters were expected on Wednesday while mail ballot votes were expected to be finalized by Thursday morning, according to multiple sources. Check www.val- for election updates throughout the week. In Senate District 15, covering parts of Pawtucket and North Providence, Meghan Kallman, incumbent Pawtucket City Councilor for District Progressives lead General Assembly races in Pawtucket By MELANIE THIBEAULT Valley Breeze Staff Writer See GENERAL ASSEMBLY, Page 6 PAWTUCKET – It appeared to be a solid night for incumbents in Tuesday's City Council races, as many were leading their races with mail ballots still to count. The at-large primary race includ- ing all voters in the city was a close one, with Melissa DaRosa edging out incumbent Albert Vitali Jr. by about 140 votes as of press time. There were an estimated 3,400 more mail and absentee ballots still outstanding citywide, and those weren't expected to be counted until today, Sept. 9. Incumbent at-large members Michael Araujo and Elena Vasquez were the top two vote-getters in that race with most precincts reporting, and Agi Gai-Kah and Tarshire Battle were in fifth and sixth place pending mail ballots. In Council District 1, Council President David Moran appeared to be having no trouble with challenger Crisolita Figueiredo, leading her with nearly 60 percent of the vote in the primary's daytime tally. Incumbent District 6 Councilor Timothy Rudd appeared headed for the largest margin of victory, with 65.4 percent of the vote to Marlena Stachowiak's 34.6 percent of the vote, or 344 to 182 total, again before mail By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Editor Incumbents fare well in Pawtucket's local races But lots of votes to count See INCUMBENTS, Page 7 401-431-2816 TABELEY'S ROOFING Factory Certified Installer 20 years of perfection Insured • RI Reg. #18045 • MA Lic. #172793 • Member RI From roofs to windows Tabeley's has your needs covered Discount on Windows & Siding Call for details. We offer a variety of quality vinyl siding systems. Wills & Trusts Estate Planning & Settlement The Law Office of George M. Prescott Esquire Rhode Island does not have a procedure for the certification or recognition of specialization by lawyers. 300 Front Street, Lincoln, Rhode Island 02865 Telephone – 401.726.5577 No fee for initial consultation.

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