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The Valley Breeze & Observer 09-10-2020

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©2020 THE VALLEY BREEZE BREEZE PHOTO BY ROBERT EMERSON Poll worker ROGER GUILMAIN watches as FRANK ROSE signs in to vote in Tuesday's primary election at Smithfield High School. SMITHFIELD – Halloween is not canceled at Seven Cedars Farm this year, and the Emin family farm will carry on its traditional Haunted Hayrides for 16 nights starting Sept. 26. The Town Council, at its Sept. 1 meeting, applauded owners of Seven Cedars Farm, 20 John Mowry Road, for their work to create a socially distant and safe outdoor event for the community, unanimously approving its license. "COVID control is a community effort," said Councilor Sean Kilduff when approving the license. Marina Emin, of Seven Cedars Seven Cedars Farm approved for socially distant haunts By JACQUELYN MOOREHEAD Valley Breeze & Observer Staff Writer See HAYRIDES, Page 21 SMITHFIELD – As of Wednesday, former Smithfield Athletic Director Anthony Torregrossa was the top earner in Tuesday's Democratic primary for Smithfield School Committee. The endorsed candidate Torregrossa earned 37.5 percent of the vote, or 459 votes. Unendorsed candi- date Benjamin Caisse came in a close second, earning 424 votes, or 34.6 percent of the vote. Jeffrey Angelo, also endorsed by his party, was in third with 341 votes, or 27.9 percent. With 33,000 mail ballots submitted here and across the state, or close to 40 percent of the total vote, the elec- tion was expected to take days to be finalized. In Smithfield, a total of 758 resi- dents came out to vote in person on Tuesday, and another 154 residents did early voting in person at Town Hall. Town Clerk Carol Aquilante expected final counts to be in by early Thursday morning, and early voting to be in by Wednesday morn- ing. Torregrossa leads school board primary that's too close to call By JACQUELYN MOOREHEAD Valley Breeze & Observer Staff Writer TORREGROSSA See COMMITTEE, Page 6 SMITHFIELD – Early results from primary day showed incum- bent District 22 Sen. Stephen Archambault stemming the tide of progressive wins for General Assembly seats. The race for the District 22 seat rep- resenting Smithfield and parts of North Providence and Johnston was not finalized as of press time, with mail ballots still to count, but Archambault led with 60.9 percent of the vote against Melanie DuPont In Smithfield, more residents used the mail ballot method to cast a vote in the Democratic primary, with 858 people vot- ing by mail. In con- trast, 758 voters came to the polls in person. Early voting, encompassing 154 votes, was set to be finalized Wednesday morning, and the remain- ing mail ballots are set to be tallied by Archambault bucks progressive trend on primary day By JACQUELYN MOOREHEAD Valley Breeze & Observer Staff Writer See DISTRICT 22, Page 10 ARCHAMBAULT DUPONT Serving Smithfield, Scituate, Foster and Glocester FREE SEPTEMBER 10-16, 2020 Observer THE VALLEY BREEZE & lS Maintenance Co., Landscape Division Tel. 401.726.2077 E-Mail: LanDSCaping HarDSCaping •Lawn Maintenance •Yard Cleaning •Mulching •Planting •Seeding •Landscape Timbers •Playground Fiber •Concrete •Patios •Walkways •Pool Decks •Stone Walls •Brick •Driveways and much more 949-3200 Dr. Scott B. Klimaj Family & Cosmetic Dentistry Seeing Emergency Patients Only 7 Smith Avenue, Greenville

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