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The Valley Breeze Woonsocket North Smithfield 10-15-2020

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18 CAMPAIGN TRAIL OCTOBER 15-21, 2020 | VALLEY BREEZE | NORTH SMITHFIELD BLACKSTONE WOONSOCKET EDITION Alves highlights fiscal experience NORTH SMITHFIELD – Kimberly Alves released the follow- ing with regard to her campaign for Town Council: "With my proven experience on the Budget Committee and Town Council, as well as being a director of finance for more than 15 years, I can assure you that my primary Beauregard weighs in on transparency NORTH SMITHFIELD – John Beauregard, candidate for Town Council, weighed in on transparency. "The word transparency has been used over and over by so many candidates it seems to have lost its meaning," he said. "When I was on the council, I actually made our local government more transparent. I changed the rules of the council to allow open forum at every council meeting." Prior to that, he said, residents only TOWN COUNCIL focus will be on improving the fis- cal performance of the town without trying to further burden the tax payers of North Smithfield in these most difficult times that lie ahead of us. We are definitely headed down a road that we have never traveled before due to the uncertainty of what will be received from state aid, and therefore it makes this election so much more important than prior to elect a councilor that already has 'on the job experience' and has proven that they can make the difficult deci- sions needed in order to control expenses and follow the policies of the budget." had an opportunity to go before the council once a month. Beauregard said he allowed every- one to speak despite a rule limiting the forum to 15 minutes. "I always allowed everyone to be heard even when I knew their posi- tion was counter to my own. And I never stopped someone mid-sentence just because their time was up. I will make sure the voices of all residents are heard regardless of their position and regardless if I agree with them or not." Newcomer Marandola running for Town Council NORTH SMITHFIELD – Town Council candidate Cheryl Marandola released the following regarding her campaign: "My husband and I settled in North Smithfield because we love its rural beauty and rich history. I am running for Town Council to preserve that rural charm and plan for our Continues on next page Independently Owned & Operated by Getorge & Malanie Loya Free in-Home Consultation (401)356-4770 New Look Same Great Service Custom Draperies •Cellular & Faux Wood Blinds Shutters •Roman Shades •Top Treatments Woven Wood •Verticals & More

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