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The Valley Breeze Woonsocket North Smithfield 10-17-13

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Serving North Smithfield, Blackstone and Woonsocket OCTOBER 17-23, 2013 FREE Breeze The valley Pumpkins aPlenty REEL Fright Pre-Halloween pumpkin painting is a hit with the kids. PAGE 24 R.I. International Horror Film Festival is this weekend. LIVING @ "Like" us on valleybreeze.com Search for The Valley Breeze Newspapers Possible contenders eye Baldelli-Hunt's Statehouse seat By SANDY SEOANE Valley Breeze Staff Writer sandy@valleybreeze.com WOONSOCKET – In 2012, she handily defeated Democratic opponents Stuart Gitlow and Michael Morin in a primary for the House District 49 seat. Now, as Lisa BaldelliHunt's mayoral campaign looks more and more promising, both are saying they'd consider running for her Above, Cheryl Savaria, left, keeps an eye on the rope in order to declare the winner in Sunday's Megawar tug-of-war on the beach at World War II Memorial State Park during the weekend Autumnfest celebration. Pulling at the rope is a team from the R.I. Athletic Club in Woonsocket. At right, little Mariette Guerard, 5, of Pascoag, is all smiles while watching the Big Nazo Band Sunday afternoon at the Rotary main stage. She is with her uncle, Leo Guerard, of Woonsocket. See more photos on Pages 6, 12 and 13. vacant seat at the Statehouse. According to Raina Smith, director of communications for the Secretary of State, if Baldelli-Hunt succeeds in the mayoral contest, she must resign from her term as a state representative, and a special election would be held within 70 to 90 days. "We usually go with the 90 days," said Smith. Baldelli-Hunt would begin her term as mayor at 8 p.m. See CONTENDERS, Page 23 Hamilton: Town may keep earmarked sports dollars By SANDY SEOANE Valley Breeze Staff Writer sandy@valleybreeze.com NORTH SMITHFIELD – It's been a comedy of miscommunications, missed signals and political missteps. Communication between town and school officials continued to produce convoluted outcomes this week, as the School Committee, awaiting to Valley Breeze Photo by Tom Ward Dep r essed? Anxi ous? Str essed? • Short term counseling • Long term therapy • Anxiety, depression • Substance Abuse Counseling • Children, teens, adults Children often have symptoms of Depression & Anxiety such as poor concentration, low self esteem, low energy & frequent sadness. Children • Adults • Couples • Families Now Accepting New Patients Most Insurances Accepted Anthony Taraboreli l, LI , CDP CSW 1 Soc alSt eet W oonsoc i r , ket RI 02895 , 4018290341 ©2013 Breeze Publications Inc. hear the status of a $240,000 contingency sports fund, was not told that they'd forfeited the money by providing a balanced budget that didn't acknowledge the need for the allocation. Recapping: During budget talks this year, sports funding was removed from the School Department's approved budget and placed in municipal coffers as a way to "protect" the See FUNDING, Page 23

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