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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 10-30-14

The Valley Breeze Newspapers serving the Northern Rhode Island towns of Cumberland, Lincoln, Woonsocket, Smithfield, North Smithfield, Pawtucket, North Providence, Scituate, Foster, and Glocester

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©2014 Breeze PuBlications inc. Valley Breeze Photo By Bill MurPhy "Gumby" Jim Ridlen, of Mansfield, Mass., is chased by chainsaw- wielding CoRy Hedyk, 19, from Cumberland, during the Demon Run race at Diamond Hill Park on Saturday. Competitors enjoyed the 3.1- mile obstacle course through the grounds of The Haunted Hill. Prizes were awarded for the best costume and group costumes. See more photos on Page 48. Run, Gumby, run! By mARCiA GReen Valley Breeze editor CUMBERLAND – Seven people will make up the town's brand-new Cumberland Fire Committee – one from each of the five Town Council districts and two representing the entire town as at-large members. This is a mature group of citi- zens; most in their 50s and 60s. And all but two – Frank Matta and Gene Sartini – have either served in the fire service indus- try or on an elected fire board. The seven members, running without party affiliation, will take over for the four district boards immediately after their election is certified with a long agenda to tackle, beginning with organizing themselves and reviewing the work of a com- mittee made up of district repre- sentatives who've been meeting to lay some groundwork that the new committee may or may not adopt. The group will inherit what remains of combined operat- Meet the candidates for Fire Committee By mARCiA GReen Valley Breeze editor CUMBERLAND – The town's 25,696 registered voters may cast ballots in state and local races at one of 13 polling places as early as 7 a.m. next Tuesday, Nov. 4. Bring along a photo identi- fication, Town Clerk Sandra Giovanelli is reminding every- one. And double-check polling places on the state Office of Secretary of State's website – – where a sample ballot for each polling place is also available. Those ballots are two pages long, with state and local refer- enda on the second page. By JeSSiCA BoiSClAiR Valley Breeze staff Writer LINCOLN – While many candidates in Lincoln are running unopposed in the general election on Nov. 4, there are five contested town and state races affecting the registered voters, including the race between incumbent town administrator T. Joseph Almond and Louis Azar. Upon entering the vot- ing box, residents will see a three-page ballot. On the front of the first page are candidates for the state and local election, and on the back of the first page are the state ballot questions. Finally, on the front of the second page are the eight local ballot questions for Lincoln. For the state election, the In Cumberland, council seats, local questions to be decided Lincoln voters choose administrator, school board Voters head to polls Tuesday in CUmBeRlAnd see FiRe, Page 25 see CUmBeRlAnd, Page 7 see linColn, Page 11 fall back Daylight saving time ends Sunday. Set your clocks back an hour. fairs & bazaars Check out our listing of local seasonal sales and events. liVinG Serving Cumberland and Lincoln Breeze THe VAlley FREE @ OCTOBER 30-NOVEMBER 5, 2014 like us on Follow us on 300 Front St., Lincoln 724-8660 REALTOR ® MLS Multiple Listing Service Real Estate aMONTAGNE M EMBER Happy Halloween! from The LaMontagnes!

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