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The Rehoboth


May 2013 Volume 25, no. 5



Serving the Residents of Rehoboth, Seekonk and Surrounding Communities Since 1989

Summer Fun Guide see page 58...

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Spring Brings Bumper Crop of Foals To Rehoboth’s Briar Hill Horse Farm

by Leslie Patterson What beautiful babies! As of mid-April, eight foals had been born already at Briar Hill Farm, with fourteen more on the way. A visitor to this thoroughbred horse farm on Hillside Avenue could see these baby animals frolicking on their spindly legs with their mothers, enjoying the spring sunshine. Briar Hill Farm is the largest thoroughbred farm in Massachusetts, in number of horses there. It is not quite the largest in terms of acreage. “I wish my great-great grandfather had bought a bigger farm,” chuckled George Brown of Briar Hill. The farm has been in his family since 1850, though before George and his wife Arlene started a horse farm in the 1970’s, it had been a dairy farm. Last year 25 foals were born at the farm and 16 the year before that. The farm employs four full-time staff, two exercise riders, and three young women (two of them Brown granddaughters) as overnight foal-watchers whose job it is to alert George and Arlene when a mare is about to give birth in the middle of the night. Mares have a gestation period of a little over 11 months. Arlene says that when a birth is easy, a foal can be born in a half hour. However, when they have a difficult birth, it can take hours. Arlene says that Briar Hill has the highest success rate with births in the state, thanks mainly to the overnight observers who are constantly alert to any signs of trouble with the pregnant mares. continued on page 4...

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Special Town Meeting Monday, May 13th @7pm Memorial Day Parade

Monday May 27th at 10 am More info on page 7 Stallion Lycius looks over fence Briarfor Hill Seekonk children gathered around the Oldthe Grist Millat Pond a Farm. day of fishing and fun.

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Spring Brings Bumper Crop of Foals To Rehoboth’s Briar Hill Horse Farm by Leslie Patterson

Breeding, Foaling, Training

There are 60 horses at Briar Hill at this time. Some belong to the farm and some are brought to the farm for breeding, foaling and training, some from as far away as New York, Pennsylvania and Florida. Four handsome stallions are permanent residents at the farm. Thoroughbred mares are impregnated the old-fashioned way, not by artificial insemination. These stallions include Indian Ocean, the leading sire in Massachusetts for 2012, and Wild Desert, who earned over a million dollars and won the Queen’s Plate (the Canadian equivalent of the Kentucky Derby). The other two stallions are Red Scamper, with 24 wins, and Sociano, whose two year old filly Sociano’s Legacy was the 2011 Turf Writers filly of the year. Foals are weaned at 5 or 6 months and on January 1st, all foals born the previous spring are called yearlings. They start training at two years and it takes a while to determine which ones will be the best racehorses. The Browns said that thoroughbreds race about once every two weeks, but two year olds need more time to rest between races. George said they sell four or five horses a year. Some mares have been living there for 15 years. They have an indoor and outdoor track for training. This season 24 horses will be in training at Briar Hill. Thoroughbreds average about four years of racing, starting around age two. The Browns also break and train horses, and some horses come back to Rehoboth to “lay up” for the winter when racing season is over. Many horses from Briar Hill Farm race at Boston’s Suffolk Downs. The season there is from June to November. George proudly showed a video of his horse called My Friend Bob winning the $50,000 Norman Hall Stakes at Suffolk Downs last October. Arlene said that when the horses are too old to race, most of them are sold or given away to a local farm where the owner turns them into show horses. The Jockey Club organization registers thoroughbreds and puts up prize money for horse shows that show retired horses, George said. The average lifespan for a horse is 20 to 26 years. The Browns have a 22-year-old mare that is expecting a foal this spring. Before starting their horse farm, George and Arlene were both teachers. George taught science in East Providence and Arlene taught math in Medway. The Browns’ children are not actively involved on the farm at this time. Their daughter Donna Pereira is a chemistry teacher in Medway at the same school where Arlene used to teach. Son Chris has traded the land for the sea and has a fishing fleet out of Galilee, Rhode Island. Another son Michael is in engineering. The Browns sadly lost one son, Derek, to cancer in his thirties.

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With all the new foals, February to June is the busiest time at Briar Hill, but the rest of the year is busy too, with breaking, training, and racing. The Browns say they try to take mid-December to mid-January off for vacation time, though they might go to races while in Florida or elsewhere. George said, “When we’re home we’re on duty all the time, seven days a week, so there’s no time for vacation then.” Another thing that happens in the spring are visits from 4-H clubs, school groups and horse-related groups, such as Bristol County Horsemen, who hold their May meeting at Briar Hill. The farm sometimes has an intern from the equine program at Johnson and Wales University too. Asked about the decline of popularity in horse racing, George points out that empty racetrack stands are misleading. “People are betting as much as ever on horses, but now they can bet from their own home without having to go to the track. It’s not a dying industry,” George said. According to George and other horse breeders, one great boost to the thoroughbred industry recently came in the form of the Massachusetts gaming and casino act that will allot a certain percentage of gaming profits to thoroughbred farms. This will also help those who supply these farms -- feed and supply stores, farriers, hay farmers, and veterinarians, and other local businesses. George said that putting state casino money into breeding programs will result in better horses and bigger purses at races and that in turn will attract more people. He added that the other important thing about state support of thoroughbred farms is that this encourages keeping open spaces in rural areas and preserves these green spaces from further development. see more photos on page 6...

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Town of Rehoboth News Notes by Laura Calverley

Schagrin Indicted and Arraigned on Embezzlement Charges

Ed Schagrin, former board member of RePAC, the Rehoboth Public Access Corporation, was indicted by a Bristol County Grand Jury on March 28 on embezzlement and larceny charges. He reportedly was indicted on charges in connection with the alleged theft of more than $167,000 as well as video equipment from RePAC and the town of Rehoboth. Schagrin was arraigned on the charges in Fall River Superior Court a few weeks ago. He pleaded not guilty on all counts and was released on $5,000 bail. He is due back in court for a pretrial hearing on May 29. The investigation is reportedly ongoing.

Interim School Superintendent Leaving

Jennifer Elineema, Interim Superintendent of the Dighton-Rehoboth Regional school district, announced that she will be leaving her position on June 30. She has accepted an offer to become Assistant Superintendent of the Winchester, Mass. School Department beginning July 1. The D-R school district recently offered Elineema a three-year contract as Superintendent of Schools here.

Selectmen Vote to Use Cable Public Access Funds for RePAC Legal Fees

Selectmen approved the payment of $33,952 in legal fees to the law firm of Kopelman and Paige using cable access funds. Kopelman and Paige, although no longer official town counsel, is reportedly representing the town in several ongoing lawsuits including one filed by RePAC. Finance Committee member Michael Deignan reportedly criticized the board for using cable access fees for this purpose. Selectmen defended their actions, saying the town has the authority to spend the public access funds.

Controversy over Broadcast of Finance Committee Meeting

The Finance Committee is being criticized for reportedly stopping the broadcast of one of their meetings last month. A member of the cable advisory committee reportedly said that the broadcast was halted due to the presence of former Selectman and Finance Committee member Christopher Morra. Finance Committee officials are denying that any censorship was involved.

D-R School Department Starting Over with High School Soccer Fields

The Dighton-Rehoboth Regional School Committee has decided to find a different location on the high school property for the soccer fields due to problems with the field that they have been working on. The committee voted to have a survey done of all the property around the high school in hopes of finding a better location. The high school team has not played a home game in more than 12 years. The team plays at Bliss Field in Rehoboth. More than $150,000 has been spent on preparing the soccer field, but many delays and obstacles have been encountered including too many rocks on the property.

D-R Schools Get Panic Buttons

Dighton Rehoboth schools are putting in additional security after the tragic school shooting in Newtown, Conn. Four schools in the district – Palmer River Elementary, Dighton Elementary, Dighton Middle and D-R High School – will have wireless ‘panic buttons’ installed. Beckwith Middle School already has panic buttons in place. After conducting safety reviews of the schools, authorities recommended this type of device for contacting police in an emergency. The cost for the panic buttons is approximately $11,000.

Inside This Issue Antiquarian Society....................46 Births....................................67 Business Directory.....................93 Classifieds..............................91 Club Announcements.................39 Dining Guide...............................90 Events and Activities..................29 Heard at Country Kitchen...........26 How You can Help......................73 Letters to the Editor......................9 Library......................................36 My Two Cents.............................20 Obituaries................................86

Police Department Needs More Officers

Acting Chief James Trombetta reportedly told selectmen last month that the Police Department is understaffed. He said the cost of overtime for officers to work extra shifts is putting a strain on the budget. Trombetta also reportedly told selectmen that the size of the Police Department has not kept pace with the increase in town population. Trombetta will be developing a new staffing plan for the department and will be reviewing the issue with the board this month.

People in the News..................52 Rehoboth Council on Aging.......84 Rehoboth Ramblings..................12 Rehoboth Rescue Squad.........19 Rehoboth Town News.................14 School...................................54 Scouts..................................68 Seekonk Human Services..........77 Seekonk Town News.................22 Sports Update............................32 State House................................74 Summer Fun Guide...................58 Then and Now............................51

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Rehoboth and Seekonk Plan Veteran Memorials By Laura Calverley

Memorial Day will be celebrated in a few weeks, on May 27, and plans are underway in both Rehoboth and Seekonk to build permanent memorials to honor local veterans.


The Rehoboth Veterans Memorial Committee has been trying to build a memorial in town for more than ten years and now the project is closer than ever to becoming a reality. The memorial will be located on Redway Plain, on the side near Bay State Road. It will include a 24-foot diameter gazebo, with circles of pavers around the gazebo with the names of Rehoboth veterans engraved in the stones. There will also be a walkway leading to a new parking lot off Pond Street. Everything will be handicapped accessible. There are about 1,000 veterans in Rehoboth. The memorial is envisioned as a place to hold town patriotic events and ceremonies such as those for Veterans Day, 9/11, Armed Services Day, Memorial Day and July 4 as well as other community events. Another veterans memorial, located at the corner of Danforth Street and Route 44, was built a few years ago and is owned by the American Legion. Engraved bricks are available for purchase for $100. The bricks around the gazebo are reserved for honoring veterans, and bricks on the walkway that leads from the gazebo to Pond Street are designated for friends, family, supporters, businesses and others. “Hopefully we’ll get a lot of families to do that and put their family name on it,” said Bill Saunders, Director of Veterans Services. The memorial is expected to cost about $150,000 and the town has raised about $25,000 in donations and pledges thus far. It will

be funded entirely through donations. No money from the town is expected. Several businesses have offered to donate in-kind services to help build the memorial, says Saunders, which will help a great deal with the cost. Color brochures outlining the project were mailed to households and businesses in March. Donations are coming in on a daily basis, says Saunders. “We’re progressing pretty well for this size project,” he said. The committee is hoping to break ground this summer. “I’m hoping by the end of June we’ll have broken ground and set the foundation (for the gazebo),” said Saunders.

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The Memorial Day parade takes place in Rehoboth this year, on Monday, May 27 at 10 a.m. It will take its regular route starting on Bay State Rd. near the Rehoboth Congregational Church, continuing to Route 44 and down to Palmer River School, where a ceremony will be held.

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Supporters in Seekonk are planning to build a veterans memorial near the Seekonk Public Library, on land adjacent to the library’s parking lot. The project is still in an early stage. The design has not been officially approved, but it has been completed. The Reporter could not obtain drawings or photos. There are 33 other memorials in town, including a Vietnam War Memorial at Seekonk Commons on Fall River Avenue and plaques or markers at several intersections. There is also a small memorial outside the front doors of town hall, but that memorial honors specific war veterans that were decorated for their service. The new memorial was originally going to be located in front of town hall on the grassy area in the center of the circular drive on Peck Street, but the committee wanted a more prominent location. A seven-member committee chaired by Don Kinniburgh is overseeing the project. Seekonk has between 900 and 1400 veterans in town. “It will be a visible memorial to continue to honor veterans and hold patriotic events in an appropriate place,” said Seth Bai, Veterans Agent. The Meadows Committee has given approval to locate the memorial on the land near the library. The project is currently being reviewed by the Board of Library Trustees. “It will encompass all the wars, from World War I to the present. We want it to be a lasting memorial so we can hold all our ceremonies there,” said Bai. Currently, veterans ceremonies are held in different locations in town. The 9/11 remembrance is held at the Public Safety Complex and the Veterans Day ceremony is held at the town hall, to name a few. More than $20,000 has been raised for the project. The exact cost for the project has not been determined. Engraved pavers are now available for sale. The cost is $50 for veterans, $65 for residents and $225 for businesses. Order forms are available on the town website at A steak fry will be held at the American Legion on the afternoon of June 22 as a fundraiser for the Memorial. The event will include a horseshoe tournament. See next month’s Reporter for further details. More information on the project will be released next month. At the town meeting on June 10 at Seekonk High School, there will be an exhibit with a color rendition of the proposed plan for residents to review. Flyers will also be sent to residents with more details and the proposed design for the memorial. Two veterans events will be held this month. An observance for Armed Services Day takes place on Saturday, May 18 at 11 a.m. at town hall.

Seekonk Memorial Day Parade

The Memorial Day parade will take place on Saturday, May 25, kicking off at Seekonk High School at 10 a.m and traveling down Arcade Avenue and then down Rt. 152 as usual. A ceremony will be held in front of Hurley Middle School following the parade. The American Legion is also holding a light barbecue with hot dogs and drinks after the ceremony at the Legion Hall on Fall River Ave.

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The Gladys L. Hurrell Senior Center has morphed from a pupa into a beautiful Grand Monarch butterfly under the direction of Norellen Palmer. When one walks in the front door there is an immediate sense of welcome. There is a feeling of friendship and togetherness. Other members of the staff; Linda the office assistance, Brad the outreach worker and Gale the kitchen manager are always ready to assist as are the multiple volunteers. Many days they eat lunch together not only for the camaraderie, but to discuss suggestions and ideas that may enhance the center. On any given day there are lunches, breakfasts, card games, knitting & quilting groups, painting classes, special programs, exercise classes, podiatry, etc. No matter how busy the day may be, the staff makes the time to assist seniors and/or their families with Medicare, meals on wheels, fuel assistance, or any other needs. The senior center is not only a social center but an information distribution center. Three senior groups; The Rehoboth Senior Club, The Best is Yet to Come, and Rehoboth Friends of the Elderly hold their meetings at the center. If you haven’t been in a while, stop in with a friend, have a cup of coffee and make some new friends. Lorraine Botts, Selectman and Liaison to the COA; Rehoboth, MA

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The poet T.S. Eliot’s famous line “April is the cruelest month” is often quoted in the spring and it was certainly true this year. There is not much I can say that hasn’t already been said by others, but I can’t let the dreadful events in Boston on April 15 pass without comment. From the first I knew of the Marathon attacks (a phone message from my daughter in Boston saying she wasn’t near the explosions) to the endless barrage of stories in the media, I haven’t been able to get it off my mind. But there comes a time when you have to step away from all the media frenzy. The newspapers are all in rush to print inspirational stories of survivors, but some of these unfortunate people will recover in a more resilient manner than others. All those who lost a leg or worse, both legs, will live with this the rest of their lives. And after the blood is scrubbed off Boylston Street, the terrible memories will remain. We all wish the survivors the best as they cope with horrible maiming and other injuries, including PTSD, and we salute the heroic actions of police, medical staff, and others during this atrocity and its aftermath. Always a bit nervous in cities, I found myself relieved to be living in a small town until I recalled that Newtown, Connecticut appears to be a lot like Rehoboth, and that horrific shooting was just four months previous. Evil can happen anywhere. But still, cities are stressful places at the best of times, without even thinking of terrorism. Before all this happened, I was thinking of writing about a late winter trip to New York City and how I realized that the Big Apple is just too much for me any more. This time I really had the feeling of being just a tiny little ant in a vast, frenetic, and exhausting ant colony, and all the city’s attractions didn’t make up for it. A high-stress vacation is not much of a holiday. By the way, the South Street Seaport area is still mostly closed, all this time after the damage from Hurricane Sandy. Mother Nature can be quite a terrorist herself, as we have seen. Manhattan hotel costs being what they are (best described as “are you kidding?”), we stayed in Brooklyn this time, near the iconic bridge. We explored the neighborhoods where my husband’s family lived in the old days and the two cemeteries where they are now. We also enjoyed that famous view of the Manhattan skyline from the promenade at Brooklyn Heights and a trip to the Bronx to see the orchid show at the New York Botanic Garden. As for Manhattan, I don’t want to take it; you can have it. I find Boston exhausting enough. And the New York subway system is much more confusing than any of the others I have been on. One of my favorite hobbies is reading the Real Estate section of the Sunday New York Times, where they interview people who rejoice in buying a very modest onebedroom apartment for about the cost of a very nice large house around here. In fact, in addition to this, their “finds” often have added monthly maintenance fees equal to monthly rents in this area. It truly is as though New Yorkers are under a magic spell that makes it impossible for them to consider living anywhere else. Manhattanites are indeed a different breed from small town and suburban residents. But whether a person is a country mouse or a city slicker, it’s always nice when people get to live where they want to be, so who am I to say where people should live?

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Annual Town Meeting

Rehoboth voters are advised that the date for the Annual Town Meeting and a Special Town Meeting preceding the Annual for the Town of Rehoboth has been scheduled by the Board of Selectmen and will be held at the Dighton Rehoboth Regional High School beginning on Monday, May 13, 2013 at 7:00 pm. The Special Town Meeting will begin at Kathleen J. Conti 7:00 and the Annual Town Meeting will follow Town Clerk immediately at 7:30 p.m. I urge all voters to come out to our Special and Annual Town Meeting and let your voice be heard. It is up to you to vote how your town government runs and how your money is spent. YOUR VOTE COUNTS. The Voter Registration date to be eligible to participate in the Special and Annual Town Meeting has also been scheduled by the Town Clerk’s Office and will be held on Friday, May 3, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Rehoboth Town Clerk’s Office.

Annual Town Election

463 voters turned out for our Annual Town Election held on Monday, April 1, 2013 for a 5% turnout. The town has 7,869 registered voters as of the this election date. Congratulations to our newly elected Town Officials - SELECTMAN, Frederick E. Vadnais, Jr. (3 year term), HOUSING AUTHORITY, Barbara Parent (5 year term), PLANNING BOARD Stephen B. Brooks, Jr. (5 year term), PARK COMMISSIONER, George Cardono (5 year term) and CONSTABLE, Michael P. Deignan (3 year term) Congratulations also go to our incumbents; MODERATOR William Cute, Jr. (1 year term), TREASURER, Cheryl A. Gouveia (3 year term), ASSESSOR, Eugene P. Campbell (3 year term), DR REGIONAL DISTRICT SCHOOL COMMITTEE, Richard S. Barrett, PLANNING BOARD, Tómas E. Ennis (5 year term), CONSTABLES, Kenneth E. Abrams and Douglas C. Johnson, Sr. (3 year terms) and WATER COMMISSIONERS Edwin C. Ballard and Joseph A. Nunes (3 year terms). I would like to express my gratitude to Neal Harrington for volunteering his time to set up the voting booths in preparation for our Annual Town Election. The consolidated efforts of all of the election workers, constables and volunteers are to be applauded and appreciated. Everyone works as a team and must be commended for the outstanding contribution they make to our community. We used our “new” voting equipment for the first time for this election and with the exception of a few minor glitches the election went very well. Thankfully our spider did not make a return visit!

Annual Town Census

The Annual Town Census has been concluded and our new population total is 12, 060. We still have 67 census forms that have not been returned for Precinct I, 124 non respondents for Precinct II and 81 non respondents for Precinct III.

2013 Dog Licenses

Dog licenses were due and payable on April 1st. Any dog license not paid by May 31st will be assessed a $15.00 per dog late in addition to the license fee(s). If you are applying for your dog license by mail please include a self addressed stamped envelope so we can mail your license back to you. Postage on the SASE should be 66 cents for one tag, 89 cents for two tags and 1.04 cents for three tags. If no return envelope is submitted your dog can still be licensed but the tag and license will be left on file in the Clerk’s Office.

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We still have 11 unlicensed dogs for 2012. Anyone having questions regarding any of the above information may call the Town Clerk’s Office at 508-252-6502, X109 or X110.

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The Town of Rehoboth Board of Selectmen, under MGL Chapter 30B, seeks sealed proposals from qualified firms for the installation of chain-link fence at the Public Safety Building per bid specifications. Copy of RFP is available in the Office of the Board of Selectmen, 148 Peck Street, Rehoboth, MA 02769, (508) 252-3758 ext. 107 or by email to Bids are due no later than Thursday, May 30, 2013 by 12:00 PM (noon). We reserve the right to reject any and all bids not in the best interest of the Town. Susan M. Pimental, Chairman REHBOTH BOARD OF SELECTMEN

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The Town of Rehoboth Board of Health, under MGL Chapter 30B, seeks sealed proposals from qualified firms to transport, manage, recycle and dispose of solid waste and recyclable materials from the Transfer Station. Copy of RFP is available in the Office of the Board of Health, 148 Peck Street, Rehoboth, MA 02769, (508) 252-3099, ext. 100. Bids are due no later than Thursday, May 30, 2013 by 1:00 PM. We reserve the right to reject any and all bids not in the best interest of the Town. Karl Drown, Chairman Board of Health

The Town of Rehoboth Board of Selectmen seeks sealed proposals from qualified Proposers for Lease of Real Property for Construction, Operation & Maintenance of a Renewable Energy Facility at the Rehoboth capped Landfill on Martin Street. A copy of Request for Proposal may be obtained by calling Helen Dennen, Board of Selectmen’s Office, at 508-252-3758, Ext. 107, or be email at, or in person at the Selectmen’s continued on next page...

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The Reporter May 2013 Office, 148 Peck Street, Rehoboth, MA 02769. Deadline for submitting proposals is Friday, May 31, 2013 at 11:00 AM. Proposal is to be submitted in a sealed envelope to Board of Selectmen’s Office 148 Peck Street, Rehoboth, MA 02769 clearly marked “RFP: Lease of Real Property for Construction of Renewable Energy Facility-Large Scale Ground Mounted Solar Photovoltaic Installation”. The Town reserves the right to reject any and all proposals. BOARD OF SELECTMEN Susan M. Pimental, Chairman

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Rehoboth – News from the Rehoboth Rescue Squad has not been forthcoming in recent editions for one simple reason: the personnel have just been too busy! From the infamous blizzard that struck our region in February to subsequent calls for service and an active training calendar, stopping to pen a press release has not been high on the priority list. Squad personnel and members of the Rehoboth Emergency Management Agency (REMA) are grateful for the letters of praise submitted for publication concerning our dedicated service during the Blizzard of 2013, aka “Nemo.” The positive feedback is appreciated, and makes our volunteerism worthwhile. The Squad was already in action and prepared for Nemo several days prior to its arrival. Once the storm hit, personnel remained on continuous duty at the station. In the immediate aftermath, personnel transported persons needing shelter from their homes to Beckwith Middle School, where REMA and Rescue volunteers staffed the shelter continuously, and continued to perform numerous other duties as well. Once again, the value of volunteerism was greatly realized, as tremendous service was provided at no cost to the town considering that our volunteers receive no compensation, and that government reimbursements for costs plus wage reimbursements, despite being volunteers, will be paid back to the town’s general fund. The Town of Rehoboth continues to benefit from REMA and the Rescue Squad in many ways!

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Before I begin the discussion regarding town meeting, let me give you an update on REPAC and the “missing money” and equipment. A grand jury indicted Ed Schagrin on four counts of larceny by embezzlement, all four are felony charges. The judge did impose bail of $5,000 at his hearing on April 23rd. Ed’s lawyer argued that he has been respectful to the court and should be release without bail. Apparently the judge thought moving the money when the judge ordered it frozen was not so respectful. Seriously, a blatant disregard for a court order is being respectful?!? This is an ongoing criminal investigation and the Attorney General is also conducting an investigation as it relates to the non- profit status, there may be additional charges as a result. The police seized $167,000. If Ed is found guilty the money will be returned to the town and can only be used for public access. The town has a contract with Comcast and town had a contract with REPAC. In the Repac contract it states upon termination of the contract all assets, equipment; cash are to be turned over to the town. This is your money. You paid for it on your cable bill each month. We are on our way to getting justice…and a lesson to those that have a blatant disregard for the law. Town Meeting is scheduled for May 13th at the Dighton Rehoboth Regional School at 7pm. This is our form of government in Rehoboth. The Selectman administers the vote of the people. By the time the Reporter comes out, every resident will have received the town warrant. If you are not familiar with how your government works….I will try to explain “town meeting”. Each year the town schedules an Annual Town Meeting and a Special Town Meeting. The Annual Town meeting is where we vote on the budget for the upcoming year. The Board of Selectman reviews each department head budget requests. They may make some changes and once the budget is finalized, it is forwarded to the finance committee for their recommendation as to the source of funds. We have several funding sources that can be used… Raise and Appropriate, which is made up of property tax and personal tax revenue, local receipts, which includes excise tax, permits, fees, etc as well as State Aid. It makes sense since this is recurring revenue, that the operating budget (salaries and expense to run our town government) are funded with these recurring revenues, since the expenses are “recurring” expenses. The approval of this source of funding at town meeting is a simple majority vote. Other sources of funds are Stabilization, Overlay Surplus and Free Cash. Stabilization is money that has been voted on at prior town meetings….it is kind of like a savings account for the town. The

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Other items typically on the annual town meeting are acbalance also plays a role in our bond rating. If we sell bonds to ceptance of various reports for Ambulance, Board of Health and pay for some large capital project, the investor wants to know that Library. In addition, this year, as in past years, there are requests the town is solvent and has some “emergency” funds available. for some updates, changes or additions to our current bylaws Overlay Surplus is created as a result of excess monies from abatein town. While many have argued town meeting does not fairly ments. Each year the assessors request an amount to be set aside represent the residents in town, my thought, those that typically for possible abatements. If you get your tax bill and you dispute attend town meeting are informed and want to make an informed the amount, you can file with the assessor s. If they determine that decision for their town. Anyone wishing to speak on a topic or ask you were incorrectly taxed, the adjustment to your taxes is charged a question will be heard. You will hear both sides of an issue and against the abatements. There is a timeline in filing for abatement then be asked to vote. While you may not always agree, you are with the assessors each year. Once the timeline has passed, the more likely to get an informed vote. At the voting polls, there isn’t assessors meet and vote to release any left over money from the an opportunity for discussion or debate of an issue. An uninformed abatement for use at town meetings. This release of the money voter may vote based on misinformation or a slick marketing camis called “Overlay Surplus”. Free Cash is not “free”. When the paign based on a political or personal agenda. Who would you budget is prepared, the revenue and expenses are estimates for rather makes decisions for your town? Town meeting is open to the coming year. The difference between the estimates and actual all registered voters in Rehoboth. results will be free cash. For example, if the estimate for revenues was $20,000,000 and we actually had revenue of $20,100,000 and if we had budgeted expenses of $20,000,000 and the expenses came in at $19,900,000, the difference between the actual and estimated results in “free cash”. In this case, free cash would be $200,000. This is calculated and verified by the department of revenue after the fiscal year….typically sometime in September. This year, the town’s free cash was 1.2Million. Typically the free cash is a few hundred thousand. The reason for the unusually Inc. high amount is due to some one time revenue. The state released some additional state aid to the local communities last year; our 250 S. Main Street local receipts were higher than estimated and included some no MA RS#3814 Attleboro, MA e y recurring revenue. 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The Seekonk Kiwanis is inviting all 2nd, 3rd and 4th graders to participate in the Seekonk Memorial Day Parade on Saturday, May 25th. Children are encouraged to decorate their bicycles and enter them in a pre-parade contest. Trophies will be given. Then the children will ride their bikes as part of the bike brigade in the parade. The children will meet at the high school at 8:30 a.m. and then travel the parade route to the Kevin Hurley Middle School. We hope to see you there to help us celebrate Memorial Day. For additional information, contact Bev Hart 508-336-9352 or email


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By Jan Parker, Seekonk Town Clerk The Special State Election to fill Senator Kerry’s seat will be held on Tuesday, June 25th, at the Seekonk High School from 7:00AM-8:00PM. The ballot will be on the Town’s web site as soon as it is printed and mailed out to us. The only thing on the ballot will be that Senate seat race. Absentee ballots will be available three weeks ahead of the election. The Water Department is holding its annual meeting on May 14th at the Seekonk Library at 6:30 PM. May 27th is a holiday and the Town Hall will be closed. There will be a parade that weekend. Watch local cable for the date and time. Thank you to all who sent their get well wishes to my husband during his recent hospitalization. He is home and doing really well. The Seekonk paramedics and fire department are the best. The Parker and Roy families want to thank them for the great ambulance care that Dave received. Seekonk is fortunate to have so many professionals on call when they are needed. Dog licenses are now due. A late fee will be assessed after May 31st, so if you haven’t licensed the dog yet, please do so now so that you don’t have to pay an extra $20.00. If you still have your census form, please check that, sign it and make any corrections, if needed and mail it back to us. Otherwise you will become an inactive voter on our State computer system.

Seekonk Parks & Recreation

The Seekonk Parks & Recreation Committee has a variety of programs to offer for Summer 2013. The annual Summer Program will be held July 8-19th at Aitken School, grades k-6. Youth & Adult Tennis lessons at SHS Courts-Dates vary. Field Hockey Clinic at SHS fields 8/12-8/15, grades 5-9. Basketball Clinic at SHS Gym, grades 5-8. British Challenger Soccer Camp at Cole Street fields-ages 3-14. For more information contact Bridget Garrity, Parks & Recreation Director, 508-944-4226 or to register go to

Seekonk Fishing Tournament

The Seekonk Lions were extremely happy with the turn out at the Doug Allen Memorial Fishing Tournament on Patriot’s Day. The 87 youngsters that took part all had a great time as did their parents and grandparents. We are looking forward to another great event next year. Although the event was sponsored by the Seekonk Lions we could not have had such success without the help of others. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Bass Pro Shops, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Young’s Caterers, and Honeydew Doughnuts for their generous contributions. We would like to thank the Seekonk School Superintendent’s office, The Rehoboth/Seekonk Reporter, the Seekonk Senior Digest, and the Attleboro Sun Chronicle for their help in promotion. But most of all we would like to thank Greg Esmay, owner of the Old Grist Mill Tavern for making the Old Grist Mill Pond available for fishing.

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The New and Improved TV9 Seekonk by Laura Calverley

TV9 Seekonk, the town’s non-profit cable access company, has undergone a notable transformation over the past two years. The studio has been upgraded with new lighting and robotic cameras. A new on-air look and brand has given the public access station a more professional appearance and style. The number of local programs produced and directed at TV9 has also increased significantly. Executive Director Jeff Fountain is the man behind all the improvements. He came to TV9 in 2010 after working as a Promotion Producer at WJAR-TV, NBC10 for six years. “I’m enthusiastic about this place,” Fountain said. One of the first things Fountain did was dramatically improve the production value of the station – with new lighting, better lighting techniques and new robotic cameras that can be guided from the control room. “With good lighting, good direction and good camera-work, we raised the bar dramatically,” said Fountain, who earned two national Emmy Awards for his work at NBC Sports on the Olympics. The robotic cameras made a big difference because they no longer need to rely on volunteers to run the cameras. “Now two of us together can execute a full production,” Fountain said. The other person is Production Technician Cody Peixoto, who directs studio programs. Fountain and Peixoto are the only paid staff at TV9. Volunteers sometimes assist with productions; at one time it was difficult to get consistent volunteer help. “Suddenly we’ve gotten more interest from people in doing shows here and in volunteering because they see a higher production value,” Fountain said. Another improvement that Fountain made was to rebrand the station. He changed the name, created a new logo and improved the background graphics for all the local programming. New music was also composed that complemented the new brand and is now used for all the station ids. “We used to be called Seekonk Cable 9. I rebranded us to TV9 Seekonk. It had a huge impact. People thought a channel had signed on,” Fountain said. The theme of the new look is “Technology Meets Nature.” Fountain came up with the concept and palette and a design company produced the new ‘look.’ The number of locally produced programs on the public access station, Ch. 9, has increased in the past few years. Seventy-five percent of the programming on Channel 9 is now locally produced, which is a very high percentage for a public access station of Seekonk’s size, says Fountain. “We went from having five shows locally produced here to 22 shows,” Fountain said. Some of the popular new programs include: -In The Garden – Garden program hosted by Master Landscaper Andrew Grossman which recently won a second place award for Best Instructional Programming from the Alliance for Community Media/NE Region. -The Law Matters – Hosts Jacqueline Grasso and David Bazar, both local attorneys, offer general legal advice on topics ranging from the importance of having a will to what to do if you get sued. -Sports Addict – Sports talk show hosted by former selectman John Turner. The programs that were already airing before Fountain took over have all been re-tooled. Some of these include: -Police Beat – A program hosted by the police chief that provides an overview of police and criminal activities during the previous week and offers commentary and tips on avoiding being a crime victim. continued on next page...


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-Olive Tree – A religious talk show hosted Galina Kouptsova focusing on the Jewish faith. It is produced bilingually in Russian and English and distributed throughout Boston. -Women’s Outlook – Talk show for women hosted by Board Member Deb Hoch. Besides the studio improvements, TV9’s field production capabilities have also improved with the purchase of a high-end field camera, which is used on “In the Garden” and other programs. TV9 also covers major events in town and produces video packages to air on Ch. 9. They recently produced a video of the installation ceremony of the new police chief Craig Mace. TV9 broadcasts the Save-A-Pet auction every year, which is a big production involving three nights of live coverage using four cameras. About a year and a half ago, the cable access station ended its news program that aired twice a month. The resources needed to cover breaking news were not within their scope, says Fountain, and most of the news covered on the program was now being covered in other programs such as Police Beat, Inside Seekonk and Point of View, a talk show hosted by Selectmen Michael Brady and former selectman Robert Richardson, among others. TV9 continues to cover major community events and issues that are important to residents. “Viewers are still getting the information, just in a different way,” Fountain said. Although there have been some challenges and obstacles to get to where they are, Fountain attributes the success of TV9 to a shared commitment to strong, high quality local programming. “I attribute it to a committed Board of Directors that has stayed true to their vision, a vibrant community that has supported the station and a dedicated staff striving to create the highest quality programming possible – programming that focuses on Seekonk and is hyper local,” Fountain said.

Fountain reports to a volunteer board of directors. The board members are: Russ Hart, President; Mike O’Connell, Vice President; Deb Hoch, Secretary; Bev Hart: Mitch Vieira; and Peter Hoogerzeil. Like other cable access providers, TV9 offers three local PEG channels. Channel 9 is the Public access channel. Channel 15 is the Educational channel, which is programmed by Seekonk high school teacher Bay State Road, Rehoboth MA Bay State Road, Rehoboth MA ® John Moran with content created by students. Channel 17 is the Government chanA Developmentally Appropriate nel, which records and broadcasts annual A Developmentally Appropriate town meetings, and town board meetings Pre-School for: Pre-School Program Program for: including the Board of Selectmen, Planning Board and others. Dighton, Rehoboth and Seekonk Dighton, Rehoboth and Seekonk TV9 is funded from cable access fees that Seekonk cable subscribers pay to Comcast. The studio and equipment are available for residents to use at no charge and training is provided. All the upgrades have made it much simpler for budding amateur talk show hosts • Foster Children Automatically Qualify • Foster Children Automatically Qualify to become local stars. “You can come in and worry about the Breakfast & Lunch Served • Breakfast &•Lunch Served content and we take care of the ‘light, camera, action,’” Fountain said. Part Based Day & Options Home Based Options Available Part Day & •Home Available “We have re-invented ourselves as a production company,” he said. Reinvention of cable public access is something that many Rehoboth residents have wanted for a long time. After years of turmoil, criticism and lawsuits, last January, the Rehoboth Board of Selectmen voted Ma. License # 8117990 Ma. License # 8117990 #212592

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Contra Dance Friday, May 10th

There will be a Rehoboth contra dance on Friday, May 10, at 8:00 p.m. at Goff Memorial Hall, 124 Bay State Road, Rehoboth, MA 02769. All dances will be taught by caller Lisa Greenleaf. Music will be performed by Anadama, with Amelia Mason, Emily Troll, and Bethany Waickman. Beginners welcome. Partners not necessary. $8. For information, call 508-252-6375;



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Second Congregational Church, 50 Park Street, Attleboro We love a piano! We hope you can join us! Second Congregational Church; 50 Park Street in Downtown Attleboro Admission is $15 (Seniors & students $12) and includes light refreshments The program at a glance: Revel in close harmonies and toe-tapping rhythms as OP sings pop and jazz standards from the “Great American Songbook.” Combining OP’s signature blended harmonies with director Tim Harbold’s experience as a cabaret pianist, the show will include familiar favorites from George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Fats Waller, Ella Fitzgerald, the Beatles, and more. The cabaret-style concert will also feature a special guest appearance by cabaret singer Valerie Anastasio. For twenty five years Valerie Anastasio & Tim Harbold have invited audiences to their unique world of song, blending jazz standards, show tunes, and comic cabaret with their own distinctive musicianship and humor. Their shows encompass a trademark variety of styles, ranging from intimate renditions of Gershwin and Sondheim to torch songs to zany, crowd-pleasing performances of Cole Porter’s “The Physician” and Barry Manilow’s “Copacabana.” Even classical art songs can enter the mix to keep the audiences surprised and entertained. Please join us! The church is located at 50 Park Street in downtown Attleboro. If you have questions or want to reserve or purchase tickets, please contact: or call the church office at 508-222-4677. To learn more about OP Singers, visit

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*FREE* On Sunday evening, May 12, from 7 to 9 p.m., there will be a community dance held at Goff Memorial Hall, 124 Bay State Road, in Rehoboth. This dance is hosted by the Sunday Night Jammers, a group of area musicians who meet regularly on Sunday evenings at Goff Hall to play Celtic dance music. The May 12 dance will feature contra dance steps and a variety of international and couple dances, such as polkas and waltzes. All dance steps will be taught. Admission is free and open to the public, and all ages and beginners are welcome. It is not necessary to come with a partner. A potluck precedes the dance at 6 p.m. For information, contact Suzanne Elliott at or call 508-6695656.

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The Lauren Zarembka Memorial Foundation Fundraiser will be held on Saturday May 25, 2013 at the Saint Brendan School Hall, 55 Turner Avenue East Providence RI from 6:30—11:00PM. Donation: $20PP ($10 Children 5-10) Tickets Available at Schroders Deli, Willet Avenue, Riverside or by calling 438-4445, 433-4883, 253-3715 The foundation was founded in memory of Lauren Zarembka, a 2006 EPHS graduate who passed away September 23rd 2007 after a two and a half year battle with a brain tumor. Once again, “Your Heart Will Go On” marks the sixth year of the foundation’s single annual fundraiser. It has been through the generous support of the many local organizations, statewide businesses and individuals that have allowed the foundation to carry on Lauren’s memory and giving nature. To date the foundation has raised over $88,000.00, which has been used to provide $29,000.00 in scholarships as well as close to $7000.00 in donations to music/theater programs, which were one of Lauren’s true passions. Additionally the foundation has provided over $10,000.00 to adopt families battling pediatric cancer through the Tomorrow Fund at Hasbro Children’s Hospital. This brings to nine, the number of families helped during the past five holiday seasons. Through the generosity of those that have supported the foundation, the balance of funds continues to support what will lead to full endowment of the foundations mission. As with each year’s event we are in the process of seeking major sponsors to assist us in covering the associated costs of the event, thereby allowing one hundred percent of the proceeds to be utilized toward the foundations major goals. Sponsorship Levels $2000.00 Signature Sponsor $1000.00 Platinum Sponsor $750.00 Gold Sponsor $500.00 Silver Sponsor $250.00 Bronze Sponsor All sponsors will be recognized in all print and media promotions along with a listing in the events program and multi-media display the night of the event. More information on sponsorships and donations for the fundraiser can be obtained by contacting Mary Anne Maciel via email:, or 401-253-3715.  Visit the Foundations Facebook page at Lauren Zarembka Memorial Foundation .95

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Rehoboth Contra Dance May 31st

There will be a Rehoboth contra dance on Friday, May 31, at 8:00 p.m. at Goff Memorial Hall, 124 Bay State Road, Rehoboth, MA 02769. All dances will be taught by caller Chris Weiler. Music will be performed by Julie Metcalf and Eric Eid-Reiner. Beginners welcome. Partners not necessary. $8. For information, call 508-252-6375;

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D a t e : S a t u r d a y, J u n e 1 5 , 2 0 1 3 ( r a i n o r s h i n e ) Motorcycle Registration: 10:00AM-12:00 (must have helmets) Place: Kevin Hurley Middle School 650 Newman Ave (Rte 152) Seekon Ma Donations $15 per person until June 1st $20 after that The ride will end at The Whiskey Republic 515 South Water St Providence RI All proceeds to benefit The Tomorrow Fund at Hasbro Children’s Hospital. After the ride food, raffles, and music For More Info visit the website or our Facebook page For tickets contact: Jean Burda 508-726-5139, Tom Burda 508726-1187 ; Bruce Andrews 774-991-3042 Make donations payable to A Ride for Tomorrow If you don’t ride meet us at The Whiskey Republic at 1:30PM for lots of fun

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The Reporter May 2013

26th Annual Strawberry Festival

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Homemade Strawberry Shortcake • Hot dogs and Lemonade • Live music from Midnight Sun Country Band • Library Book Sale • Fun for the whole family! Crafters Wanted Call Linda @508-763-0576 Please come and join us at The Bandstand South Main Street Assonet, MA; Assonet Village Four Corners at the Bandstand Route 79: Exit 10 from 24 South; Exit 9 from 24 North...Our signs will lead you there! This annual Festival is held to provide scholarships for students from Freetown, MA; Sponsored by The Tuesday Club of Assonet and the Freetown Cultural Society.

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Dighton Rehoboth Reunion Notice

The Dighton Rehoboth Regional Class of 1973 is planning our 40th High School Reunion for Saturday, August 3, at Segregansett Country Club. We are still searching for classmates - Guy Battle, Karen Boostrom, Christine Brochu, Diana Chase, Kathleen Castle, Richard Castle, Alan Charron, Karen Coutinho, Lori Curry, James Dady, Carol Dufresne, Deborah J Horton, Mario Izzo, Dorothy Kurbiec, Madeline LaDuke, John Lane Jr, Robert Lingard, Charmaine Lund, Tom Martin, George Martins, Joseph McCabe Jr, Patrick McCombs, Barry Mello, Michael Mendes, Warren Miller, Brian Moynihan, Susan Oakes, Russell Paige, Patricia Pelletier, Robert Roberts, Alfred Scanlon, Kristen Smusz, Jeffrey Snow, Duane Spellman, Patricia Tetreault, Susan Trim, Robert Vincelette, and Martin Warren. If anyone knows the whereabouts of these classmates, please let us know. Contact Sue Medeiros Dobras at 774-203-5137 email or Diane Lagace 508 520-7007 email

EPHS – Class of 1956

East Providence High School Class of 1956 are asked to reserve Sunday, September 15th, for a 57th reunion. The reunion will be on a Sunday afternoon at Wannamoisett Country Club in Rumford, RI. Invitations will be mailed in May. If you have moved in the past two years, please call 508-336-8709 (Seekonk) to up-date your address.

We’re Having A Reunion

Anawan Junior High School Class of 1956 is planning a 57th Reunion, but we’ve been unable to locate some of our classmates. If you know where any of the following people can be reached please call 508-252-3828 or 508-222-9477. Judy Barnes, Cynthia Blow, Agnes Buckley, Margaret Cole, Frank Cestodio, Robert Kelley, Walter Oatley, Richard O’Brien, Henry Oliveira, Donald Roy

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Who’s Who & What They Do... Profiling Local Businesses Journey’s Haven Riding School

By Jim Chandley In an unassuming little corner of Rehoboth, just off of Anawan Street, is Journey’s Haven Riding School. Sherri Savoy has been a riding school operator since 1991, starting in North Attleboro under the name Horseshu Stable later joining with Morsebrook Equestrian Center. She founded the school, which she named for her late show horse Journey, in 2003. Savoy teaches much more than posting and pacing at Journey’s Haven. “We teach everyone true horsemanship,” says Savoy, who believes this is a skill lacking in today’s riding world. “No one comes here and just rides. You will learn how to tack a horse. Each student is taught almost every aspect of horse farm management,” says Savoy. Proper handling, grooming and tacking is emphasized; they instruct from the ground up. Savoy is a local and a veteran of nearby horse farms. Growing up in Attleboro, she learned at places like Chargus, Acres Wild Farm and Fox Lea Farm. In training at many different facilities, Savoy noticed not only a lack of true horsemanship in riding, but also an exclusivity that she hoped to fix. “Never will I turn away a horse and/or rider as I believe there is a place for every horse and every rider,” says Savoy. She also believes you are never too old to start riding. There is also a pony pal program at Journey’s Haven for children 5 and under, so you’re also never too young. Horse shows are a staple of Journey’s Haven, and their most recent show on April 28th was dedicated to all the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings and all those involved such as first responders. If you would like to experience a horse show for yourself, remaining dates in 2013 are: May 19th, June 30th, July 28th, August 18th, September 29th, and October 27th. In addition to their concern for the victims of our Commonwealth’s recent tragedy, the folks at Journey’s Haven are committed to community service. They frequently offer discounted admission for horse shows in exchange for donations of canned goods, which they bring to local food pantries. Of course lessons are available at Journey’s Haven, and there are a variety of options. They offer the best prices around, starting at $30. Perhaps most importantly, their lessons are counted in sessions, not minutes. If you’re interested in lessons, check out the options at their website: or call at (508) 252-9925. There are so many more services offered at Journey’s Haven. There are vacation programs for your children this summer, horse and pony parties for birthdays and other events, the list goes on. Stop in to Journey’s Haven or click or call, there are just too many ways to learn to love horses. You can also just stop in, they run open houses every Saturday and Sunday from 12:30-1:30.

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Ghosts at Goff Hall?

Have you ever wondered if Goff Hall is haunted? The Southern New England Paranormal Society will give a free presentation at Goff Hall, 124 Bay State Rd. on Sat. May 18 at 6 p.m. This event is open to all and no reservations are necessary. The members of this society asked for permission to investigate any possible paranormal activity in the building that houses the Blanding Library, a historic landmark built about 100 years ago. They conducted their investigations earlier this spring when the library was closed, and will present their findings in a public program. They will also answer any questions and listen to others’ stories about local ghosts and hauntings. This group has given a similar presentation at the Ames Library in Easton that was very popular.

Butterflies at Goff Hall

We don’t know about ghosts, but there will definitely be butterflies in the garden at Goff Hall this summer. The Blanding Library just received a plaque and certificate from the North American Butterfly Association, stating that they have a certified butterfly garden. Library director Laura Bennett says, “In order to be a part of the certification program, we had to submit (with the invaluable help and guidance from landscape designer Lisa Gervais) answers to their questions about their requirements.” The NABA says, “A butterfly garden supplies food and shelter for all stages of a butterfly’s life. Providing caterpillar food plants, butterfly nectar plants, and about half a day’s worth of sun are the basic elements of a butterfly garden. When you certify your butterfly garden with NABA’s Butterfly Garden Certification Program you demonstrate your commitment to promoting habitat for butterflies as well as other pollinators.” The library would be grateful for any contributions towards the upkeep of this butterfly garden and for the purchase of a birdbath. All the proceeds from the sale of our specially designed library tote bags (a bargain at $10 each) will go to the butterfly garden too.

Summer / Fall 2013

PawSox & Other Passes

The Blanding Library just acquired a library pass for Paw Sox games. This pass is good for six general admission tickets for $21 Caring, Sharing, And Learning Together or $4 per ticket up to six tickets. Please note that the library patron • 2 yrs., 9 mos. - 7 yrs. • Half-Day & Full-Day must turn in the pass at the PawSox box office for the actual game • After Kindergarten Care • 7:30-5:30 • Flexible Hours tickets. For further information, call the Blanding at 508-252-4236. Linda Mace - Director Don’t forget about those other library passes to local and state attractions that are available to anyone with a SAILS library card. Call the library to find out more and reserve a pass ahead of time. Here are some of the one-day passes available (terms of use vary): Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Roger Williams Park Zoo, Providence Children’s Museum, Museum of Science Boston, Museum of Fine Arts, Plimoth Plantation, Blithewold, Mystic Aquarium, New England Aquarium, Massachusetts State Parks (parkProblem Wildlife Control for Farm & Residential Property ing permit). Look for the summer children’s proExclusion or Removal of Nusance Wildlife grams at the Blanding to be announced Licensed Problem Animal Control Agent in MA soon. The current series of story and tot Permit #0156PAC13 hours at the Blanding will continue through the end of May. Tot Time for children under Lance Cummings 3 is on Tuesday mornings at 10. Story hours 508-930-7978 or for children 3-K are on Wed. from 10-11 and on Thursdays from 2-3 p.m. Call ahead to register children.

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May 2013 The Reporter Also coming up are two meetings of the Blanding Book Club which meets one Tuesday a month at 7:30 p.m. Next up on May 14 is “Small Island” by Andrea Levy and then on June 11, it’s “Traveling with Pomegranates” by Sue Monk Kidd. The Blanding Library ( is located at 124 Bay State Rd., Rehoboth, 508-252-4236. The Library is open Monday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 8 pm and on Friday and Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm. Closed on Sundays and holidays, including Memorial Day on Monday May 27.


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Seekonk Public Library Thursday, May 30 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Social Security 2013: What You Need to Know

A representative from the Social Security Administration will answer your questions and share about changes that will affect your access to benefit information. Light refreshments will be provided. www. “The Dollars & Sense series has allowed us the ability to tailor programming to fit the various needs of those in our community” says Adult Services Librarian Michelle Gario. “It’s a privilege to be able to host programs that are purely educational, free of sales gimmicks, to help us with the many types of financial decisions we make for ourselves and those in our lives.” Call (508) 336-8230 ext. 130 for more information or to register. Fo r m o r e i n f o r m a t i o n w w w. s e e k o n k p l . o r g Automobile Recycling Contact:


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Pruning for Your Garden and Landscape Wednesday, May 22, 6:30 pm

SEEKONK, MA – Now that spring is here, there is so much to be done to ensure your garden and landscape will be more beautiful than ever!  The Seekonk Public Library will offer a free presentation on Wednesday, May 22, at 6:30 pm, to help you learn the best pruning techniques to get the most out of your garden and landscape. University of Rhode Island Master Gardener, Claire Golembewski, will teach you how to properly prune your plants to enhance their beauty and improve your landscape.  Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from a Master!  This program is free and open to the public through a sponsorship from The Friends of the Seekonk Public Library. Fo r i n f o r m a t i o n : w w w. s e e k o n k p l . o r g o r Contact:

Séances: Searching for the Spirits Wednesday, May 15th at 6:30 pm

SEEKONK, MA – The Seekonk Public Library presents Séances: Searching for the Spirits on Wednesday, May 15 at 6:30 pm at the library. Rory Raven, a mentalist and mindbender, will guide you through the fascinating history of séances in this fun and interactive lecture-presentation. His goal is to reproduce the kind of effects that parapsychologists have been researching for years – only he wants to do them live and onstage. Be ready to be amazed as he demonstrates the apparently impossible! This event is free and open to the public, sponsored by The Friends of the Seekonk Public Library. F o r m o r e i n f o r m a t i o n : w w w. s e e k o n k p l . o r g o r Contact:

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Anawan Oakton Grange

Hi everyone. Another month has come and gone. May is the time for surprise baskets, fun and Memorial services. Our May 14th meeting will be a celebration of our 2nd anniversary. It is an open meeting and we will be sharing it with Scituate Grange. Our program will feature entertainment by Vic Solo, with songs from Elvis. May 28th will be our Memorial service where we will honor Richard W. Goff, and Johanna Pierce who joined the “Great Grange above where dwells the Great Master of us all,” this year. Looking forward to the Young Farmer Night and the Beginning Farmer Network pot luck supper on May 2nd at 6 pm at the Grange hall. I think everyone associates Grange with agriculture. The State Grange News editor asks “is it just about farms?” The latest edition of the Merriam Webster dictionary defines the word as: “noun, the science, art, or practice of cultivating the soil, producing crops, and raising livestock and in varying degrees the preparation and marketing of the resulting products.” It is not just about being a farmer who tends animals or grows crops. It is about everything that comes from what we grow, what we raise (animal husbandry), what we process, what we eat, and how all this affects our environment and life style. If you take a close look at grange membership you’ll find people from all walks of life with the traditional farmer being in the minority here in Massachusetts. But you will also find that Grangers love to eat, bake, enjoy flowers, garden, and in general appreciate the open space. We have many contests in the Grange. Recently two of our Southeastern Junior grangers placed second in their age groups for their Muddy Buddys. Enough for now, see you in the Grange.

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A Note To Customers

Our community was hit by several storms last winter that impacted the health and safety of many trees. Because of this, many tree services are inflating their prices and using high pressure sales tactics to take advantage of customers. We’d like you to know that at Seekonk Tree Service we have your best interest in mind. You’ll get an honest, professional arborists experience at an affordable rate. In any service area, a customer should get at least 3 quotes to compare; let us be one of them. Sincerely,

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Sojourn Bears

The Sojourn Bear Group will be getting together on: Please note the date! Monday, May 20th at 10:30 am, at Lincoln Village, 300 Lincoln Avenue, North Dighton. Made by caring volunteers, these Bears are distributed to Cancer Patients at nearby hospitals. For more information and to let us know if you would like to help, please call (508) 823-0095.

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Rehoboth Senior Citizens’ Club News

We are a social and charitable club open to residents or nonresidents of Rehoboth. Meetings are held the first and third Thursday of the month (September through June.) Meetings are held at 1:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. We are celebrating our 40th anniversary this year. The club was formed in 1973 for seniors 60 years and older. We are an official member of the National Council of Senior Citizens, Inc. On May 2, 1974 the club requested the selectmen to form a Council on Aging which was approved. We are a non-profit organization and our one fundraiser of the year is our annual bazaar, which will be held on October 19th this year. Throughout the years, our club has made donations to the Rehoboth Ambulance, the Rehoboth Food Pantry, Rehoboth Citizens in need and other organizations.

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May 2nd: Regular meeting followed by bingo May 16th: Installation Luncheon at 12:00 noon catered by Young’s Caterers. Cost is $10 (Must sign up and pay in advance.) We will be installing our new officers for the coming year. June 6th: Regular meeting followed by bingo June 20th: Strawberry Festival at 12:00 noon Cost is $5. (Must sign up and pay in advance.) We are always happy to welcome new members into our club…Rehoboth residents or non-residents are welcome. Dues are payable on or before the first meeting in May. If you would like to become a member of our club, please fill out the application below:

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Must Be 60 Years of Age Name _________________________________________ Address _______________________________________ Phone Number _________________________________ Date of Birth _______________________________________________ Dues are $4.00 a year for residents…. $8.00 a year for non-residents Amount Enclosed $__________________________________________ Please make checks payable to: Rehoboth Senior Citizens’ Club and send to: Rehoboth Senior Citizens’ Club; 55 Bay State Road; Rehoboth, MA 02769-2317

The Cape Verdean Museum Exhibit is located at 1003 Waterman Avenue in East Providence

We have a unique set of artifacts, photographs, maps and crafts donated from all over the world. There are exhibits on music and the arts, slavery, whaling, the immigration packets, the cranberry bogs, the longshoremen and Cape Verdean Independence among other topics. We also have an extensive library of books and films available for browsing and academic research. The Cape Verdean Museum Exhibit is pleased to announce new hours of operation. The new hours are from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays and 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays. For special arrangements, school visits or group tours, please contact Education Coordinator, Yvonne Smart at (401) 228-7292 or (401) 274-7852. Email us at or at ymsmart@ For upcoming events and announcements, please visit us at and click on Newsletter.

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Dates of Meetings and Activities (Meetings are Wed. unless listed) "For All Your Lawn Care Needs" APRIL HAPPENINGS … CLAM BOIL @ SEEKONK GUN CLUB. Since 2000 Was another success! YAY! YAY! - Recognition Night Committee making progress – Lions State Convention was GOOD for Rehoboth – D-R LEO President, Tyler Carden got Co-LEO of the Year Award Nathan Mock – Keara Enos and Cody Roy were in the All-State Band, and 5 of Arborist, Forester and Professional Turf Manager us were there to vote on Sunday. Ray Moreau will be District Gov., Bev Dillon to be 1st VDG, Roland Grenier 2ndVDG elect and Russ Turf Grass Healthcare Consultant Latham “Ray’s CST. AND – Michael Middleton won the State Youth Spring/Fall Cleanups Garden beds Speech Contest and $1500. Comedy Night was FUN – Thanks Mowing/Trimming Mulch Chairman Russ Weddell! Recycle Day, was another success, Rehoboth, Dighton, Seekonk + LEOS together, Don Nokes Chair. Small Tree Removal Pruning April 24 – Reg. Lions Meeting – Special Guest Speaker (with our 401-486-9669 Zone invited) Buddy Cianci – a good take. MAY … 8 – 13TH ANNUAL CITIZENS’ RECOGNITION NIGHT at Hillside Country Club – Gather @ 6:00 – Dinner @ 7:00 PM, there will be 13 Awards given to our good citizens. Tickets are $28. SPECIAL RAFFLE TICKETS – ONLY 250 BEING SOLD. 3 PRIZES – TWO 1st row Boston Red Sox tickets for 4TH OF JULY, Dinner for Two @ The Capital Grill ($100), and Four Paw Sox tickets with Fireworks for July 2nd. RAFFLE TICKETS are $10 each. 13 – REHOBOTH TOWN MEETING AT D-R R.H.S. 15 – Rehoboth Lions Board of Dir. Mtg. @ Ray’s @ 7 20 – MASS EYE & EAR Bus trip @ 3:45 @ DaPalma’s 22 – Lions Meeting at Goff Hall @ 7, Skills USA Lion John Skurchak is cooking our Shipyard Owner Mason Barney Farmer Sylvanus Martin Printer Peter Chalmers meal. DATES FOR REHOBOTH LIONS CLAM BOILS FOR 2013. THE 1ST WED. OF each of the following months: MAY 1, JUNE 5, SEPTEMBER 4, OCTOBER 2 AND NOVEMBER 6. JUNE … 5 – C L A M B O I L @ SEEKONK GUN CLUB @ 7 12 – LIONS AT ANAWAN CLUB ON GORHAM ST. DG Dave Barbour will induct new members. 16 – District 33S Lions @ Paw Sox 19 – Lions BOD @ Ray’s 22 – Chuck Procopio’s Installation as n President of OUR Rehoboth Lions Club ma Gil (Installing all our officers at Hillside C.C.)


Rehoboth Minutemen 13th Continental Regiment 20 Years Old

This year the unit celebrates its 20th anniversary. It was formed during Rehoboth’s celebration of its 350th anniversary in 1993. It represented the 210 minutemen/ militia from Old Rehoboth (Seekonk, East Providence and Pawtucket) and Attleboro who answered the call of April 19 1775. They also represent the patriots who served in the war during the next 8 years. continued on next page...


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When General Washington reorganized the troop around Boston in early 1776 the troop from the south eastern part of the state were formed into the 13th Continental Regiment. We have joined reenactments from the Plains of Abraham in Canada to the field of Yorktown in Virginia. Twice we were invited to set up our white wedge tents at Mount Vernon in at George Washington’s yard. We have come a long way and have done and learned much in 20 years. Our unit is made up of members of many occupations and nationalities. There are carpenters, bank tellers, factory workers, school teachers, Real Estate salesmen, Massachusetts State employees, college student, and many others.

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About 15 % of our members had ancestors living in this country at the time of the American Revolution. The families of other members came later. They were the French from Canada, Irish, Portuguese, German, and Italians. A true American melting pot. We are always anxious to add new members to our unit. The music is open to anyone 12 years or older. We have 3 colonial drums to use. The Militia is open to men and women 16 years or older. We have 5 Brown Bess muskets to loan new members. Families are welcome to participate as support members for the troops. If you think you might enjoy history, both learning and sharing, this might be the hobby you could enjoy. We have been invited by the Rehoboth Community Convent Church to help at their Block party on May 11. We will present a power point program on May 13Th at the Fall River Library and on May 15Th at the Attleboro Library, “Boston Freedom Trail from a Seat. Some members will also be visiting local schools. The unit will march in several Memorial Day Parades. Business meetings will be held at Palmer River School on May 21 and June 18. For more information call: Capt. Al Soucey 508 226 2551 Ensign John Carr 508 252 3194 Cathy Potter 508 252 3682 Visit us at:

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Rehoboth Veterans Memorial Buy A Brick Program

We will be selling bricks to be placed in two locations of the memorial: (1) the brick ramp reserved for any veteran who has served the United States. If you would like your brick placed in the memorial ramp, please complete the brick in the same format as the veteran example below and please also fill out the bottom portion of this form. (2) walkway leading to the memorial area to purchase bricks to recognize friends, family, supporters, businesses, etc. Each brick may contain up to three lines of no more than 16 characters per line. Text will be centered and capitalized. All orders are subject to approval and the installation of the bricks will take place once construction of the memorial is completed. Please also considering making a Patriot Pledge to help us construct the memorial. *The memorial outer circle (non-highlighted brick area) will feature the names of veterans who lived in Rehoboth at the time of service. The committee will purchase the bricks and place them in the appropriate conflict dedication area.

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“Those groups or companies looking to participate in the Rehoboth – Dighton Memorial Day Parade need to contact the Rehoboth Veterans’ Services to register” Scouts, athletic groups, dance groups, marching groups, floats, equipment types, equestrians, etc.  Please call 508-252-4467, ext 122; leave a message!” Lt. Col. William C. Saunders, U. S. Army, (Retired) Director of Veterans’ Services “ A veteran is someone who at one point in his/her life wrote a blank check payable to the United States of America fo an amount of ‘up to and including my Life’ “

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On April 10th 13 members of the Rehoboth Anawan Lions club attended a Brown Bag auction held by the So. Attleboro Village Lions Club. There were several other Lions clubs who also attended and enjoyed the chicken pot pie dinner that was served, and then the fun of the auction began. It was truly a fun night that we have attended for a number of years. The money from the auction was continued on next page...

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donated to Massachusetts Lions Eye Research and was credited to the clubs charity accounts. It ended up to be approximately $188 per club. We know how this is used and we had a good time giving as well. We look forward to next year. On April 19th there were four members who went to the Holiday Inn in Mansfield to attend the Mass Multiple Lions State Convention. Our purpose was to attend the Youth Speech Contest. The 5 Districts had the finalists giving their respective speeches. The winner who won the event was from our district - District S and we congratulate Martin Middleton. His prize was $1500. He was truly a

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super speaker and a super person. From there we went to another room to listen to the Lions All State Band. They are a group who came from local schools and practiced three days. There were 92 students in all this year. Each Lions club had a student that they sponsored and our representative for our club was Keara Enos. They did a fantastic job and we congratulate them. The music was superb and the Armed Forces Salute they performed. Each branch of the service who was in the audience was asked to come forward and stand in front of the band. It was a resounding tribute to all and there were quite a few. Another club contest was the Peace Poster Contest and our winner was Olivia Freitas who was the winner of $50. We congratulate her for representing our club. We do this every year so watch for a posting at Beckwith School and by the art teacher. It is usually shortly after school begins. On April 28th we had our Ladies Luncheon at Crestwood Country Club. There was Lot of laughter and fun, especially with our beautiful baskets that were raffled. A good time was had by all and we want to thank all who came and enjoyed the day. You can look forward to another one next year so watch for our ads and come again. We had our bake sale at the Bristol County Bank and it was a truly big success. We want to THANK ALL who supported us and to all who bought tickets for the Moms basket of Pampering it will be drawn at our first meeting in May. At our last meeting we made donations to the Veterans Memorial and to the DR Citizens Scholarship. At that meeting Elaine Ferreira who was President last year was awarded the International Presidents Award for 2011-2012 along with a retention Patch for our banner.

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May 16 - Meeting at Hillside Country Club with induction of new members. May 22 - Marian Manor Bingo The slate of officers for the coming year are as follows - They will serve from July 1,2013 through June 30,2014. President - NadIne Martin, 1st VP - Carol Grenier, 2nd VP - Cheryl Tait, 3rd VP - Charlene Cunha, Sec - Janice Goulart, Treasurer - Cheryl Gouveia, Director Two Years - Ellie Horton and Maryann Parella, Director One Year - Helen Dennen and Denise Thomas, Tail Twister - Jeanne Noons, Lion Tamer - Sue Nokes, Membership Chairperson - Cathy Silvia., Co-chair – Alice Oliver and Donna LaCroix We would like to say THANK YOU to all who have supported us this year in all our endeavors And look forward to your continued support; and remember our motto WE SERVE and Indeed we do. See you next month.

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The Red Hat Mamas of Seekonk held an English High Tea on Tues, April 23, 2013 at the OLQM Parish center at 385 Central Ave. Seekonk, MA. A great time was had by all the Red Hatters in attendance. Queen Mother, Claire Cinq-Mars welcomed guest Red Hatters from the Attleboro Chapter. Petite pastries (mini filled pasties), various mini quiches and tea sandwiches of Neufchatel cream cheese with slices of seedless cucumber or oven roasted breast of chicken were served with a side of fruit chutney made with gingered apples and mangoes with a splash of sherry. Dessert of mini eclairs filled with Bavarian custard cream and other dainty sweets were served with regular and decaf tea and coffee to the more than 45 persons in attendance. Entertainment by the famous mentalist, Rory Raven, amazed us with his unique talent. Chairwoman, Stephanie Luizzi, and her helpers served a magnificent High Tea Brunch. The Tea Pot centerpieces on each table were arranged with flowers by Jeannette Steward.

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The Carpenter Museum... Local Re-enactors Promise to Make this a Special... “The Way We Worked in Rehoboth” ...Family Day Sunday, June 2, 12-4pm

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A Rehoboth Tradition for Over 120 Years Francis Farm is a Rehoboth institution famous for its clambakes. In some ways it hasn’t changed much over the years and in other ways it has. Ken Foley, owner of Francis Farm, shared some of his memories as part of the oral history project “It’s Your Business, Rehoboth!” now underway at the Carpenter Museum. Ken Foley came to live with his grandfather at Francis Farm when he was 12 in 1959. “I was raised by my grandfather. I slept in the attic and made $3 a day. I left when I was 17 to join the service and then I worked at Francis Farm from the time I was 21 to 35.”

Ken said that Peleg Francis was the original founder of Francis Farm in 1890. The land was rocky hardpan, not suitable for farming. The clambakes started with the Goff family reunions. “When I came to Francis Farm at age 12 they had one pavilion. Mr. [William] Francis wouldn’t allow alcohol here. Mr. Francis was one of the most respected elders. He paid everyone cash. My grandfather Frank Miller and uncle George Taylor ran the bakes as their part-time jobs. My grandfather was also a steward at the American Legion. George Taylor was a Phys. Ed. teacher. “In 1960 Mr. Taylor quit his job and ran the farm full time. My grandfather worked behind the scenes. George was personable and ran the parties. When I first came I helped the older people. Mary and Joe Carpenter always had table one. Everyone had their own job to do. It was open only in the summer; it opened on May 15. “George got old and retired. The Taylor boys Michael and David took over, but Mike got sick, so just David ran it. He sold off some of the land. There were 110 acres. Now there are just 60 acres. The subdivision [houses across the street] was developed in 2000.


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“In the 1960s you couldn’t even reserve a Sunday. They were all booked far in advance. There was only one party per Sunday. For years Ray Collins was the bake master. He worked his whole life here. He lived down the street. We had weddings and the occasional corporate parties and union rallies. We had to adapt our business. Now we have events like weddings and birthday parties. We were always the biggest clambake in the area and now we’re the only one left. “In 1959 we had two outhouses and no septic system. And we had an ice house. We bought our ice from Mr. Johnson at Lin’s Ice (which later became Lin’s Propane). Our garbage went to Henry Miller who had a pig farm on French St. We still have the original tractor from that time. We burned trash once a week. That was a big event. We cut wood on the property and split it by hand. We used 100 to 200 cords of wood per week. New Methods with Traditional Recipes “We used to make clambakes using rocks. John Meager delivered rocks for $10 a load. He was short, stout and muscular. Now we use steel ingots. We got them from Crescent Park when they closed. We bought milk from Perry’s Store. Francis Farm was the largest employer in town, with 50 to 60 college and high school kids working there in the summer. Cooks included Ruth Colburn and Hilda Weddell, and Fran Ingram was the head cook. The cooks from the high school worked here in the summer. “A clambake order included potatoes, fish, dressing, sausage, onions. It was always the same. We also sold barbecued chicken. When we used rocks, they had to be heated to 1200 degrees. That took an hour and a half and then the food was cooked for an hour. We could feed 25 people with one bushel (about 45 lbs.) of clams.” There were some interesting times at the old Francis Farm. Ken recalled one incident. “In 1963 we had a bake with 1500 petroleum dealers. There was some gambling going on. There were 20-35 professional gamblers at the event and 25 police came and caught them.” Ken acquired Francis Farm in 2003. By then it was in need of a lot of repair and renovations. They also installed heat at that time so Francis Farm could be open all year, not just in the summer. There are two halls and two pavilions, so indoor events can take place in bad weather and in the winter. Miller Hall is named after Ken’s grandfather and Francis Hall is named after Peleg Francis who founded the farm. There is also a Francis Farm museum that showcases antique tractors from the New England Antique Tractor and Truck Association and shows a photographic history of the many clambakes held through the years. Francis Farm offers volleyball courts, a softball field, and horseshoe courts for outdoor fun. continued on next page...

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The Reporter May 2013 Ken Foley says that people love Francis Farm. “Coming here for a clambake was always something to look forward to. We still use the same recipes for clam cakes and chowder that they used over 100 years ago. Francis Farm is a place you can relax outdoors all day. There’s a lot to do in an old New England rural atmosphere.”

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Peleg Francis, (top left) pictured here with his wife Jennie Carpenter Francis and parents William and Mary, founded Francis Farm in 1890.

King Philip’s Cooking Pot and Native American Tools Visit Third Graders at Palmer River

When third grade teacher Karen Salois told us that her students were fascinated by the lives of early Wampanoags who lived here, the Carpenter Museum offered to pack up our King Philip cooking pot and take it for a ride across town to visit them. Then we called Fred Robinson of the Massachusetts Archaeological Society, and he said he had a neat program called “Tool Time,” where he shows modern tools and asks kids to guess which Native American tools are the same. So, on a recent Monday we joined Fred for a full morning of presentations to the third grade classes. Special thanks to Fred, who did an amazing talk. And thanks to Karen Salois, who coordinated the program at Palmer River. Fred encourages everyone to

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Please join the Rehoboth Cultural Council on Sunday, June 2, to celebrate with us as Barbara Spencer, Director, and the Carpenter Museum accept the coveted Gold Star Award for their exemplary program, “Remembering Rehoboth School Days”. This program was selected to receive the Gold Star by the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC). Representative Steven Howitt, member of the Joint Committee on Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development, will be on hand to present the award. Also joining us will be Annie Houston of the MCC. Rehoboth has always prided itself on its commitment to education. This award- winning program, “Remembering Rehoboth School Days,” offered glimpses into the history of education in Rehoboth over the centuries. Events included a bus tour of one-room schoolhouse sites with Dave Downs, former Palmer River teacher; an exhibit of educational memorabilia at the museum created by Laura Napolitano, Curator; and a “Teachers Talk Forum” with former teachers and administrators moderated by Bill Cute. The program culminated with the museum’s annual Family Day held in June. The centerpiece of the program was a series of recorded and archived interviews with teachers, administrators and former students. Three Rehoboth nonagenarians- Evelyn Bois, Frances Jones, and Harriet Swallow-who are former students of Rehoboth’s oneroom schoolhouses, were interviewed for this oral history project. Interviews were conducted by Rehoboth high school students- Joan Olson, Case Framson, Nick Andrade, Elizabeth Oakley, Brooke Renaud, Taylor Stebbings, Cam Downey, Caitlin Downing-and Beverly Pettine, Hornbine School Marm. These videos are available on YouTube and can be accessed through the Carpenter Museum website. “Remembering Rehoboth School Days” was selected to receive the Gold Star by the Massachusetts Cultural Council because of “its success in integrating the arts into the community” and by creating “an awareness of Rehoboth’s historical link to education, while engaging community members of all ages.” The program was funded in part by a grant from the Rehoboth Cultural Council. The award presentation will be the kick-off event of the Carpenter Museum’s annual Family Day. The ceremony will begin at 12 p.m. at the museum in the E. Otis Dyer Barn. It promises to be a fun-filled afternoon of activities for the entire family. This is a wonderful opportunity for the community to gather and honor one of our own. We look forward to seeing you there!

Rotary Club of Taunton prepares for annual “Pancake Day” event

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Here is the answer to April’s challenge:

Reminiscing is a wonderful pastime. Usually it leads to impromptu smiles on faces and great conversation. All of our Then and Now offerings have created warm feelings about Rehoboth’s past. If you guessed the location of April’s Then and Now as being either Pop’s Red Lantern or the Mid-way then the smile should not have been far away. The store was a favorite stop for people traveling between Providence and Taunton as well as children and adults who lived in the area around the intersection of Routes 44 and 118. “Pop” Alburn opened the business in 1941 as a gas station/convenience store. The business had a soda fountain, and sold ice cream as well as other odds and ends such as penny candy and little toys. Wooden gliders were very popular among the children. One of the most important items “sold” at the store was the endless conversation about anything from town politics to local social events. Pop’s Red Lantern changed hands during the mid-1950s and was renamed Mid-way because of its location between Providence and Taunton. The building is now home to David Smith Realty as well as other offices. Thanks go out to Arnie Palmer and Ernie Boren for their help in the research of this Rehoboth landmark. This month’s winner is: June M. Cook.

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Another in the long line of Rehoboth treasures is this South Rehoboth landmark which, over the years, was home to three family-run businesses. Can you name one of the three businesses? If you would like to guess the answer, email it to the Carpenter Museum at or mail it to P.O. Box 2, Rehoboth, MA 02769. A winner will be randomly drawn from all entries and that person will receive a prize. Winners will be announced in the Rehoboth Reporter along with a photo of the correct location and more details. The deadline for submitting a guess is May 20.

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April 23, 2013: The Rhode Island Judiciary today recognized 104 longtime employees for their length of state service and honored 27 retirees and 6 Employees of the Year from the various courts. The employees personally received certificates from Supreme Court Chief Justice Paul A. Suttell, State Court Administrator J. Joseph Baxter Jr., and the chief judges and administrators from their respective courts. Supreme Court employees received their certificates from Chief Justice Suttell and Baxter. Superior Court employees received theirs from Presiding Justice Alice B. Gibney and Administrator Joseph V. Conley. Family Court employees received theirs from Chief Judge Haiganush R. Bedrosian and Associate Administrator Kevin P. Richard. District Court employees received theirs from Chief Judge Jeanne E. LaFazia and Administrator Kevin M. Spina. Workers’ Compensation Court employees received certificates from Chief Judge George E. Healy Jr. and Executive Director Maureen H. Aveno. Traffic Tribunal employees received theirs from Chief Magistrate William R. Guglietta and Administrator Thomas J. Laliberte.

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Feehan announced that senior Evan Grandfield of Rehoboth has reached Finalist standing in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program®. Finalists represent less than 1% of the initial pool of about 1.5 million students who enter the program. To reach Finalist standing, Grandfield had to submit a detailed scholarship application, which included essays and information about extracurricular achievements, awards, and leadership positions. Finalists also must have an outstanding academic record, be endorsed and recommended by a school official, and earn SAT scores that confirm their qualifying test performance. Grandfield will be notified in April if he is among a select group of Finalists to receive one of a pool of prestigious National Merit®, corporate-sponsored, or college-sponsored scholarships totaling nearly $35 million. He will be attending Harvard College in the fall.


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Hornbine School Open House June 2nd 1-4 p.m.

Our first public open house at the Hornbine School Museum will take place on Sunday, June 2nd from 1-4 P.M. This is the same day the Carpenter Museum is open with special events and displays. Mark your calendar and visit both “Rehoboth Treasures!” The Hornbine School will be open to the public on Sunday, June 2nd and 23rd. during the month of June. the School will be open to the public each 2nd and 4th Sunday from 2-4 during the months of July, August and September. The Hornbine School Museum was neat and spiffy when it • Elder Law • Probate opened on April 24th for its 45th season. School children from • Medicaid Applications • Guardianships Barrington, RI were the first students this year to experience a day at the Hornbine School. We have many classes scheduled for • Wills & Trusts • Power of Attorney visits from several towns, including Rehoboth, during the months • Asset Protection • Estate Planning of May and June. Built ca 1847, Hornbine School, like any old wooden building, • Veterans’ Benefits • Health Care Proxy is always in need of repair. This past year, we had the window sills • Planning for children & adults w/ special needs repaired and our window shutters replaced. We would like to thank the Rehoboth Preservation Committee and the Rehoboth Historical In-home appointments available Commission. Through their efforts and support we now have brand new “working” shutters! We’ll have more about this wonderful ad492 Winthrop Street P.O. Box 222 Rehoboth, MA 02769 dition to the museum next month.

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Thank You PTSA for Events and Trips - Finally, Spring has sprung! We have many wonderful activities happening this month at Palmer River. Children in second grade can look forward to a visit from our Rehoboth Fire Department as they join us to teach us about preventing forest fires and the importance having of carbon monoxide detectors in our homes. Not all people realize that carbon monoxide detectors are mandated by law. If you have any questions and concerns about them, Firefighter Randy Laravee would be happy to assist you in answering them. This month, our first grade classrooms will be setting off to the Zeiterion Theater to see a presentation of “Click Clack Moo”. Second graders will explore habitats and life cycles at the NRT Sheep Pasture in Easton and third grade classrooms will be attending our local Carpenter Museum to learn about our local history as it relates to the colonial period. Grade four classrooms will be taking a field trip to North Kingstown Biomes Center to learn more about aquatic wonders. The students told me that they have an octopus there that can open a jar and then pack himself into that very same jar. (See more at .) This trip is very well liked by the children and gives them a great opportunity to interact with many species of fish and sea life. PTSA is integral to making “offsite” learning possible. We are appreciative of the challenging work they do fundraising in an effort to provide high quality enrichment for our children. We sure have an outstanding month planned- filled with lots of enriching learning opportunities. Springing Into Learning - Fourth graders with Ms. Gridley, have been creating travel journals as they travel through each of our unique states in America. When they are done, the students will each have a page written about each state. This activity serves as a good reminder of the special “qualities” each state has to offer.  These students will soon be working on animal adaptations; hands on activities will take place with crayfish, tadpoles, newts and ants.  The classroom will also be hatching chickens and starting to work on our science fair reports and projects.  In writing these fourth graders are learning about the desert, and will be creating a persuasive, narrative and expository piece about animals this habitat.  Recently, the children have finished writing “WHO AM I?” poems about the desert.  These poems focused on using effective details to describe a desert animal and then have it in the form of a riddle. Here is an example for you:

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A notice to all parents of children who will be 5 years old by August 31, 2013! Kindergarten Registration has begun for the 2013-2014 School Year at Palmer River Elementary School. If your child was born on or between 9/1/2007 and 8/31/2008, they are eligible to begin Kindergarten in September of 2013. If you have not yet received a registration packet in the mail, please call Palmer River School (252-5100) between 8:00 am and 2:30 pm to request one.

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May 6 MCAS starts again May 8 Arts Night at Beckwith May 10 Grade 5 Social May 10 Student Council Dance May 15 Spring Concert at DRRHS May 24 Progress reports issued May 24 Grade 7 Whale Watch May 27 No School – Memorial Day No Cell Phones During MCAS The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education prohibits cell phones during MCAS testing. If your child brings a cell phone to school, please know that cell phones are not allowed in the testing environment and that lockers are not secure. Students found to have cell phones in the test environment will have their tests invalidated by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Invalid tests receive no points and students do not have an opportunity to retake the test.  MCAS sessions start again on May 6 and will run through May 20. Please check our website for the complete schedule.

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Students are always welcome to watch our baseball and softball teams as they compete. We do ask that parents/ guardians be aware that no spectator supervision is provided during the games and that they accompany their children. Any student who is not accompanied by an adult should be picked up right after the game ends to ensure that no child is left in an unsafe situation. Your child’s safety is of utmost concern and your cooperation is most appreciated.

State Geography Bee

Congratulations to Mitchell Brown for making it to the state geography bee. He competed on April 5 against students from all over Massachusetts. He did not qualify for the final competition but did well in the preliminary round.

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STEM Night

On April 10th Beckwith hosted our 4th annual STEM Night. The night included presenters from iRobot, D-RRHS Career Tech Ed, the National Weather Service, Lockheed Martin, Manny’s Automotive, and many more. Officer Perry brought the Rehoboth Police Humvee for everyone to see, Fireman Randy and the Rehoboth Fire Department turned an ordinary car into a convertible using the Jaws of Life. Rehoboth Ambulance did a Hawaiian themed CPR demonstration, and Rehoboth Rescue was there to show off some of their equipment. There was pizza in case anyone was hungry; if you weren’t hungry you could watch Miss Bryant and some of her students perform a pig dissection. Mr. Kenny’s STEM Club was there to talk about vampire electronics and Mrs. Bartley was doing guided tours around the universe using Worldwide Telescope. Thanks to all of the teachers, presenters, students, and parents who helped to make this year’s event a success.

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What’s Been Happening at Seekonk High School? From Marcia McGovern, Principal

From Mrs. McGovern, Principal

SHS designated Friday, April 26th, as Boston Strong Day. Staff and students were encouraged to wear either Boston apparel (such as team gear, college shirts, etc.) or red, white, and blue to show their support for the lives lost, the people injured, and the heroes who responded to the events at and following the Boston Marathon. On Thursday, April 11th at 6:30 pm, the Seekonk High School Peer Helping Network (PHN) presented the movie Bully to all interested members of the community. Approximately 40 adults watched the movie and listened to Dr. Jones explain how to use the new anonymous bullying link on our school website. All students had already viewed the movie either earlier that day or on the day before. Students discussed their reactions to the movie during their advisories on Friday, April 12th. Thank you to our School Psychologist, Ms. Keri Kozlowski, for organizing this important event as part of our Anti-Bullying week. On Friday, April 12, 2013, the directors of the Massachusetts Teen Distracted Driving Leadership Summit, Brian, Tim, and Matt Salit, were recognized on Ray LaHood’s Blog page for their work in ending distracted driving. Mr. LaHood is the Secretary of Transportation for the United States. He was appointed by President Barack Obama in 2008 to this position. You can view the post on his blog website, Congratulations to the Salit brothers for putting together the summit which will be held in May. Mrs. Cunard and Mrs. Larson were recently awarded a Curriculum Leadership Center Innovative Project grant for a project titled “Flipping Biology.” The grant will focus on creating “flipped classroom” lesson (videos to be viewed at home) which will support and enhance classroom learning.

From the Music Department

Seekonk Band Goes to Disney

During Spring Vacation, 53 members of Seekonk High School’s bands participated in a six day trip to Walt Disney World in Florida. The group flew down to Orlando where they completed a two and one half hour workshop entitled “You’re Instrumental” in a Disney studio. They also performed a well-received concert at the Waterside Stage in Downtown Disney. Groups that perform at Disney are selected through an audition process, which the Seekonk Band had done in May of 2012. In addition to their performances, this group of student musicians and their chaperones stayed at Disney’s All-Star Music Resort and enjoyed attractions at The Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom and the Disney water parks.

Spring Concert The Seekonk High School Music Department will feature the SHS Concert Band, Jazz Band, Percussion Ensemble and award winning Symphonic Band at their annual spring concert on Thursday, May 9th at 7 PM in the Seekonk High School Auditorium. Admission to the concert is $5.00. Students and senior citizens are admitted free of charge

Guidance News

Congratulations to Annie Gagnon and Jeremy Sousa for being recognized by the Attleboro Elks during Youth Appreciation week. They will be honored at a dinner on May 2nd for their outstanding contributions to the school and community. BCC Dual enrollment- Does your student

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Key Club

Members of Key Club have been very busy. This year they raised $193.73 for the Pennies for Patients Campaign for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to fight blood cancers. They also organized their 15th Annual Egg Hunt on Good Friday which was attended by more than 250 students Pre-K through Grade 3 who hopped around the SHS campus getting their faces painted, taking a chance at the jelly bean count, receiving a balloon from Mr. Twister, hoping to break the piñata, and playing egg hockey. Key Club members filled over 3300 plastic eggs with candy and prizes! Thanks so much to all the local businesses that helped to make this event possible, and more importantly, our Key Clubbers who devoted much time, effort and candy to make the best egg hunt ever!

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Students in Biotechnology recently tested cornmeal from the supermarket and determined it is genetically modified. The students extracted DNA from the cornmeal and utilized the high sophisticated Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) to make large amounts of the DNA, specifically the BT gene from bacteria which protects the corn from corn borers and reduces the need for pesticides. They are now busy forming Biotech Start-up Companies and developing protein products to cure or treat diseases. They will be using glow-in the dark genes to follow the protein production. Students in AP Biology went to the Harvard Museum of Natural History to explore evolution on March 27th. Students in AP Biology and non-honors Biology II presented their ecological research of the Runnnins River & Burr’s Pond at the Seekonk Land Trust Annual meeting at the Seekonk Public Library on Tuesday, April 2nd. Another group of students will be presenting their research at the Watershed Access Lab Annual Symposium at Bridgewater State University on April 25th. Posters were on display at both the Seekonk Public and Seekonk High School libraries. The research projects are completed in conjunction with the Watershed Access Lab and with the support of the Seekonk Land Trust.


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Art Department News

The Art Department is proud to announce that junior Taylor Rosenholm has been accepted to Massachusetts Art All State which will be held on May 24 and 25, 2013, at the Worcester Art Museum in Worcester, Massachusetts.


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Seekonk High School Key Club Egg Hunt

EGGScelent! EGGSITING! EGGStravaganza! That was the Seekonk High School’s Key Club’s 15th Annual Egg Hunt! Held on Good Friday, over 250 students Pre-K through Grade 3 hopped around the campus getting their faces painted, taking a chance at the jelly bean count, receiving a balloon from Mr. Twister, hoping to break the piñata and the all time favorite, playing egg hockey. They all hopped around the courtyard and football stadium in hopes of finding those coveted prize eggs. Finding those eggs was a challenge because the Key Club members filled over 3300 plastic eggs with candy and prizes. Thanks go to all the local businesses who helped make the event possible, and more importantly, the Key Clubbers who devoted much time, effort and candy to make the best egg hunt ever. The Key Club is sponsored by the Seekonk Kiwanis Club to encourage community service and activities.

Aitken School, Seekonk

A concert for students from kindergarten through grade six will take place at the Mildred Aitken School on Newman Avenue in Seekonk on the morning of Wednesday, June 5, 2013. The musical ensemble Make We Music has made many school appearances in Rhode Island and Massachusetts this spring. Their presentation, sponsored by Alan Shawn Feinstein, introduces ancient instruments from the recorder and crumhorn families, delivers a message about the kind treatment of animals, and encourages students to be helpful and respectful to each other. Song titles for the children include “Have you ever seen a red fox?,” “There is a place called Winslow Animal Rescue Farm,” and “Join the people helping people.” A longer program with the same themes is entitled “Eyes That Speak.” Animal shelters and other organizations seeking to raise funds have sponsored this presentation. Jacqueline Devillers, the musical director of the ensemble, has said, “With two dozen presentations to young children this spring we think we are helping to make a difference for animals both now and in the future. We are grateful to Mr. Feinstein for his generous support.” Contact Jacqueline Devillers at

Feehan Students Win Spanish Awards ¡Felicidades!

Bishop Feehan High School celebrates annual Spanish awards with three stand-out students and dozens of high achievers. Sophomore Emma Clerx (Seekonk) was selected for the National Spanish Exam Global Citizen Scholarship. Only 16 U.S. students received the honor. Clerx will receive a scholarship for a two–week Spanish immersion program this summer through the Concordia Language Villages in MN. Senior Evan Grandfield (Rehoboth) is a first place winner in his divisions, and earned national recognition for excellent performance in the 2013 National Spanish Awards. Grandfield was the top scorer in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and will be honored with a Gold Medal at an award ceremony at Regis College on May 15 along with his parents, Patricia and Scott, and Spanish teacher, Joan Drobnis. Students from Feehan earned a total of 8 Gold, 32 Silver and 25 Bronze medals along with 80 Honorable Mentions. “Attaining a medal or honorable mention for any student on the National Spanish Examinations is very prestigious,” said Kevin Cessna-Buscemi, National Director of the Exams, “because the exams are the largest of their kind in the United States with over 156,000 students participating in 2013.” Grandfield was also selected as a recipient of the Spanish Honor Society $1,000 Senior College Scholarship. Only 20 scholarships are given nationally based on overall academic achievement, a 5 minute interview in Spanish, and recommendations.

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A Tribute To The D/R Band

“A proud grandmothers heartfelt request” By Sue Duncan

In December 2012, my mother faxed the following letter to the Rehoboth Reporter, (she passed away 1 week later). Dear Rehoboth Reporter, I would like to suggest that your newspaper do a feature article on the Dighton-Rehoboth Marching Band. 140 dedicated students from the high school and 2 middle schools perform at football games, parades and other events sometimes under severe weather conditions. They are a terrific group of kids. Along with their parents, who not only attend events but drive them to rehearsals and to catch the buses for out of town events. Doug Kelley (Doug’s Music) is the band director. Some parents have taken great pictures of the band performing, maybe a few could be provided for the article. It would be greatly appreciated if your paper would give recognition to these kids. Sincerely, Nancy Vine Proud Grandmother of 3 members of the Band. To honor my mother’s wishes my daughters Andrea, Erica, and I interviewed Doug, and I have attempted to capture the essence of the D-R Marching Band. When Doug Kelley began his tenure as Band Director in 1990 he recalled there were 26 students in the band, 3 members of the color guard and 6-7 majorettes who were all D-R High School students. He has expanded today’s band to include not only high school students but also students from both middle schools beginning in the 6th grade. This year’s band was 145 members strong including the color guard. Doug feels indebted to a strong and dedicated parent group, as he put it, “They are the gas that makes the engine run. Without the parent group there is no band.” Many who know Doug would say that without him there is no band. His Assistant Band Directors Shawn Urban and Donna Connors are also an integral part of behind the scene activities. One of the many reasons Doug is so well liked and respected is his Band has been a refuge for some kids who may not otherwise fit into a particular group in school. The main idea to him is that it is number one social and number two musical. It does not matter to him if you have loads of musical talent, a disability, a limitation or an inadequacy. All are welcome in his eyes. What does matter to Doug is that when you put on the D-R Marching Band uniform you embrace the motto of the band, POWER, PRIDE & PASSION, “I want them to be part of something that’s great,” he said with a smile. Many of these kids ooze POWER, PRIDE & PASSION from their pores it is so ingrained in them. Doug’s leadership, personality and energy have fostered a tight knit, cohesive and supportive group of kids who are welcoming to newcomers as well as the younger middle school students. As my mom put it, “They are a terrific group of kids.” Doug has in turn respected and empowered the kids by allowing them vote each year for the fellow band member who will lead them as their Drum Major. The D-R Band is the only band in the conference who travels with their football team to away games. Doug admits, “We may not be the best band musically but we are exciting. It is not about the music it’s about the entertainment.” This year’s halftime show was Zorro, which included masks and swords and last year the band presented Jekyll and Hyde. Each year begins with a full week of band camp in August followed by regular rehearsals which are held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings throughout the fall. Halftime shows, jamborees, parades, UMASS band day at Gillette Stadium,

stands music at the P-Bruins, opening day at Dighton baseball and a trip to Florida to march down Main Street in the Disney parade every other year has kept the band very busy. This demanding schedule keeps Doug, Shawn, Donna, parents and the Friends of the D-R Marching Band very active. Planning and preparing along with transporting kids, instruments and equipment in addition to fundraising which ultimately makes it all possible. Doug credits the parent group with enabling him to do what he does. Friends President Steve Grota, his wife Jean, the Lopes Family, and a core group of hard-working, committed parents donate countless hours to the Band. “Whoever takes the Band over needs to realize the importance of the parent group,” Doug stated very seriously, when speaking about the Band’s long term future. Doug’s final sentiments, with his eyes filling up were, “It’s crazy what we do. It’s hard to say how much these kids mean to me.” I hope that Doug realizes how much he means to his kids, past and present, and their families. A few of his former students are still very involved in today’s band. Former Band member Joe Botelho donates countless hours of his time doing anything and everything that needs to be done. Doug said it best, “Your mom got it.” Although she followed the band for only a little more than a year, she immediately valued and appreciated how extraordinary and unique this band is. She was compelled to see its story featured, and I hope that it is a story that will continued for many, many years. continued on next page...

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Seekonk Junior Troop 460 spent a blustery Sunday afternoon volunteering at their ‘cleanup’ supporting ‘Save the Bay’. The girls spent several chilly, windy hours collecting litter along the Bristol Harbor shore, Independence Park and Bike Path. Their hard work helped to protect, restore and improve the ecological health of the Narragansett Bay. The girls collected over 70 pounds of litter and hundreds of cigarette butts. The Butt Brigade, a new initiative by ‘Save the Bay’ is aimed at keeping cigarette butts off of our coastlines and out of our waterways. All cigarette butts collected will be sent to InnvoaGreen Systems to be safely recycled and made into an item ‘Save the Bay’ will use at its Providence headquarters. The troop is working on their Bronze Award, the highest award in Junior Girl Scouts.

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Troop 1 Seekonk has Two New Eagle Scouts

MA Senator Timilty, Gino Volpe, Benjamin Averill, MA Represntative Howitt Boy Scout Troop 1 Seekonk celebrated the accomplishments of Eagle Scouts Benjamin Averill and Gino Volpe at an Eagle Scout Court of Honor on April 28, at St. Teresa’s Church, Pawtucket. Ben is the son of Benjamin Averill and Patricia D’Almeida-Averill of Seekonk. Gino is the son of Christopher and Angie Volpe also of Seekonk Ben’s Eagle Project comprised researching, building and installing four Wood Duck nesting boxes at Gammino Pond Conservation Area in Seekonk. He designed and planned the project with the guidance of Seekonk Conservation Agent, Ms. Bernadette Deblander. Ben solicited donations for materials, recruited volunteers, and led a team to accomplish the task. In addition he constructed and installed a fishing line disposal box, and designed a Wood Duck informational poster for display at the site. Ben is a senior high honor student at LaSalle Academy in Providence. He is an All State musician, first trumpet in five school bands and an active member of the theater production group. He will attend Tufts University in the fall. Gino has earned 29 merit badges and has been on many hiking, back packing and camping trips as well as attended 7 years at Camp Yawgoog. During his last year there, he completed the Silver C.O.P.E. Climbing Award as well as the Purple Panda achievement. For his Eagle Scout project, Gino performed responsibly, professionally and with determination in working with the Town of Seekonk Housing Authority to organize and lead the construction and installation of a post and beam fence around the Seekonk Commons garden area. Gino’s efforts on this project included several presentations to obtain the permissions required to build this fence, as well as a lot of fund-raising to solicit the $800+ needed for the materials. Gino is currently a senior high honor student at Bishop Feehan High School and has plans of studying engineering at the Manhattan College this fall.

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“You know what Dad?” my seven year old son said after staying the night inside Connecticut’s Mystic Aquarium, “this was great! This was like having a sleepover with ALL of my friends!” He and all of his friends in Pack 2 Rehoboth had a bubbly time during our special event in April. We joined other local Boy Scout groups and select staff of the aquarium for a behind the scenes overnight adventure. After some snacks and quick safety tips, the boys participated in four unique learning stations. They dissected a squid, including popping its eyes and removing its beak, ink sack and quill. The boys were excited too with getting to hold sea stars, hermit and horseshoe crabs, a very rare blue lobster and other aquatic creatures. We all learned about the Titanic and how to translate Morse code. After completing the stations we were treated by a fact scavenger hunt where the boys learned about various colorful fish species, neon jelly fish, century old turtles and electric eels. Then all cuddled cozily in their own sleeping bags, located right next to the huge fish, shark and manta ray salt water tanks. The next morning we were wakened with a nice breakfast (squids from the night before were thankfully not on the menu!) and a quick morning viewing of the outdoor exhibits including the penguins. Each Pack 2 Scout and their accompanying family earned a coveted “Mystic Aquarium Overnight Program” collectors badge. To find out more or to join Pack2 call 508-397-9023.

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From the State House House Republicans Vote Against $500 Million in Tax Increases

Republicans’ Tax-Free Transportation Proposal Defeated by Democrats BOSTON – Representative Howitt (RSeekonk) joined House Minority Leader Bradley H. Jones, Jr. (R- North Reading) and the House Republican Caucus in voting against a Democratic-led transportation finance proposal which contained $500 million in tax increases. “By electing to raise taxes in the Commonwealth, Democrats on Beacon Hill have indicated their willingness to help fund Governor Patrick’s legacy project,” said Representative Jones. “Unfortunately, despite the House Republican Caucus’ proposal of an alternative transportation finance plan – free from any statewide tax increases – the residents of Massachusetts are on the verge of having to pay for the third major tax increase since Governor Patrick was sworn into office.” House Bill 3382, An Act Relative to Transportation Finance, endorsed by both House Speaker Robert DeLeo and Senate


President Therese Murray, contains tax increases which will affect the everyday lives of Massachusetts’ hardworking taxpayers. House Democrats were successful in their plan to increase the state’s gasoline tax and tobacco tax, thereby ignoring the Commonwealth’s residents, many of whom continue to struggle to make ends meet. The Commonwealth’s small business community will not be immune to the widereaching tax proposal passed by Democratic majority. Higher taxes on certain software services and increased tax rate for utility companies will not only stifle our state’s entrepreneurs, but will have a trickle-down effect on residents and ratepayers alike. “It was disappointing that when the Legislature was presented with the Republican Caucus’ tax-neutral plan, it was arbitrarily discarded in favor of raising taxes,” said Representative Steven Howitt (R-Seekonk), ranking Republican on the Joint Committee on Transportation. “By choosing to utilize a tax and spend approach, the plan endorsed by House Democrats will lead to further economic hardships for our state’s individuals and families.”


Continuing their advocacy for Massachusetts’ taxpayers and small businesses, the House Republican Caucus offered a transportation finance proposal which raises the necessary revenue to solve the state’s transportation finance dilemma while refraining from raising any additional revenue. In addition to offering an alternative plan, the Republican Caucus offered amendments which would, in part, repeal both the Pacheco Law and eliminate pricey Project Labor Agreements. Had they been adopted by the Democratic majority, the Commonwealth stood to save millions of dollars each year – money which would be directed to fund transportation and infrastructure projects around Massachusetts. “Our constituents truly believe in the ‘reform before revenue’ mantra that focused the last transportation debate. They believe it is more than a meaningful slogan, but a call to fundamentally change the way we operate to ensure that all tax dollars are spent effectively and efficiently,” said Representative Peter Durant (R-Spencer), Republican member on the Joint Committee on Transportation. “Unfortunately, several

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Howitt & House Republicans Propose Transportation Finance Bill

Comprehensive Plan Excludes Tax Increases; Targets New State Growth BOSTON - Representative Steven S. Howitt (R-Seekonk) joined House Minority Leader Bradley H. Jones, Jr. (R- North Reading) and the entire House Republican Caucus in proposing an alternative transportation finance bill – free from any statewide tax increases. “The House Republican Caucus has repeatedly stated that transportation is a core government function, and agrees that there is a daunting problem looming before our transportation agencies,” said Representative Jones. “However, through the targeted use of surplus revenue and meaningful cost-saving reforms, the Commonwealth will be able to provide a transportation system that its citizens have come to expect – and deserve.” The plan, offered by the House Republican Caucus, comes on the heels of

transportation finance proposals submitted by Speaker Robert DeLeo and Senate President Therese Murray as well as Governor Deval Patrick’s plan of close to $2 billion in additional revenue. However, unlike previous proposals which rely heavily on tax revenue, the legislation offered by House Republicans forgoes any attempt to raise taxes on Massachusetts’ residents. “This is a well thought out approach which will strike a balance between Massachusetts’ budgetary needs and the needs of the state’s transportation system,” said Representative Howitt. “The House Republicans’ plan provides the Massachusetts Department of Transportation and the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority the necessary financial support without placing a revenue strain on the state’s hardworking taxpayers.” To solve the Commonwealth’s transportation finance dilemma, the House Republicans’ plan will dedicate a portion of new tax revenue growth to be allocated to transportation needs. Additionally, the Republican Caucus’ proposal will create a new budgetary benchmark to maintain the revenue stream. While the House Republicans appreciate the value of budgetary growth, the Caucus also understands that reforms within the current paradigm of state government are necessary. As such, the comprehensive

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Seekonk High School Tennis

The Lady Warriors are off to a poor start this year at 0-7. Although they could theoretically win out and make the state tournament, which looks like an unlikely outcome at this juncture. “We really haven’t been at our full potential yet,” says coach Mike Petrucci. The coach said his team didn’t get its full compliment together until about their fifth match, due to a series of circumstances including vacations, extracurricular commitments and other things. Several players have stood out in an un-stellar season. Both Kayla Balasco and Megan Hayward have moved spots to help the team, and have performed at previously unseen levels. On the boys’ side, things aren’t going to terribly. At 3-3, the Warriors are still alive, despite nearly getting skunked by rival Dighton-Rehoboth last month. Colby Dressler and Max Hagenberg continue to be the keys for Seekonk. When these top two singles players collect their points, the Warriors usually go home happy. The boys do have favorable rematches left on the schedule; all of their wins came on the road against opponents who must now visit Seekonk.


The Warriors are 4-6 at the midway point in the season, with some work to do in the weeks to come. Seekonk will need to win at least six games down the stretch if they want to return to the playoffs, as they have for the last three years. Seekonk’s biggest problem thus far has been a predictable lack of power. A young lineup that is also small has failed to hit in the continued next page...

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absence of bats like Matt Foley and others who graduated after last season. A brief look at the schedule suggests that Seekonk’s playoff hopes may come down to a showdown on the last day with Case. The Cardinals came to Seekonk and won 3-0 to start the season. The Warriors may now need a win in Swansea to end it.


This year’s Warrior track team appears to be a juggernaut. At 5-0, they are poised to win the South Coast Conference’s regular season title. A distance crew that had already had a remarkable year when the spring started is just piling on. The Salit triplets continue to lead that group, including Brian Salit, who recently ran down conference top dog and Dighton-Rehoboth Falcon Ty Enos in the 800-meters. “He had a great race. Just sat back on him, waited and then said ‘it’s my track, I’m coming for you,’” said coach Matt McCartin. Nate Robitaille and Alex Lansing continue to lead a strong group of throwers, who frequently sweep throwing events in meets. But there have also been more unlikely contributions. “We threw Tyler Vincent in the long jump. He popped an 18’10” without practicing,” says McCartin. Vincent won the long jump that day. Overall, McCartin says his team is headed in the right direction. “Our top guys are doing what they do and we’re running with a lot of confidence. We’re kind of rounding into form,” the coach said. On the girls’ side, things are good, but not nearly as good. The Lady Warriors are 2-3, but they are a young team that’s doing things beyond their years. “What they’re doing right now is not natural,” coach Earl Berwick said before a meet this week.

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The team lost Nicole Mowry and Lucy Belt to injury before they competed in a single meet. The base of the team is unbelievably young. When they traveled to the freshman-sophomore meet, 26 girls from Seekonk suited up and competed. Jill Cartwright has done a lot of running out front, she currently ranks 6th in the South Coast Conference in the mile. Freshman Bethany Murphy has qualified at the con-

May 2013 ference level for the two-mile, an event where she has seen a 15 second time reduction already on the young season. This almost certainly is not the year for the Lady Warriors to make noise. But look for them to make plenty of it in 2014.


At 7-4, the Lady Warriors are tracking for the playoffs as usual. Coach Gary Miller’s team is in their typical midseason form and need only three more wins to secure a playoff spot. They also have games remaining with Westport, Bourne and rival DightonRehoboth, all teams that were good for Seekonk W’s the first time around. Lindsey Leclerc continues to be important on the mound for the Lady Warriors, and her battery-mate Katie Andrade remains a force on both sides of the ball. Katie Case and Shannon Karbowski have been coming up with big hits in the clutch for Seekonk. Some untimely fielding mistakes have cost the Lady Warriors games that might have already given them a playoff position. If they can clean up their fielding, there’s a deep playoff run on the horizon for this team.

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114 Pond Street • Seekonk, MA 02771 (508) 399-6600 • Fax (508) 761-6950 Meaghan O’Connell, a Second Team All Star, shown leading in the breast stroke As a result of their successful swim team performances, several DR swimmers were recently recognized for their outstanding individual performances. Sophomore Tayla Slater was selected as a member of the Attleboro Sun Chronicle’s Swimming AllStar team. Additionally, Tayla was named by the Taunton Daily Gazette as the local girls’ 2013 Winter All-Scholastics “Swimmer of the Year.” Another sophomore, Bryan Tran, junior Nate LaChance, and senior Kira Hitz were all recognized as members of the Gazette’s First Team All-Stars. Sophomores Jonathan Eddy and Meaghan O’Connell were named as members of the All-Stars Second Team. Congratulations to all swimmers! We look forward to an even more successful season next year! See More DR Swimmer Photos at First team All Stars Tayla Slater and Kira Hitz, and Second Team All Star Jonathan Eddy will also serve as Tri-Captains next season. Nate LaChance, Tayla Slater, and Bryan Tran were all named to the First Team All Stars

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Seekonk Junior Golf League

The Seekonk Junior Golf League (SJGL) is now accepting players of all ability levels for its 2013 campaign.  The League, starting its 11th season, will begin play with Clinics held June 26th and 27th, and Opening day planned for June 29th.  The season will run every Saturday throughout the summer with play concluding the 18th of August. The league was founded by Dan Preston in 2002 with support from local businesses as well as the Seekonk Lions Club, and the Seekonk Recreation Committee.  Over 90 plus players registered and on Saturday, July 12th, 2003 the Seekonk Junior Golf League was in full swing!  Today, the Seekonk Junior Golf League (SJGL) is a tax exempt, non-profit organization, which allows boys & girls, ages 10 to 16, the opportunity to play golf and receive golf instruction at a low cost during an eight-week period over the sum-

mer.  The league is open not just to Seekonk residents, but prospective golfers from the surrounding communities.  Special financial consideration is available to those experiencing financial hardship.   Now boasting a roster of over 120 junior golfers, the SJGL provides a safe and positive environment for those learning to play the game of golf with their peers.  The players are organized into teams, sponsored by local businesses, competing for the rights to the “Carner Cup”, named after local golf legend and LPGA Hall of Famer, Joanne Carner.  The unique scoring system allows for golfers of varying ability levels to contribute to their team either through a relaxed individual play or a more competitive match play format.  While the league’s home course is Hillside Country Club, located in Rehoboth, MA, other locations throughout the Southern Massachusetts and Eastern Rhode Island are utilized. Registration for the 2013 season is open now through June 1st on the league’s website,  The game of golf offers several valuable “lessons of life” that are embraced and taught to our players.  The unspoken rules of golf etiquette reinforce the values of honesty, team play, courtesy, respect and responsibility.  The Seekonk Junior Golf League is dedicated to not only teaching our players the game of golf, but also recognize the area’s rich golf heritage and instill the values that this great game demands.   Come join us for the 2013 season! 

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After having to wait for Mother Nature to finish her business, opening day took place at the Martin St Complex on April 13th , albeit later than expected. The rain made it possible for us to sleep a little later, and there was a great turnout from all of the baseball and softball teams in the league. Thanks you to all of the teams, parents, grandparents, board members and friends who came out to the field to begin another great season of baseball & softball. Thank you to Kelly Chartier for singing the Nation Anthem. It was definitely a beautiful day to start our season off right. Play Ball!!!


The 2013 season welcomes back to the field, Red Sox player Jacob Roy. Jacob was sidelined last year due to illness and needed to be in the hospital for several months. We are so happy to see him back on the field with his teammates. We wish him continuous good health and a great baseball season.

May 2013 New Website

You may have noticed the new design of our website this year. We have changed design, and have made navigation of the site very easy. You will be able to access schedules, standings, and important information very easily. Check out the new design at Also please “Like” us on Facebook for all of the latest happenings at RYBSA, including game cancellations and other important updates.

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RYBSA is sponsoring a day with the Pawtucket Red Sox. Friday, June 14, 2013 McCoy Stadium Pawtucket, RI Game Time 7:05 P.M. vs. Buffalo Bisons; General Admission Tickets: $8:00Bring the whole family! Go to for ticket information. The board members of RYBSA wish all the teams a successful 2013 season filled with learning opportunities, teamwork and sportsmanship.

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world-wide. Division II and III tournaments restrict participants by national rating. To compete in Division II events, athletes must hold a national ranking of “C” or under; for Division III, fencers must hold a rank of “D” or under. The USFA grants national rankings to athletes with high-placed, local or national tournament finishes. Ratings range from “A” at the highest to “E.” David Payne from Rehoboth qualified for Division III competition In the Men’s Saber category. David will continue to train under RIFAC owner and head coach Alex Ripa in anticipation of Summer Nationals, scheduled this year for early July in Columbus, Ohio.

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Seekonk Human Services Seekonk Human Services Staff Telephone: (508) 336-8772 FAX: (508) 336-2239 Executive Director Bernadette Huck Ext. 15 Senior Secretary Ashley Pimental ext. 12 Clerical Assistant Kimberly Mallon ext. 10

Educational & Social Programs Karen Stutz ext. 14 Outreach Managers Adriana Dossantos BA. ext. 11 (Monday-Friday) Veronica Brickley, LPN BA SOC LSWA ext. 17 (Mon. Wed. Fri.)

Telephone: (508) 336-8772 FAX: (508) 336-2239 Senior Aides Loretta Ferreira, Sharon Bettencourt ext. 19 Executive Board Members Victoria Kinniburgh, Chairperson Rene Andrews, Vice Chairperson Anne Libby, Secretary Anita Gendron, Treasurer Christen Allen Guy Boulay Beverly Della Grotta

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Monday – Thursday 8:30 – 4:30, Wednesdays 5:00 – 7:00 at Town Hall by Appointment Only, Friday 8:30 – 12:30

TRIAD: NEW SENIOR CENTER Wednesday, May 22, 2013

The architect, George Cruz, and Operation Project Manager, Taylor McDonald, will be discussing the plans for the NEW Senior Center. Become familiar with the info they provide. This is a great opportunity to come in with your questions, concerns and comments. Lunch will be Pizza and Salad for $2. Please sign up for lunch so we can have an accurate number of guests to order for by calling 508-336-8772.

MEMORIAL DAY CELEBRATION Wednesday, May 29 @ 10am

Come join Seekonk Human Services as we celebrate Memorial Day. This is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Memorial Day was originally known as Decoration Day. It originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in that War. We continue to celebrate this day for those who gave their lives for our country. Lunch will be a Pot Roast Dinner for $2. Please call 508-336-8772 to sign up for this activity and lunch.

Exploration Wednesday

June 5th @ 10am “Arthritis and You” with emphasis on knees. Lunch: Willow Tree June 26th @ 10am “TRIAD’s 15th Birthday Party) Lunch: Brunch for $2  

MEN’S BREAKFAST Thursday, May 9 @ 8:30am

Toti’s Restaurant Men of all ages are welcome to attend and no sign up is required. Bring a friend with you to enjoy a delicious breakfast. There is no set price for breakfast, order what you want, pay for what you order. Guest speaker is architect, George Cruz, and Operation Project Manager, Taylor McDonald, to discuss the new Senior Center.

WOMEN’S MONTHLY BRUNCH Thursday, May 16 @ 10am

Toti’s Restaurant Women of all ages are welcome to attend and no sign up is required. Bring a friend with you to enjoy a delicious brunch. There is no set price for brunch, order what you want, pay for what you order. Come one come all and enjoy a warm gathering!  


SHINE Counselors help Medicare beneficiaries understand their rights and benefits under Medicare and other health insurance coverage. Counselors may assist you by reviewing present coverage, do a comparison of plans, protect Medicare beneficiaries from paying for bills they should not pay, and prevent paying for unnecessary duplicate coverage. Counselors also help with claim forms and applications. If you are a Medicare beneficiary, are turning 65 or if you’re over 65 but are now retiring, please call Seekonk Human Services at 508-3368772 for a free SHINE appointment.

2013 Trips! Thursday, May 30, 2013 CAPE COD BASS RIVER TOUR

$67.00 Per Person (Includes Driver Gratuity) Departure: 9am Return 5:30pm Narrated Bass River Cruise ~ Sandwich Glass Museum Tour ~ Delicious Daniel Webster Inn Lunch. Travel today to beautiful Cape Cod, where you’ll arrive in Sandwich, the Cape’s oldest town. You’ll initially visit the Sandwich Glass Museum, where you’ll view real glass blowing artisans creating world renowned pieces art. Now the special treat of the day will be a cruise on the sparkling waters of the Bass River. You’ll glide by riverfront estates, windmills, protected birds in natural sanctuaries and an actual working lighthouse.

Monday, June 17, 2013 NEWPORT PLAYHOUSE

FEATURES BEAU JEST PLAY and LOBSTERFEST $52 Per Person (Includes Driver Gratuity) Departure: 10am Return: 5pm ~Lunch Buffet and Cabaret~ Sarah’s parents have never met her boyfriend, who is a WASP executive. Her parents want her to marry a “nice Jewish boy,” so Sarah hires a man from an escort service to present to her family when they come to dinner!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013 AQUA TURF 2013, MUSICAL VARIETY FEST

$75.00 Per Person (Includes Driver Gratuity) Departure: 8:30am Return: 5:30pm Featuring Outstanding Cuisine & Great Entertainment Located just outside of Hartford, CT Lunch: Salad, Pasta, Salmon, Pork, Potato, Vegetable & Dessert Today’s Aqua Turf Entertainment Entourage will be featuring the live sounds of the Dave Colucci Band with Swing to Country Music & Everything in Between.

Thursday, September 12, 2013 AUTHENTIC MAINE LOBSTERBAKE

$67.00 Per Person (Includes Driver Gratuity) Departure: 8:00am Return: 6:30pmTour Includes: - Lobster Bake at Foster’s Entrée Choices: Lobster/Chicken Entertainment (Music & Song) at Bill Foster’s. Sightseeing in York, Maine & Hampton Beach, NH

Thursday, October 3, 2013 CHICKEN & SLOTS

$50 Per Person (Includes Driver Gratuity) Departure: 10:45am Return: Approximately 7:45pm We will begin our day at Wright’s Farm Restaurant where their fabulous dinners are served family-style. Our next step will be Twin River Casino – New England’s place to play. While at Twin River,

May 2013 we will be treated to their bonus package which includes $10 bonus play and $7 food credit. *Please note: All trips leave from Seekonk Human Services unless otherwise noted. 50% deposit is required at sign up and final payment must be made two weeks prior to trip. Checks should be made payable to the Town of Seekonk. For any information regarding trips please contact Ashley Pimental at 508-336-8772.

Seekonk Human Services Minor Home Repair Program Facts

The Minor Home Repair Program offers minor home repairs including carpentry, electrical, and plumbing to Seekonk senior homeowners (60 years of age and older) who are the primary occupant of the home. Seniors who are owners of multi-family dwellings are not eligible for the program. The senior homeowner will be responsible for the cost of materials.  Jobs that will be considered for this program include: Indoor or outdoor repairs such as railing, stair treads, leaky faucets, or safety issues around the home; Minor plumbing; Minor electrical work.

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Wednesdays @ 12:30 - 2:30; Come join the fun. Why not enjoy an afternoon playing cards with a great group of people? No sign up is required. Pitch is played on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month. If you have any questions you may call 508-336-8772.


4th Wednesday of the Month; The Brown Bag times have changed for drop off and pick up. The new drop off time will be between 9:30am—11:00am. The new pick up time will be between 11:00am—12:30pm. If you are unable to do these times, please contact Human Services @ 508-336-8772 to make other arrangements.


Our FREE Medical Loan Closet provides temporary loan of medical equipment (such as wheelchairs, canes, walkers, commodes) and is available to Seekonk residents. If you need OR would like to make a donation of an item, please call 508-336-8772. *We are in need of wheelchairs for our Medical Loan Closet

Seekonk senior homeowners, 60 years of age or older and the primary occupant of a single family home, can contact Ashley Pimental at Seekonk Human Services Office at (508) 336-8772. Please Note: The Minor Home Repair Program cannot meet the requests for emergency repairs. *This program is funded in part by a grant from Bristol Elder Services, Inc. through contracts with the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs.*  


It’s time to start gardening again. As you may know The Commons will not supply the water this year. We will have to carry our own water and/or use the rain barrels and Mother Nature. The Committee will be exploring other sites for the garden for 2014, but in the meantime we hope at least some of you will want to have a garden this year. Please let us know if you want a garden plot (you may have the same one you had last time if you want) by filling out the registration form and release form, available at Seekonk Human Services and sending them to the Seekonk Community Garden with the $10 (per plot) fee at 156 County Street, Seekonk, MA. Seekonk Community Garden Committee: Priscilla Dunn, Lee (Phoebe) Dunn, Galina Kouptsova, Ed and Barbara Malloy.


9am—12pm; Seekonk Human Services holds a FREE clinic on the 3rd Wednesday of every month. This clinic is staffed by the same two exceptional nurses from South Coast Hospital who have been doing this clinic for several years. Why not take advantage of a FREE opportunity to check your cholesterol, glucose and blood pressure.

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Rehoboth Council on Aging May 2013

Director’s Corner

It is that time of year when all women are honored on “Mother’s Day” and the Rehoboth Council on Aging does their part by holding its 9th Annual “Mother’s Day” Tea. So you are invited to attend our celebration on Friday May 10th at 12 noon. As always there will be lace tablecloths, china tea cups, finger sandwiches and “lots” of wonderful deserts. This event is open to all women, mothers, daughters, aunts, grandmothers and sisters. Please join us in a wonderful afternoon with great food and raffles. Reservations are a must! To make your reservations please call the COA at 508-252-3372. Happy Mother’s Day!!! Respectfully, Norie Palmer, Director


The next scheduled trip is to Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard September 25th to 27th, 3 days and 2 nights at the cost of $249.00 per person, double occupancy. If interested or would like more information please call Norie 508-252-3372.

The COA Breakfast Club

On Wednesdays 8:30am to 10:30am the COA is serving an egg & ham muffin with coffee or tea for $2.00. What a bargain and it is freshly made with eggs from our own Rehoboth farmers. Start your day off with a good breakfast or have a mid-day snack for those who wake up before the chickens! Come on in and join us!

Tasty Thursdays Lunch

This Lunch will be served the last Thursday of each month, 12 noon Cost $3.00. The date and menu for that day will be posted at the COA. Come in and join us for a great time and social gathering… RESERVATIONS ARE A MUST!

55 Bay State Road, Rehoboth, MA 02769 Phone 508-252-3373 Fax 508-252-4617 Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Fridays 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon Kitchen hours: Monday through Thursdays 8:00am to 12 Special Announcements Closed,

Monday, May 27th, 2013 – Memorial Day

The Rehoboth Council on Aging Monthly Board Meeting is scheduled for the 3RD Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m.

Available Lessons & Services Art Class

Michelle’s Art Class will continue until Wednesdays May 22nd. Michelle teaches drawing, watercolor and a few other things in her class. Come join in on the fun class and others in the group with their brushes and watercolors… The cost for these interesting classes is $4.00

Blood Pressures & Glucose Screenings

On the 3rd Thursday of the Month from 10am to 12pm, you will be able to have a blood pressure and glucose screening done free of charge. Please contact the COA 508252-3372 for more information. Podiatry Clinic with Dr, Marian Markowitz Dr. Markowitz’s appointments start at 10am please call 508-252-3372 to schedule yours. Meals on Wheels and Meal-site Information Please contact our meal site for information on the Meals on Wheels program or the site meals served on Thursdays. A donation of $2.00 is requested for lunch, which consists of a main course, dessert and milk. Copies of the month’s menu are posted at the front door, on the reception desk and in the dining area for your review.

Outreach & S.H.I.N.E.

The COA’s outreach worker Bradley Marshall is available Monday to Thursday 9am to 1pm to assist you with your medical Medicare and insurance needs. SERVING HEALTH INFORMATION NEEDS OF ELDERS Can You Enroll in a Medigap Plan Now? Yes! In Massachusetts, all Medigap plans currently offer continuous enrollment, which means you can sign up at any time, with coverage effective the first of the following month. A Medigap plan, also known as a Medicare Supplement plan, can help with some of the extra costs of Medicare. If you have Original Medicare with both Parts A & B (as long as you are not under 65 with kidney disease), you can get a Medigap plan. Massachusetts has two types of Medigap plans, Core and Supplement 1. The Core plan covers some of the “gaps” in Medicare. The Supplement 1 plan covers all deductibles, co-pays and coinsurance for Medicare covered services. These two types of plans are offered by seven insurance companies. In 2013, the lowest premium for a Core plan is $96.38/month and for a Supplement 1 is $182.00/month. If you sign up when you first enroll in Medicare, you may be able to get a discount. There are no restrictions due to pre-existing health conditions. You can go to any provider who accepts Medicare anywhere in the United States with no referrals required. If you are interested in learning more about Medigap plans, trained SHINE (Serving Health Information Needs of Elders) volunteers can help you! They offer free, confidential counseling on all aspects of health insurance to anyone on Medicare. Call your senior center at 508-252-3372 and ask for a SHINE appointment.


IMPORTANT! Registration is required for all upcoming programs. All activities will have participant signup sheets for them. Most of the Activity programs that are at the Council on Aging are free and open to the public. Some programs require minimum attendance; if there is no interest then that activity will be either canceled or postponed. Please call 508-252-3372 for information on all activities or to sign up. The Rehoboth Council on Aging (Municipal Department) Mission: The Rehoboth Council on Aging shall coordinate and carry out programs designed to meet the problems and needs of the aging in Rehoboth, and shall do so in coordination with the Programs of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

May 2013 The Rehoboth Council on Aging shall: Provide, coordinate and link available resources to help meet the needs of the Town’s elders. Carry out programs and services to range from information community education, referrals, outreach, transportation, Meals on Wheels, health screenings, intergenerational activities, crafting programs, and other programs as offered. The COA Posts Community Information: Please check the bulletin boards every time you come in to the Council on Aging for Free Health Screenings and Support Groups updates, we also post other important information that can be a benefit to you, family or friends.


The Best is yet to come, a senior social group that enjoys doing activities that members suggest. They meet on the 2nd Thursday of the month 1pm at the Gladys L. Harrell Senior Center55 Bay State Rd., Rehoboth, MA. Annual Dues are $6.00.

Up Coming Activities

May 9th – Meeting New members always welcomed. Call Carl Chace for details. 508 252- 9695 And remember…..The Best is yet to Come.


Sheriff, Police and Seniors working together to enhance the lives of our seniors. They meet on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. New Members always welcome.. No Dues.. Call Marilyn 508-252-9366 Programs being offered through TRIAD are: Free “911” cell phones; File of Life; Are you OK? Program; Project Lifesaver.; Yellow Alert

Senior Citizens Club

The Rehoboth Senior Citizens Club is a Social and Charitable Club Meetings are scheduled for the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the Month at 1:30pm at the Rehoboth Council on Aging.

Up Coming Activities

May 2nd – Meeting & BINGO May 16th – Lunch, Meeting & BINGO Dues are now Due!

The Friends of the Elderly Club

The Friends of the Elderly partly fund some services at the Rehoboth Council on Aging such as podiatry and cholesterol clinics. They meet at 10:30am on the 3rd Tuesday of the month. New Members always Welcome.

Veterans’ Corner

Valor Act applications are still coming in. Over a dozen veterans have signed up

to perform work for the Town and get tax abatement off the 2014 taxes. If interested please pick up an application at the Town Hall or the Council on Aging. Veterans looking to save money on medical cost should inquire about the VA Medical System. Thinking of filing a claim with the Veterans Administration? The Veterans Service Officer can help. (508 252 4467, x122) Office hours are Monday through Friday 9:00 AM – Noon. Appointments are available at almost any other time. Lt. Col. William C. Saunders, U. S. Army, (Retired) Director of Veterans’ Services

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Hi-Lo Jack League Pete’s Hi-Lo Jack League now forming for September 4, 2013 - 15 week session at the REHOBOTH AMERICAN LEGION POST 302 on Anawan Street, Rehoboth. Please call Beverly Michaud for further information and to sign up 508-761-5087.

Rehoboth Senior Citizens’ Club

We are a social and charitable club open to residents or non-residents of Rehoboth. Meetings are held the first and third Thursday of the month (September through June.) Meetings are held at 1:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Upcoming events: March 7th regular meeting followed by bingo March 21st Luncheon at 12:00-noon followed by meeting & entertainment. cost: $5. (must sign up and pay in advance) April 4th Regular meeting followed by bingo April 18th Luncheon (calzones) at 12:00-noon followed by meeting Cost: $5 (must sign up and pay in advance) We are always happy to welcome new members into our club… Rehoboth residents or non-residents are welcome. Dues are payable on or before the first meeting in May. If you would like to become a member of our club, please fill out the application below:

Membership Application Must be 60 years of age Name_________________________________________________________________ Address_______________________________________________________________ Phone number_________________________________________________________ Date of birth___________________________________________________________ Dues are $4.00 a year for residents…. $8.00 a year for non-residents Amount enclosed $__________________________________________ Please make checks payable to: Rehoboth Senior Citizens’ Club and send to: Rehoboth Senior Citizens’ Club 55 Bay State Road Rehoboth, MA 02769-2317

Rehoboth Senior Citizens’ Club News

The Rehoboth Senior Citizens’ Club held their annual luncheon on Feb. 21st in honor of those members who are 90 and over or will be 90 during the coming year. There were 62 people attending plus 14 honored guests. Eight guests were 90+ years young. Those who will be reaching this important milestone during the coming year are: Marshall Fisher, Alice Poole, Charlotte Bliss, Alice Veader, Bertha Hamel and Wanda Swanson. They were presented a citation by a member of our Board of Selectmen, Lorraine Botts. Our state representative, Steve Howitt, was in attendance and offered his congratulations to all our honored guests. A delicious meal was enjoyed by one and all and we were very happy to acknowledge and celebrate these very special “Honorary Members” of our club.


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Pearl (Howson) Anderson, 97, of Weare, New Hampshire and formerly of Seekonk passed away on Saturday March 30, 2013. See full obituary at Mary S. Freitas, 71, of Miller Street died Friday April 5, 2013 at Rhode Island Hospital. See full obituary at

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E. Joan Smith, of Carpenter Street, died Saturday, April 20, 2013 at her home. She was the wife of Robert A. Guertin and the late William H. White and David L. Smith. She was born in Cranston, a daughter of the late Albert G. and Elsie G. (Ringe) Berghahn. Joan was a real estate broker for more than 30 years and was co-owner of David Smith Real Estate. She was very active in the real estate community and numerous civic organizations in Rehoboth. Besides her husband, she leaves one son, Albert W. White; four daughters: Linda deVarennes, Elizabeth J. Barboza, Diane E. Fyfe and Donna E. Nerney; eight stepchildren: Rebecca, Rachel and David Smith, Diane Kinnally, Lori Alburn, Robert, David and Rodney Guertin; one sister, Paula Perkins; 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was the mother of the late Catherine White and sister of the late Lois Munroe and Carolyn Whitman. A memorial Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, April 25 at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Taunton Avenue, Seekonk. Burial will be private. Calling hours will be held on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Perry-McStay Funeral Home, 2555 Pawtucket Ave., East Providence. In lieu of flowers, contributions to: Community VNA, 10 Emery Street, Attleboro, MA 02703, or Vistas Health Care, 4980 Tamiami Trail North, Suite 102, Naples, FL 34103 would be appreciated. Barbara A. (Della Ventura) Brady, 75, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, April 25, 2013. See full obituary at www.

Joyce A. (Jordan) Kelly, 72, of 56 Rocky Hill Road, Rehoboth, MA, died at home early Friday morning surrounded by her family, April 5, 2013. She was the wife of the late John Francis Kelly. Born Dec. 31, 1940, in Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Rose (Carey) Jordan. Joyce was a loving and devoted wife and mother for over 50 years. She was a proud and nurturing grandmother to her 10 grandchildren. She instilled her passion for music and dancing onto her children and grandchildren. Some of her favor pasttimes were spending time taking care of her plants and caring for many family pets and barnyard animals. One of the many ways that she expressed her love for her family was through her cooking. Once her children were grown, she found pleasure in an assistant teaching position at a local kindergarten program. She leaves her children, Corinne Robichaud and her husband Raymond, Kim Kelly, Wendy A Kelly, Michelle Sousa and her husband Harold, John M. “Mitch” Kelly and his wife Jennifer and Scott Kelly; her 10 grandchildren, Eric Robichaud, Kelly Robichaud, Kristen (Robichaud) Auger, Steffan Kelly, Harold “Pete” Sousa, Kyle Sousa, Samantha Sousa, Brooke Kelly, Alyssa Kelly, John Tyler “JT” Kelly; her great-grandson, Lincoln Theodore Auger; and her sister, Dolores Peters of Corpus Christi, TX. Services will be private with burial following at Mt. St. Mary Cemetery, Pawtucket.

Seekonk Salvatore H. DiPietro, 91, of Leigh St., died early Monday morning, April 1, 2013. See full obituary at www.ReporterToday. com. Helen (Diamond) Souza , 98 of Seekonk, MA. See full obituary at www.

Sven B. Pearson, 42, passed away on Thursday, April 4, 2013. See full obituary at Gary B. Poole, 65, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 7, 2013. See full obituary at\ Gerald J. Lima, age 70, of Eagles Nest Road, Harwich, MA and formerly of Seekonk, MA, died suddenly on April 7, 2013 at Cape Cod Hospital. See full obituary at Dorothy J. (Whitaker) Hermanson, 87, died April 9, 2013. See full obituary at www. Eugene Rebello, 89, of Ledge Rd., died Tuesday morning, April 9, 2013. See full obituary at Robert E. Gendreau, 80, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, April 9, 2013. See full obituary at Richard R. LaPorte, 67, of Stratford Road, Seekonk, died peacefully on Friday, April 19, 2013 surrounded by his loving family. See full obituary at Laura (Zielinski) Matonis, 96, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 21, 2013. See full obituary at www.ReporterToday. com. Anne (DiLuglio) Catalano, 71, of Seekonk, MA and Naples, FL, passed away on April 23, 2013, with her family by her side. See full obituary at Walter F. Dermody Sr., MSgt, USAF, ret, age 82, of County St., died unexpectedly at home Thursday afternoon, April 26, 2013. See full obituary at www.ReporterToday. com.

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Prom & Weddings Heather Marie Rutko Engaged to Michael Fernandes

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Mr. and Mrs. Robert Rutko of Rehoboth are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Heather Marie, to Michael Fernandes, son of Michael and Donna Fernandes of Westport, Massachusetts. Ms. Rutko, a graduate of Merrimack College, is a third grade teacher at Dighton Elementary. Mr. Fernandes graduated from UMass Dartmouth Weddings and is a teacher at John J. Doran ElePortraits mentary. He is also the owner of Infinite Events Fitness in Fall River. A June wedding is planned.

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15% OFF Full Body Spray We have 8 colors, customized to your own natural skin tone • 3 Levels of Tanning • Certified Staff Mon-Fri 9-8, Sat 10-4, Sun 10-2 150 Highland Ave, Rt 6, Seekonk, MA

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COUNTRY KITCHEN Serving Breakfast & Lunch

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Hours: Mon.-Fri. 6am-2pm, Sat. 7am-11am, Sun. 8am-12pm

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4 6 7 B ro w n A v e . S e e k on k Sat. June 1st 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Garage sale. Desk. dishes, antiques and collectibles East Providence RI 02914 May 4,5,11,12 Rain or Shine 9am-3pm 280 Dodge st. East Prov on the corner of Martin st. Yard sale, Home Goods, Tools, Clothing, Toys, VW car parts, some other car parts, Antiques, stove and more, Electronics ,books. Come and see something for everyone Horton Estates Samantha Lane Rehoboth MA 02769 Saturday May 25, 2013 7:30 AM to 3:00 PM 50 family yard sale, bake sale, and hot dog lunch. Rain or shine!


WE BUY Diabetic Test Strips for CASH. Unopened,Unused & Unexpired. We get them to people with little or no insurance. TOP CASH paid. FREE local pick-up. Call Ron @ 508-217-8074. WANTED: Old Motor Scooters and Mopeds: Vespa; Honda; others. Call 508336-6806

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FREE STUFF! FREE Several tons of Norwegian Spruce Pine in 3ft Lengths. Call Jim at 508-252-4528 FREE VERY LARGE VERIGATED HOSTA PLANTS. BRING POTS OR BAGS. VERIGATED GRASSES TOO. Riverside 437-1302


FOR SALE: Well Located Home Site, Perked Sub Divided Ready for a nice home. Call Ed 508-252-3665 LOT For Sale: Rumford Bridgeham Farm Road. Lot 158ft frontage water sewer curbing. Asking $175,000 call 401-434-5122


Seekonk - Ideal 3-room newly renovated one bedroom apartment, second floor, appliances and water included, no utilities, non-smoking, no pets, close to Pawtucket’s Darlington section, Rt. 95, commuter rail and shopping; residential neighborhood, quiet location; off-street parking, yard, with garage for 1 car $725; first month and security deposit (508) 252-5737.

Apartment For Rent North Dighton, Ma. 1.5 miles From Route 44 Comfortable Second Floor, 1 Bedroom, Appliances, No Utilities Monthly Rent $600,00 Call 508-669-6159


Vacation Rental, Bristol, NH. Modern 2 BR house with 3BR & 2 baths. Sleeps 6. Walk to private association beach on Newfound Lake. Full Kitchen, W&D, AC, TV/ DVD. No smoking or pets, $950/wk. Tom, 508-415-3208. VACATION/HONEYMOON RENTAL:St. Michael, Azores (Portugal), pristine 2-bed/2bath apartment with kitchen, DR, LR, & laundry. Linens provided. Majestic Atlantic and mountain views from spacious deck, near golf, beach, etc. Call 401-480-0374 or 508-336-8432 or email jaIme15bazores@ for info/reservations.

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FOR SALE: contractor shelving for 2002 gmc van w/drawers-behind cab partition w/ door-window grates-alarm syst.-floor matyou dissmantile $300 take whole van for $700 call 508-243-4964 Windows: Double glass, custom made, high-quality windows (left over from new construction-never used). 1 double crank-open window-$200(46.25”W x 51.75”H),1 double slide-open window$300(54.5”W x 52”H),4 single slide-open windows-$150 each(34.25”W x 33”H),3 very large windows-$600 each(60”W x 75.5”H). Take 25% off if you buy all!! Paid over $4500.. can be yours for just $2175!! 508-252-9888 FOR SALE: NEW BLACK POLY/WELL PIPE. 2 lengths available. Both 70 feet long. 1 piece is 1 inch diameter, the second is 1 and ¼ inches diameter. $100 for both. Call 508-336-6453. FOR SALE: FREE Standing Pen. Four Sections 12’x6’ Galvanized Chain Link. Includes Gate was Dog run. Asking $225.00 Mike 508-243-5520 or 508-639-5338 PLANT/GARDEN SALE at 410 Central Ave., North Seekonk on Saturday, May 25, from 9am - 1pm. Perennials, hand made pots, and more! Home grown! Cheaper than the nursery! 70 ft Batting Cage, poles, jugs, pitching machine and 18 ball automatic feeder for sale. Very Good condition. Pick up from home Asking $2,575 Call Roger @ 401-743-0264 FOR SALE: Two 16mm portable projectors, hot splicer & bw movie. Two super88mm-sound projectors & editors. Std 8mm projector & editors. All in excellent or near new condition and suitable for your use or re-sale. $400 for entire lot. Tel Jim at 508252-4528. FOR SALE: Couch and loveseat recliners. Tan. Good condtion. $450.00 for pair. 508-212-1509.


HELP WANTED: Foxx Fence, office help and laborers, call Al at 508-567-2982. (rf)


Big Blue Removal Service: Attic, Cellar, Total House; WE TAKE EVERYTHING! Furniture, Brush, Appliances, Yard Waste, Construction Debris, Trash…Demolitian of Fences, Sheds, Decks, Pools. LET US DO THE WORK. Free Estimates. Call Tony 508226-1295;

Quality landscaping at low prices. All jobs, big and small. Great rates and flexible hours. Can perform odd-jobs as well. Please call Taylor at 508-838-7756. Home cleaning with over a decade of experience specializing in general house cleaning with friendly and trustworthy service, you can rest assured your home will be fresh and tidy after a long day of work! Availability is limited with spring upon us so call today! (401)300-1345 PARTY RENTAL SERVICES: Moonwalks $125 per weekend. 20x30 Tent package includes tables & chairs $350. 20x20 tent package included tables & chairs $250. Set up Included. Call early for Reservation. Dan774-306-1278 HOLISTIC HEALTH - BODY, MIND, SPIRIT; Energy Healing, Guided Mediation, Nutrition, and more.. Covering most common ailments. Location: Seekonk, MA Contact: Dawn Parente 774-991-0695 visit: Receive 10% off services with mention of this ad. Sunshine Cleaning Service: Now Accepting new clients! If you are looking for a cleaning service with attention to detail, professionalism and great customer service, please call us today! 401.207.3514 CUT MY GRASS!!! Allow MY YARD GUY to take care of your lawn! Weekly grass cutting, fertilizing, mulching, etc. Professional equip. and “wicked awesome” results. References avail. Servicing Seekonk & Rehoboth. Call/Text/Email MY YARD GUY (774) 225-8803, A2Z Cleanout Services Quality Service at Affordable Prices. We do single items to complete homes including ATTICS, BASEMENTS, GARAGES, SHEDS, YARDS, COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS AND STORAGE UNITS. FREE ESTIMATES and PROMPT SERVICE. Fully Insured for YOUR protection. Tim 508-369-9067 Gagne Painting Co. A Benjamin Moore Contractor Free Estimates RI#28604 RI Lead Certified MA#171546 Fully Insured Call 401-663-1709 We accept Visa MC Discover & Amex! www.GagnePainting. com (513)


TUTOR AVAILABLE: Certified, experienced Elementary Teacher looking to tutor your child this summer in home or at the local library. All subjects. Flexible times. Call Colleen @ (401)419-6901

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Licensed Daycare has IMMEDIATE openings, part time/full time, quiet neighborhood, fenced yard, fun and safe environment. Call Stacy at 508-252-3431. License # 7026330 Licensed Family Childcare Has September Openings 30 years experience, CDA Certified. Lead Teacher.  CPR and first Aid Certified Please visit me on the  web at or Call 1-508-252-1252 For more information


Sanshou Fighting and Fitness, (SFF):Get in shape, learn self defense or train to compete! All ages, no experience needed. Professional instruction. Youth $30/ mon, Adults $40/mon. 156 Warren Avenue E. Providence. Entrance in back,(on S. Phillips). T-TH-SU 6pm-8pm, try a free class, 401.282.8082, EXPERIENCED TEACHER OF PIANO, VOICE AND ORGAN: Classical & popular. Beginners & Advanced. All ages. Traditional and modern methods. Natalie Lawton, M.A. 45 Central Avenue, North Seekonk, MA 508-761-3334 PIANO LESSONS: Taught in my home, both classical and popular to persons of all ages. Anita Russo, 8 Terrybrooke Road, Rehoboth 508-252-4208. HORSEBACK RIDING LESSONS: Hawkswood Farm is celebrating its 35th Anniversary. ½ hour lesson $35, 1 hour Lesson $45. Cross Country Jump Course. Pony Parties Your Home or our farm. Full Board $500 with all day turnout. See www. PUPPIES FOR SALE: Jack Russell, Jack Russell/Lhasa Apso, and Labradoodle Puppies for sale. 25 Mason St. Rehoboth Mass 508-336-6114


PUPPIES! Miniature Australian Shepherds! Great with children and other pets. Mother and Father on premises, Vet checked. Ready May1! $500 (508) 838-9310 CAT Found Orange and white angora cat in the heeler St. area of Rehoboth.This kitty must be someone’s lost pet.Please come get, she/he misses you. Call: 508-336-6246

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May Business Directory CATEGORY COMPANY NAME PAGE Agricultural Services Mammoth Rock Farm, LLC 72 A/C & Heating LS Heating & Air Conditioning 74 Animal Solutions Problem Wildlife Solutions 36 Antiques/ Cash for Gold Grandma’s Attic 27 Appliance Repairs McPartland Appliance Repairs 52 Art Supplies/Framing Gregory D. Dorrance, Co. 46 Attorney Cutcliffe, Galvin & Archetto 53 Attorney Donald E. MacManus, Attorney 94 Attorney Laurie P. Mullen 57 Attorney Law Office of David J. Marciello 14 Attorney Law Office of Luke P. Travis 62 Attorney Lori O’Brien-Foeri 54 Auto Body Sousa’s Auto Body 31 Auto Body Tri Star Autobody, Inc. 50 Auto Body Shop Seekonk Auto Body 62 Auto Repairs Metric Motors 15 Auto Repairs Mike’s Truck & Trailer Repair 26 Auto Repairs New England Tire 2 Auto Repairs Somerset Chrysler Jeep 38 Auto Salvage Seekonk Auto Salvage 37 Bank Coastway Community Bank 17 Bank The Washington Trust Company 48 Baseball - Professional Pawtucket Red Sox 77 Basketball One On One Basketball Camp 60 Bowling Alley Bowling Academy 58 Building Contractor A. M. Carpentry 46 Building Contractor DTP Construction 56 Building Contractor Heritage Realty Enterprises, LLC 71 Building Contractor M.G. Salois Construction 33 Building Contractor Manuel Labor Inc. 10 Building Contractor Nerney Construction 23 Building Materials J & J Materials Corp. 68 Carpentry - Finish Cosimini Construction 64 Carpentry - Finish Pine Woods Construction 81 Carpet Cleaning Earle’s Carpet Cleaning 32 Carpet Cleaning M & S Carpet & Upholstery 12 Child Care ASAP 38 Child Care Citizens For Citizens - Attn. Carol 24 Child Care Miss Kim’s Family Childcare 51 Child Care Teddy Bear Learning & Daycare Cent 36 Child Care Twin Oaks Farm Learning Center 38 Child Care Village Green Preschool 18 Chimney Cleaning RJD & Sons - Chimney Sweep 25 Chimney Services Peace of Mind Chimney Sweep 69 Chiropractor Mobley Family Chiropractic 39 Church First Spiritualist Church of Brockton 23 Cleaning Service Castle Cleaning 51 Cleaning Service Crystal Clear Window Washing 40 Cleaning Service Debbie’s Cleaning Service 64 Collectibles Wexler’s Collectibles 67 Community Events Community Covenant Church 29 Computer Repair ICU 4 PC’s 22

J. Fisk Construction Seekonk, Ma. Complete Excavating Service • Septic Systems • Foundations • Road Construction Materials Yard • Loam • Stone • Gravel • Septic Gravel

Call 508-399-8570

CATEGORY COMPANY NAME PAGE Computer Services Web Dias Web Design & PC Services 23 Concrete American Mobile Mix Concrete Inc. 63 Dentist Dr. Wassouf D.D.S. 13 Dentist Lisa Daft DMD & Associates, PC 49 Dentist Ritebite Dental 88 Dentist Romani Orthodontics 9 Disposal Service Professional Duct Cleaning 96 Dog Grooming Groom & Style 55 Dog Services Canine Mastery, Inc 37 Electrician ALKO Electric 44 Electrician Dorrance Electric 51 Electrician Greaves Electric 54 Electrician James Tavares Electric 32 Electrician Karl Kimmell Electric 62 Electrician Neal Bellavance Electric 53 Events The Boston Louie Memorial Classic 28 Excavating J. Fisk Construction 93 Excavating MJD Excavating, Inc. 56 Farm Souza Family Farm 80 Farm - Produce 4 Town Farm 8 Fence Installation Fence Tech 52 Fence-Sales/Serv. Foxx Fence 22 Fencing Instruction RI Fencing Academy & Club 61 Fireplaces/ Chimney’s Stovepipe Fireplace Shop Inc. 45 Fitness - Dance Zumba with Liz Morrell 40 Flag Specialists FlagsPlus 49 Flooring - All Types Custom Linocraft 43 Flooring - Wood David J. Ledoux Hardwood Floors 67 Fuel - Oil Al’s Quality Oil Co. 27 Fuel - Oil COD OIL 8 Fuel - Oil E & V Oil Co. 96 Fuel - Oil Pricerite Discount Heating Oil 44 Furniture/Upholstery Masterson Furniture and Upholstery 73 Glass Fabricator Anawan Glass & Mirror Inc. 21 Golf Rehoboth Country Club, Inc. 35 Golf Cars New England Golf Cars 18 Handyman CBS Enterprises 16 Health & Fitness Bliss Life Yoga & Wellness 50 Health & Fitness YMCA - Newman 21 Health Care Community VNA 83 Heating & Air Taylor Heating-Air Conditioning 65 Heating Service COD Heating 66 Heating Service Larry’s Heating & A.C. 42 Heating Service LIMA HVAC, Inc. 55 Holistic Medicine Davina Reiki Clinic 6 Home Improvements All Pro 71 Home Improvements CA Home Improvement 50 Home Improvements Horner Millwork 80 Home Improvements Professional Property Maintenance 33 Home Improvements Remodelers Outlet 69 Home Improvements Stateside Vinyl Siding Company 26 Horse Stable-Lessons Journey’s Haven Riding School 60

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CATEGORY COMPANY NAME PAGE House Cleaning Marinalva’s Cleaning 14 Insurance Agency Duarte Agency - Allstate 93 Insurance Agency Smith Insurance Group 47 Insurance Agency The Agency Paiva 70 Irrigation Lisco Irrigation 79 Jewelers Attleboro Jewelry Makers 18 Jewelers Attleboro Jewelry Makers 29 Jewelers M.R.T. Co., Inc. 87 Junk Removal Clean House Removal 75 Landscape Service Atlantic Landscaping 42 Landscape Service Bee Green Lawncare, LLC. 69 Landscape Service Big Sky Landscaping 73 Landscape Service Chris Manley 31 Landscape Service Green Care Landscaping 19 Landscape Service Grow Strong Landscape Design 75 Landscape Service Holden’s Landscaping 12 Landscape Service Kimmell Landscaping 77 Landscape Service Lawnscapes 71 Landscape Service Matt’s Landscaping, LLC 6 Landscape Service Oakhill Landscape 32 Landscape Service Superior Lawn Care 20 Landscaping/Tree Servic Nathan’s Lawn and Tree 41 Limousine Service A Good Time Limousine 12 Limousine Service Lea Limousine Service 88 Marble Fabricators Star Marble & Granite 25 Martial Arts USA Karate 56 Masonry-Construction StoneScapes - Mark Carvalho 65 Masonry-Construction William Gallant, Jr. Masonry Services 74 Massage Therapy Serenity Massage 11 Music Ray Mullin Music 52 Music, Weddings Classic Flute Duos 89 Musical Instruction School of Rock 59 Nursing Homes Waterview Villa 83 Orthodontics Romani Orthodontics 9 Outdoor Products New England Outdoor Products 20 Painting Contractor Advantage Painting 73 Painting Contractor Anawan Paint 16 Painting Contractor EZ Painting 94 Painting Contractor Iachetti Painting Company 57 Painting Contractor Lundco Painting LLC. 70 Painting Contractor Quality Paint & Wallpaper 11

Title 5 Inspection Voluntary Assessments Septic Systems • Cesspools

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Discount On Title V Inspection not to be combined w/ any other offer

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Professional Inspection Services Call Steven Drew • 508-667-4025

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CATEGORY COMPANY NAME PAGE Paving Contractor Action Industries 75 Paving Contractor Driveway Medics 40 Paving Contractor Mohegan Seal Coating Co 24 Paving Contractor Ryan Asphalt Paving 6 Paving Contractor - Mas Blue Stone Driveways & Masonry 37 Pest Control Services Bi-State Pest Control 24 Pet Services Rehoboth Pet Care 25 Photographer Rose Photography 87 Plastering & Painting David Laurino - Plastering 55 Plumbing & Heating Sine Plumbing & Heating 54 Plumbing & Heating Vintage Plumbing & Heating 22 Pool & Spa Sales/Servic Custom Pool Services 45 Powerwashing Dun Rite Home Repair 34 Powerwashing East Bay Pressure Wash Company 75 Preschool Alphabet Soup Preschool 59 Private School The Childrens Place Ltd. 31 Private School The Pinecroft School 39 Private School The Providence Country Day School 60 Real Estate Aubin Realty 43 Real Estate David Smith, Century 21 15 Real Estate Jodi Hedrick 68 Real Estate Mateus Realty 7 Real Estate ReMax Rivers Edge 17 Real Estate Residential Properties 95 Remodeling Batty Construction 33 Rental Stores Taunton Rental 72 Restaurant Best Pizza of Seekonk 90 Restaurant Boneyard Barbecue & Saloon 90 Restaurant Country Kitchen 90 Restaurant Stevie B’s Cafe & Deli 90 Retirement Community Brookdale/East Bay 91 Roofer/WaterProofing Cameron Roofing 45 Roofing Contractor B & R Fournier Construction, Inc. 42 Roofing Contractor Dr. Roof 78 Roofing Contractor Johnny C’s Roofing Co., Inc 36 Roofing Contractor Tabeleys Roofing 74 Seafood Market Digger’s Catch 90 Security Systems Home & Commercial Security 44 Septic Inspections Pro Inspection Services 94 Septic Systems Fisk Contracting 46 Septic Systems-Cleanin Bay State Sewage Disposal, Inc. 67 Septic Systems-Cleanin Croome Sanitation, Inc. 20 Septic Systems-Cleanin Soares Sanitation Pumping, Inc. 81 Septic Systems-Cleanin Town Sanitation 16 Septic/Trash Removal A. Viera Disposal 27 Spa Tranquil Waters 19 Special Needs Lori O’Brien-Foeri 64 Sports - Soccer Nova Premier Soccer Club 79 Sports - Soccer Tidal Wave 58 Stone Masonry Reeves Stone Mason Contractor 35 Stump Grinding M.C. Stump Grinding 57 Summer camp Camp Ramsbottom 61 Tailor Perfect Tailoring & Classy Tuxedos 89 Tanning Salons Sun Seekers Mega Tanning Salon 89 Theatres - Live Trinity Repertory Company 47 Trash Removal Cleanway Disposal & Recycling 81 Trash Removal Waste-Tech, Inc. 10 Trash/Junk Removal Big Blue Removal Service 11 Travel Liberty Travel/GOGO Worldwide Vaca 89 Tree Service Advanced Tree 74 Tree Service Choate Tree Service 66 Tree Service Seekonk Tree 39 Water Treatment Water Filter Company, Inc. 34

Donald E. MacManus Attorney at Law

General Practice of Law Including: • Wills and Trusts • Real Estate • Personal Injury • Business & Commercial


Call (508)336-6440 546 Arcade Ave. • Seekonk, MA

Licensed to practice in Massachusetts & Rhode Island


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Residential PRoPeRties ltd.

Rehoboth ~ Like new gorgeous colonial featuring every amenity. Situated on large 4.31 acre lot, this home is outstanding. Open floor plan with plenty of room for entertaining. Featuring hardwood floors, gourmet kitchen, and a wonderful master suite with a private bath and fireplace. $799,900 401.245.9600

Rehoboth ~ Well maintained home with spacious rooms, including three bedrooms and two baths Pine Meadow Farm,18.9 Acres with four to five acres of open fields.The barn could hold four horses and includes a loft and an attached garage, plus an extra shed. A RARE FIND IN REHOBOTH $429,000 401.245.9600

Seekonk ~ This rambling four bedroom contemporary is located in the most desirable area in town! Stone wall lined street, all new shingles and roof. Two full baths and a pair of half baths with granite counters. Updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops. $489,000 401.245.9600

Seekonk ~ Convenient location off Woodward near Aitken School and the reservoir. Solid, well built, three bedroom ranch with a fireplaced living room, hardwood floors, and an attractive panelled den/family room. Bright rooms with plenty of natural light. New interior paint, family room carpet. New septic. $239,000 401.245.9600

Seekonk ~ This impressive three bedroom, two bath contemporary is nestled into a beautiful wooded area of Central Seekonk. Features a spacious open family room with gleaming hardwood floors, cathedral ceilings, and walk out access to the rear deck. Two car garage. $339,000 401.245.9600

Seekonk ~ Very private, nearly 1.5 acre lot in beautiful pastoral setting. Lots are perked and ready to go. Horses are permitted. Build to suit or choose your builder. This is a unique opportunity in a super location with easy highway access. Country setting, but close to everything $219,000 401.245.9600

Barrington • 401.245.9600 Cumberland • 401.333.9333 East Greenwich • 401.885.8400 Narragansett • 401.783.2474 Providence • 401.274.6740 RPL Relocation • 800.886.1775

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