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Waddington School Goes “KaBoom”

By Bob Rodericks Waddington Elementary School has won a $15,000 Let’s Play grant from national non-profit KaBOOM! and Let’s Play. According to the national web site of Kaboom, “Waddington Elementary is now $15,000 closer to their dream of a new playground after winning a nation-wide video competition sponsored by KaBOOM!, the national nonprofit group dedicated to saving play, and Let’s Play, a community partnership led by Dr Pepper Snapple Group to get kids and families active nationwide.” Waddington was one of ten schools competing for votes in an interactive internet voting competition. Schools submitted videos in order to become eligible for the playground prize money. Voting took place from April 21st through May 10th, as members of the public could cast one vote per day for the video of their choice. Actually there were five national winners overall. The five winners will each receive a $15,000 equipment grant funded by Dr Pepper Snapple Group. According to a press release from ‘Let’s Play’, “this is a community partnership led by Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. (NYSE: DPS) to get kids and families active nationwide”. The first Let’s Play initiative is a $15 million, three-year commitment to KaBOOM!, the national non-profit that’s saving play. Together, these groups will fund the building or repair 2,000 playgrounds by the end of 2013 nationwide. “Children today spend less time playing outdoors than any previous generation, a fact that is having disastrous consequences on their health, achievement levels, and overall well-being” said a Kaboom spokesperson. The goal of these groups is to create a great place to play within walking distance of every child in America. continued on page 7...

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East Providence News Briefs By Bob Rodericks

Tow Wars Continue

Towing your vehicle after an accident or breakdown continues to dominate local headlines. It isn’t so much the fees that towing companies get for their services as much as the repair income they usually get from damaged vehicles. Most towing companies are associated with body shops and look forward to the potential dollars received if they get to repair the vehicle they towed. Through the years many towing companies have coveted a spot on municipal or state “tow lists” throughout Rhode Island. It has been very competitive in East Providence. Making matters interesting is the fact that controversial former city councilman Brian Coogan owns a tow company and is on the city police list for towing. Coogan is aligned with several current council persons. Coogan, however, has been on the tow list before his tenure on the council began. Ocean State Towing and Recovery, an East Providence based tow company, has been removed from the city tow list. Ocean state was first removed over a month ago by a split vote of the city council. Ocean State was not present to answer several complaints allegedly made against the company. Council members Michael DiGioia and William Conley felt that Ocean State’s dismissal did not afford the company “due process”. Mayor Bruce Rogers, Thomas Rose and Katie Kleyla voted to oust the towing company. However, during a show-cause hearing on May 3rd, the council sustained their earlier vote by removing Ocean State on a 4-0 vote. Mayor Rogers did not vote to avoid any further conflict due to his friendship with former councilman Coogan. Rogers is employed at Horton’s Seafood which is also owned by Coogan. Although Ocean State owner Brian Ladeira testified that he was being unfairly targeted for removal, police chief Joseph Tavares told the council that Ladeira’s company wasn’t living up to acceptable standards by the city and the state public utilities carriers (PUC). Assistant city solicitor Robert Craven said that any company on the tow list is subject to the rules and regulations of the state’s Division of Public Utility Carriers (PUC). Ocean State has been sanctioned many times by the PUC for overcharging customers and other violations. Ocean State has paid over $7,000 in state fines. Ocean State attorney Brian Goldberg told the council that he expected their vote and may appeal to the state Superior Court. Residents are free to

have their vehicle repaired or serviced at the business of their choice, regardless of who tows them from an accident or disabled location.

PondView Wins a Round

After a large state house rally against PondView and a ‘steeled’ effort by Rumford residents to oppose the company’s expansion, PondView was indeed awarded the right to triple its’ operational capacity by the state Department of Environmental Management (DEM). Even walking the streets and knocking on doors in Rumford, Mayor Bruce Rogers could not convince local residents to “let’s work this out”. According to a DEM press release on May 2nd, the DEM has issued “a new, three-year solid waste facility management license to TLA Providence, LLC to operate TLA Pond View of East Providence. The license imposes new conditions and will allow the company - which currently employs 40 people and plans to increase to 52 - to continue and expand its construction and demolition debris processing facility located in the Rumford section of East Providence. Over a phased-in schedule, and once an air monitoring plan is in place, the recycling facility will be licensed eventually to accept up to 1,500 tons per day of construction and demolition debris.” This was not good news to abutting EP residents who have fought PondView expansion. Many want them out of East Providence for good. The new license was issued after “a thorough review and consideration of public comments on TLA Pond View’s application for a license to continue and expand its current operation.” A public hearing was held on TLA Pond View’s application on October 22 and October 25, 2010. More than 250 comments from the public were made at the hearings and during the subsequent public comment period. As part of the license review process, DEM reviewed and responded to each of the comments received. The DEM seemed to throw the issue of local complaints back to the city in stating that “many of the quality-of-life concerns raised by residents, such as zoning, hours of operation, trucks, traffic hazards and noise, are the City’s responsibility to address through local ordinances, and are outside of DEM’s legal authority.” In the 1990s, the East Providence Zoning Board made the decision to allow the Pond View facility to be sited at the Dexter Road location. DEM’s license specifies that Pond View is responsible for ensuring compliance with

all zoning requirements of the City of East Providence. “The issuance of the license in no way restricts the city’s right and ability to enforce its authority with regard to zoning and other applicable local laws”, continued the DEM press release. As a result of the review process, DEM has attached 27 operating conditions to the TLA Pond View license that must be followed by the facility. These conditions address public concerns related to a number of environmental and safety issues. Councilman Bill Conley is at least pleased that the DEM has imposed several conditions on their approval. Conley wants the city to appeal the DEM decision in the meantime and to “actively enforce zoning and other local laws”. Residents can review all documents submitted to the DEM on their web page, index.htm. Stay tuned.

Inside This Issue Births..................................64 Business Directory...................70 Classifieds................................ 69 Clubs......................................32 Dining Guide............................66 East Bay.................................44 E.P. Chamber of Commerce.....20 EBCAP News............................14 Events & Activities....................39 Home & Garden.......................47 How You Can Help.................54 Letters to the Editor...................5 Library..................................52 News Briefs................................3 Opinion From the Mayor's Office..10 The Other Side of the Desk...22 People....................................23 School...............................41 Scouting Around Town......57 Senior Center News................59 Sports................................55 State House.............................68 Town News.............................16 Wedding.............................63 Who's Who...............................65


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Coffee Break for Soldiers

Residents seek many ways to help our soldiers away from home. You can help provide our men and women in uniform with a cup of coffee or sip of lemonade. Donations of coffee and Crystal Light lemonade can be delivered to the office at Weichert Tirrell Realty at 1086 Willett Avenue in Riverside. The realtors at Weichert will send the goods ‘over there’.

More FireFighters on the way?

As reported here previously, the city may be in line for a $3.5 million dollar grant to boost the number of firefighters on its’ force. While interim city manager Orlando Andreoni worried that the grant might commit East Providence to “owning these employees and their benefits when the grant runs out”, the fire department argued that this federal grant will save East Providence money, especially in overtime. “Fire Chief Joe Klucznik supported the grant submission strongly and acknowledged that the city would have to absorb 8 positions in the third year of the grant. Councilman Bill Conley advised that the city could go ahead with this application subject to city management of staffing, attrition, etc. “We should save money in the end”, said Conley. The council has approved the grant application process.


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The elusive projected municipal deficit number has been clarified for residents. The school department deficit, previously thought to be in the 6 to 7 million dollar range, along with budget holes on the city side, have produced a citywide debt of some $12 million. The newly formed city deficit elimination committee has clarified this data for city residents at its’ second meeting held last May. Interim City Manager Orlando Andreoni and school department finance director, Mary King, reported that “audited city budget data shows a deficit of close to $12.3 million” by year’s end. The school committee has been questioning administrators about unfunded budget items such as high school cafeteria replacement equipment and shortages in life insurance payments. Although the prior school committee and city council had received word that some $1 million in federal stimulus money would not be coming from the state, it appears that the money was included as revenue in the school budget anyway. The argument still remains on where to appropriate the $450,000 revenue from the long sought after sale of the Grove Avenue building. The prior school committee had already inserted that number in the operating budget, without receiving it in hand. Legal settlements and “other” unbudgeted items may increase the school side of the deficit to over $7 million. The city-side of the budget is also problematic as the city’s sewer plant bill from the Narragansett Bay Commission may be $1 million more than the city had anticipated. Council and school board members questioned various items such as the number of fire department personnel, meals tax and state aid revenues and “borrowing” from the retiree’s pension fund which may be illegal and require a change in laws. The city has also been working with some labor groups to garner union concessions and suggested that the school department do the same thing. But schools Superintendent Mario Cirillo said that the school department has already realized savings from their unions. Cirillo stated that his deficit would be bigger “triple more than $7 million if those savings didn’t happen”, he said. Cirillo maintained that he can verify a savings in the budget of some $18 million with “cost avoidance” and “union concessions”.

Is EP Under Attack?

Did you hear the loud warning sirens and accompanying loudspeaker messages that blared out in East Providence on May 7th? This reporter heard this ominous sound while in the Kent Heights neighborhood that day. Turned out it was the Providence Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) testing the state’s Port of Providence Emergency Siren Warning System. PEMA also conducted a full scale exercise with Johnson & Wales University at the Harborside and Downcity Campuses. The test consisted of a loud tone as well as a voice message. The system will be activated for life-threatening emergencies when there is no advance warning and it is imperative for people to seek shelter. Weather events, such as a blizzard or hurricane, would not warrant activation of the system. Emergencies that would likely require such activation include a hostile intruder, a large chemical release or an unpredictable natural disaster such as a tornado. Sirens have been installed at the Johnson & Wales University Harborside Campus, Allens Avenue at Public Street, Allens Avenue at Ernest Street and near Silver Spring Golf Course on Pawtucket Avenue in East Providence. It seems that with our proximity to the Providence River, East Providence needs to be vigilant should any bad people take a ride down the river.

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On Saturday May 14th , Our Place on North Broadway, located at 525 North Broadway, East Providence, sponsored a fundraiser for the Special Olympics of East Providence team. The fundraiser was a series of (3) 2 hour All You Can Eat Buffet seating’s. There were raffle prizes drawn at all (3) of these seating’s, and also a Grand Prize raffle of a 42” HDTV, donated by Our Place on North Broadway, at the end of the evening. This event was a tremendous success and raised money to help with the funding of the Special Olympic program in East Providence. The East Providence team consists of (30) athletes from East Providence that participate in Basketball, Unified Duckpin Bowling, and Track & Field. The donations were gathered by Our Place on North Broadway employees and the parents, athletes, and friends of the Special Olympic of East Providence program. I would like to thank Pine Valley Country Club, Swansea Country Club, Wampanoag Country Club, Rehoboth Country Club, Silver Springs Golf Course, Greggs Restaurant, Allison Reed, Stop & Shop, Shaws, M & M Restaurant, The Bowling Academy, Riverside Liquors, Devaney Tire, Hair to Please, E.P. Bait Co., Sunsational Tanning, Lee’s Chinese Restaurant, Amaral’s Fish & Chips, Rhonda & Co., Wings & Things, McDonalds of Seekonk, Gloucester Country Club, Fantasyland of Seekonk, Pacheco’s Market and everyone else who donated to this fundraiser event. On behalf of the volunteers, coaches, and athletes of Special Olympics of East Providence team, I would like to thank everyone who participated in, and supported, this fundraiser. A “special” thanks goes out to Our Place on North Broadway (Kevin, John, Donna, Lisa, Jerry, Kathy, Lori, Justin, and all the staff at Our Place) for their support and assistance with this fundraiser for our athletes. Regards, James M. Bullock, Head Coach Rumford, RI

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Each month, Mr. Larisa graces the pages of The East Providence Reporter with his negative spin on local politics. The month of May was no different. I would like to set a few things straight this month however, because his “inside scoop” keeps getting more convoluted with each article. Mr. Larisa continues to state that the previous Council & School Committee left us with the deficit problem solved. (He said this in May’s Reporter) Not to beat a dead horse on this one, but it’s worth repeating one more time. The deficit reduction plan put forth by the last Council & School Committee not only had addition errors, but was flatly refused by the Auditor General not once, but twice! Please understand that what we are trying to deal with is not a loan that must be repaid in four years. What we have is a severe cash flow problem and a long line of vendors with their hands out. They can’t wait four years to be paid. We need to find a way to pay them off, bring down spending, and increase revenue. It is the vendor’s very past-due invoices are that make up our debt. We asked them to provide services. They did. They deserve to be paid. continued on next page...


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Another regular chew toy of Mr. Larisa seems to be the Deficit Elimination Committee. This committee is gathering facts & exposing the fantasy-budgeting put in place by the last Council & School Committee. The wheels they set in motion before they left office are about to run us over. Fiscal year ending October 31, 2011 will leave us close to $11 Million in combined debt. What this committee is looking for are new sources of revenue as well as areas of consolidation to try to avoid a tax increase. We are definitely running into problems with this exercise because of 11th hour contracts that were handed to us by the former Council & School Committee on their way out the door. The Deficit Elimination Committee is leaving no stone unturned to protect the interests of our taxpayers while still making every effort to meet their needs. I will also mention that Mr. Larisa has not been to any of our meetings to insert his vast knowledge on debt reduction. Finally, lets talk about this “inside scoop” Mr. Larisa claims to be able to provide to us each month. Frankly, I would LOVE to meet this insider. This person apparently has more stories than Walt Disney but only half the imagination. Mr. Larisa stated in the May Reporter article that this “School Committee fired the CFO with no cost savings”. That statement is wrong, incorrect, mathematically impossible and misleading at best. Think about that statement for a moment. How could we eliminate a position and not save money? That salary (and it was a biggin) will not be in next year’s budget. See…a COST “S-A-V-I-N-G-S”. We won’t have to pay it next year. Money we’re NOT spending. Let’s move on. According to the same article, this School Committee is “refusing to actively fight a $4 million plus lawsuit against it”. Truly, I just sat there scratching my head while I read the article. Where is this stuff coming from? I will assure you, citizens of East Providence, there is no lawsuit against this School Department that we will not vehemently defend. In closing, and with all due respect Mr. Larisa, please keep in mind that you are writing from the other side of the desk… for a reason. Chrissy Rossi School Committee Member Ward 4 Riverside

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Waddington School Goes “KaBoom”

By Bob Rodericks Volunteers working on the Waddington playground project have said that it will need about $30,000 total to build a new playground. The group hopes to continue raising funds and support towards a finished project by next September. Followers of the social networking ‘Facebook’, were on line daily trying to drum up support for the Waddington playground competition. “If anyone hasn’t voted today, please take a quick minute to do so. We’re so close! My nerves are! Thank you to all who have helped!” screamed out a facebook post from school committee member Chrissy Rossi. Rossi, who represents the Riverside area on the school committee was on line often looking for votes for Waddington. “Woohoo”, said Judy Lopes on her facebook post, “they just announced the winners!!! Congrats!!!” At-Large school committee member Luisa Abatecola was also active on facebook in promoting votes for Waddington as she is also helping Kent Heights elementary school to raise money for a new playground. Kent Heights School Playground. Kent Heights PTA members recently raised money and installed a kindergarten playground area for their school. Volunteers now want to build a playground for the rest of the students and are just short of their $20,000 goal. “We have $5000 left to raise!” said Luisa Abatecola on facebook. “If you would like to make a donation please send it to Kent Heights PTA 2680 Pawtucket Ave. East Providence, RI 02914”, she posts on line. Abatecola said that the group is looking to build the playground starting on June 25th at 7 a.m. and all volunteers are welcomed. It seems that Meadowcrest Early Childhood Center and other schools are similarly looking toward like projects. Volunteers can contact their neighborhood schools for further information.

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By Bruce Rogers

My walk throughout the TLA/Pond View neighborhood is complete. On Saturday, May 7th, I walked the area around Omega Pond with TLA Manager Jack Walsh and an environmental inspector. I want to thank the people of the area who were kind enough to speak with us about the problems that they are experiencing within their area. I have come to a few conclusions as well as an offering of a few observations. Some of the residents, but not all, wish to completely close TLA down. I explained that the area across the pond is zoned for industrial use and unless there are violations found by any number of agencies there will probably always be some sort of business there. Problem #1 – toxic dust in the area. A couple of neighbors have agreed to allow TLA to pay for testing of toxic dust on their property. This way we can determine if the dust is definitely coming from the recycling plant and precisely how toxic it actually is. I will then take the proper action to insure that the health of the residents of the area is not in jeopardy. D.E.M. has also ordered the company to place air quality sensors around Omega Pond to continually test the quality of the air from the plant at 250 ton intervals of increase in order to monitor any decreases in the safety factor of the quality of the air. Issue #2 – odors in the area. I was told by most of the neighbors that from time to time there are unbearable rotten egg-like odors in the area. The day of my walk the plant was operating supposedly at full force but there were no odors. I will have to go back






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when someone from the area calls me to let me know the odors are present at that time to determine exactly what is causing them and how to help eliminate those odors. Problem #3 – noise in the area. Again the day I was there I heard very little noise from TLA/Pond View instead I heard constant traffic noise from cars and motorcycles traveling on Roger Williams Avenue and witnessed no trucks of any sort as there is a 2 ton limit on that portion of the street. Once again I will have to go back at different times of the day or when a resident calls me at a peak time of operation. We were shown a dead fish in the pond and the environmental inspector hired by TLA stated that they do regular testing of the Omega Pond water and would continue to do so. A letter from D.E.M. dated April 20, 2011 is circulating around the City stating that there have only been “a small number of fish kills in the river system at Omega Pond and upstream of Omega Pond.” It further stated, “The fish deaths were probably the result of spawning stress and oxygen deficiency, given that no chemical sheens or odors were found at the time of investigation.” It was also pointed out to us that there was a lot of trash floating on the pond or resting along the banks. I will determine what department of the City has jurisdiction over the pond and will send them on patrol to figure out where the trash is coming from. While there after further investigation, I found many areas along the pond where trash and litter had been thrown from the street or from an old railroad trestle. If TLA/Pond View is causing any of the trash problems, they will be cited and ordered to stop dumping in the pond. Before going to the area I had asked that if the residents had any documentation of complaints or violations to please provide me with such paperwork but none was offered. I am determined to create a better environment for the people who live around the pond. Many of the residents found it offensive that they could see the recycling process happening from their backyards, yet no one would take me up on my suggestion of erecting a high wall with vegetation in front of it to block such view. They stated that then they wouldn’t know what was going on behind the wall if I allowed that. I will solve this problem. If, as I continue my investigation I can attribute any of these issues to TLA/Pond View, my final request might be that the whole area be enclosed inside some sort of structure. In other City news, I would like everyone to know they are welcome to join us at City Hall for a combination American Flay Day/ Day of Portugal event at 11:00 a.m. on June 14th. There will be a short program, flag raisings and singing of National Anthems as well as a lot of American and Portuguese cuisine. Please come and help us celebration our heritage. We are also reactivating our Ribeira Grande Sister City Committee, which has been dormant for a number of years. The Committee was very active in the past and created a lot of good will between our two countries. Any past members who wish to rejoin as well as any new members would be more than welcome. Anyone wishing to serve on this committee or any of the other boards and commissions are encouraged to contact myself, any other City Council member or the City Clerk. Lastly, please remember if you are opposed to the mandatory Thursday Providence Journal paper delivery please visit the City’s website at and sign the petition against this delivery and at the end of the month the City will be sending the Providence Journal a letter to cease delivery and will include a copy of the petition.

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Excitement is brewing at East Bay Center! Cheryl Hopkins, the Center’s Client Advocacy Manager, has organized a dynamic Consumer Advocacy Program, which is generating quite a stir. Clients of the Center’s Community Support Program, which serves individuals suffering from serious and persistent mental illness, recently attended “Lobby Days” at the Rhode Island State House. Clients had the opportunity to speak with their legislators as part of a Statewide NAMI (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill) Group called “Save Our Services”; advocating against cuts to Medicaid funding for critical treatment and supportive services. Members of the Advocacy Program have organized various events in support of “May is Mental Health Month”. For example, on May 25th from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m., consumers, staff, and the public were invited to attend a number of free Health and Wellness activities at the Center including: Faces of Recovery, a demonstration of “Laughter Yoga”, a workshop on Healthy Relationships, and an informational session on Nutrition and its role in achieving and maintaining wellness. Clients recently started a Social Connections Group to provide opportunities for consumers of Center services to meet and connect with other consumers to share stories, hobbies and interests, and to develop new relationships. Those who attended the first meeting in May found that they shared some common interests with others, and as a result, made new friends. For example, “Jim” and “John” shared a love of playing basketball, and talked about different places they go to play regularly. “Sam” and “Sarah” found they both have a background in playing a musical instrument, and a lifetime of dance lessons. As they shared their experiences and the types of music they enjoyed, both suggested organizing a talent show, or even just performing for an upcoming dance. “Mary” shared how she worked hard and lost seventy (75) pounds and has a new lease on life as a result. “Nancy” was so impressed and wanted to learn how “Mary” accomplished this. Both women left the meeting talking about how they will get together to help each other get/stay healthy. The benefits of social connections are immeasurable to individuals with a mental illness. Many find that due to the stigma of having a mental illness, developing and keeping a strong support system in their lives is a challenge. East Bay Center’s Social Connections Group is a way to provide opportunities for consumers to develop natural friendships and supports in a fun, relaxing atmosphere. New activities such as a Walking Club are in development, as well as a calendar of monthly health and wellness events at the Center. For more information, please contact Cheryl Hopkins at 401-431-9870. EBC’s mission has remained the same for many years – to improve the lives of individuals and families within our communities by providing a broad range of high quality mental health and addiction services. Especially in the face of adversity, EBC will be here to help you, your family, and your community. We encourage you to visit our website at for information regarding services, employment, locations, etc. To speak to someone regarding services or to schedule an appointment, please call 401-246-1195 and ask for “Intake”.

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PondView Rages On (Riley vs. Conley)

The PondView versus Rumford neighborhoods tussle continued to dominate a large part of the city council May meetings as the usual speakers, pro and con, addressed the council and its’ very large cable television audience. Resident Christine Patterson told the city council that she wanted the city to act faster in investigating zoning violations against PondView. Patterson went on at length to ask the council to do more to stop PondView. A frequent speaker at council meetings and somewhat supporter of PondView is city canvassing board member, Thomas Riley. Riley has been increasingly critical of councilman at large Bill Conley. Answering some of Patterson’s comments, Riley said “the guy with the goatee (Conley) has you on the feel good program. He was city solicitor for 20 years and did nothing”, Riley continued. “Mr. Conley, why didn’t you appeal in 1998? I asked before and didn’t get an answer”, said Riley. “I did answer you, Tom. You don’t listen well”, replied Conley. “The city council did not authorize an appeal. I’ve answered your questions ad nauseam. Prior to 1998 I recommended an appeal which the council did and we won”, said Conley. Riley, reading from a prepared statement continued on. “As legal counsel in 2008 for the canvassing board, you allowed charges against (former councilman) Coogan to attempt to knock him out of the race”, claimed Riley. “The day after that election (which Coogan won) Coogan took a box to Conley’s office (as solicitor) and told him to clean out his desk. This is a fact”, Riley stated. “Fact - Joe Larisa participated in voting Bill Conley off the island”, Riley continued. “Rogers being elected robbed Conley of a complete victory over Joe Larisa”, Riley said referring to Conley defeating Larisa soundly in every city voting precinct this past election. “He (Conley) got his at large seat but not the title of Mayor”, said Riley. Riley continued to lash out at Conley. “Fact - Bill Conley is solicitor for the town of Johnston. Conley has accused Bruce Rogers of a conflict of interest because he works for Coogan’s restaurant (Horton’s). I believe it is Conley who has the conflict of interest here. Johnston’s landfill benefits if PondView closes down”, Riley said. “You are also trying to dis-credit councilwoman Katie Kleyla, so you can be Mayor next time”, Riley stated. “Among the many mis-representations you’ve made, is that I accused the mayor of working for Coogan’s restaurant. I never said that. I didn’t know that. I thought he worked for the gas station”, replied Conley. “I’ve also thanked councilman Kleyla for supporting the ward one neighbors and I thank her again. I don’t know what you are talking about”, he said to Riley. Conley then went on to issue a series of rebuttals to Riley’s charges. “When people want to divert attention from important issues, they begin attacking people and name calling. They don’t address substantive issues that way”, said a calm but frustrated Conley. “When Tom (Riley) called me a ‘little dog’ after the last meeting, people were upset and told me that I should be offended”, said Conley. “No, I said you were like having a small dog riding your leg”, shot back Riley. “Well, I guess I’m tenacious”, Conley answered. “I feel confident that during this name-calling and attacks, the voters of East Providence will judge me by my actions and what I do as their councilman at large. That’s my response to your name calling, Tom”, said Conley. Riley went on to insist that Conley has a conflict of interest as long as he is solicitor for the town of Johnston. “Absolutely, positively not and I invite you to file a complaint with the state ethics board”, offered Conley. “We can do that”, said Riley. Others spoke regarding PondView. East Providence Coalition co-president and frequent PondView critic, Ken Schneider and PondView executives Jack Walsh and Ken Foley. Foley repeated his offer for residents to tour his facility at any time, any day. “We are a good company. We employ 42 people. Over 50 to 100 people and vendors come here a day. They spend money in the

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Schools Get Their Money:

The check is in the bank. Interim city manager Orlando Andreoni has closed the deal to sell Grove Avenue School and deposited slightly more than $450,000. Andreoni wants to make sure that the city tells the school department what vendors will be paid from these proceeds but the council voted to give the money to the school department with no direction. It may be a moot point as the former school committee already had placed the money in its’ budget as revenue for regular operating expenses. If they didn’t get the money now, the school deficit would be even larger.

City Manager by Summer?

The city council received an update from search committee chairman, Dr. Isadore Ramos. Ramos a former Mayor and retired school administrator is leading a screening committee which will make recommendations to the city council on leading applicants for the vacant city manager’s job. Upon being elected, the current council unanimously fired former manager Richard Brown. Newly appointed city solicitor has been serving as interim manager. “We’re in a critical stage of evaluating the resumes”, Ramos told the council. “We are reviewing and recording 59 applications. The committee will select the top 15 candidates for interviews and will then submit a list of 10 finalists to the council. I hope to do this by the end of May or the first week in June”, Ramos said.

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East Bay Community Action Program’s Eighth Annual Seaside Gala will celebrate the history of The Orient Express, one of the world’s most exciting luxury trains on Thursday, June 9 at Castle Hill Inn and Resort in Newport, with live and silent auctions, entertainment by Ed Massa Music and presentation of the 2011 Vision Awards and Public Service Award Many exciting packages will be offered in the live and silent auctions, and, again this year, bidders can get both a preview and a head start on their bids through The 2011 Vision Awards will be presented at the event in recognition of outstanding contributions to East Bay Community Action Program. Recipients are: Roger Williams University for partnering with EBCAP on programs serving many residents; We Share Hope of East Providence, an all volunteer organization which has donated approximately $45,000 worth of food to the Food Pantry at 100 Bullocks Point Ave.; Dr. John Morton, a OB/GYN physician who has reviewed the care of medically complicated patients from EBCAP’s health center to be sure they are receiving the highest standard of care and the youth groups at St. Columba’s Church in Middletown and Trinity Church in Newport who have been providing Christmas gifts to children and teens from needy families though EBCAP’s Clinical Services for Youth. The event will also pay tribute to Rhode Island Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth H. Roberts, who will receive the 2011 EBCAP Public Service Award, in recognition of her outstanding record of achievement in public service to the people of Rhode Island. Reservations for the Gala are $100 a person and may be made on line at or by calling 401-847-7821 ext. 339.

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Why am I getting a vehicle tax bill this year? Previously the state of Rhode Island was paying the City of East Providence for the first $6,000. in value of your vehicle tax. Due to budgetary constraints the State is now only paying for the first $500. Example: 2010 bill - $6,000 vehicle value bill – 0 2011 bill - $6,000 vehicle value bill - $204.05 Where do values come from? Values are published annually by the State Motor Vehicle Value Commission. Every vehicle in the State with the same Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) has the same value. The condition of your vehicle, the number of miles on your vehicle, and the actual value of your vehicle are not considered. Only the make, model, and VIN are used as a basis for the tax. The City Assessor’s office does not value your vehicle. Because of the old $6,000 exemption you probably have not noticed that the value of used vehicles has been going up for the last few years. Not as many people are buying new cars, which has increased the demand and value of used cars. The vehicle excise tax is really on your registration, not your car! You must remember to turn your plates in (cancel your registration) if your vehicle is sold, stolen, or destroyed. If you do not turn in your plates your registration will continue to run and you will be responsible to pay the tax on the registration even if you no longer have the vehicle. In Rhode Island your registration runs for two years unless canceled. You could end up paying 2 years of taxes on a vehicle you do not own, if you don’t turn in your plates to the Registry of Motor Vehicles. When you do turn in your plates you should get a TR-6 form from the Registry as proof. Appeal – If you want to appeal your vehicle value you must appeal to the State. You can get an appeal form from the Assessor’s office and return it to the Assessor’s office where it will be forwarded to the State Vehicle Value Commission.

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‘Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood

By Bob Rodericks While some of his critics accuse Mayor Bruce Rogers of spending too much time discussing issues like time clocks, tow lists and employee name badges, the Mayor insists that he is representing “all my constituents”. “I can address all of these issues as well as the critical financial problems our city has”, Rogers told the Reporter. “I have pushed our interim city manager to develop a deficit reduction plan as soon as possible”, said Rogers. “In the meantime, I will respond when my constituents call me with concerns, no matter what they are”, he said. And so, East Providence has its own version of the old television show, “Mister Rogers” as Bruce Rogers walks the neighborhoods to visit with residents. A kinder, gentler city? Need help to avoid losing your home? The U.S. Treasury has made available to Rhode Islanders $80 million to help those at risk of losing their homes. At earlier council meetings, Mayor Bruce Rogers has urged local homeowners struggling to pay their mortgage to contact his office for help. Using the federal government ‘Hardest Hit Fund RI’ from the US treasury, homeowners can request financial assistance. “Let’s do everything we can to help our people”, Rogers stated at a prior council meeting. State Street Flooding. Rogers has been working on the flooding problems of the State Street neighborhood which has plagued neighbors for years. Rogers announced that the city will apply for emergency block grant funding to help improve the flow of the Runnins River. Rogers has walked the neighborhood during a driving rain storm with petitions seeking signatures of residents in support of the city’s grant application. Mayor Rogers sought out and received a donation of land from Bob Pesce, who owns Coast Realty in East Providence on Waterman Avenue and several other businesses. Rogers wanted this piece of vacant land so the city can build a retention pond in hopes that it will help homeowners in the area. Pesce owns the roughly 3 acre parcel and said that he would actually excavate the land at his own expense to help the city. In prior years many area residents had to evacuate their homes and sustained damage to heating systems, flooded homes, etc. “I will knock on doors and get people involved”, said Rogers. Exxon/Mobil getting a bigger tax bill? Rogers wants to know who gave Mobil Oil in East Providence some hefty tax breaks. “Mobil got a $70,000 tax credit for 2008-09. Who authorized or negotiated this? Is it new or ongoing? I have concerns about this”, Rogers told fellow council members in April. “This is awful as Exxon/Mobil has made outrageous profits this year. How are their tangibles accessed? We should get a fair share of taxes from these multi-billion dollar companies”, Rogers said to some applause in the council chamber. According to a Wikipedia web site for Mobil, as of July 1, 2010, ExxonMobil occupied 8 out of 10 slots for largest corporate quarterly earnings of all time. Need a meal? Rogers became teary eyed during a council meeting when he talked about phone calls he got from city elderly who couldn’t afford enough food. “I ask people coming to these council meetings to bring a non-perishable food item with them. There are people in our city, young and old, who don’t have enough food to eat every week. This is a shame and we can’t sit by and ignore this”, he said. Residents are now asked to bring food items to city hall at any time for collection. Rogers also stressed that city elderly can get very low cost lunches at the senior center on Waterman Avenue. Home need repairs? As noted elsewhere in this issue, Mayor Rogers has teamed with resident Jim Miller and the national Rebuild America movement to get quality repairs to homes and locations within East Providence. “If you can’t afford your repairs, etc, contact City Hall and we will try to get you help on a hardship basis”, Rogers recently explained. So far the effort has targeted 4 local homes, 2 schools and 1 non-profit progressive center for the free renovations. continued on next page...

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Peace and relaxation. For decades the body of water sitting below Pierce Memorial Field on Fifth Street was just known as Jones Pond to area residents. A couple of years ago, Rogers and others initiated a beautification project for the pond which they called ‘Tranquility Place’. Rogers was not on the council at the time. He recently told the Reporter that as Mayor, he wants the dormant project re-started. “We are seeking some grant funding and along with volunteer efforts, I would like to give residents a place to sit and relax, read a book or maybe enjoy a concert”, he said. “If nothing else, let’s just clean up the area. No one has paid much attention to it before”. All America City? The National Civic League (NCL) is a national, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization whose mission is to strengthen democracy by increasing the capacity of our nation’s people to fully participate in and build healthy and prosperous communities across America. The NCL recognizes cities across America for “All America City” distinction. East Providence was awarded this designation once before in 1961. According to the NCL, the award reinvigorates a community’s sense of civic pride. People are proud to live in an All-America City and they work hard to live up to the name. East Providence has applied to compete for the 2011 All America City status. “While some in our city point out our differences and stress negativity, I would like to win this award and re-invigorate our sense of pride”, Rogers told the Reporter. Want a Cleaner City? Answering a question that many constituents have asked, the Mayor has set up a petition drive on the city’s web site to stop the weekly delivery to homeowners of a Providence Journal supplement containing mostly ads. People away on vacation or who don’t want these papers piling up have complained to the city. The papers, enclosed in a plastic wrap, can be seen around city streets. You can vote in this survey by going to And while it isn’t always “a beautiful day in the neighborhood” as the original ‘Mister Rogers’ used to sing every day on television, East Providence’s own ‘Mister Rogers’ is singing his own version to his constituents.

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Local Supreme/Superior Court Appeals By Bob Rodericks

Former Councilman/Boys’ Club Director Loses Supreme Court Appeal:

Former East Providence ward 1 city councilman, Gerald Lynch, has lost his appeal before the RI Supreme Court. According to court documents a grand jury returned an indictment charging Lynch with “nine counts of first-degree sexual assault, in April 2004. The victim worked for Lynch in his Pawtucket flower shop during the 1980’s and testified that the assaults took place when he was from 12 to 15 years of age.” The Supreme Court ruling reads in part that “as part of the police investigation, (the victim) telephoned Lynch and confronted him about the sexual assaults. Lynch did not deny that a sexual relationship occurred between ‘he and the boy’; however, he insisted—in the initial telephone conversation and then at trial— that the sexual activity was consensual.” The conversation was recorded by the police. Lynch was the former executive director of the East Providence Boys and Girls club and the former assistant director of the Pawtucket Boys and Girls club. Lynch is going to jail, sentenced to four concurrent terms of 20 years, with 10 years to serve and 10 years suspended with probation. The Supreme Court said that “the state had conclusively proved its case with the evidence.” The lower court Judge was Associate Justice Edward C. Clifton. The appellate decision was written by Justice Maureen McKenna Goldberg for the R.I. Supreme Court.

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East Providence builder Michael West lost his appeal before the state’s highest court to construct six units in the form of three duplexes in the city. The court decision reads in part that, in February 2006, West sought approval for an administrative subdivision of three parcels of land located between Lynn and Vineland Avenues in East Providence. The land is situated in a residential zone that permits construction of two-unit dwellings, provided that they are built on lots containing at least 8,750 square feet. On April 20, 2006, Edward Pimentel, East Providence’s zoning officer determined that the proposal complied with the relevant zoning provisions, and he approved West’s application for a minor subdivision with respect to any zoning-code provisions. After Ms. Boyle issued a certificate of completeness of the application, it was forwarded to the planning board for its consideration. On May 3, 2006, the planning department made a recommendation to the planning board that that body grant conditional approval for the subdivision. In its evaluation, the planning department concluded that petitioner’s proposal was consistent with East Providence’s comprehensive plan, as well as its zoning ordinance. Although the proposal seemed to be moving seamlessly through the approval process, controversy raised its head when the planning board considered the application at its meeting on May 8, 2006. Despite the assertion of the planning department that the proposed changes in the boundary lines and the construction of three two-family dwellings were in accordance with the comprehensive plan, including the density requirements, several neighbors voiced concern at the meeting. The common thread of the neighbors’ objections was that the neighborhood already was densely populated, and the area would not be able to absorb the burden that six ad-

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June 2011 The Reporter ditional residential units would bring. In response to the concerns of the neighbors, the planning board continued the hearing in order to investigate the matter further. After reconsidering the density requirements of the comprehensive plan, the planning department reversed course and recommended that the planning board reject West’s application for a minor subdivision. When it reconvened on July 20, 2006, the board did just that, rejecting the proposal on a unanimous vote. West appealed the board’s decision. In a very brief decision, the board of appeals denied the appeal, concluding that the planning board properly had interpreted and applied the comprehensive plan and subdivision regulations. West subsequently appealed to the Superior Court which entered judgment in favor of the City of East Providence on September 10, 2008. Quoting Ralph Waldo Emerson, the Supreme Court ruling said that “no man acquires property without acquiring with it a little arithmetic also. The petitioner, Michael West, acquired both land and more than a little arithmetic when he sought to develop two-family homes on land in an East Providence residential neighborhood”, states the Court ruling written by Justice Francis X. Flaherty. “For the reasons set forth above, we affirm the judgment of the Superior Court. The petition is denied, and the writ heretofore issued is quashed.”

Former Teacher Wins Case:

Anne Marie Quattrucci was fired by the East Providence School Department in February 1998 for cause. Quattrucci appealed her firing to the Commissioner of Education. She alleged a lack of a timely hearing as well as the charges against her of cause. State law requires districts to notify teachers by March 1st if a teacher won’t be retained for the following September. She was not so informed before March 1st. In a long standing case, the matter has travelled through the department of education and the court system. The Commissioner affirmed the School Committee’s decision to terminate Quattrucci. However, the Commissioner modified the effective termination date to begin at the start of the 1999-2000 school year because notice was not provided to Quattrucci by the March 1 statutory deadline. The Board of Regents affirmed the decision of the Commissioner regarding Quattrucci’s termination and its effective date. Quattrucci appealed that decision to the Superior Court. The Presiding Justice of this Court affirmed the decision of the Board of Regents and ordered that Quattrucci’s employment be terminated for cause as of the start of the 1999-2000 school year. State law reads that, “Whenever a tenured teacher in continuous service is to be dismissed, the notice of the dismissal shall be given to the teacher in writing on or before March 1st of the school year immediately preceding the school year in which the dismissal is to become effective. The teacher shall be furnished with a complete statement of the cause(s) for the dismissal by the governing body of the school and shall be entitled to a hearing and appeal pursuant to the procedure set forth in § 16-13-4.” On July 17, 2006, Quattrucci requested a hearing to address the amount due her as back pay for the period of time from May 1, 1998, when she was first removed from the payroll to the start of the 1999-2000 school year. Her claim was based upon the Superior Court decision finding that she should not have been terminated before the beginning of that school term. On October 17, 2007, the Commissioner approved the decision of the Hearing Officer which awarded Quattrucci damages for her unpaid salary for the period from May 1, 1998 through the 1998-1999 school year, plus interest. After several hearings and appeals from both sides, the Court ruling filed in April of 2011 states that, “…after a review of the entire record, this Court finds that the decision of the Board of Regents is supported by reliable, probative, and substantial evidence and is not affected by error of law. The Board of Regents’ decision is not arbitrary or capricious and did not constitute an abuse of discretion. Appellants’ substantial rights have not been prejudiced. For the reasons above, this Court affirms the Board of Regents’ decision


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From The Other Side of The Desk by Joe Larisa

An Extra $200 Per Car!

Let the Monster Tax Increases Begin

While the Council spends hours and hours on meetings, commissions and endless drivel and bickering on the small picture, you will feel the pain of their lack of interest in the 1481 Wampanoag Trail big picture in a matter of days. Most unfortunately, EP’s hard hit property taxpayers will East Providence, RI 02915 see in dramatic fashion the real result of the elections last November. The new City auto property tax bills are going to cost everyone who owns a car a whole lot of cash. Rather GENERAL PRACTICE OF LAW than protect you from this awful tax increase – as the last Council promised to do – the new IN RI & MA SINCE 1932 Council has been more interested in creating deficits and raising taxes. Check out your auto tax bill in the coming days. If you own a car worth $6,000 or more, your property tax bill for it will go up just over $200 per auto you own from your bill last Real Estate Law year. If your car is worth less than $6,000, you will be getting your first car tax bill in many Closings & Title Searches years, and it will be based on $37.10 per thousand of value minus $500. For example: If Personal Injury your car is valued at $5,000, your auto property tax this year will be 4.5 ($5,000 minus $500 General Litigation / 1000) times the $37.10 tax rate = $166.95. Last year, your car tax was $0. How did this happen? To be perfectly clear, the prior Governor and General Assembly Business and Corporate Law have primary blame. They eliminated the State auto tax reimbursement to cities and town, Contracts taking away $120 million, and over $2 million from East Providence. The car tax exemption Wills, Trusts, and Probate went from $6,000 per car to only $500 per car. Elder Law & Medicaid Planning To be equally clear, however, the prior Council went on the record in October of last year to propose a brand new East Providence auto tax exemption of up to $2,000 per car, with the exact amount to be determined this May. In fact, one local paper ran a headline highlighting that we proposed a City auto tax exemption to soften the blow. The discussions are all on line at the City web site. Your new Council, however, has swept the issue under the rug, hoping that you will forget about the last Council’s promise that the new Council refuses to keep. Instead of a commission to determine the amount of a new EP auto tax exemption, the new Council prefers a commission to determine how much debt the City has so it can wrongly attempt to justify the big home property tax increase coming soon. Some may ask why would the new Council not protect its constituents from these new car taxes? The answer is simple – the cost for the exemption would need to come from budget savings from cost cutting. The last Council saved the City from bankruptcy with courageous policy decisions that angered big labor, but balanced the City and School department budgets. We had saved millions and were in the midst of saving much more when the new Council took over. The savings was to be applied to the new EP auto tax exemption. family owned and operated for over 30 years Instead of making the tough policy decisions, the new Council has spent like kids in the candy store – giving away $500,000 to HEATING OIL PLUS * AT NO ADDITIONAL COST 10 city custodians and spending another $300,000 a year more in • Reduce oil consumption custodian service than the City can afford. All based upon a bogus arbitration that was easily winnable in court. Poor management • Reduce sludge and have fewer breakdowns and a lack of will is causing another $2 million in overtime for fire • Improved fuel quality for a cleaner home & environment and police. The last Council was pushing a proposal that would • Discounted “will call” have nearly eliminated fire department overtime. This Council C.O.D. prices abandoned it. Cities like Woonsocket, however, have had the poSummer's litical courage to take on big labor and are pushing the very same Coming, Don't • Automatic Deliveries staffing changes that this new Council has abandoned. Sweat It, • Burner Service by our own Your new auto tax bill shows in black and white that elections Be Ready With CENTRAL matter. When the taxpayer teams on the Council and School Comexperienced technicians 24/7 mittee, were booted from office, big labor won and the taxpayers AIR CONDITIONING, • Service Contracts suffer. If you think your new auto tax bill is awful, wait until you Call Today!!! see the tax increase that your School Committee (more on them • Oil Tank Protection with a FREE next month) and Council have in store for you come budget time $1000.00 warranty ESTIMATES this October. Sorry for the bad news, but we reveal the inside scoop here – We Accept Fuel Assistance with factual information you just can’t get anywhere else. for Oil & Service

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People in the News East Providence High School Students Participates in Second Annual CU4 Reality Financial Education Fair Sponsored by Community & Teachers Federal Credit Union




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Making History Come Alive Is Aim of AwardWinning Teacher

Struggling to make your mortgage payment? Hardest Hit Fund Rhode Island (HHFRI), in cooperation with Rep. Bob DaSilva (East Providence, Pawtucket) and Senator Frank A. DeVall, Jr. (East Providence), will host a free informational meeting about how HHFRI is helping Rhode Islanders stay in their homes.

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Social studies teacher Anibal Raposo likes to don an Abraham Lincoln costume when he presents a lesson about the 16th president of the United States. He even spends four months growing a full beard to play the part for students at Winman Junior High School. “History is a story and if we can make the story come alive to this age group, they love it,” he said. “It’s not just dates and names of dead people. I try to get the students fascinated so they want to go above and beyond and research a certain topic on their own after school.” Scott Shepherd, Winman’s assistant principal, said Raposo’s dedication is impressive. That’s why Shepherd suggested he apply for the Horace Mann-Abraham Lincoln Fellowship Award, an honor that treats recipients to a five-day “behind-thescenes” exploration of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (ALPLM), as well as several other historical locations, in Springfield, Ill. “He truly cares for his students and is always willing to lend a hand,” said Shepherd. “He is an asset to Winman Junior High School.” At first, Raposo was hesitant to submit his application. He said he researched the organization’s website and noticed that many previous winners were from prestigious schools. Being humble, he wasn’t sure he qualified. Nevertheless, he revamped his resume and submitted it along with two 250-word essays. Shortly after, Shepherd was notified that Raposo was one of 50 nationwide winners. Shepherd decided not to tell Raposo because he wanted it to be a surprise.

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June 2011 The Reporter “I knew about the award a week and a half before it was presented to him,” Shepherd said. “Making the call to his wife was exciting for me, especially hearing the excitement in her voice.” In a ceremony held at Winman a few weeks ago, Raposo was joined by his family, staff, and students and announced as the recipient. He was stunned when he realized he was being honored. “What made it so special is when I looked up, I saw my family there and that was really important to me,” he said. “I saw my wife and my parents and my brothers and sisters. They took time out of work to get there and it really hit home.” Raposo also said he was thrilled to discover he is going to get the chance to tour Lincoln’s hometown this summer. He is looking forward to sharing what he learns with his students. “I was very happy because I love Lincoln,” he said. “I’m a big fan of his work and his writings. I eat it up. This company provides resources for teachers to use so we can give back. It’s a great opportunity.” Made possible by the ALPLM, as well as Horace Mann Educator Corp., a national insurance company that primarily focuses on the financial planning needs of educators, the tour includes round-trip transportation, lodging and a majority of meals. Fellows earn college credit during the expedition and will visit historical sites such as Lincoln’s home, his tomb, New Salem, and the Old State Capitol. Experts will also share their knowledge about Lincoln in seminars. Donna Smith, project specialist for Horace Mann, attended the ceremony and presented the award along with Shepherd. She said the organization is endorsed by teacher unions and has been offering the trip to educators since 2006. Raposo said he has studied Lincoln in depth and cannot wait to learn even more. “I feel his time as president was one of the most important periods in our history,” he said. “Our country was torn apart and he was someone who had courage and was able to bring the country back. His writings were very beautiful and he was someone you never thought would make it that far in life. As a son of immigrants, I can relate to that.” Raposo was born in Portugal in 1978 and was just 4 when his parents, Maria and Luis, came to America from the Azores Islands, with his aunt sponsoring them for a few months. They then rented apartments in Providence for several years before purchasing a home in East Providence. “We were the ‘Portuguese Brady Bunch,’” he said laughing. “My parents came to this country not even knowing the language with six kids. My father started working in the textile factories. They made their sacrifice and had struggles to improve the future generations of my family and were always telling me, ‘Education is the way to go if you want to go forward.’” At first, it was tough for him because he had a Spanish teacher instructing him in English. But Raposo said he was motivated by his parents’ words and gave it his all. In the same way, he hopes to encourage his students. “I say to them, ‘Your parents want you to do better than what they’re doing and it will be the same when you have kids,’” he said. “I really see how education can transform someone’s life. I truly believe I am living the American dream. Some people say that it’s a cliché, but I want them to know if they work hard, they can achieve their goals.” In addition to teaching at Winman, Raposo works part-time as a custodian at


Rhode Island Hospital, where he’s been employed since he was 16. He and his wife, Patty Gaspar, are happy they were able to buy their own home two years ago. “I had been saving many years for that down payment,” he said. “I have my home and I have a great job that I love. There are days that are frustrating, but overall seeing the kids progress from day to day is great. When I received the award, they were really congratulatory and very happy for me. Some of them weren’t exactly sure what it was and I explained to them that I would be working with other educators.” In the future, he will continue to dress up as his favorite president when he teaches his lesson on Lincoln. “It’s something I know students will remember 10 years from now and 20 years from now,” said Raposo. “They won’t remember that test I gave them, but they’ll remember the activities we do. Anibal Raposo is a graduate of East Providence High School and lives in Rumford.

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Book Drive for Hasbro Children’s Hospital

Recently, in honor of Reading Week, Silver Spring School Fifth Grader, Alexandria Escalera, held a book drive to benefit Hasbro Children’s Hospital. In collaboration with the school, she was able to donate several new books to the hospital. Alexandria plans to continue her philanthropic efforts to benefit Hasbro Children’s Hospital and its patients. She is the daughter of proud mom, Andrea Escalera, and Granddaughter of Renate Escalera and the late Albert B. Mastriano formerly of Barrington.

Credit Union Association Of Rhode Island Honors Joan Saunders, Treasurer/ Director, Community And Teachers Federal Credit Union

East Providence, Rhode Island - Joan Saunders, Treasurer/ Director, of the Community & Teachers Federal Credit Union was recently honored at the credit union association of Rhode Island’s 77th annual meeting for her years of dedicated service to the association’s board of directors and in serving the credit union industry. The annual meeting took place on may 11, 2011, at Metacomet Country Club in East Providence, and Ms. Saunders was bestowed this honor with flowers and special gift presentation by the president and CEO of the Credit Union Association Of Rhode Island, Daniel J. Egan and The Chairman Of The Rhode Island Credit Union Association, Stephen J. White. continued on next page...

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Attleboro, MASS. – An East Providence resident was recently inducted into the fledgling chapter of the National Junior Honor Society of Dayspring Christian Academy of Attleboro during a formal ceremony at the adjacent South Attleboro Assembly of God. In front of a large gathering of family members and friends – as well as school faculty, administrators and staff members – seventh-grader Dante Pires of East Providence was indicted for the second straight year into the NJHS. He was one of 12 current society members to be inducted along with eight new members. This year’s new inductees received certificates and pins and endorsed a chapter registry signifying their status as

June 2011 The Reporter new members. DCA Administrator Frank Rydwansky, Faculty Advisor Kimberly Theroux and Spiritual Advisor Robert Lavallee delivered brief speeches commending all the NJHS students, faculty member Emma Squibb was extended an honorary membership in the chapter for her contributions to the school during the past 12 years. The National Junior Honor Society bills itself as “the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding middle-level students.” The society has honored thousands of students since its creation in 1929 and DCA officially earned its chapter status in 2009. To procure membership in a NJHS chapter, students must establish and maintain academic proficiency; make voluntary contributions to schools and/or communities; exhibit in-school leadership and problem-solving abilities; promote civic involvement and pride with their schools; and uphold principles of morality and ethics. NJHS chapters operate in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, several United States territories and Canada, and an estimated 1 million students annual participate in its activities and those of its high school counterpart, the National Honor Society. Dayspring Christian Academy is an interdenominational and coeducational school which teaches students in pre-kindergarten 3 through Grade 8 from a distinctively Christian world and life view, and is a ministry of the South Attleboro Assembly of God. The school boasts a culturally and spiritually diverse student body representing more than 50 cities and towns in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, as well as more than 30 religious denominations. Dayspring Christian Academy offers a strong and varied academic curriculum; a safe, structured and nurturing learning environment; low student-to-teacher ratios; proven academic achievements; computer laboratory and technology instruction; in-school library; extracurricular activities, including music, fine arts, science and athletics; a “learning centers” structure in its preschool programs; and after-school day care until 5 p.m. Further information about Dayspring Christian Academy is available by contacting the school at 508-761-5552, or accessing its Web site at Dante Pires of East Providence, a seventh-grade student at Dayspring Christian Academy of Attleboro, Mass., was recently inducted into the school’s chapter of the National Junior Honor Society for the second straight year. (Photo courtesy of Dayspring Christian Academy)

Senior Men’s Tennis Club

The Centre Court Senior Men’s Tennis Club celebrated its endof-year pizza party in the tennis club lounge on May 5th. The major event of the party was the induction of 90 year-old Ross Phelps into the club’s Hall of Fame. Ross has played tennis at Centre Court for 14 years. He was a tennis star at Cortland State Teacher’s College (now SUNY Cortland) from 1939-43. After graduating from college he joined the Army Air Corps in 1943 where he became a B-29 gunner stationed in Okinawa. Later, Ross enjoyed a distinguished coaching, teaching, counseling, and administration career in Rensselaer County New York. His picture-perfect serve and ground strokes have stayed with him since his college days. As club members rotate through the six 20 minute rounds of doubles on Mondays and Thursdays from September to May, it is always a pleasure to have Ross as a doubles partner. President of the Senior Men’s Tennis Club, Adin DeMary, presented Ross with a Hall of Fame Certificate. Ross’s name has been added to the list of Senior Club Hall of Fame members on the perpetual plaque. Jud Taylor, former president of Ross’s college alma mater recounted Ross’s many accomplishments as a student, professional educator, and community member. The Senior Men’s Club now has three active players over 90 years of age and many more in their 80’s. The club’s motto is “Tennis Just for the Joy of It.”



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Arianna Riva Named National Merit® Scholarship Winner

Arianna Riva, of Riverside, a graduating senior at Moses Brown, has been named a National Merit $2500 Scholarship winner by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (nmsc). Nationwide, the 2,500 Merit Scholar® designees were chosen from a talent pool of more than 15,000 outstanding Finalists in the 2011 National Merit Scholarship Program. National Merit $2500 Scholarship winners are the Finalists in each state judged to have the strongest combination of accomplishments, skills, and potential for success in rigorous college studies. They were selected by a committee of college admissions officers and high school counselors. These Scholars may use their awards at any regionally accredited U.S. college or university. All Finalists competed for these awards. To select scholarship winners, a committee of educators appraised a substantial amount of information submitted by both the Finalists and their high schools: the academic record, including difficulty level of subjects studied and grades earned; scores from two standardized tests; contributions and leadership in school and community activities; an essay written by the Finalist; and the recommendation written by a high school official. The number of winners named in each state is proportional to the state’s percentage of the nation’s high school graduating seniors. This year’s competition for National Merit Scholarships began in October 2009 when approximately 1.5 million juniors in some 22,000 high schools took the Preliminary sat/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (psat/nmsqt®), which served as an initial screen of program entrants. Last fall, the highest-scoring participants in each state, representing less than one percent of the state’s seniors, were named Semifinalists on a state representational basis. Only the 16,000 Semifinalists had an opportunity to continue in the competition. From the Semifinalist group, 15,000 met the very high academic standards and other requirements to advance to the Finalist level of the competition. NMSC, a not-for-profit corporation that operates without government assistance, was founded in 1955 specifically to conduct the annual National Merit Scholarship Program. The majority of scholarships offered each year are underwritten by approximately 440 independent corporate and college sponsors that share nmsc’s goals of honoring scholastically talented youth and enhancing their educational opportunities.

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Providence, RI - The following local residents were recently inducted into the Providence College chapters of national honor societies: Matthew Rizzini, a resident of Riverside, RI and a member of the class of 2012 at Providence College, was inducted into Phi Alpha Theta, the national honor society for History. Rizzini is pursuing a degree in History. Courtney Miller, a resident of Rumford, RI and a member of the class of 2013 at Providence College, was inducted into Alpha Epsilon Delta, the national honor society for Premed. Miller is pursuing a degree in Biology.

Anna Katherine Lienghot Named to Dean’s List at Keene State College

Keene, NH - Keene State College has released the Dean’s List for the spring semester 2011. Among the 1,450 students named to the Dean’s List is Anna Katherine Lienghot of Riverside, RI.

2011 Local College Graduates Local Students Graduate from Bryant University

Smithfield, RI - Bryant University held its Graduate School Commencement on Thursday, May 19. Among the graduates are the following local residents: Jiani Jiang, of East Providence, who earned a Masters of Business Administration . Richard Packhem, of Riverside, who earned a Masters of Business Administration with honors. Hilson Aguiar, of East Providence, who earned a Masters of Business Administration. Abigail Crowshaw, of Riverside, Bachelor of Arts in Communication, * Amy Soares, of East Providence, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Finance Gregory Najarian, of Rumford, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Finance

2011 UMass Dartmouth Graduate Commencement was on May 21

Daniel Neilson of Rumford received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Summa Cum Laude East Providence: Tammy Bouchard Riverside: Nicole Cheney Riverside: Sandra Colavolpe

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Providence College Awards Undergraduate Degrees to Local Residents During 93rd Commencement

Providence, RI - The following local residents were among over 900 students from Providence College who received undergraduate degrees during the College’s Ninety-third Commencement Exercises held on Sunday, May 15, 2011. Stephanie Barbosa, a resident of East Providence, RI, received a bachelor’s degree in health policy and management, Yi Cao, a resident of East Providence, RI, received a bachelor’s degree in biology, Summa Cum Laude, Timothy Dionisopoulos, a resident of East Providence, RI, received a bachelor’s degree in political science, Sarah Pereira, a resident of East Providence, RI, received a bachelor’s degree in accountancy, Alice Aieskoll, a resident of Riverside, RI, received a bachelor’s degree in global studies, Cum Laude, Nicholas Barao, a resident of Riverside, RI, received a bachelor’s degree in English, John Butler, a resident of Riverside, RI, received a bachelor’s degree in biology, Summa Cum Laude, Thomas Holmes, a resident of Riverside, RI, received a bachelor’s degree in history, Beth Leonardo, a resident of Riverside, RI, received a bachelor’s degree in English, Summa Cum Laude, Christopher Rizzini, a resident of East Providence, RI, received a bachelor’s degree in marketing, Danielle Barry, a resident of Rumford, RI, received a bachelor’s degree in elementary/special education, Cum Laude, Sean McBride, a resident of Rumford, RI, received a bachelor’s degree in biology, Bethany Sales, a resident of Rumford, RI, received a bachelor’s degree in English, Magna Cum Laude, Kelsey Thetonia, a resident of Rumford, RI, received a bachelor’s degree in biology, Eric Coury, a resident of East Providence, RI, received a Master’s degree in Administration. Deborah Ferreira, a resident of East Providence, RI, received a Master’s degree in Literacy. John LeDuc, a resident of Rumford, RI, received a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies.

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Local Residents Awarded Degrees During Salve Regina University’s 61St Commencement

Tiffany Annmarie Correia of East Providence, R.I. was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. Zachary J. Saul of Riverside, R.I. was awarded a mater of business administration degree in Management. Bryan Adam Vieira of Riverside, R.I. was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree in American History. Vieira received the Brother John Buckley Award for Outstanding Senior Thesis. He is a member of Phi Alpha Theta national history honor society. Meghan Catherine Connor of Rumford, R.I. was awarded a mater of business administration degree in Management-5yr Program. Andrew John Josephs of Rumford, R.I. was awarded a mater of business administration degree in Management. Samuel Adam Stimson of Pawtucket, R.I. was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing. Nicholas M. Brindamour of Rumford, R.I. was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics.


Ashley McKhann Earns Degree from the University of Vermont

Burlington, VT - Ashley B. McKhann of Rumford, RI received a BSM degree in Mathematics within the College of Engineering & Mathematical Sciences during May commencement ceremonies at the University of Vermont.

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Steven Ramos, a resident of East Providence, RI, received a Bachelor of Arts.

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The following Bishop Feehan High School students were award recipients at the regional science fair, and many will go on to participate at the state level as well. The following students won awards at the regional Science Fair and will participate in the Massachusetts State Science & Engineering Fair next week:

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Riverside Circle #28, Daughters of Isabella will meet on Thursday, June 9, 2011 at 7:00pm at the Knights of Columbus Hall, Crescent View Avenue, Riverside, RI. A Pound Game will take place after the Circles business meeting. Bakers for the June meeting are Tina Castro, Chris Sampson, Mildred Moniz, and Diane Garvin.

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The Aquafina and Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit and Run competition was held Sunday, May 1, 2011, at the Pierce Softball Field, East Providence RI. Although the turnout was not as expected, the participants showed an eagerness to perform in each of the skills. The competition was opened to area boys and girls with separate events for each. The winners were: Boys 8/9 age group: All-Around champion, Pitch champion and Run champion – Seth Watson; Hit champion – Cole Lavalley. Boys 11/12 age group: Neil Britton captured all 4 championships – All-Around, Pitch, Hit and Run. Boys 13/14 age group: Marc Lavalley captured all 4 championships – All-Around, Pitch, Hit and Run. Girls 9/10 age group: Ashleigh Wyrostek is champion in the All-Around and Hit events. Girls 13/14 age group: All-Around champion, Pitch champion and Run champion – Sabrina Sears. The East Providence Lions and the Rumford Lions hosted the event and want to thank all that participated—participants and volunteers. The event went smoothly and orderly. A special acknowledgement and thanks to Joe Medeiros of the East Providence Parks & Recreation Dept. He processed timely our permit request for use of the field, smoothed the infield from divots, and also loaned us the use of a base for the Run competition. It is hoped that more local boys and girls participate in this event in the future. It is free and takes little time to compete. Winners have the opportunity to advance to a Sectional competition at McCoy Stadium, a Team competition at Fenway Park and to the finals at the Major League Baseball All-Star game.

Rhode Island State Grange Fundraiser!

The Rhode Island State Grange will be having a fundraiser. On Friday July 22, 2011, they will be having an “Evening of Dining and Theater” as a charity event to raise funds to be donated to the Fogg family of Exeter Grange. Jesse and Heather (Carlson) Fogg have a two year old son who is undergoing treatment for leukemia in Boston and the family is in need of funds to cover additional expenses above insurance payments. The evening will begin with dinner at 6 P.M. at the Gelston House in East Haddam, Connecticut with a choice of the following entrees; Prime Rib, Pasta Primavera, Tilapia Francaise, or Sherry Mushroom Chicken. This will be followed by the presentation of the musical “Showboat” at the Goodspeed Opera House, also in East Haddam. The cost of this gala evening will be $80 per person. When reservations are complete, it is possible that a couple of locations could be set up for carpooling. Family and friends are invited. All are welcome. The deadline for reservations is July 1, 2011. Registration forms are available. For more information about the event, you can call John A. Lawson Jr., State Grange Chaplain at 401-434-1491. Can also contact John if you are unable to attend, but would like to contribute to the event.

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Rising Sun Lodge #30 Ancient Free and Accepted Masons Installs Officers

Rising Sun Lodge #30 Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, East Providence, RI installed Charles E. Bradley of Riverside, RI as Master of the lodge at its annual meeting held at Freemasons’ Hall on May 27, 2010. The following elected and appointed officers were also installed: W. William B. Ripley, P.M., Warwick, RI Senior Warden W. John A. Lawson III, P.M., N. Scituate, RI Junior Warden Bassam G. Kiriaki, Pawtucket, RI Treasurer W. Kenneth M. Long, P.M. Pawtucket, RI Secretary W. Nicolas F. El-Khaouli, P.M., Pawtucket, RI Chaplain W. John A. Lawson, Jr., P.M., Rumford, RI Senior Deacon Melhem Rizk, Woonsocket, RI Junior Deacon Kerry McNamar, Cranston, RI Senior Steward Barry J. Nolan, Pawtucket, RI Junior Steward W. Louis M. Falaguerra, P.M., Riverside, RI Marshall Charles Kerbaj, Sr., Cumberland, RI Sentinel Adam D. Roach, Providence, RI Tyler The installation ceremony was conducted by R.W. District Deputy Grand Master Raymond E. Hassell, W. Grand Master of Ceremonies Rick Baccus, R. W. Associate Grand Lecturer Robert A. Palazzo, and R. W. Associate Grand Chaplain, Mekaway E. Elmekaway. Rising Sun Lodge #30 received its charter from the Grand Lodge of Rhode Island on May 17, 1875. Freemasonry is the world’s oldest and most philanthropic fraternal organization. It offers opportunities for men of every religion, race and culture to participate in community service activities and develop leadership skills.


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The annual Church Service of the Rhode Island State Grange will be held on Sunday June 5, 2011 at 7 P.M. at Georgiaville Baptist Church, located on 100 Farnum Pike in Smithfield. Georgiaville Baptist Church is an American Baptist Church that recently celebrated their 175th year of ministry. They have a membership of 110 parishioners. The Officers of the Rhode Island State Grange are asked to wear their sashes as a line of march will be formed into the church. Grange members, family, and friends are welcome to attend. Grange members from Providence County will serve refreshments following the service. For more information about this service, you can call John A. Lawson Jr., Chaplain of the Rhode Island State Grange at (401) 434-1491. For more information about Georgiaville Baptist Church, you can visit their website at

Rumford Lions – Scott Gorham 12th Annual Road Race

On Sunday, June 26th the Rumford Lions will be hosting the 12th Annual Rumford Lions – Scott Gorham 5k Road Race & 2 Mile Family Fun Walk. The proceeds from this event support the Scott Gorham Scholarship Fund and Lions Charities. To date over $45,000 has been raised. Cash prizes and medals will be award to the top 3 male & female runners. The top runner in 7 male & 7 female age groups will also be awarded medals. The cost for entries postmarked by June 16th is $17 for adults, $12 for students. Later postmarks and race day registrations are $20 for adults, $15 for students. Race day registration is from 8:30 A.M. – 9:30 A.M. with the race starting at 10:00 A.M. sharp. The race will start and end at Hunts Mills, route 114a in Rumford. Registration forms may be requested via email at rumfordlions@, U.S. mail at: Rumford Lions, P.O. Box 4921, Rumford, RI 02916, or by calling 401 438-2967.

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Social events for the young at heart senior over 60. Are you tired of the nightclub scene, internet searching or staying home? Join Us! Coffee Chats, outdoor concerts, Mix and Mingle parties, dining out, music, comedy, theater, sports events, dances, day trips, etc. etc. We will be meeting weekly at various restaurants. Email for more information 401-289-0127.

St. Brendan Forever Young Club

The St. Brendan Forever Young Club June meeting will be held on June 7 at the Deck Forty-Two Restaurant, 28 Water Street, East Providence at 11:30 a.m. Following lunch, there will be installation of officers. Tickets are $20.00 and can be held by reserved by calling Alice Huff at 433-0427.

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Church Events Church Street Coffeehouse

The Church Street Coffeehouse presents the 8th Annual “Women of RISA” Show on Saturday June 11th at 8 p.m. The coffeehouse is located downstairs at the First United Methodist Church, 25 Church St. Warren. Hosted by Jan Luby who always brings a great line-up with her, This has become one of the seasons best attended shows each year. Performing with Jan Luby will be Lisa Couto, Marilyn Manfra, Jane Fallon, Noel Patoine, and Beth Desombre. This show is loaded with talent and is expected to be one of the best this season. Tickets for all shows are $10 at the door and refreshments are available. For more info call 245-8474 or visit www. .

Our Lady of Loreto

Life in Christ: A Course in Christian Morality

Event Start Date: June 9, 2011

Description: Father Joseph R. Upton, assistant pastor at St. Francis of Assisi in Wakefield, will present a course on Christian morality at Our Lady of Loreto, 346 Waterman Avenue, East Prov RI. The course will survey the Church’s teaching on the moral life. Monthly sessions will be held on Thurs in the parish meeting room (side door of the rectory). The next session will be on Thurs, June 9th 7:00 - 8:00 P.M. The subject will be “Conclusion: Living the Moral Life” Although there is no fee, it is necessary to register by calling 434-3535. Please leave your name, telephone number, and parish affiliation.

Scripture Study June 21, 2011

Description: Timothy Reid, will be presenting the continuing Scripture Study program at Our Lady of Loreto, 346 Waterman Avenue, East Prov RI. The sessions will be held in the parish meeting room (side door of the rectory). The next session will be on Tues, June 21st. From 7:00-8:00 P.M. The subject will be on “Haggai & Malachi”. Although there is no fee – registrations are necessary for sufficient handouts–call the parish office at 434-3535 and leave your name, number and parish. Time(s): 7:00-8:00 P.M. Location: Our Lady of Loreto Address: 346 Waterman Avenue, East Providence, RI 02914 Event Contact Name: Ruth Owens: (401) 434-3535;


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Events & Activities 3rd Annual Run for Freedom 5K June 25th

The Rhode Island “One More” Chapter of Run for Freedom will hold its 3rd Annual 5K & Walk-A-Thon on Saturday, June 25th at Tate Field/Hugh B. Bain Middle School in Cranston. Registration will start at 8 a.m. Many volunteers, runners and walkers will come out to support Run for Freedom by wearing orange to raise awareness for victims of Human Trafficking. Eric Army of Edgewood was the winner of the 5k race last year. He said he crossed the finish line with the word “freedom” resounding strongly through his mind. Human trafficking is the world’s second largest criminal enterprise and the fastest growing criminal industry in the world; over $9 billion annually. Human trafficking is defined by the United Nations as the recruiting, transporting, harboring, receiving and selling of victims for the purpose of prostitution, pornography or sexual exploitation. There are 49 countries that traffic into 91 cities in America with the average age being 13 years old. Run for Freedom is group of women and men who have come together to bring an end to human trafficking. In addition to the Rhode Island chapter, there are 7 chapters throughout Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Florida. Together they raise awareness and establish Dream homes for the victims. “Run for Freedom is an important cause of which many people are not aware,” stated Marcy Coonce of Boston, MA who participated last year. She ran the event and won 2nd place. She continued to say, “it was a good day and it was fun!” The Run for Freedom USATF certified 5K course will start at 10am on Trainor St, tour the surrounding neighborhoods, and finish on the Bain School Track. The 2 Mile Walk will be 8 Loops around Tate Field and will start at 9:30 a.m. The course is certified by Ray Nelson and timing by Organization Plus. The first 250 participants to register will receive an adult commemorative Run for Freedom t-shirt. The race is organized by the RI Chapter of Run for Freedom. All proceeds from the event will go directly for the operating of our Dream Home in America and for the rehabilitation of victims of this crime. The goal of the Dream Home is to enable these girls to reenter society as healthy, functional citizens allowing them to move from their traumatic past and focus on a brighter future. Support is needed in various different ways. For more information or to get involved, visit or call 401-499-2070.

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On June 26th, from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m., there will be a Concert of Hope, to raise food for local RI Food Banks at The Knights of Columbus Hall, 3200 Pawtucket Ave, East Providence, RI Admission: 2 unexpired food items Music by The Monkey Twins Refreshments; face-painting and Karaoke Please help us to help our community

Sacred Heart School Class of 1970 Reunion

We are planning a 1970 Sacred Heart School Class Reunion and would like to have as many of our classmates join us for the reunion. If you were a member of our graduating class or if you attended with us, we would like to contact you about the reunion. Please email with your contact information (email address, phone, mailing address).

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East Providence High School Commencement Exercises

East Providence High School is holding Commencement Exercises for the Class of 2011, on Friday night, June 17, 2011, 6:30 P.M. at Pierce Memorial Stadium. In case of inclement weather, Commencement Exercises will be held in the Field House of the Providence Country Day School at the same time. Tickets are required for admittance at the PCD Field house. This is a change from previous years as the graduation had been held on Saturday afternoons for many years. The schools PTSA will be on hand selling flowers for your graduate. They will also have the snack bar open with food and drinks available, as well as the very popular Senior T-Shirts. Please join us and support the PTSA in this fundraising effort.

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E.P. SCHOOL NEWS EP High School Bits & Pieces

By Bob Rodericks The physical and health education department of East Providence High School has added a fairly state of the art cardio physical and exercise center. Department chair John Gendron and his teachers have raised funds and received some donations to complete this effort. “Our hybrid cardio fitness center’s focus is cardiovascular training. Presently there are 9 cardio machines in the room”, according to Gendron. The room also has a top of the line selectorized machine weight circuit. “This room has the ability to provide students with a complete resistance and cardio workout every day”, he said. Teachers Matt Tsonos and Alex Kanelos have created a great new website, that goes hand-in-hand with the health website created by Kristen Coutoulakis. On the website, you can find a link to a student survey designed to gather information about student interest and participation in physical activity in school. You can find this web site by linking from the high school site. Graduation Requirement Update: The high school web site has listed information regarding statewide graduation requirement updates. All current juniors who received a “1” on the NECAP RI State Assessments are required to show growth in these areas before graduating in their senior year. All juniors who received a “1” on the NECAP will meet with Principal Janet Sheehan who will explain the plan of action for students to show growth. Sheehan has been working on a data analysis plan where some juniors in this position will have to complete certain modules in Nova Net, a software computer program. Students will be provided an opportunity to show growth by completing specific modules to an 80% proficiency. Every parent will be contacted when and if their child is in the position to complete these modules. If any parent has a question regarding this process, please call Ms. Sheehan at 435-7806. Class of 2011 Graduation requirements reminder: Seniors must meet specific requirements to receive an EPHS diploma and participate in graduation ceremonies. These requirements must be met by June 1, 2011. The requirements are as follows: 24 Community Service Hours Successful completion of portfolio assessments aligned to the 31 portfolio skills Senior Project with Research Paper Completion of 24 Required Course Credits Completion of NECAP testing in ELA, Math and Science Please note that the previous deadline dates of January 28, 2011 and February 28, 2011 have been extended for all students until June 1, 2011. Students should make sure that their Senior Project Seminar teacher receives all missing components by June 1st.

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Riverside Middle School Robotics Team Visits Robotics Lab at Brown University

On Monday, May 9, 2001 the Riverside Middle School Robotics Team attended a tour of the Robotics Lab and the Computer and Information Services facilities at Brown University. The team was invited by Dr. Chad Jenkins who oversees the Robotics Studies program at Brown. The RMS youngsters were also invited to attend a presentation and tour of the Computer and Information Services (CIS) facility by Jeff Coady who works for the Computer Science Department at Brown University. After lunch, the students enjoyed a walking tour of the Brown University campus. The RMS Robotics students enjoyed a presentation by Dr. Jenkins that highlighted some of the recent trends in the field of Robotics research and development. After the presentation, the Robotics Team had the opportunity to learn about a robot that can hover around a room while being controlled by a computer from a website. After a demonstration, several of the RMS students were invited to fly and land the robot for themselves. The Robotics Lab tour provided great insights and inspired the RMS Robotics Team. The Brown Robotics Lab is located in the Computer and Information Services building on the Brown campus. Our team was fortunate to take a tour of the CIS and hear about how computers are rebuilt when problems occur at the college. The presentation was conducted with a video camera and computer projector and the students seemed impressed with the skills of the presenters. Jeff Coady led the presentation along with his colleague Max. The event seemed to have a very positive impact on the RMS 8th grade students. We are grateful to the professionals at Brown University who took time from their busy schedules to meet with us. Special thanks to Robert Faria and Tracy O’Brien, two parent volunteers who attended the field trip and provided valuable assistance. John Marsula, RMS Robotics Team Coach

Local Students Visit the Hornbine School Museum

Students from the Myron Frances School in Rumford, as well as the Hennessey and West Broadway elementary schools in Providence, reenacted a 19th century day at the Hornbine School Museum, located in Rehoboth, MA, recently. Beverly Pettine, who lives in Rumford, Rhode Island, has been the head teacher at the Hornbine School, for over a decade. Ms. Pettine is a retired third grade teacher from the Swansea, MA School System. Students enjoyed dressing up for the day; packing a 19th century lunch and writing on slates with slate pencils. Close to a thousand elementary students from area schools took part in this unique Social Studies program last year. Join us at the Hornbine School on Sunday, June 12th. We will hold our first Open House of the 2011 summer season. The schoolhouse will be open for extended hours from 1:00 - 5:00.  You can enjoy dozens of old photographs, roll a hoop, or visit with Colonial re-enactor Frank Daly as he engages visitors in looking at memorabilia from the time of the American Revolution. Don’t forget to visit Hornbine Baptist Church as well as The Carpenter Museum. In addition to the school, these two sites are open to everyone for the afternoon. For more information about the school visit or call Dave Downs at 508-226-1745.

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The PBGR coordinator 100% of East Providence! recently left EPHS to accept an Assistant Principal’s job in Burrillville. By mainstreaming many special needs students, Cirillo believes that the district can do with fewer educational specialists. The high school principal losing his or her job has not yet been announced publicly. Janet Sheehan is the principal. Her assistants are Shani Wallace, John Craig and Araxie DeBlois. Clouding the picture somewhat is the fact that former assistant principal Jennifer Roy, who has been on leave from the district for a year in North 35 Swan Street, East Providence, RI, 02914 Kingstown, has announced that she intends to return to EPHS. In business for 31 yrs The plan calls for the elimination of two educational specialists at the middle school level and two teacher assistants. Martin will Phone/Fax: 438-9784 add an ELL teacher and Riverside will add two teacher assistants. Quality Care When Your're Not There The middle school moves will save some $59,000 according to projections. RMS principal, Sandra Forand is taking a one year Certified Teachers & CPR/First Aid leave of absence to work as a ‘Mastor Mentor Evaluator’ for the Accept DHS Subsidy district. An interim principal for RMS for next year has not yet been Before & After School named. Email: Various staffing additions and deletions will also occur at the Now accepting Registrations elementary schools. Adding 4.5 elementary teachers will cost the for our Summer/Fall Programs district $315,000. Other positions are being either eliminated or ages 3 years to 7 years added as the situation may be. These moves are expected to add Account: 73609 ID: 318343 Account: 73609 AdAd ID: 318343 some $400,000 in spending at the elementary level but a net sav- Account: 73609 Ad ID: 318343 ings still to the district as a whole of $240,000. 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The East Bay Warren • Barrington • Bristol

Come Explore...

what’s Next Door!

Drive a short distance to spend a day at the East Bay. Ride the scenic bike path, go shopping, go fishing, visit parks and landmarks, enjoy lovely eating at restaurants and pubs.

Rock the Bay

Sunday July 3, 2011 12:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. Colt State Park, Bristol, RI

At Shelter #1 overlooking the bay What to Bring: Please Bring non perishable food items for the Bristol Good Neighbors Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry. Lawn chair & picnic lunch Live Music: Bands: 4across, NBJ, A Work In Progress, Parousia, The Favas, Lisa Boisclair & the Trophies of Grace No rain date, so pray for sun!

Tradition of Fun and Games

Bristol, Rhode Island, - Mah Jongg, a Chinese tile game of skill, strategy, and chance, will be played at Blithewold starting May 6th. The Van Wickle family is known to have played Mah Jongg when they lived here. You can keep the Mah Jongg tradition alive by participating in the monthly meet-ups. The first four weeks of this program are for instructional play. During these four weeks, you will be able to learn the game, practice and meet your potential competition. Mah Jongg newcomers are welcome! Participants are invited to play on the first Friday of each month from 1-3pm on the Blithewold terrace. Come play your heart out at Blithewold! For more information, contact Pat at 401.624.3070 (email to OR Gretchen at 401.359.0113 (email to Free for Blithewold Members, included with regular admission for Non-members. -4 Instructional Games – learn to play/get to know the group *If you are not an experienced player, please attend at least the first two sessions-Regular Monthly Games 1st Friday of Each Month (until further notice) from 1 - 3 p.m. Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum, a 33 acre historic property in Bristol, Rhode Island, on the shore of Narragansett Bay, was donated in 1976 to a non profit organization by the last member of the family who owned it, with the intent that it be maintained in perpetuity as a public amenity. With grounds open the year ‘round and with four season programming, the site is governed by a 24 member board of directors on a 99 year lease with Preserve Rhode Island. Blithewold’s mission is to preserve New England’s finest garden estate through excellence in horticulture and historic preservation, and by example to teach and inspire others. The property is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

New Website for Tap-In!

Tap-In (Touch A Person In Need) has some exciting news to share. The new website is up and running! Please go to: www. to learn all about this wonderful agency. Hopefully, June will bring some warmer weather for the East Bay area, and that will mean an increased need for children’s clothing. With a seemingly never ending increase in the number of clients, the bins empty very rapidly. Volunteers request that all items be in clean, gently worn condition. Due to lack of storage space, the agency is only able to accept seasonal clothes up to size 14. Please save cold weather items for next fall/winter. The housewares closet is also under pressure to keep up with the demand. Particularly needed are vacuum cleaners, microwaves, toasters and toaster ovens, mixers, blenders, coffee makers and pots and pans. Clients will also be requesting fans in the very near future. Sheets, blankets, spreads, especially in queen and king sizes, are gone as quickly as they arrive, and towels the same. Donations of these items as well as non-perishable food items may be dropped off at Tap-In located in the lower level of the Library building on County Rd in Barrington during regular office hours of 9 to noon, Mon. thru Fri. Please call 247-1444 during those hours for any further information.

The Rhode Island Wind Ensemble 2011 Summer Concert Series

All the concerts are outdoors and FREE to the public

Rhode Island Veterans Home Concert Bristol, RI

Thursday, June 16th, 6:30 - 7:30 P.M. Barrington Town Hall Thursday, June 26, 6:00 to 7:30 P.M. Rain location: Barrington High School

Chepachet Union Church Wednesday, June 29, 6:30 - 8:00 P.M.

Rain date: Thursday, June 30th More information and directions can be found at RIWE.ORG * Not to be released in the paper, but if you have questions concerning this e-mail, please contact Joleen Vatcher, joleen02771@ Thank you for your continued support of our ensemble.

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Historic American Home, Linden Place Mansion, The “Crown Jewel” Of Bristol, Rhode Island’s Historic Waterfront District, Now Open For Tours

Bristol, Rhode Island, U.S.A. (May 20, 2011)-Linden Place Mansion, built in 1810 by the seafaring General George DeWolf, is now open for visitors for the 2011 season. Guided tours of the estate, featured in the film The Great Gatsby with Robert Redford and Mia Farrow, are given Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and by appointment. Built in the Robert Adam inspired Federal style, popular in the early decades of our new American nation, Linden Place magnificently reflected the prosperity of the DeWolf merchant princes and the exquisite Adamesque Federal taste inspired by the architecture of ancient Greece and Rome. Visitors will see one of the best examples of Federal architecture in New England, from the magnificent Palladian windows to the fluted Corinthian columns, which gracefully flank the front entrance to the mansion. Also of architectural significance are the later added gothic conservatory and four-story spiral staircase. Tour highlights include tales of DeWolf family exploits, from their privateering and slave trading to their financial ruin and triumphant return to prosperity during Victorian times. Docents introduce visitors to family members Pomeroy Colt, founder of United States Rubber, now Uniroyal, his mother Theodora DeWolf Colt, who as Madam Colt ran Bristol Society from Linden Place as if she were Queen Victoria and the great actress Ethel Barrymore who married in to this most prominent of American families. At the tour’s end, visitors are welcome to stroll the sculpture-filled gardens where they will find Greek bronzes and an 18th Century gazebo. Today the estate is sponsored by the non-profit Friends of Linden Place, which was created in 1989, based on the urgent need to save the magnificent 1810 DeWolf mansion from destruction or development. Due to the formidable drive of the earliest volunteers, the “crown jewel” of Bristol’s historic waterfront district was saved and is today maintained through visitation, fundraisers, grants and memberships.

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Bristol Tales of The Slave and Rum Trade Walking Tour

Linden Place Museum will host a walking tour of Linden Place Mansion and downtown Bristol, RI focused specifically on Bristol’s DeWolf Family and their involvement in the Slave Trade. Recently featured in the PBS film “Traces of the Trade”, The DeWolf family, Bristol’s premier family in the 18th and early 19th centuries, was once one of the largest traders of slaves in New England. The guided tour will take place on Saturday, June 18th at 10:00am and will begin at historic Linden Place, the Federal-style mansion built by architect Russell Warren for George DeWolf, in downtown Bristol. The tour will then continue through the center of historic Bristol and down to the waterfront on Thames Street, pointing out significant sites tied to Bristol’s lengthy and profitable involvement in the slave trade. The tour ends at the historic DeWolf Tavern, once a DeWolf waterfront warehouse, where tour-goers can warm up with rum toddies and ask questions. The tour is $15, $10 for Linden Place members, and includes a complimentary drink at the DeWolf Tavern. Reservations are required and the tour is limited to 15 people. For more information and reservations, please call the Linden Place office at 253-0390.

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Summer Fun & Sun EP Parks & Recreation

Foxwoods Trip

The East Providence Parks & Recreation Department planning a trip to: Foxwoods Casino, Friday night, June 10, 2011. Please call Deborah Rochford at (401) 435-7513 for reservation.

Youth Tennis Clinic

Biking, Hiking, Bird Watching... w/ Audubon Society of Rhode Island A complete listing of activities and programs are detailed in the Audubon Nature Tours and Program Guide. Visit to download a copy.

$100 Refer A Friend Bonus *see website for details

A beginner tennis clinic will be offered to area youth ages 7-12. The program will be held on Thursdays, 5 to 6 PM from June 9 to August 18, 2011 at the Kent Heights tennis courts located on Clyde Avenue in East Providence. The program is likely to continue into fall on Saturdays based on availability. The program will be instructed by Gunjan Gupta, a local high school student and tennis player. Ms. Gupta is giving the lessons free of charge as a community service and to provide an opportunity for area children to be introduced to the sport.



OPEN HOUSES June 4th & 11th 12-4pm

Summer Fun for the Whole Family! • Olympic Size Swimming Pool with Slide and Diving Board • Located on Firefly Golf Course. • Kiddie & Toddler Sprinkler Pools. • FREE USE OF • Tennis & Swim Lessons • Snack Bar with Hamburgers, Hot Dogs and much more! • Volleyball, Basketball, Tennis Courts and Outdoor Grilling Area

350 Fall River Ave, Seekonk MA 02771 • 508-336-0577 • Located on Firefly Golf Course, next to Grist Mill Restaurant

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Pre-registration is required by calling the East Providence Recreation center at 401433-6360. Space is limited. Participants will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis. Completion of a consent form and a parent/guardian signature will be required at the first class.

The Newman YMCA offers a wide range of fun, safe summer camp programs for children aged 3-17. Choose Dance, Sports, Art, Science and Engineering Specialty Camps

Summer Shape-Up Programs

The East Providence department of Parks & Recreation is offering a variety of exercise programs for the summer of 2011! Unless otherwise noted, classes are held at the Recreation Center located at 100 Bullocks Point Ave. Please call the Recreation Center at (401) 433-6360 to register or for more information. The schedules are as follows:


472 Taunton Ave, Rte 44, Seekonk, MA • 508-336-7103

Crestwood Country Club is a full-service private country club and event venue nestled in the rolling pastures of Rehoboth, MA. We are a short distance from the Greater Providence and Fall River area. Whether you’re planning your wedding, graduation party, coming of age ceremony, meeting or any other event— Crestwood is the perfect place. Our multiple function rooms can be configured to fit from 25 to 200 people. Our cuisine is delectable and we have an on-site event planner to help your event become an event to remember. Crestwood is one of the finest golfing centers in the area and is the perfect place to host your golf outing. Our Geoffrey S. Cornish designed 18 hole course is challenging for the experienced golfer yet is enjoyable for the novice golfer. Our practice facility is the best around with a full driving range, chipping areas and putting greens. We still have dates available in 2011 and 2012 for golf outings and special events. Please call us for more information or to schedule a tour.

Come to Crestwood and See For Yourself! 90 Wheeler Street

Rehoboth, MA 02769

Phone: 508.336.8582


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Boot Camp!

An intense back to basics workout with Casey Bushway, ACSM certified Personal Trainer & Health Coach. Tuesday nights, 7-8 p.m. at **Pierce Field, 201 Mercer St. in East Providence. The 5 week program runs May 31 - June 28. The fee is $25 per person and Must Be Pre-Paid By May 26. Payment may be made at the Recreation Center, 100 Bullocks Point Avenue, or the Park & Rec. main office at city hall, 145 Taunton Avenue.

Mom and Me Art Class with Robyn Franczyk

“Just For You”

Call for Details

“Just for You” is an exercise class that combines fitness and health & wellness knowledge. Instructor Tracey Provoyer, CPT, SN will help you learn new fitness techniques that you can do at home along with ways to build a healthy lifestyle. Tuesdays 9:30-10:30am, at the recreation center, 100 Bullocks Point Avenue in Riverside, June 7-28. Pre-registered participants, $40 for 4 weeks / $15 per class for walk-ins. Payment may be made at the Recreation Center, 100 Bullocks Point Avenue, or the Park & Rec. main office at city hall, 145 Taunton Avenue.

“Get A Handle On It”

A teen wellness, fitness and nutrition program for ages 13 & up. Instructor Tracey Provoyer will help you build a healthy lifestyle with fun fitness routines and nutritional information. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:30am-12 p.m., July 5th – August 11th. $25 per person.

“Fighting Chance Fitness”

Trainer John Mowry draws upon his mixed martial arts and boxing experience to enhance his “boot camp” style fitness program. Course consists of one hour sessions of cross-training, cardio, isometric and muscle-sculpting exercises. Classes meet Monday-Friday, from 12-1, or 1:30-2:30, (choose one), for six weeks, June 13 – July 22. Participants get 30 classes for only $100! To register, call the Recreation Center at (401) 433-6360.

Courthouse Announces Lineup for Woodstock Festival

West Kingston, RI – Courthouse Center for the Arts Music and Arts Festival June 18-19

The Woodstock Festival starts at noon both days at the Courthouse Center for the Arts, 3481 Kingstown Rd. in West Kingston. Admission is $10 adults, $5 children, $25 for a carload of five people. For more information and a vendor application, call 401-782-1018 or go to

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Summer Fun The Festival Ballet

Dance Classes and Camps for children 21/2 to 12 years of age Many choices during July and August Adult and teen evening classes also available Call for detailed class and camp offerings for you and/or your child 401.353.1129 Classes held at our new state-of-the-art studio 20 Newman Ave, Rumford

The Festival Ballet Providence Summer Ballet Intensive is just one short month away from it’s start date. Both the Hope Street studios as well as the Rumford site are being readied and the usual excitement is building. Festival Ballet Providence Dance School programs are designed to provide each student the opportunity to develop technically and artistically by providing a full day of classes with renowned artists. Both Programs are designed to meet the needs of the individual dancer’s development, assuring optimal success for each student. Class sizes are limited in order to provide individual attention. The program features both an advanced pre-professional intensive as well as a young dancer’s course. Both curriculums begin the day with either a floor barre, Pilates mat class, stretch, or gyro class, followed by a 2 hour technique class and a daily pointe/prepointe class. Senior and Junior level students will study repetoire from various classical and/or contemporary ballets, participate in character and modern classes and will receive lectures in dance history, injury prevention and other dance related topics. Daily variations and partnering classes as well as evening rehearsals are part of the Senior male and female curriculum. Private coaching is available to all students. Performance opportunities are available for our Senior students. Parents are invited to view classes on the final Friday of the programs. Weekend excursions will include a trip to Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Jacob’s Pillow or to New York City Ballet. Call for information (401) 353-1129

K R Baseball Academy “where the impossible dream begins” (401) 724-7555 •

2011 SUMMER CAMPS The 2011 K R Baseball Summer Camps will take place the week of July 18th through July 23rd for players aged 8 -12yrs. The camp will be held at Slater Park in Pawtucket, RI. The camp will be run by the instructors of the K R Baseball Academy.

The camp meets Monday through Friday from 8:30-2:30pm. The week of camp will include the following:

• Daily instruction on all aspects of the game by Ken Ryan and the instructors from the K R Baseball Academy. • Catered lunch served daily by Young’s Catering in Seekonk • Organized afternoon baseball games supervised by the K R Baseball staff • K R Baseball T-shirt and Baseball Cap for each participant • Instruction is provided in small groups of no more than 8.

Registration Fee is $275 per camper for the week.

Get complete info. at or call (401)724-7555.

The Garden Conservancy’s Open Days Program

Explore four private gardens in Seekonk, MA and East Greenwich and Saunderstown, RI, open to the public for one day only to benefit The Garden Conservancy. No reservations required; rain or shine. Special features include a hot-colored garden with a checkerboard thyme patio, a three-tier koi water garden, a collection of more than 1,300 hostas, and a cozy kitchen garden brimming with vegetables and herbs. When: Saturday, June 18; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Where: Visitors may begin the tour at either of the following locations: Landscape Designer Andrew Grossman’s Display Gardens, 393 Fall River Avenue, Seekonk, MA; or Oakenstone Gardens, 160 Clearview Drive, East Greenwich. Directions to the additional properties will be provided. Cost: $5 per person; children under 12 free. For More Information: See or call The Garden Conservancy toll-free weekdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST, 1-888-842-2442. Image attached: Landscape Designer Andrew Grossman’s Display Gardens will welcome visitors on June 18 as part of The Garden Conservancy’s Open Days Program.

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& Sun 2011 Jamie Silva Football Camp

Presented by Ullucci Sports Medicine & Physical Therapy Saturday, June 25: 9 A.M. – 3 P.M. Sign up at OR mail the form below (with payment) to: Sunday, June 26: 9 A.M. – 1 P.M. Jamie Silva Football Camp Pierce Field, East Providence, RI 79 Arnold St

Open to Players in Grades 4 – 12 $125 2010 Coaching Staff Included: Robert Francois - LB Green Bay Packers: Dan Muir - DT Indianapolis Colts Tim Bulman - DE Houston Texans: Matt Sherry - TE Villanova / Cincinnati Bengals Mark Herzlich - LB Boston College: Lorenzo Perry - Former RB Bryant College Buddy Rodgers - RB Maryland / Cincinnati Bengals: Greg Hanoian – Fullback: Kansas City Chiefs Jay Monteiro - Linebackers Coach Bryant University: John Gendron - Assistant Coach Bryant University Dave D’Ambrosio - Former QB Boston College: Su Sanni - Former DB Boston College Ryan Silva - RB Amherst College : Greg Anderson - Former WR Boston College Taji Morris - Former DB Boston College : Ryan Glasper - DB Boston College / CFL / UFL Nate Lovett - P Brown University : Bobby Sewall - WR Brown University / Tennessee Titans Tyronne Pruitt - LB Boston College / Detroit Lions : Jordan Monk - DB NC State

East Providence, RI 02915 Camper’s Name:______________________________ Parent’s Name: ___________________ Street Address:_________________________________________________________________ City:________________________________________ State:____ Offensive Position:________ Insurance Information: Defensive Position:________ Insurance Company:________________________ Upcoming Grade:_________ Policy Number:_____________________________ Waiver of Liability By signing below, I acknowledge that there are risks involved in football and that injuries can and do occur, and this releases Jamie Silva, Jamie Silva Camp, LLC and its officers, directors, coaches and agents from and against any and all claims, cause of actions, losses, liabilities and obligations of every kind, nature and description that may be suffered or incurred by the athlete participant in connection with football and related activities conducted or arranged by Jamie Silva Football Camp. This release and waiver is given knowingly and with full knowledge that it constitutes a release of any and all potential legal rights with regard to any and all injuries that may be suffered or incurred by the athlete participant. Print Name:_____________________________ Signature: ________________________________________________

Register Now! E.P. Oceaneers Fall Recreational Soccer League Boys and Girls ages 4 and up.

Dates: Wed. June 22, 2011 from 6:30pm until 8:00pm & Sat. June 25, 2011 from 10:00am until 11:30am Location: Martin Middle School 111 Brown Street, East Providence RI Fees: $50 first child, $90 two children and $120 three children or more.

Join the Action! Ride the Tide with EP Oceaneers! Volunteers needed.

For more information please call Joe Oliveira at 401-699-2587 or email


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East Providence Public Libraries East Providence Library Locations Weaver Memorial Library 41 Grove Avenue, East Providence, RI 401-434-2453 Monday - Thursday 9-8; Friday & Saturday 9-5 Fuller Branch Library 260 Dover Avenue, East Providence, RI 401-434-1136 Monday & Wednesday 10-6; Friday 10-5 Riverside Branch Library 475 Bullocks Point Avenue, Riverside, RI 401-433-4877 Monday – Thursday 10-8; Friday & Saturday 10-5 Rumford Branch Library 1392 Pawtucket Avenue, Rumford, RI 401-434-8559 Tuesday & Thursday 10-6; Saturday 10-5

We know you LOVE your library, so be sure to “LIKE” us on Facebook

Happy 1st birthday, Like button! On April 21, Facebook’s Like button turned one-year old. For a one-year old, the Like button sure has a lot of friends. More than 10,000 sites add the Like button every day. “Like” the East Providence Public Library to stay updated on new books & movies; library programs for kids, teens & adults; library news; book awards and more!

June Activities For Children @ East Providence Public Libraries Summer Reading Kickoff @ all locations

Sign up for the summer reading program and make a craft! Monday, June 27 & Tuesday, June 28. All day, all locations Summer Reading Program @ all locations Record your summer reading to earn prizes & Free passes to museums and other local fun spots. Four lucky East Providence readers will each win four tickets to a Pawtucket Red Sox game and be entered to win a trip for four to Walt Disney World in Florida. See library for complete details.

Performers (for families with children ages 4 & older) @ Weaver

Wednesday, June 29, 6:30 p.m. - The Great Baldini Magic Show Join “The Great Baldini” and his beautiful skeleton assistant, Skinny, on a magical tour of our planet. You’ll laugh, learn, and be amazed by different tricks from every continent. The Great Baldini has been entertaining folks for years through his unique style of humor and magic. Along with Skinny, he’ll be sharing stories from many of the different countries of the world. Thursday, June 30, 10:00 a.m. - Ronald McDonald Show Have a world of fun throughout “Ronald McDonald’s Reading Adventure Show!” This exciting adventure will inspire readers to discover “Book Time” each day. This 30 minute show is filled with adventure, magic, discovery, audience participation and reading fun.


Tuesday, June 28, 2:00pm - “Minute to Win It” games for the whole family

Upcoming In The Beginning Of July Outdoor Children’s Concert

Toe Jam Puppet Band - Wednesday, July 6, 6:30 p.m.

Bring a blanket or lawn chair and a picnic. The Toe Jam Puppet Band offers a special brand of hands-on, active children’s entertainment that grown-ups actually enjoy. From dance songs like Do the Conga and Barn Dance to interactive songs such as Car Wash and the Flying Laundry, everyone, young and old, can’t resist singing and dancing along. Tom Poitras, on banjo, acoustic guitar and washboard tie, is the plaid-suited songwriter and singer of the Band. Mr. Vinny Lovegrove, acting as emcee and resident silly man can always be found right in the thick of it with the kiddos directing the fun and activities with puppet shows, storytelling, amateur acrobatics, improvisation, and well-timed shtick. This concert is free and open to all. Bring lawn chairs or a blanket and a picnic and enjoy a great family friendly evening on us! (Concert will move indoors in the event of rain.)


Lion Puppets (all ages) @ Rumford, Tuesday, July 5, 11:00am

Storytimes - July 7-August 4, 2011

Stories & songs for ages 2 - 6 @Weaver No advanced registration is necessary.

BINGO for the whole family

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Tuesday, July 5, 2:00 @Weaver - Prizes for the winners! For more information, contact the location where the activity is being held, or the main Youth Services Department at 434-2453.

June 2011 Programs

Chris Herren and Bill Reynolds, Co-authors of Basketball Junkie Monday, June 20th at 7:00 p.m.

The great sportswriter Leigh Montville said that if you read a sports book - no, any book- that sticks in your head longer than Basketball Junkie this year to please let him know. A basketball legend from Fall River who played for the Boston Celtics, Chris Herren tells a story that is powerful, agonizing, and ultimately redeeming. Basketball Junkie has already changed lives. Come

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Announcing the Adult Summer Reading Program

Weaver Adult Writers’ Group

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Registration: Monday, June 27th during library hours Let your library take you away this summer with Novel Destinations, an Adult Summer Reading Program! Read what you want, when you want, and be eligible to win a Nook or a Kindle, the award-winning eReaders! Stop by Weaver Library or its branches on June 27, 2011 to register. Be among the first 5 people to register and win a small prize! Read or listen to three books between June 27 and September 2, 2011 and submit ONE Summer Reading Log with titles, authors, and brief book reviews. Return your Reading Log to any East Providence Public Library or submit online to Joyce at to be eligible for the Prize Drawing. This program is free and open to anyone 18 years or older. Questions? Contact Joyce at 435-1986.


hear why. Don’t miss Chris Herren in person along with Chris’s co-author and friend, sportswriter Bill Reynolds. Books will be available for purchase and signing.


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The Weaver Writers’ Group meets monthly in the Champlin Program Room with author Carolyn Davis. The class is currently full. Please contact Librarian Joyce May at 435-1986 or if you would like to be put on a waiting list for 2011-2012. Weaver Library programs are free and open to all. Questions? Contact Adult Services Librarian Joyce May at 435-1986 or

June Youth Programs @ East Providence Public Libraries Teen Summer Reading Kickoff @ All Library Locations!

If you are entering grades 6-12 you may sign up for the Teen Summer Reading Program. Get a free book and earn raffle tickets to win gift cards for Borders, iTunes, Target and Wal-Mart for your reading this summer. Sign up starts June 27 @ Weaver, Riverside and Fuller; June 28 @ Rumford.

Theater Class @ Weaver

This fun interactive class will be led by local teens. Thursday, June 23, 6:30 p.m. Grades 6 and up.

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BINGO @ Riverside

Tuesday, June 28, 3-4 p.m. Ages 10 and up.

Edible Forget-Me-Not Cones @ Fuller

Wednesday, June 29, 3-4 pm. Ages 10 and up.

Create A Music Video With Michelle BachCoulibaly @ Weaver

In this class, participants will write song lyrics that address important issues of culture, race and identity to create musical videos. Thursday, June 30, 6:30 p.m. For middle school and high school students.

Tattoos - Henna & Temporary @ Rumford

Thursday, June 30, 3-4 p.m. Ages 10 and up.

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How You Can Help The Samaritans of RI, Suicide Prevention Hotline Need you this Summer!

Established in 1977, The Samaritans of RI, the state’s most trusted listening and suicide prevention line, seeks volunteers to increase the number of volunteer hours in 2011 and to answer calls from Rhode Islanders who reach out to our helpline. In 2010 alone, there were 137 deaths by suicide in Rhode Island. In 2010, Emergency-911 responded to more than 1,500 suicide related rescue calls. In RI, from 2000-2008, there were 320,268 hospitalizations for behavioral-health related issues. Samaritan volunteers can be the gateway to care. All Samaritan volunteers must be 18 years or older, out of high school, participate in 21 hours of classroom training, are mentored by experienced volunteers and donate a minimum commitment of 200 hours of community service. Volunteers agree to a criminal reference and professional reference check and to the terms of a volunteer agreement form(s). Retirees as well as Spanish speaking volunteers are encouraged to volunteer. June Training Introduction: Thursday June 2nd (6-7 p.m.). Classes continue June 7th, 9th, 14th, 16th, 21st, 23rd (6-9 p.m.) at the First Unitarian Church Parish Center, located on the Corner of Benevolent and Benefit Streets in Providence. To learn more contact The Samaritans business line at (401) 272-4243. A complete 2011 training schedule is available on our website at Find us on Facebook and become a fan by “liking” our page.

Local History Group Looking For Myths/Lore/Stories

Local history group is looking for myths/lore/stories of personal history or any noteworthy information concerning the Rumford historic district. Or the general plateau of the old “Ring of the Green”. East Providence center; and the outlying estates radiating southward from the Ten Mile River towards Barrington and Watchmoket-Washington Bridge cores. Since the 1640s the Rumford area as been at the crossroads of an old world region and the project aims to record East Providence historiography. Send submissions with contact information to []. Thanks for the help.

The AIDE Foundation Needs Your Help

My name is Tina Marie Pothier and I am one of the co-founders of the AIDE Foundation. The AIDE Foundation is a non-profit organization that was established in January of 2010, with a mission to help the veterans, children, the homeless and all those in need. The idea of this organization began as a dream and over time this dream developed into something real. The man with the dream lives in East Providence and his name is John Brando Medeiros. John has been unemployed since August of 2009, and has been diligently looking for work since. John began to volunteer for a non-profit organization as a vice president. This organization was aimed at helping veterans. He discovered that his hard work was not benefiting veterans nor was the organization being run the way he saw fit, so he left. Together John and I began the AIDE Foundation (Assisting in Development & Emergencies) with a mission to not only help veterans but extend the help to the homeless as well as all those in need. We knew this organization would be beneficial to so many and our determination grew. John recruited a friend of his, Nancy Greene, to help in this venture. Now the organization, headed by just the three of us went “full steam ahead”. We applied for a 501c3 and received it in January of this year. Our goals were high and so were our spirits. Time wasn’t a problem, but funds were. John and Nancy began to sell some of their belongings to get the funds needed to purchase computers, printers, and office supplies. Together we have stood at grocery stores, handing out pamphlets with one hand and a donation can in the other. We have held yard sales, raffles and sought out donations from local venues for contributions. Although the organization is not where we would like it to be, I’m proud to say we have helped so many along the way. We have been able to donate winter coats to those in need, clothing to those in shelters, food to pantries, assisted veterans in filling out paperwork, found help for those needing oil, and so much more. The AIDE Foundation has also developed a mentorship for those students needing extra credit or those in need of creating a senior project to graduate. The students are able to learn the world of television by filming, editing, interviewing, learning camera/ lighting and sound. The AIDE Foundation has developed a wonderful relationship with Peg TV (Cox). To this date we have several public access television shows being aired in several communities in Rhode Island as well as, Massachusetts. “Reach Out”, is one of our shows where other non-profit organizations are interviewed and are able to reach out to others. “Cool Schools” is the “final product” for the Senior project mentor program that airs in East Providence / Pawtucket and the home market of the student. Several other shows are currently being developed and listed on our website. The AIDE Foundation’s dream is to help those in need find a “way out”, we plan to obtain buildings, renovate them and eventually house poverty stricken individuals while teaching them a trade and providing them with the skills they need to secure themselves with a future.. There is so much yet to be done, and so many yet to help. I’m writing this letter in hopes that our organization may bring an interest to your editor, your readers and those seeking help. They say “where there is a will, there is a way”. Together, John, Nancy and I have the “will” and hopefully with the help of others, like yourself, we will find a way, For further information, please visit, or call 401-603- AIDE (2433), We are also on Facebook as The Aide Foundation.

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SPORTS UPDATE Martin Middle School Track Champions - Again!

By Bob Rodericks and they represent our school and city as Edward R. Martin, former schools superintendent, teacher, coach and high champions on the field”, he added. Receiving individual meet awards were; school track star himself would be very proud of the East Providence middle school Trystan Casey – 2nd place 100M, 3rd place on Brown Street named in his honor. Alhurdles, 1st place long jump, Justin Pelletier – 5th place hurdles, 3rd place 200M, though middle school sports usually toil in obscurity, Martin Middle School basks in 1st place high jump, Edmilson Andrade – 3rd place 1500M, the limelight of having just won its’ fourth consecutive state outdoor track champion4th place 400M and Aaron Amaral – 5th ship. Held on May 21st at the Curtis Corner place 1500M. “The combination of our individual Middle School in South Kingstown, RI, the Martin Wildcats dominated all 18 other award finishers along with the entire team scoring, allowed our team to win another teams. “People don’t talk about middle school athletics much”, said head coach state championship”, added assistant Michael Almeida, “but we are very proud of coach Tricia Barry. The Martin track team these kids. They work hard in the classroom has dominated during each of its’ last four

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seasons. “We feel proud that having a strong middle school program can only bode well for EPHS. Hopefully our student-athletes are well prepared for their high school experience”, said Almeida. The team captains are eighth graders; Trystan Casey, Justin Pelletier, Mike Monagle, and Corey Resendes. Grade 6 team members are; Kyerstan Casey, David Ogunronbi, and Tyler Correia. Grade 7; Justin Johnson, Thomas Lopes,Brett Dailey, Jordan Amado, Alex Duarte, Aaron Amaral, Alex Gorman, Jacob Almeida, and Jack Salisbury. Grade 8 members rounding out the squad are; Edmilson Andrade, Raequan Shephard, Marquis Jenkins, Jacob Fackler, Jeremiah Monteiro, Nick Costa, Ryan Galvao, Matt Chase, Raequan Nathaniel, Gian Zito, and Jaxin Smith. While most casual fans of interscholastic athletics may not realize the importance that middle schools have in the development of high school sports, the Martin outdoor track team has caught the attention of many with this fourth straight title.

Sports Roundup

By Bob Rodericks After a promising, yet, up and down season, the EPHS baseball team finished the regular season with a disappointing 7-11 record tied for 5th place in the Central Division. The Townies lost their last 4 regular season games to drop out of automatic playoff eligibility. East Providence may still get a spot in the playoffs if a certain number of other teams lose games. The Townies seemingly were headed toward playoff action with big wins over state powers Hendricken, Pilgrim and Cranston West but their end of season swoon all but ruled out a playoff appearance. So it remains a wait and see situation for Townies baseball. The high school softball team is definitely in the playoffs after a 3-0 decision over Barrington High recently. The Townies’ Lauren Discuillo pitched the entire game and struck out nine en route to the victory. The Townies are in third place with a 6-10 record as they get ready for state playoff action. During the month of May the Townies defeated Smithfield, Warwick Vets and Barrington. St. Mary’s-BayView softball team is in 2nd place with a 10-7 record in the Central Division. BayView had an impressive month of May with victories over East Providence, LaSalle, Smithfield, and Warwick Vets while losing to Cranston West twice. The high school boys’ lacrosse team is in third place with a 6-6 AYSO competitive teams were invited to Martin Middle School record after losses to Warwick Vets and Narragansett during May. Field on April 27th at 6 p.m. for a 2 hour session, with Mario. Mario The Townies won matches against Tiverton and Tollgate. With three proceeded to go over dribbling, and passing skills for our competiteams in the division tied for 2nd place, the Townies are unsure of tive players that attended. their chance for playoff action. With a little bit of rain the players also had a fun scrimmage to The Townies girls’ lacrosse team sits in 5th place with a 5-9 wrap up the clinic. record. The Townies defeated teams from Cranston East, Scituate Additional clinics may be set up for the fall, please visit our and North Providence while losing to Classical, Mount St. Charles website at for additional information regarding and Lincoln during May. registration for the Fall League, which will be held on June 11th at The Townies outdoor track team is in second place overall with Martin Middle School and, additional clinics and summer camps an impressive 5-1 record to date. Barrington leads the league with being offered by Mario. a 6-0 record. In a recent Class A Championship Meet, freshman Ryan Williams captured the title in both the 100 Meter Dash and the 200 Meter Dash. In addition to Williams, other Townies who had impressive performances were; Matt Horton who placed third in the 300 Meter Intermediate Hurdles and Leon Edmonds who placed sixth in the Hammer. Senior Trent DePina was impressive with a 2nd in the triple jump and a 4th and a 4th in the long jump and 6th Residential place finish in the hurdles. The overall meet was won by Hendricken High. The Townies are looking good according to Coach Bob Lyons “as we look forward to the state championships coming up on June 4th”. Commercial The meet will be held at Brown University. The Townies girls’ outdoor track sits in a strong 5th place in an 11 team division. EP scored an 81-52 victory over Rogers High and lost a close meet to Mt. Hope by a 78-72 score. High school golf has enjoyed a winning season with a 10-4 record to date. The Valid thru Sept. 2011 Townies recorded 6 victories during May with only 3 losses. EP is in 3rd place behind Portsmouth and Barrington. The BayView team did upset East Providence and will also head to the playoffs. BayView has a 6-8 record and is in 6th place. BayView had 5 wins and 6 losses during May. The Townies boys’ volleyball team continues to rebuild as they have a 3-11 record 40 years of exceptional service • MA & RI Licensed in a tough Division 1 league. The Townies e y 1587 Fall River Ave. Seekonk, MA 02771 struggled with 2 wins and 4 losses in May.

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Girl Scouts from East Providence Troops 505 and 491 went to the Bristol Water Authority in Warren, RI to learn how water is processed so that it is safe to drink. The Bristol County Water Authority is a public agency which provides drinking water to the people of Bristol County, RI, in the Towns of Barrington, Bristol, and Warren.

Troop 4 Riverside

Troop 4 Riverside has been very busy lately. Zachary Lariviere, Nicholas Lusignan, and Joey Conti all had their Eagle projects recently. Some of the scouts went to Lowe’s in Seekonk to work on their Plant Science merit badge. Also, the scouts had a candy sale to help support the troop. In a few months, Troop 4 will be going to Camp Yawgoog in Rockville, Rhode Island, to hopefully win Troop of the Week for a fourth year in a row.

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East Providence Senior Center News Highlights

Clinical Lab 1st 8:30 a.m. Stroke Club 1st 1:30 p.m. Blood Pressure Clinic 6th 10:30 a.m. Blood Pressure Clinic 8th 10:30 a.m. Diabetes Conversation 9th 1:30 p.m. East Bay Center 14th 9:00 a.m. Weight Maintenance 14th 10:30 a.m. Blood Pressure Clinic 16th 10:30 a.m. Red Hats 16th 1:30 p.m. In-Sight 17th 12:45 p.m. RSVP Board Meeting 22nd 1:30 p.m. Diabetes Support 23rd 1:30 p.m. Caregiver’s Support 27th 10:30 a.m. Computer Assistance 27th 2:00 p.m. East Bay Center 28th 9:00 a.m. Blood Pressure Clinic 28th 10:30 a.m. Advisory Board 30th 9:00 a.m.

This Month Vendor program Therapeutic Touch

Tuesday, June 7th, Therapeutic Touch is a contemporary healing modality drawn from ancient practices. Appointments will be taken for a demonstration on June 14th. 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Therapeutic Touch Tuesday, June 14th 9:00 a.m. Therapeutic Touch (TT) is a contemporary healing modality drawn from ancient practices. The practice is based on the assumptions that human beings are complex fields of energy, and that the ability to enhance healing in another is a natural potential. Therapeutic Touch (TT) is used to balance and promote the flow of human energy. It is taught in colleges around the world and has a substantial base of formal and clinical research. This research has shown that TT is useful in reducing pain, improving wound healing, aiding relaxation, and easing the dying process. It can be learned by anyone with a sincere interest and motivation towards helping others. The TT treatment takes from 15-25 minutes. During the treatment participants sit on a chair. The TT therapist becomes very calm and centered and then uses her or his hands on or near your fully clothed body.

Vigorous Mind

Vigorous Mind is a brain wellness program. It is a scientifically based software product offering users a broad brain exercise program that trains multiple cognitive functions.

The program includes a set of brain exercises that trains: attention, memory, processing speed, language, number skills, multi-tasking, reasoning, hand-eye coordination as well as other critically important brain skills. The system adjusts the level of difficulty to your level and lets you view your results and progress over time. Computers are available daily at the center.

Acoustic Music Jam

Every Thursday afternoon we host an acoustic music jam in our dining room. This group of older musicians play folk, country, pop, rock ‘n roll, and some jazz. Anyone who would like to join this ensemble, please come and bring your voices and instruments. It is a lot of fun.

Computer Assistance

Monday, June 27th 2 to 4 p.m. On the last Monday of every month, two students from MTTI career training school will assist any member with computer questions. These volunteers will try to resolve your computer problems, and help you with a computer course you may be taking. The students will be in the computer lab.

Senior Center Healthy Aging

We have started a second diabetes support group each month with a different format. Healthy Interactions has developed Diabetes Conversation Maps that are designed to stimulate conversation and learning about diabetes management. The new meetings will be held the second Thursday each month from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Our next meeting will be June 9, this is the end of the pilot, and we will be evaluating whether or not to continue these meetings after this so try it out. Nutrition Weight Loss begins again this month. Our summer session is always a little different from the rest of the year. We are going to follow an exciting new nutrition plan. Join us to look healthy and feel great this summer. Classes are held on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Contact the Health Office at 435-7870 to pre-register for the next session. Sorry, these classes are not drop-in, you must pre-register. We have Registered Dieticians available for appointments in the health office. They will counsel you, in private, about your dietary needs and insurance usually covers these visits. They are also certified diabetes educators. To schedule a visit, stop by the health office or call us at 435-7870.

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Weekly/Monthly Programs

Monday 9:00 a.m. Intermediate Yoga 10:30 a.m. Beginners Yoga 10:30 a.m. Caregivers Support Group (4th Mon) 1:00 p.m. Pokeno 1:00 p.m. Book Club 2:00 p.m. Ballroom Dancing Tuesday 8:15 a.m. Cards (Cockroach) 9:30 a.m. Aerobics Exercise 9:30 a.m. Watercolor Class 9:30 a.m. Bocce Ball 10:30 a.m. Weight Maintenance (2nd Tues) 11:00 a.m. Tai Chi 1:00 p.m. Drawing Class 1:00 a.m. Cribbage 1:25 p.m. BINGO 1:30 p.m. Stroke Club (1st Tues) Wednesday East Side Lab (1st Wed) Intermediate Yoga Manicurist Scrabble PACE Nutrition Weight Loss Class Thursday 9:00 a.m. Tax Preparation (Feb. & March) 9:30 a.m. Aerobics Exercise 10:15 a.m. Nutrition Weight Loss 1:00 p.m. Bridge 1:00 p.m. Craft Class 1:30 p.m. Diabetes Support Group (2nd & 4th Thurs) Friday 9:00 a.m. Billiards League 9:30 a.m. Chair Yoga 10:00 a.m. Scrabble 10:45 a.m. PACE 11:00 a.m. Meditation Class 12:45 p.m. In-Sight Support Group (4th Fri) 1:20 p.m. Hi Lo Jack League Daily Lunch Noon Library 8 a.m. — 4 p.m. Coffee Hour 2:15 p.m. Fitness Center 8 a.m. — 4 a.m. 8:30 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 10:45 a.m. 1:30 p.m.



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We have a Doctor of Audiology here at the center. She is Dr. Jodi Glass, owner of Glass Audiology. She worked for thirty years at Meeting Street School and comes very highly recommended. If you are concerned regarding your hearing, she is a very reputable resource for you. Dr. Glass can be reached at: 575-9951. Our own Ann Marie Sabula RD and Ellen Frazier lead a weekly meditation group at the senior center each Friday at 11 a.m. Many studies document the health benefits of meditation and this program is free and open to all members. Beginners welcome! East Side Clinical Lab draws blood work here once per month. The date for this month is: Wednesday June 1, 8:30-11:30. There is no pre-registration, just come in with the lab slip from your doctor. Please utilize this service. SNAP continues! The Senior Nutrition Awareness Project visits during nutrition weight loss class bringing treats and recipes. These classes are the only nutrition weight loss classes open to all members of the center. This month they are here: Wednesday June 1 at 2 p.m. and Thursday June 2 at 11 a.m. The topic is: Whole Grains. Atria Bay Spring Village is taking blood pressures. Please say hello to Judy Moorehead RN on Monday, June 6 from 10:30 to 11:30 in the dining room. She will take your blood pressure and answer any questions about their facility. Waterview Villa’s, Crystal Jarbeau will be taking blood pressures on Wednesday, June 8 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the dining room. Come sit and chat with her and discuss what services Waterview Villa has for you. The East Bay Center clinical social worker, Kathleen Beltramello LICSW, is assisting our seniors with any of their social service needs. The dates this month are: June 14 and 28 from 9 a.m. to12 noon. Do you have questions? Do you wish to talk with someone confidentially? Please contact us for an appointment at 435-7870. `Nutrition/Weight Loss Maintenance group will be meeting Tuesday June 14 at 10:30 a.m. We will have an open discussion. All members please attend. We hope our Claire is feeling well and will join us! Evergreen House Health Center will be taking blood pressure readings on Thursday, June 16 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the dining room. Stop by to have your blood pressure taken and to speak with lovely Ivone Joia about this wonderful facility. Diabetes Support Group will be meeting: Thursday, June 23 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. If you have diabetes, please attend this wonderful, supportive group. We are planning a short presentation by guest speaker: Betsy Lonergan RN with our general group discussion following. No pre-registration is necessary.

Our Caregiver’s Support Group will be meeting: Monday, June 27 at 10:30 a.m. If you are caring for a loved one and could use information or support, this group is for you. Please join us. No preregistration necessary. We are very pleased to have Hattie Ide Chaffee Home continuing monthly blood pressure checks. They will be here Tuesday, June 28 from 10:30 to 11:30 am in the dining room. April Paniccia, clinical social worker at Hattie Ide, can tell you about the wonderful services they provide our community. The Health Office is in need of metal or plastic coffee cans! If you can save yours and bring them to the Health Office we turn them into sharps safe containers for members who use needles and lancets. We, and the environment, thank you! If you have any questions about these programs, or to register, please visit the Health Office or call 435-7870.

Exercise Programs Intermediate Yoga

Monday & Wednesday 9 a.m. $3 Integrated YOGA for emotional/mental power. Flexibility, strength, balances, beauty, stretching, weight reduction, improved breathing, relaxation, and stress relief. All are components of our Yoga classes.

Beginners Yoga

Mondays 10:30 a.m. $3

Chair Yoga

Friday 9:30 $3 Seated yoga poses increase strength and flexibility and offers the same physical, mental and spiritual benefits as a standing yoga practice.

Fitness Center

Our fitness room is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. The fitness room consists of treadmills, recumbent bikes, an elliptical stepper, hand weights, and six dual weight machines. Other features include a matted floor, mirrored walls, water, stereo, and cable TV. You must have approval from your physician to participate in this program. Forms can be obtained in the Administration Office. The fee is $35 for a one year membership.

Card Games

Bridge Thursday 1:00 p.m. Pokeno Monday 1:00 p.m. Cockroach Tuesday 8:15 a.m. Cribbage Tuesday 1:00 p.m. Hi Lo Jack League Friday 1:15 p.m.



Tuesday 9:30 a.m. $5 Come learn a form of watercolor for all levels of talent. Some of the fantastic artwork is displayed throughout the center.


Ballroom Dance

Tuesday 1:00 p.m. $5 This group of artists works with pencil drawing, beginners to advanced welcome.


Thursday 1:00 p.m. Craft class makes dolls for Hasbro Children’s Hospital and cancer pillows for Women & Infants Hospital. Other “make and take” crafts will be taught.

Monday 2 p.m. $3 Relearn all the old moves on the ballroom dance floor as well as some new ones. Singles are welcome.

Tuesday & Thursday 9:30 a.m. $2 Instructor Karen Boyd gives members a great cardiovascular workout. Hand and ankle weights are used to tone and build your muscles.

Tai Chi

Tuesday 11:00 a.m. $3 This ancient art form of exercise has been proven to reduce stress as well as chronic pain. It also reduces heart rate along with calming the mind and body.

Arthritis Exercise

Wednesday & Friday 10:45 a.m. No Charge A proper balance of exercise and rest can help relieve stiffness and maintain or improve your joint mobility and muscle strength.


Computer Classes

Sessions & Times Vary. Our computer lab consists of class room computers and computers for general use. All computers are on-line. Courses offered: Introduction to Computers, Microsoft Word Part 1 & 2, and Introduction to the Internet Part 1 & 2. Computer classes are conducted by trained computer teachers. Classes are held in 4 week sessions. Each class meets for 1 hr and 15 minutes. The cost per session is $20/members and $25/non members. Classes are filled on a first payment basis. Class size is limited to six students.

Support Groups

Diabetes Support 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Open meeting held bi-monthly for

June 2011 The Reporter people with diabetes to meet for mutual support. The group meets the second and fourth Thursday of each month. Caregiver’s Support 1 0 : 3 0 a . m . 11:30 a.m. This support group is held the fourth Monday each month. The sessions offer support and sharing with others who are caring for loved ones. Stroke Club 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. The Stroke Club meets on the first Wednesday of each month and provides entertainment, education, support, socialization, refreshments, and transportation for stroke survivors and their caregivers. In-Sight Support 12:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. In-Sight offers programs and support in productive living for the vision impaired. The group meets the 3rd Friday of every month.

Daily Programs

Computer games Billiards Cards Nutritional Lunch Bocce ball W a l king Track Morning & Afternoon Coffee/Pastry

Senior Center Library

The library is a very warm and lovely place for people to choose a good book and read in a nice quiet area. We continue to receive many donations of new and current books. These donations have truly enhanced the quantity of our library. We also have current magazines for your enjoyment. The book club meets on Monday afternoons. New club members are welcome.

General Services

Elder Information Specialist: Our Elder Information Specialist assists the elderly and their families in providing information/referral and assistance with accessing services and programs. Nutrition Program: The center provides a nutritional meal to approximately 125 seniors per day. The Cranston Senior Center provides the meals. Case Management/Senior Services: The center coordinates with East Bay Community Action Program Inc., for all casework and follow-ups. Protective Services Council, made up of city departments and mental health/social service agencies, meets monthly to discuss problems concerning the elderly. Transportation: The center has two buses that are used daily for door-to-door transportation to and from the center. Notary: This service is available in the Administration Office at no charge. Seminars: Monthly social, educational, and financial seminars on topics relating to seniors. Manicurist: A manicurist visits the center weekly for manicures and polish changes.

Gift Shop: The gift shop has many different items for the convenience of the seniors. Small items from candy and greeting cards to jewelry, handmade items and crafts are available.

Leisure Programs

Book Club Monday 1:00 p.m. Bingo Tuesday 1:25 p.m. Scrabble Wednesday & Friday 10:00 a.m. Meditation Class Friday 11:00 a.m. Library Daily 8-4 p.m. Computer Games Daily Lounge Billiards Daily Lower level

Gift Shop

Remember to visit our lovely gift shop located in the dining room area. We have a great selection of hand made items, gift cards, and snacks.

East Providence Senior Center and Monty’s Trips

July 9, 2011 Day Trip to Provincetown - $40.00 to include Transportation and a visit to the Christmas Tree Shop on the way home. Lunch will be on your own. Aug. 6, 2011 Martha’s Vineyard- $71.00 includes Tour, Shopping time in Edgartown, Island Queen ferry, Dinner at Country Buffet and transportation. Insurance $5.00 Aug. 29 – Sept. 1, 2011 Wildwood, NJ - $335.00 Dbl. Occ. to include 3 Nights Accommodation, 3 Breakfast, 3 Dinners, Entertainment, Cocktail Party, Visit to Cape May, Basket of Cheer for the group, Day in Atlantic City w/Bonus Package, Motor coach Transportation, Taxes, Baggage and Dinner Gratuities and Services of the Senior Excur-




sions Staff. Insurance available. September 24, 2011 Bourne Scallop Festival & Cape Cod Canal Cruise - $61.00 to include Admission to the Festival, choice of Scallop meal which includes, French Fries, Cole Slaw, Roll & Butter, Tartar Sauce and Soda or chicken with same but with Cranberry Sauce, a Cruise on Cape Cod Canal and Motor Coach Transportation. Insurance $ 5.00 Sept. 26 – 30, 2011 Pine Grove Dude Ranch in the Catskills - $380.00 Dbl. Occ. to include 4 Nights Accommodation, 3 Meals per Day, Daily Cocktail Party, Daily Bloody Mary’s each morning, Entertainment each night, Free Snack Bar every day, Coffee & Tea 24 hours a day, Cake & Cookies each night after the show, Daily social program like Bingo, Card Games, Mini Golf, etc., Indoor Pool, Tennis, Health Club and more, Souvenir Picture of you on or near a Beautiful Horse and Motor coach Transportation. A GREAT TRIP! Insurance available. Sign up in the E. Providence Senior Center Administration Office or call (401) 435-7800 Ext. 7. Can also call: Eleanor Monteiro at (401)434-8194 - 28 Metacomet Avenue, Rumford, RI 02916 Trips Must Be Booked and Paid In Full 30 Days from Date of Trip. Please Make Your Reservations Early


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Cell Phone Recycling

The center is collecting used or discarded cell phones. Most phones end up in kitchen drawers collecting dust. By partnering with Cellular Recycler, we have developed a way to make the most of used cell phones. A box is in the administration office for depositing the cell phones. We thank you in advance. The phones will either be recycled for their precious metals according to EPA standards or be refurbished for use in developing countries. The memory of each phone is “flashed” to wipe out any previous information stored on the cell phone.

Thank You

Life Scout Joe Conti and Boy Scout Troop 4 Riverside for an outstanding job mulching, planting flowers, and making our grounds look inviting and pleasing. We also thank all the companies who supported Joe with this effort: Benny’s of East Prov., Ann & Hope of Seekonk, J & J Material, Home Depot, Sam’s Club, Subway Sandwich Shop, Al’s Landscaping of Seekonk You should never give out personal information to Someone who calls. The Government will not and does not call for this or any other personal information

Dining Program

Ocean State Dining is a federally funded grant program from the Department of Aging, Title III B funds. The grant provides for a hot, nutritious meal in a social setting. East Bay Community Action Program Inc., is responsible for all of the East Bay and Cranston Senior Services is contracted for the meals. The suggested donation per meal is $3.00. The meal includes a hot entree or sandwich, soup, salad, vegetable, dessert, and coffee. Several members of our center serve on a meal site council, which is made up of representatives from all the East Bay meal sites. The council meets monthly to insure that participants have a voice in menu planning. Currently, we serve twice as many meals than any other location in the East Bay.

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Who may participate in the meal program sponsored? Anyone 60 years of age or older or disabled. Do I need to make a reservation? Yes, at least 24 hours in advance. Must I pay for the meal if I am sick? No! Please call your meal site in the morning if you have a reservation so the manager can call persons on the waiting list. You do not pay for a meal you do not eat. How much must I pay for the meal?

The suggested donation is $3.00. Participants are requested to donate whatever they can toward the cost of the meal. How much does the meal cost? The actual cost of the meal is $4.78 Where does the money come from to pay for the meal? EBCAP is the Grantee for the East Bay and Newport County areas for nutrition funds from the Department of Elderly Affairs. What is the donation used for? Donations are used to increase the number of meals served, to facilitate access to the meals and provide other supportive services directly to nutrition services. If my son or daughter wants to be my guest, do they donate $3.00? No! They also must pay the full cost of the meal $4.78 if under 60 years of age. If I have any questions, who can I ask? Each meal site has a manager and/or Senior Center Director in charge of the daily meal program. Can I take food home if I don’t finish my meal? No, this is not permitted at all! This is for your safety. It is highly recommended that no food leaves the meal site. A bacterium sets in food very quickly if not maintained at an appropriate temperature and stored in a proper container. Remember, food does not have to TASTE bad, to be bad. Be Aware… Be Alert… Don’t Be A Victim!

A Diabetic Supply Scam

A local senior reported: “I just received a call from the Senior Diabetic Network (an 800 # that was blocked out on caller ID), asking about my diabetes supplies. (I don’t have diabetes nor does anyone else in my household) She asked if I had a red white and blue Medicare card, I lied and said yes, and she said she would have someone call me to arrange delivery of free supplies. This is almost incredible. I asked for the phone number of the company and she declined but said someone would call me.” A search found their website with a disconnected 800 number. Also found were several message board threads about how this “company” is harassing people around the clock. Be smart, and simply hang up. Door-To-Door Fraud • Never allow anyone you don’t know into your home. It is easier to close the door on them before they get in than to get them out once they are inside. • Don’t buy on impulse. Tell the salesperson you will get back in touch with them after you have had a chance to carefully read all the materials given to you. • Ask to see the salesperson’s credentials and identification and request their business card. Many communities require door-todoor salespersons to have a permit.

• Never give cash up front to a salesperson or rely on verbal promises. • If you sign a contract, make sure that it is complete, signed and dated. Get all terms in writing, including the total price, warranties, return policy, and all conditions of sale. • Know that you can get out of a door-todoor sales contract within three business days. According to the FTC’s Cooling Off Rule, you have the right to cancel your contract for a full refund until midnight of the third business day after the sale, provided that you have a signed contract and the sale was over $25. You do not have to have any reason for canceling.

Orchard View Manor

Rev. Susannah Currie, M.Div. BCC, of Riverside has been selected as Chaplain to Orchard View Manor’s residents, families and staff. Rev. Currie is a Board Certified Chaplain through the Association of Professional Chaplains and has twelve years experience in parish ministry in the General Convention of the New Jerusalem, currently serving part-time in Bridgewater, MA. She brings with her two spiritual care coordinator experiences in “culture change” long term care facilities in Rhode Island and hospice chaplaincy in Massachusetts. Rev. Currie is a 1973 graduate of Barrington High School.

All are invited to Orchard View Manor’s Annual Service of Remembrance and Celebration Wednesday, June 8, 2011 2 p.m. in the Orchard (if weather inclement, in the Arbor Room) Please join us as we fondly remember and honor our beloved residents who passed away last year. Refreshments following 135 Tripps Lane RSVP to East Providence, RI 02915 or call Rev. Susannah at 401-854-4633

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Scouts Continued from Page 58 “Boy Scouts from Troop 55 Riverside have been busy over the last month.

Scouts participated in their monthly campout which took place at Buck Hill in Chepatchet. Even though the bugs were difficult the scouts had fun. However, the highlight of their time was spent building a handicap ramp for a former Scoutmaster who lives in Warren. The scouts and adult leaders did all of the work from digging footings, mixing and pouring concrete to building the actual ramp. The ramp was made possible by donations from companies such as Lowe’s, Home Depot, Arnold Lumber and the Bristol County Lions Club. It was a great example of Scouts giving back to somebody who gave so much to Scouting. Great Job Scouts!


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Birth Announcements

Lilliana Rose Oliver

Sheila and Kevin Oliver of East Providence are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Lilliana Rose Oliver. She was born on May 5, 2011 at 12:48 a.m. at Women & Infants Hospital in Providence. She weighed in at 7 pounds 8 ounces and 19.5 inches long. Proud Paternal grandparents are Frank and Alice Oliver of Seekonk MA and Maternal grandmother Sheila DeMedeiros of East Providence. Lilliana was also welcomed home by her sister Amaya.

Luke Aiden Soares

Ana and Paul Soares of East Providence are proud to announce the birth of their son, Luke Aiden Soares. He was born on February 11, 2011 at 11:41 p.m. at Women & Infants Hospital in Providence. Luke weighed 6 pounds 10 ounces and was 19.5 inches long at birth. Proud grandparents are Lidia Cabral of Pawtucket, and Luis and Lucinda Soares of Lincoln. Godparents are Laudalino and Rose Soares of Coventry.

Ian Miles Saraiva

Erin Alissa Saraiva is proud to announce the arrival of her baby brother, Ian Miles! Ian was born on March 5th at 1:39 a.m., weighing 6 lbs. 12 oz. Ian is the son of Greg and Jen Saraiva of Rumford, the grandson of Frank and Debra Saraiva of Riverside & Steve and Terry Harris of Carver, MA. Ian is also great-grandson to Mary Saraiva of Riverside and nephew to Katie Saraiva, Denise Harris, Steve Harris and Charles Whittenhall.

Declan Bryan Monaghan

Bryan and Alissa Monaghan of Riverside are proud to announce the birth of their son, Declan Bryan Monaghan. Declan was born on April 29th, 2011, at Women and Infants Hospital in Providence. At birth, Declan weighed 7 lbs, 11 oz, and was 20.5 inches long. He was welcomed home by maternal grandparents Gordon and Rochelle Fisher, paternal grandparents William and Donna Monaghan, proud auntie Rebecca Fisher, and proud uncle Liam Monaghan, all of Riverside.

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Jeffrey and Sarah Borges, of East Providence, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Nolan William James Borges. He was born at 9:04 p.m. on March 23, 2011 at Women & Infants Hospital. Nolan weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces and was 20 inches long at birth. Proud grandparents are William and Deolinda Denham, of Dighton, MA and Jose and Elena Borges, of East Providence. Maternal great-grandmother is Maria Baptista of Dighton.

Sophie Marie Giroux

Brian and Marsha Giroux of East Providence are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Sophie Marie at 11:47 P.M. on December 10th, 2010 at Women & Infants Hospital. Sophie was 9 lbs, and 21 inches long. She joins big brother Harrison at home. Maternal grandparents are Anthony and Irene Medeiros of East Providence and paternal grandparents are Arthur and Diane Giroux of Greenville ME. Great Grandmothers are Liduina Pinheiro and Aline Dufresne. Sophie was joyously welcomed home by her aunts, uncles, and cousins.

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EAST PROVIDENCE - Pierce field!! Estate sale!! Spacious Custom built 3 Br Ranch, hw's, garage, young roof& Boiler. $179,900

RUMFORD - Myron Francis!! Clean 4 Br Cape, kitchen dining area, partially finished lower, on dead end st.; hw's, central air, upgraded electric, siding, some replacement windows, new roof, grage. $169,900.

Pawtucket - Well Kept, 3 Br, 2 bath Ranch, 2 kitchens, FR, sliders, deck, partially finished basement, HW's, gas heat, C/A, upgraded electric, young roof, siding replacement windows, garage/ carport 6000+sf corner lot $189,900

RIVERSIDE - Off Willett Ave. 3 Br Cape, dining, HW's New Roof, siding, windows, kitchen, bath, gas boiler, HW Tank, upgragded electric. $179,900

RIVERSIDE - Off Forbes St, 3 Br, 2 Bath, Raised Ranch, FR, cathedrals, sliders, deck, young roof, siding, replacement windows, gas furnace, HW tank & central air, 8000+sf lot . $219,900

East Providence - Pierce Field! New 3br, 2bath R/Ranch. FR, Master/private bath, sliders to deck/patio, HW's, tile, granite, gas heat, central air, garages. $279,900

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RUMFORD - Myron Francis!! Totally remodeled 3/4 Br Ranch, master / private bath, dining, , den or Br, enclosed F/ porch, new kitchen, baths, walls, ceilings, upgraded electric, replacement windows, garage, 6400sf corner lot. $239,900

PAWTUCKET - Clean 3 Family with several updates. New roof replacement windows, upgraded electric, young gas boilers/HW tanks, separate utilities, parking $189,900

PAWTUCKET - Darlington! Unique/ spacious Cape, 3 Brs, 3 bath, 3 kitchens, 2 Fr's, dining, LR/FP, garage/carport, replacement windows, skylights, HW's applianced kitchen $199,900

434-8399 FALAMOS PORTUGUES • FAX # 435-3401

582 Warren Avenue • East Providence, RI 02914

EAST PROVIDENCE - Silver Spring! Short Sale! Mint 2 Br, 2 bath Ranch, FR/Bar, den w/ french doors to deck/patio. New roof, siding, windows, upgraded electric, C/A, Granite, tile, HW's, sprinklers, shed, garage, corner lot $189,900

PAWTUCKET - Clean 2/3 units, spacious 2nd floor w/ 3Brs, didning, porch, HW's. Par tially finished basement. Young roof, gas boilers/HW tanks's, upgraded electric, garages, corner lot. $199,900

PAWTUCKET - Unique European style, 2 Br, 2 bath Ranch, LR/Fireplace, FR/ Fireplace & bar, concrete construction, tile roof, replacement windows, young kitchen, breezeway, garage, gas heat, upgraded electric. 10,000sqft corner lot $199,900

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The Reporter June 2011



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June 2011 EP  

East Providence town newspaper

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