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East Providence News Briefs By Bob Rodericks

Police Chief - Union Discord Continues

When the EP City Council started its’ 7:30 pm publicly advertised meeting at 8:15 pm, the evening had an ominous beginning. The focus of the March 17th city council meeting quickly became clear. EP police union president Kevin Feeney addressed the council and public at large. Feeney was seeking answers on the status of police chief Joseph Tavares’ human rights complaint against the city and his own police department. “I’m a 24 year veteran of the force with no blemishes on my record or complaints against me. This is my first time speaking publicly,” said Feeney. “We’ve listed several complaint against the Chief which predate the budget commission. We’ve received no answers. The (Mayor) refuses to answer my calls, I want to know if our concerns will be answered,” continued Feeney. The council and acting city manager Paul Lemont listened but made no immediate comment. “These are nor frivolous complaints from a few officers. The complaints come from high ranking Captains, down to patrolmen. It is difficult to work under this chief,” Feeney said. The police union wants details about Chief Tavares’ complaint against the city before the Human Rights Commission. The Commission enforces Rhode Island anti-discrimination laws in the areas of employment, housing, public accommodations, credit and other areas. Tavares has cited “discrimination and workplace harassment” among his reasons for going to the RI Human Rights Commission. “We will not be intimidated or coerced by the political shenanigans that have all too often enveloped themselves in employment matters in the City of East Providence. Chief Tavares has no intention of being run out of the City of East Providence because he is the first from outside the East Providence Police Department. Enough is enough!,” Tavares attorney, Thomas McAndrew told The Reporter in an earlier interview. “What is it? Is it a complaint against my membership? It’s hard to know,” Feeney asked the council once again. “I have no personal complaints against Joseph Tavares. It is impossible to work under this chief and I’m not a racist,” continued Feeney. “We want to return to the pride of our history. We are still the best force in RI, I believe,” added Feeney. The council nor Lemont addressed Feeney, but they would comment later in the meeting. After disposing of some routine council matters, the meeting’s focus returned to the police department. Council members Helder Cunha (Ward2) and Tom Rose (Ward 3) had previously - and separately - placed “police discussion” on the agenda. Rose asked Chief Tavares some direct questions regarding budgeted funds which had not yet been spent. The money in question was allocated from the city’s $60 million windfall cash settlement award. “Eight months ago we received the Google money. It had $5,000 budgeted for the police cadet program Money was also budgeted for a generator and van (for social services). It has not been done. What happened?” Rose asked. “The rules called for a multi-regional effort,” said Tavares. “This effort called for lots of teamwork,” he added. “The request for cadet spending wasn’t immediately needed. Sergeant Pacheco declined the need for the money. He said he was all set at that time. We will use that money for help this year with summer camp,” continued Tavares. continued on next page...

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“The next funding draw down (Google) will have the money for the purchase of a generator for the Family Service agency,” said Tavares. “We will also be purchasing equipment like tasers, trailers, thermal imaging devices, etc. I also plan to refurbish the detectives area and the ladies locker room as they haven’t been touched in years,” Tavares continued.

Where’s the Boat?

Rose, Cunha and member Chrissy Rossi (Ward4) pressed the police chief about an expected boat purchase which hadn’t taken place as expected. “Yes, we were awarded a competitive grant for the purchase of a boat. It was the largest award in RI and we beat out bigger cities to win the grant,” Tavares said. However the city’s’ process to buy the boat seemed a mystery to most of the council. “The rules called for a multi-regional effort with us, Providence, Cranston and others. This effort called for lots of teamwork,” Tavares said. “But, where’s the boat?” asked Rossi. “You got the grant, you want the boat, it’s been over a year, but where is it?’ Rossi pressed. Chief Tavares began a meandering description of a timeframe which included the days for which he was suspended from work from former city manager Peter Graczykowski. Tavares was reinstated after state intervention. “We went through a time when we had a few different finance directors, a new city manager, no purchasing agent and other delays for which I hesitate to discuss in this forum. And I was out of here during an important time” said Tavares. “Sergeant David, a star in our department, did a great job on this. He and I worked on this project,” Tavares pointed out. “But where is the boat?” persevered Rossi. “Lot’s happened that didn’t allow focus,” answered Tavares. “The former city manager didn’t assist.


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We had no purchasing agent for 9 months. An RFP (Request for Proposal) needed to be written,” continued Tavares.

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“Didn’t we have a budget commission here to control those decisions?” asked Rossi. “We’re getting off track here,” she added. Tavares continued to explain the reasons why the city hasn’t yet ordered or received the boat. “There were a number of issues. It takes a team and we didn’t have that team. The boat order was delayed,” said Tavares. Evidently, the federal government wasn’t going to hold the grant award forever. It seems possible that the city has lost its’ chance to obtain this boat. “We asked for an extension (grant process) but haven’t heard yet,” said Tavares. “Knowing that teamwork was not in place, you sometimes have to give up. Not enough people were helpful,” he said. As if to acknowledge that this boat acquisition may be a dead issue, Tavares said; “We are looking for other grant opportunities. Maybe with Homeland Security monies.”

More Police Chief City Council Discourse

A seemingly agitated city council continued to discuss relations with its’ police chief. Councilman Cunha had requested that city manager Lemont respond to questions about beleaguered police chief Tavares. “We’ve had public comments from officers Raymond Blinn and Kevin Feeney. I’ve asked the city manager to respond,” said Cunha. Cunha wanted the information to be discussed in public. Lemont was reluctant to do so. “I was brought (back) here to straighten out this city, in November 2013,” said Lemont. “You had a budget commission here, a deficit, a city not running well, fire department construction problems and a police department in turmoil,” said Lemont. “I put the brakes on things. There is litigation with police, I won’t discuss it,” he added. Cunha persisted; You say you put the brakes on, but I see things accelerating. You need to tell us, in public, what is going on. I’m representing constituents here,” said Cunha. “I work every day on this issue. My desire is to fix this thing,” said Lemont. “But I won’t discuss litigation.” The council mood seemed to darken. As Rose, Cunha and Rossi continued questioning Lemont he became feisty. “You tell me that this city is worse now than 4 months ago,” Lemont offered. “You have no (bad) headlines anymore.” “Well I don’t see any changes,” shot back Rossi. “Are we being sued? Is there litigation?” Rossi pressed on. “I can’t discuss it. Is it an active lawsuit (Tavares complaint)? I don’t think so. It’s a complaint. I’m very cautious, we lost some big money (discrimination) complaints in the past,” Lemont said. “I thought you handled personnel?” Cunha asked Lemont. “Do you see a problem?” asked Rose. “I came here to help,” said Lemont. “If this is a complaint, where is the litigation,” asked Cunha. After the meeting police chief Tavares declined comment on the evening’s discussion. Union President Feeney also declined to comment further than what he had publicly to the council.

Writer's note: In a recent story on a proposed re-alignment of East Providence Elementary Schools with corresponding city middle schools, former EP superintendent Edward Daft was referenced. While I had several prior conversations with Mr. Daft about similar issues in which he didn't want to publicly comment, he was not contacted directly for a comment on this issue.

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Thank you for publishing the letter from the Emma G. Whiteknact PTA to Superintendent Kim Mercer about ongoing infrastructure problems at our school. While it took almost a month, Superintendent Mercer did finally respond and meet with parents on February 6. Despite the fact she promised all issues were being addressed, parents still had to continue to email her (often without response) to pursue action on the air quality tests at our school. While the PTA established a testing log, only one test was conducted in the following month, February 11, which showed remarkably lower carbon dioxide levels in the same classrooms with elevated levels in a test conducted January 17 by an external company, RI Analytical. Concerned with the dramatic disparity with the city’s test results-- which did not reflect all necessary circumstances that would affect results, such as testing with windows closed with students in the room and then with windows opened and students not in the room – parents sent several emails to the Superintendent to make sure they followed the testing protocol in the school’s log. However, the Superintendent did not conduct another test until March 10, which still showed levels as high as 1400. On March 11, the PTA sent her the following letter to once again stipulate the importance of testing all circumstances to achieve an accurate snapshot of the air quality in our students’ classrooms. Since we sent this letter, the school department conducted three more tests. However, once again, the test results can not be considered valid since, for example, some tests were reported as being conducted with the ‘windows closed,’ even though they had been open moments before. We are submitting this letter to document parents’ continuing concern about the air quality in Whiteknact classrooms and the inability of the school department to adequately address these concerns. In terms of other building issues, we are hopeful that Superintendent Mercer will keep her word to issue an RFP for new roof construction this summer. We are still waiting for a new copying machine, although she said that one has been ordered. She has yet to get back to us about the department’s inability to secure substitute teachers, which results in lost class time for a school placed on ‘warning’ status by the Rhode Island Department of

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On February 6, you met with parents at Emma G. Whiteknact Elementary School to address concerns about ongoing issues with infrastructure in our building, including classroom air quality levels that did not meet federal guidelines. Previous assessments by an independent evaluator, Rhode Island Analytical, showed CO2 levels higher than 1600 in some rooms, compared to the acceptable 700 level recommended by the federal department of Occupational Safety and Health. At the meeting, you assured parents that the School Department had purchased its own monitoring equipment to conduct air quality tests on a regular basis. You also promised that these tests would reflect all circumstances affecting CO2 levels in classrooms, including with and without students in the rooms, and with and without the windows opened. Since that time (February 6) only one test has been conducted, without any notation about the above circumstances. Whiteknact parents themselves created the air quality assessment log at the school, which included these testing circumstances to demonstrate tests done under the different scenarios that directly affect CO2 levels. The results showed surprisingly low CO2 rates in the same rooms that previously recorded the highest levels. Further, the single log entry shows that the assessment did not reflect all necessary circumstances to accurately document the true CO2 levels in classrooms. Consequently, we submit this letter as a document of record to formally request that all subsequent tests are comprehensive of all circumstances that affect the CO2 levels in classrooms, which need to be documented in the log, as well as the with signature of an independent witness to these tests in each room (a PTA representative, parent, etc.) We also ask that a test schedule be posted in the log of when these regular, ongoing assessments will be conducted. Given the loss of confidence among parents in the School Department, it is vital that these assessments are comprehensive and transparent. At the Feb. 6 meeting, it was agreed that the School Department would test enough to provide an accurate ‘snapshot’ of air quality in a regular school week – under all mitigating circumstances. We greatly appreciate your prompt action in this matter, which will be documented by the immediate creation of a testing schedule posted in the log and upcoming tests. Please be assured that you can count on our full cooperation and support to assure accurate air quality results. Sincerely, Melissa Courtemanche-Smith President, Emma G. Whiteknact PTA





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The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the East Providence Police Department (EPPD), and the East Providence Prevention Coalition (EPPC), announce a prescription drug “Take-Back” initiative that seeks to prevent increased pill abuse and theft. The DEA will be collecting potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs for destruction on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 10 A.M.-2 P.M. at the East Providence Police Station located at 750 Waterman Avenue. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Many Americans are not aware that medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the United States are increasing at alarming rates, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, many Americans do not know how to properly dispose of their unused medicine, often flushing them down the toilet or throwing them away – both potential safety and health hazards. For more information visit http://www. takeback/or contact the EPPC at 401-4351923.




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The East Providence department of Recreation will host a “3 on 3” basketball tournament on Friday April 11, 2014, 5pm at the Recreation Center located at 100 Bullocks Pt. Avenue. The event is for East Providence youth ages 13-17. Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams. The fee is $15 per team. Teams must be pre-registered. Registration deadline is April 9th. Individual players seeking to join a team are advised to contact the recreation center. Special thanks to our event sponsors Sky Zone and the MacDonald Family of East Providence. To register, please call the Recreation Center at 401-433-6360.

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He lives alone now in the same large house that George and Lois Donovan raised six children in. The house is in one of East Providence’s older neighborhoods near City Hall and is chocked full of memories for 86 year young George Donovan. His beloved wife of 50 years, Lois, died 7 years ago and his twin brother just recently passed. All six children live outside of East Providence now. “Three live out-of-state and three live in Rhode Island. They all did so well,” Donovan recalled as he touted their various business, education and military careers. “I really should move into something easier to manage, but I just love this house. It’s big and I love it,” said Donovan as the Reporter recently spent a day with him. “There is plenty of room when the kids and grandchildren visit and stay over,” he smiled. George Donovan is a man of many interests. He has led an active retirement. A teacher for 30 years, he retired in 1986. He began teaching at Central Junior High (now E.R. Martin Middle) in 1956 and then went to East Providence High School and remained there. “I taught history and then finished my career as the AV (audio-visual) instructional media specialist. He received the East Providence ‘Outstanding Educator’ award in 1985. The high school had just opened and it was beautiful. The best in R.I. at one time. It was such a pleasure to work there back then,” he said. Donovan was a fixture at EPHS and worked under every principal from the pipe-smoking, dapper James Bates to the affable, highly visible Arthur Elmasian. Donovan was a major asset to the community during his 30 years of teaching. When he switched from teaching history to coordinating AV needs, he almost single handedly retrofitted the high school for technology - as it existed in those days.

“When I got to the high school they had a few 16 mm cameras and projectors. The high school had a weekly school-wide assembly and Donovan decided to expand the offerings to students. “We created a full professional projection booth and media center. The school had a beautiful booth on the second floor which looked over the auditorium. We started to capitalize on the coming of cable TV in the city,” he recounted. Donovan knew that the laws governing cable television required the industry to help schools with the technology. “Cable TV of East Providence was our original cable company. They were great and helped us a lot,” he said. Working with cable engineers they brought a cable line under Pawtucket Avenue to the high school. “From that line we wired the entire high school with cable. This allowed us to program educational telecasts and broadcast from our control room to every classroom,” said Donovan. Donovan next expanded on ideas he had to connect every school in the city. He worked with cable executives to survey and then wire each school building for cable transmissions. “I went to Myron (Superintendent of schools, Myron Francis) and asked for more equipment and supplies. He liked the idea and asked if we could broadcast from the high school to the others. He told me to prepare a plan and he would bring it to the school committee. Our plan was accepted and we were on our way,” Donovan recalled. Eventually, every school in East Providence was set up for video broadcasting between each other and the potential existed for much more. Production of holiday concerts, sporting events, public meetings and more were all part of Donovan’s dream to connect the community to the schools. “A big hit within the community was the airing of athletic contests on local cable TV. Many people who couldn’t attend the games in person because of work or health, would enjoy watching games on cable TV,” he said. Donovan got assistance from local sports television and radio personality Steve McDonald and other volunteers who got the project off the ground. “I operated the camera a lot and

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April 2014 The Reporter we had great help from Steve McDonald (EP resident and current voice of the URI Rams). We also had teachers and students begin to work on these shows,” it was a fun and helpful effort,” said Donovan. “George was at the forefront of all the local programming on Cable today,” said WHJJ/WHJY radio personality Steve McDonald. “Without George it would never have gotten done. He planted the seed that started it all. From those early days of getting school sports and other stuff on TV, well the rest of us have benefited,” he added. “And above all else, he did it quietly but effectively,” said McDonald. “He’s a great guy.” Once cable TV was established in the city, Donovan assembled a group of volunteers to produce and videotape city council, school committee and zoning board meetings. Donovan also produced other state and local events for public viewing. “We became trained at the cable studios for free and were provided with video cameras and editing decks, along with the use of studio time to produce and air these shows. People like Irwin Setzer and Joan Perry spent several evenings a month taping and producing these shows. Irwin and Joan were critical to these productions,” Donovan added. The Donovan cable access shows became a staple in the community. His cablecasts of city council and school committee meetings, and other shows, were once rated the most watched public access show on cable TV by viewers. His productions also received awards in the annual statewide cable “Grammy award contest”. Donovan was a long time chairman of the local EP Citizen’s Advisory Committee for Cable TV and a member of the State Advisory Council for Cable. Donovan was relentless in pushing state and cable company executives to provide the public with the free public access programming as required by law. Although George Donovan is a lifelong East Providence resident, he attended LaSalle Academy in Providence yet received his diploma from Central High in Providence. With World War II raging on, Donovan left LaSalle after his junior year to help in the war effort. “I enlisted in the Coast Guard and saw duty in the Southwest Pacific and the North Atlantic from ‘45 to ‘48,” he said matter-of-factly. Donovan served on ships and islands and was a radio operator on the North Atlantic Weather and Ice Patrol (He has a daughter who is a retired US Naval Commander). “After the war, Rhode Island had a special program for its’ veterans returning home, to earn their high school diploma. We were assigned to a program of study at Central High School if we wanted to finish school. After completing the courses we were given our diploma. “Yeah,” he chuckles, “I attended LaSalle, lived in EP, but got my high school diploma from Central High in Providence.” Donovan’s love of the video camera goes way back. Through the years, Donovan has shown a special intrigue for fire service and emergency preparedness. While in college during the 1950’s he became interested in taking pictures at fires. “Not that I liked watching fires but I saw my photography as a follow-up way to help with training efforts, etc.”, he explained. In 1962 he was named the “official photographer” of the East Providence Fire Department. It was a “no-pay” job, but Donovan spent hours helping the department in many ways. “I still have the I.D. card the Chief gave me in 1962,” he said as he produced the card he carries in his wallet to this day. During those early years teaching and raising six children he would need additional jobs. He became a part time news photographer for Channel 10 television. “I worked a lot of hours, a lot of summers for Channel 10 news. It was a busy news time during the ‘60s and ‘70s. I was often assigned to cover the Nixon administration and Senators Pell and Pastore. Chafee was the Navy Secretary. I had to go to Washington DC often,” Donovan recalled. Cable TV of East Providence - the company - no longer exists, as Cox or Verizon or satellite companies now provide residents with cable television. East Providence no longer has a local presence or a studio. Production areas have being consolidated throughcontinued on next page...


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out the state. And, to his chagrin, the EP school department cut Donovan’s former AV/Media Center position from the high school. The high school auditorium projection booth is no longer used. All auditorium events are covered - if at all - from floor level. Volunteers no longer provide various public meetings on cable public access. Instead the city budgets several thousand dollars a year to a private vendor to tape and “stream” council and school committee meetings live on the internet. Sometimes the meetings are also shown on local access cable, while sharing air time with Pawtucket. These days, Donovan spends much of his time coordinating efforts of the ‘Special Signal Fire Association’ of Rhode Island - also known as “The Canteen”. A group of volunteers, mostly retired fire and police type, have been providing extended incident assistance for Fire, Police, State, and Federal agencies. The group has been 2nd Canteen Truck. serving the First Responders of Southern New England since 1968. The group has two vehicles which they staff and bring to large fires or disaster emergencies. The larger of the two vehicles resembles a recreational type camper that would rival any seen at a professional football tailgating party. Paul O’Rourke, a 40 year veteran of the Providence Police Department, now retired is the President of this totally volunteer group. “George is a great asset to our group. He is an energetic volunteer who is vital to our group,” said O’Rourke. The ‘Canteen’ staffs the group’s two trucks 24 hours per day and responds to the region’s fires and disasters. The canteen provides exhausted firefighters and first-responders with a much needed relief or rest station. “The big unit has a bathroom, a water and Account: 73609 Ad ID: 318343 Rep: 06 Proof: 0 GatoradeSales station and can provide firefighters withDate a break,of serving beef stew, Chili, Chicken Cutlets, Meatballs, Soup, hot coffee and Account: 318343 Rep: 06 x 2.125” Date of Proof: 0 Ad Start 73609 Date: 04/06/11 Ad Ad ID: Stop Date: 04/27/11 Sales Ad Size: 2 columns high much more,” explained Donovan. Donovan recently gave us a tour Ad Start Date: 04/06/11 Ad Stop Date: 04/27/11 Ad Size: 2 columns x 2.125” high of the facilities in Providence. The $200,000 canteen vehicle was George SIDING Donovan inside Canteen. HOUSES • VINYL • GUTTERS • FENCES donated by Abel Restoration, Inc. “It was a total donation which provides us with this state-of-the-art sophisticated vehicle. 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Donovan has used his videotaping and photographing skills to assist East Providence emergency response workers with training films and actual training exercises. He has gone out on hundreds of fire and police ‘runs’, filming where appropriate in order to produce training films and archive footage. Most of this was done before the current availability of computers and digital technology. “I would grab my video camera and get out to a fire or disaster after monitoring the fire and police radios,” he explained.

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When still teaching at EPHS, Donovan was one of a few charter members of the city’s first task force to provide Emergency Response Planning for the schools, fire and police. School officials involved with Donovan often marveled at the amount of expertise he brought to the table. Donovan was instrumental in providing the city’s first Emergency Response Plan. He led a team of school, police and fire officials which conducted unannounced drills in all schools. “The drills won’t be as effective if we tell schools we are coming,” he said. “Some of my (school) colleagues want to know ahead of time when we are coming so they can prepare. But I would always tell them that - listen, the bad guys aren’t announcing their schedules,” he recounted. Indeed, Donovan and a team of a dozen or so would descend on a school, order a code red (lock down) and proceed to make a room by room check to ensure that the district’s policy was being followed. “We would provide schools with a follow up report which offered constructive suggestions if needed. Most schools were great with compliance,” he said. While schools individually practice drilling these days, they no longer conduct joint school, police and fire training exercises. “I wish they would,” said Donovan. And so, although looking very fit, 86 year-young George Donovan moves a little slower these days. His knees pain him occasionally but he is still quick to jump in his car and respond to the ‘Special Signal Fire Association’ or the “Canteen” truck and respond to a need by our first responders. He spends many days preparing and stocking the canteen with food and drink. Whether it was leaving high school to answer his nation’s call to action during World War II, or admirably teaching the young people of East Providence or helping provide respite and training to the area’s emergency responders to life’s disasters - George Donovan is truly an extraordinary citizen and a Townie. Oh, and add a devoted husband of 50 years and loving father to six children and grandfather of 10. Donations are the canteen’s only source of income and can be sent to: Special Fire Association, P.O. Box 25009, Providence, RI 02905.

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“Just For Kids” Clothing Sale

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A “Just for Kids” Clothing Sale is planned for Saturday, April 12 from 9:00am-12:00noon at the Covenant Cooperative Nursery School at 165 Rounds Avenue in Riverside, RI. Gently used, inexpensive clothing for boys and girls (sizes 0-12) will be available at the sale. The school welcomes donations of clothing, including shirts, sweaters, pants, dresses, footwear and outerwear. We are also accepting children’s toys/books and baby gear. All items must be clean and in good condition. Contact the nursery school office (401) 433-3196 for more information.

Fifth Annual Egg Hunt - April 12

The East Providence Prevention Coalition, in conjunction with the East Providence Police Department will hold its fifth Annual Egg Hunt, on Saturday, April 12, 2014 (with a rain date of Saturday April 19th) on the Crescent Park Carousel grounds. Registration is a $5 donation per child and all registered participants will be eligible to participate in the following: face painting, washable tattoo’s, coloring, potato sack races, egg and spoon dress up relay, parachute, bubbles, jump ropes, ribbon wands, and sing-a-longs. Children’s characters will be walking around and available for pictures. Children’s activities will last until 12pm. Pictures with Peter Cottontail will also be available for a $5 per photo donation or if you have your own camera, a $3 per picture donation. The Egg Hunt is divided into age groups; toddler – age 4, ages 5-7, ages 8-10 and any youth who finds a Golden Egg or stickered egg, will win a special prize. Bring a basket or a special bag to put your eggs in. The Carousel will be open and all registered youth participants will receive a complimentary ride. Registration for the Egg Hunt will begin at 10:00a.m, although participants can arrive earlier to wait in line. No registrations will be taken earlier than 10am. For more information contact the EPPC at 401-435-1923 or email Sponsors, golden egg prizes and volunteers are currently being taken.

East Providence Lions Club 12th Annual Pancake Breakfast

Sunday, April 13th, 2014 • 7:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Location: East Providence Senior Center, 610 Waterman Avenue, East Providence, RI Donation: $6/adults ($3 for children under 12) The East Providence Lions Club will sponsor a Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, April 13th, 2014 from 7:30 AM – 11:15 AM at the East Providence Senior Center, 610 Waterman Avenue, East Providence. Proceeds from this fundraiser will be used to benefit Lions charities such as programs for the visually impaired, eyeglass purchases, Bradley Hospital, scholarships, youth activity programs, and more. The menu will consist of pancakes, sausage, eggs, hash browns, muffins, coffee, and juice. Admission at the door will be $6.00 for adults and $3.00 for children under 12. For information call (401) 440-9512.

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"Spring Book Sale" April 11-13

Weaver Library, 41 Grove Avenue, East Providence, will usher in spring with its annual Spring Book Sale on Friday, April 11 and Saturday, April 12 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday, April 13 from 1-5 p.m. The sale will take place in the Champlin Program Room. Proceeds will benefit library programs, including museum passes and special concerts and events. A Members Only Preview Sale for Friends of the East Providence Public Library will be held on Thursday, April 10 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Individuals who are not Friends can join for a $5 per person annual membership fee, payable at the door. All paid members are welcome to purchase books at this advance sale. Thousands of books will be available at very reasonable prices. Hard cover and soft cover books are $1, pocket-sized paperbacks are 25¢, CDs, DVDs and audio books are $1, and VHS tapes are 50¢. A special selection of books, including vintage editions will be priced as marked. For your convenience, books are sorted in clearly marked categories. Stock up on top-selling novels by your favorite authors, sorted alphabetically. There is a selection of books for children and young adults as well as large print books and biographies. Books on sports, art, music, poetry, business, history, cooking, health, self-help, gardening, home repair, writing, religion, travel and leisure activities are also available. Questions? Call the library at (401) 434-2453.

“A Taste of Spring”

“A Taste of Spring” is the theme of the raffle sponsored by the Friends of the East Providence Public Library. More than $250 in prizes will be offered. They include gift certificates to Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant, many East Providence restaurants, including Riviera Restaurant, Miller’s Roast Beef, Ronzio Pizza and Persy’s Place. A seasonal plant from Carousel of Flowers will also be part of the raffle. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5 and can be purchased now during regular library hours or during the Spring Book Sale at Weaver Library April 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. or from April 11 to 13 at the sale. The drawing will be held at the close of the book sale on April 13. You do not have to be present to win.

Turn In Your Unused Or Unwanted Prescription Drugs - April 26

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the East Providence Police Department (EPPD), and the East Providence Prevention Coalition (EPPC), announce a prescription drug “Take-Back” initiative that seeks to prevent increased pill abuse and theft. The DEA will be collecting potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs for destruction on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 10 A.M.-2 P.M. at the East Providence Police Station located at 750 Waterman Avenue. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Many Americans are not aware that medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the United States are increasing at alarming rates, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, many Americans do not know how to properly dispose of their unused medicine, often flushing them down the toilet or throwing them away – both potential safety and health hazards. For more information visit drug_disposal/takeback/or contact the EPPC at 401-435-1923.


Fifth Annual CU 4 Reality™ Financial Education Fair - April 15-16

One hundred and fifty students from East Providence High School in East Providence, Rhode Island, will make real-life decisions to help teach them financial skills during the CU 4 Reality™ Financial Education Fair that will be held during each classroom period at the high school on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 (8:54 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.). and on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 (8:45 a.m. – 12:22 p.m.). At this event, elected officials, community leaders, school administrators and other invited guests will be represented. It is anticipated that General Treasurer Gina Raimondo will be visiting and addressing the students during the afternoon session on April 15, 2014 at 1 p.m. The CU4 Reality™ Financial Education Program was developed to complement the high school’s personal financial education initiative for students. During the school year, monthly presentations were presented by credit union representatives and business partners on topics to help the students increase their understanding of the importance of managing their personal finances in order to be prepared for the financial challenges and lifestyle decisions they will face as adults. WHAT: CU 4 Reality™ Financial Education Fair WHEN: Tuesday, April 15 and Wednesday, April 16, 2014, Welcoming by Kenneth Saunders, President and CEO, Community and Teachers Federal Credit Union and General Treasurer Gina Raimondo to visit at 1 p.m. on April 15, 2014. WHERE: East Providence High School, Rooms 215 & 216, 2000 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence, RI WHO: Seniors and Juniors from East Providence High School, East Providence, RI



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Rumford Lions Scott Gorham 15th Annual Road Race

On Sunday, April 27 the Rumford Lions will be hosting the 15th 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 other Rumford Lions Charities. To date over $55,000 has been raised. Medals will be awarded to the top three overall finishers, male & female. Also the top runner in each of 7 male & 7 female age groups will be awarded medals. The cost for entry is $20 for adults, $15 for students. Race day registration and sign in is from 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM with the race starting at 10:00AM sharp. The race will start and end at Hunts Mills, route 114A in Rumford. Free tee shirts will be given to the first 100 registrations so get yours in early. Children’s races will be held between the road race and the rewards ceremony. Online registration is for RUNNERS ONLY and may be completed at any of these three websites:, or www. Walkers should use a paper registration form that may be requested via email at, by U.S. mail at: Rumford Lions, P.O. Box 4921, Rumford, RI 02916, or by calling 401 438-2967. RI Reg. Gianlorenzo & Sons #37 Construction Corp

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Assistant Keepers At Boston Light to Speak May 7 at Riverside Library

Mike Quinn and Frank Cotter of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary will be the guest speakers at the Spring Meeting of The Friends of Pomham Rocks Lighthouse. They have been members of the auxiliary since 1986 and have been active in both the operations and navigation system programs. They first began standing watch with regular Coast Guard light keepers at Boston light in 1992 and continued as Assistant Keepers when the Coast Guard turned over responsibility to a private consortium. They have returned to Boston Light for several tours each year in all seasons. When on the island they are in charge of maintaining the light, conduction tours and many other collateral duties. They will present a Power Point slide show and talk and hope you will have many questions on the operation of Boston Light. The Meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 6:00P.M. at the Riverside Public Library on Bullocks Point Ave in Riverside. At 6:00 there will be the drawing of the winning tickets for the Overnight Stays at Lighthouses and Block Island Raffle and the Boston Light program will begin at 6:30. (Tickets for the raffle are still available from Dave Kelleher at

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Snap, Crackle, and Classic POP Directed by Beth Armstrong with Accompanist Victoria Lombroso Tickets: $15.00 seniors $12.00 -children under 12 are free May 3, 2014 7:30 Seekonk High School, Seekonk Ma. May 4, 2014 3:00 Seekonk High School, Seekonk Ma. The performances and soloists of The ChoruS of East Providence promise to entertain you with the legendary works from the Beach Boys –Righteous Brothers-Simon & Garfunkel- Billy JoeCarol King –James Taylor and more… The ChoruS supports the Saint Martha’s Parish Food Pantry in East Providence and asked that you generously donate pasta and peanut butter with your attendance of each performance. For tickets and further information, visit the website: www. or call 401-435-3747

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Save the Bay will conduct an increase in the number of its Ultimate Lighthouse Tours for the summer of 2014.

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Fundraising Raffle To Support Pomham Rocks Lighthouse The Friends of Pomham Rocks Lighthouse are having a raffle to give you a chance to have a dream. Here are the items in that raffle: 1. An overnight stay in the Borden Flats Lighthouse in Mount Hope Bay off Fall River .It is a beautifully restored spark plug style lighthouse with many modern facilities. The reservation is for two people, transportation included. 2. An overnight stay at Rose Island Lighthouse in Newport. A fully restored Second Empire style lighthouse with the interior restored to its 1910 days. The reservation is for two people and transportation is included. 3. Spend two nights on Block Island at the historic Surf Hotel. The reservation is for two people and tickets for the ferry are included. Tickets are now on sale and will continue to be available until May 7, 2014 when the winners will be announced at a meeting in the Riverside Library. The tickets are $10.00 each or three for $25.00. The tickets are available from Dave Kelleher at 401-433-2763 or

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Zarembka Memorial Foundation Annual Fundraiser

Saturday May 31st is the date for this year’s Lauren Zarembka Memorial Foundation Annual Fundraiser.

Once again it will be held at Saint Brendan School Hall, 55 Turner Avenue, Riverside, 6:30 to 11:00PM For more information regarding tickets and the events festivities please visit the foundations Facebook page, Lauren Zarembka Memorial Foundation. The Lauren Zarembka Memorial Foundation is a non-profit organization which provides scholarships to graduating and continuing students, while also supporting local music/theater groups and families battling pediatric cancer at Hasbro Children’s Hospital each Holiday Season. We are pound to be a major sponsor of this year’s East Providence High School production of Phantom of the Opera and the Riverside Middle School’s production of Beauty and the Beast.

Multi Year Class Reunion

EPHS Classes of 1967, 1968 & 1969 will be holding a combined Class Reunion on Saturday, August 30, 2014 at the Venus de Milo Restaurant in Swansea, Ma. For more info please contact Bill Moura (68) at 401-438-3344 or email You can also “like” us on Facebook - EPHS Class Reunion 1967, 1968, 1969. Please share this information with all your classmates!

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Club & Museum News EPHS Members’ Meeting

EPHS Spring “2nd Sunday” Open House At John Hunt House: April 13Th – May 11Th Open 1 - 3:30Pm - 65 Hunts Mills Road

The EP Historical Society welcomes the public back to Hunts Mills after a long winter. If you have not viewed the 160th Anniversary exhibition of the Rumford Baking Powder Company, there are still these two dates to make a visit. We welcome those having questions to research or artifacts to donate. April will also feature the work of the Ten Mile River Group and their determined push to bring fish back to the Ten Mile. Remember to check for the fish flag on the pole at the entrance to Hunts Mills Road in mid -April and come on down to the fish ladder and herring rock if it is flying.

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April 28Th -7Pm Weaver Library – Grove Avenue The EP Historical Society and the East Providence Library present Chip Bishop, descendant of Joseph Bucklin Bishop of the Bishops of Pleasant Street. Chip wrote “The Lion and the Journalist” which has topped the NY Times non- fiction e-list and will also talk about his new book “Quentin and Flora – a Roosevelt and a Vanderbilt in love during the Great War”. Chip has just returned from a trip to Panama for the 100 year celebration of the canal which his great uncle and Teddy Roosevelt built. We welcome Chip back for this third presentation of his research into our local connection to the Roosevelt family. The EPHS is a volunteer organization in its 47th year dedicated to the preservation of local history. We maintain the 18th century John Hunt House Museum/ genealogy library at 65 Hunts Mills Road in the Hunts Mills Historic District, participate in the URI Master Gardening program, and provide


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Rumford Lions Gourmet Pasta Dinner Supports Ronald McDonald House

On Sunday May 18th The Rumford Lions will host a Gourmet Pasta Dinner to support the Ronald McDonald House Expansion Project. The Ronald McDonald house provides housing to those who have family members being treated at the Hasbro Children’s Hospital. This expansion project will make housing available to an additional ten families. The details of the dinner are: Where - Centro Cultural De Santa Maria 846 Broadway East Providence, RI 02914 When - Sunday, May 18th Dinner will be served from 5:00 to 600 PM Price - 12 Yrs old and up $12, 5 to 11 yrs old $5, 4 and under free Menu - Mixed green salad, pasta, and your choice of sauces including Marinara, Pink Vodka, and Grilled Vegetables, and homemade meatballs. The meal will be topped off with strawberry shortcake for dessert. There will also be a giant raffle with the winning tickets being drawn immediately following dinner. Tickets are available through any member of the Rumford Lions or you may reserve ticket by calling Lion John Barone at 401 632-0859. If you would like to become part of an organization dedicated to serving the people of the community and at the same time enjoy the fun and camaraderie of a great group of people please consider the Rumford Lions. Although our name says Rumford we serve all of East Providence and the surrounding area. Membership is open to all. Our current membership includes people from all parts of East Providence, and other nearby Rhode Island and Massachusetts communities. We meet the 4th Thursday of every month (September through June) 7:30 PM at Pinelli’s Restaurant on North Broadway, feel free to drop by or for more information you may contact us at . Please visit our website at

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The Senior High Youth Group of Newman Congregational Church, UCC welcomes the community to an Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 5 at 10AM. Bring your own Easter basket or bag and collect eggs to trade in for a gift bag full of Easter treats. This event is free and open to children ages 10 and under. In the case of inclement weather, the egg hunt will be postponed until Saturday, April 12 at 10AM. For more information contact Michaela Gillett at 401-434-4742

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Rumford Dental is pleased to announce National Prosthodontics Awareness Week this April 6th-12th – an opportunity for everyone to learn how prosthodontists provide restoration and replacement of teeth with a special emphasis on esthetics and a healthy mouth. You are welcome to come to a free seminar at Rumford Dental from 10am-12pm on April 12, 2014 that is open to the public to learn what is new about replacing missing and worn teeth, esthetics, dental implants and TMJ disorders. Tooth loss happens from decay, gum disease, traumatic injury, cancer or wear. Losing teeth places stress on the mouth’s structures and shape causing the bone to shrink and possibly changing a person’s facial appearance. Many adults who do not replace their missing teeth suffer poor self esteem, premature aging, poor diet, loss of function and social embarrassment. By utilizing dental implants, fixed bridgework, removable partial dentures and complete dentures a prosthodontists’ expertise can change a smile and a life. This initiative focuses on the important role prosthodontists have in treating patients with missing, broken and worn teeth. This April 12th , Dr. Baeger at Rumford Dental Inc. will be participating in the fifth National Prosthodontics Awareness Week, sponsored by the American College of Prosthodontists. The American Dental Association recognizes prosthodontists

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blues-style harmonica, piano, old time banjo, and bones add musical versatility to their performances. Sparky and Rhonda are sure to deliver an uplifting presentation of toe-tapping music spiced with humor, history, and tall tales. They take their audience on educational and emotional journey that ranges from pregnant stories of slavery and war to an amusing rendition of a Brer- Rabbit tale or their witty commentaries on current events. Their music includes, a variety of old time blues, slave songs, Appalachian music, spirituals, ballads, work songs, Civil War music, railroad songs, and a few of their own original compositions. This is a history lesson and concert rolled into one special event. Tickets to all shows are $12 at the door and unlimited refreshments are available for just $2. The Church Street Coffeehouse is a smoke and alcohol free venue.

What are you doing for Lent? Sacred Heart Church has planned the following events during the season of Lent: Stations of the Cross will be offered every Friday in the church at 1:00 p.m. with the children from Sacred Heart School and at 7:00 p.m. for everyone. On Friday, April 4, there will be a special Stations of the Cross procession starting at 6:30 p.m. It will start at the church and travel through Vine and Anthony Streets, East Providence. Penance Service during Holy Week – Tuesday, April 15 at 7:00 P.M. – Five priests will hear confessions. Please come and join us for one or all of the events which will focus on Jesus during this Lenten Season. For more information call Fr. Silvio at 434-0326. Sacred Heart Church is located on Taunton Avenue in East Providence.

The St. Brendan Forever Young Club

The St. Brendan Forever Young Club will hold their next members meeting Tuesday, April 8 at 1:00 p.m. in the school assembly room with dessert and a speaker from the Attorney General’s office. Our May 13 meeting will be a pizza and dessert day. Cost is $4 and tickets will be sold at the April 8 meeting.

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Sparky and Rhonda Rucker perform in concert at The Church Street Coffeehouse, Warren, Rhode Island on Saturday April 5th at 8 p.m. The Coffeehouse is located in the lower level of the First United Methodist Church located at 25 Church St. in Warren. Sparky and Rhonda Rucker have performed throughout the U. S. as well as overseas, singing songs and telling stories from the American folk tradition. Sparky Rucker has been performing for over 40 years and is internationally recognized as a leading folklorist, musician, historian, storyteller, and author. He accompanies himself with fingerstyle picking and bottleneck blues guitar, banjo, and spoons. Ronda Rucker is a musician, children’s author, storyteller, and songwriter. Her

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Hope Congregational Church at 120 Wampanoag Trail, East Providence, will have a Yard Sale on Saturday, April 26, 2014, from 9:00 A.M. until 2:00 P.M. It will feature household items, tools, TV’s, dishes, glassware, books, toys - something for everyone! Hot dogs and beverages will be available. Home baked goods will be for sale - such as breads, brownies, cakes, cookies and pies.

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Newman Congregational Church

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Once again, Newman Congregational Church, United Church of Christ extends an invitation for one and all to join us on Saturday, May 3rd for the 79th Annual May Breakfast. The breakfast is held from 7:00 am until 11:00 am in the church’s Memorial Hall, located at 100 Newman Avenue in Rumford. The breakfast buffet will consist of Scrambled Eggs, Sausage, Bacon, Pancakes, Baked Beans, Oatmeal, Homemade Muffins, Juice, Coffee & Tea. Traditional May Baskets filled with cookies or flowers will be available for sale. All baskets are made by members of Newman Congregational Church, UCC.

Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 120 Nate Whipple Highway, Cumberland, RI 02864-1410 is holding a dance on Friday, June 13th for single seniors. Divorced, widowed, never married adults 55 years old and older are invited to dance-up-a-storm to music from the ‘60s onward played by a lively, popular DJ from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Tickets are $17/person have just gone on sale. Space is limited, so dancers are urged to send for their tickets right away, in order to secure their chance to boogie on June 13th. Single seniors are asked to write “dance” on the envelope and on their check. Checks are made payable to: Emmanuel Episcopal Church.

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Annual Chowder & Clam Cakes "Take-Out" During Lent

Reservations are not required. However, parties of 10 or more may make a reservation by calling the church office at 401-4344742. Donations of canned goods will also be gratefully received to help stock the Bread of Life Food Pantry. Newman UCC is an Open and Affirming congregation of the United Church of Christ and extends this invitation to one and all, living out the example of Jesus’ extravagant welcome. Newman Congregational Church, United Church of Christ is located at 100 Newman Avenue, Rumford, RI 02916 - on the corner of Newman and Pawtucket Avenues. For more information, call 401-434-4742.

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Riverside Middle School Musical Theater Company Presents

Be our guest when Disney’s classic Beauty and the Beast comes alive onstage as Riverside Middle School presents this timeless classic. Under the stage direction of RI College’s Ranee Csigay, music direction by RMS chorus teacher John Baldaia, and choreography by Tina Vittorioso of Center Stage Dance Academy in Seekonk, townie pride is alive in Riverside. Boasting a cast of 50 students this exciting musical with elaborate costumes and sets will be fully staged with professional sound and lights. Musical highlights include “Belle”, “ Gaston”, “Be Our Guest”, “Home”, “Human Again” and of course “Beauty and the Beast” Principle cast includes: “Belle” – Ellen Phillips; “Beast” – Andrew Faria; “Gaston” – Matthew Flanagan – “Lefou” – Sergio Raposo; “Mrs. Potts” – Kylee Rebollo; “Lumiere” – Zion Hall; “Cogsworth” – Zachary Garcia – “Madame de la Grand Bouche” – Katrina Nunes; “Babette” - Brooke Martins - “Maurice” – Terrance Fry, and Christy Long as “Chip. We hope you will be a part of the magic alongside many delightfully enchanted spoons, forks, plates, napkins, wolves, and townspeople. The Riverside Middle School Musical Theater Company’s production of “Beauty and the Beast Jr.” takes place in the John Hurley Auditorium of Riverside Middle School on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, May 8th, 9th, and 10th at 7 p.m. Tickets are $7.00 for adults and $5.00 for students and can be purchased at Riverside Middle School starting on Monday April 28th or at the door.

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Former Townie Baseball Standout is College Player of the Week

By Bob Rodericks The Northeast - 10 Conference league office, in a March 24th press release, announced that former EP Townie baseball standout, Joe Carnevale and now Merrimack College pitcher, has been named pitcher of the week. “Carnevale improved to 2-1 on the season as he helped Merrimack defeat Southern Conn. State 6-0, at Baseball Heaven in Yaphank, N.Y. The junior righty threw a complete-game, seven hit shutout with 12 strikeouts and no walks against the Owls. Carnevale sports a 2.36 ERA on the season and has struck out 25 batters in four appearances. This marks his second time in his career that he has been named Pitcher of the Week.”


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EP Townies Win Hockey D3 State Championship in Thriller! Overtime Goal by Estrella/Assists from Marquis & Costa Goalie Marc LaValley is MVP By Bob Rodericks

“It took us 122 days of hockey to get here,” said an exasperated Townie Head Coach, Kevin Croke. Not that he is counting, but that’s how much time has elapsed since his East Providence Townies began this season back on November 21st. “Hockey is a very long season and these kids worked hard. We’ve had an amazing run during the last three weeks. Two or three weeks ago we were counted out. I have no idea where their (players) energy came from tonight,” said Croke. The Townies were outplayed much of the night by a deeper Narragansett hockey team. The Townies won game 1 by a score of 4-1. Senior Josh Letendre had 2 goals and juniors Andrew Gordon and Jared Estrella had the others. Estrella also had a pair of assists. “We played a shutdown defense in the game with outstanding contributions from senior forward Sean Feeney, junior defensemen Kyle Marquis, Tyler Maxwell and Ryan Galvao along with forward Ryan Costa and sophomore forward Brynne Costa,” coach Croke said after the game 1 victory. Junior goalie Marc LaValley stopped 24 of 25 shots in game 1. EP seemed tired in a game two loss and couldn’t muster up much offense, losing 1-0. “We came out a bit flat for Game 2 playing as if we were trying not to lose,” said Croke which is exactly what EP did. Narragansett tallied the lone goal of the night at 14:28 of the third period to win game 2. LaValley had stopped the 32 previous shots he faced in the game. Game three set up the winner take all atmosphere at a crowded Meehan Auditorium on the campus of Ivy League Brown University. “It came down to Narragansett, a prolific offensive powerhouse

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versus the resilient lunch pail Townies,” is how Croke described the two teams vying for a state championship. For much of the first two periods in game three, Narragansett skated in the East Providence zone testing EP’s sensational junior goalie, Captain Marc LaValley. “It feels great,” said LaValley after the game. “It hasn’t hit me yet. I kind of knew that we could win this thing if we stick together,” LaValley smiled as he hoisted his MVP plaque high in the air. Narragansett had a breakaway drive which looked like it would end the Townies chances in the overtime but MVP LaValley made a fantastic save to keep the Townies in it. “Somehow I stopped it,” said LaValley. LaValley swept aside the Narragansett shot and EP raced down ice with the puck. “If we were going to win the game, we had to do it pretty soon,” said coach Croke. “I didn’t think we could last much more. Our team isn’t that deep with skaters and the kids had given all they could to that point.” Townie coach Croke described the winning overtime goal: “Four minutes into the first overtime, Kyle Marquis passed the puck to Ryan Costa who found Jared Estrella streaking down the left wing boards. Estrella drove by the defenseman and fired a shot past the Gansett keeper’s glove to secure the championship.” As the stunned Mariners fell to the ice the jubilant Townies embraced in a massive celebration in front of the EP student body fan section. For much of the first period, Narragansett seemed to control the puck on offense and jumped out in front on Connor McKnight’s goal, assisted by Kurt Richardson. The first period would see Narragansett have several more good offensive rushes down ice only to be thwarted by EP’s LaValley in goal. EP had their own chances but they were far and few between. With 7:49 left in the period, the Townies Estrella stole the puck and ripped off a great shot which was blocked by Iannelli of Narragansett. The Mariners roared back with a shot headed for the Townie net but LaValley came up big again. The teams exchanged some good shots on goal, including a ferocious rally by the Townies to score but the 1st period ended with Narragansett leading 1-0. Narragansett came out skating fast to start the 2nd period and peppered EP goalie LaValley with shots in which he made several great stops. With 2:16 left in the period, Ryan Costa almost tied the game with a shot from point blank range which Iannelli kicked aside. The crowd moaned as EP’s Estrella received a penalty leaving the Townies shorthanded with a minute and a half left. However Costa skated with the puck and made a great short-handed attempt to tie the game which was blocked. Costa had another good shot but period 2 ended with no scoring. The Townies still seemed tired but came out and played great hockey in the third period. Kyle Marquis passed to Estrella who rocketed a shot just kicked aside by the Mariner goalie. An EP power play almost produced a goal but was stopped. The large EP crowd, which included a pep band and hundreds of students, alumni and supporters were loud and energetic all night. “I believe we’ll win this game! I believe we’ll win this game!”, was the rhythmic chant the student section would repeat often during the exciting game. As if on cue, with 11:49 to go in the last period, Junior defenseman, Andrew Gordon tied the game with a goal which put the Townie crowd into a frenzy. The crowd was so loud that one couldn’t hear the public address announcer speak. The rest of the period centered around Townie goalie LaValley stopping several Narragansett shots on goal. The EP crowd got a scare when, with under 6 minutes to go, a Narragansett player fired off a great shot which LaValley caught in his glove. As LaValley was moving back, Narragansett’s Dylan Jardin appeared to knock the puck into the net with a follow through poke. However, the referee waved off the

April 2014 The Reporter goal immediately and Jardin was given a penalty for slashing. The EP power play resulted in several great attempts to pull ahead including a wild flurry of action in front of the Narragansett goalie. Twice, with 33 seconds and then with 16 seconds left in regulation, EP’s Ryan Costa almost won the game, but the game remained tied. The rest is history as the Townies Estrella scored the winning goal in overtime with assists from Kyle Marquis and Ryan Costa. Twice the Townies almost scored before Estrella’s goal with one shot pinging off the net post. The win marks the second state championship in three years for East Providence and its’ head coach, Kevin Croke. When reminded of that fact after the game, Croke paused and then broke into a wide smile. “Yes, I’m proud of these kids. They worked hard for this. We practiced hard and I’m very happy for them. We got our second wind after we tied the game and I had a good feeling,” Croke added. Yes, the Townies hockey team got a second wind and so, evidently has the EP hockey program. It was just a few short years ago when city officials were getting ready to cut the hockey program for good. But Croke’s Townies won a state championship that year and the team wasn’t cut. With its’ 2nd state title in three years, it would seem unlikely that anyone has the appetite to cut the hockey program yet.

Coach Croke also announced that senior Hockey Captain, Josh Letendre has been named the East Providence High School 2014 Hobey Baker High School Character Award winner. The award is given annually to a senior who displays the characteristics exemplified by Hobey Baker himself, leadership, integrity, honor and sportsmanship. The following Townie hockey players were selected to the RI Hockey Coaches Association All Division III Team: Marc LaValley Second Team Goalie, Kyle Marquis Second Team Defenseman, Jared Estrella Third Team Forward and Tyler Maxwell Third Team Defenseman. The 2014 Townie players are: Dylan Bochichio, Jacob Crombie, Kyle Marquis, Bubba Maxwell, Rachael LaValley, Ryan Galvao, Ryan Costa, Jared Estrella, Michael V Allienello, Jr, Cody DeCastro, Brynne Costa, Tyler Maxwell, Andrew Gordon, James Carlson, Sean Feeney, Derek Silva, Shauna Carlson, Josh Letendre and Marc LaValley. EP is coached by Kevin Croke assisted by Mike Forrest. Volunteer coach is Ian Ridlon. EP athletic director is Bob Duarte.

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Bay View girls were a season long favorite to make it to the state finals in basketball but lost a close fought semi-final battle with Barrington High School by a 43-42 score. Bay View’s Raquel Pederzani tied the game late with a three point shot and then a layup. However foul shots by Barrington with less than a second in the game, gave Barrington the win. Bay View finished the year with a 20-3 record after an 18-0 regular season record. Barrington had a 19-6 season. Pederzani finished the game with 20 points for Bay View. North Kingstown went on to defeat Barrington in the state championship game by a 41-39 score.

East Providence Mohawks - New Youth Sports Group:

The reality of budget cuts for cities and states across the nation has drastically curtailed programs that were intended to provide children, youth and families with educational, athletic and many other needed social services. Nowhere has this void been felt more than here in East Providence, R.I. Everything from elementary school recess through high school athletics has been on the cutting block during the past few years. The decades long neighborhood playground system was scrapped in favor of one main summer program based at Pierce Field. Some programs have been restored either partially, or fully, but not without grass roots support and donations from the community. A recent effort to provide support for local youth has materialized as “The East Providence Mohawks Youth Organization”. The group has a mission statement and a board of directors. Damian Ramos is president, Michael Nelson is treasurer, Bobby Lomba, Vice President. Quinn Britto, Wesley Williams, Denise Lema and Rahnold Thomas are members at large. Amy (Frese) Parker is the event coordinator. And others like Kim Smith Nelson are enthusiastically volunteering to help this program. The program is planning on providing Football, Summer Basketball, Fall Basketball, Track, Boxing, Volleyball and other programs for EP youth. The group has a Mission Statement: “The East Providence Mohawks Youth Organization aims to provide a Safe, Structured, and Positive environment for the development and growth of youth from East Providence and surrounding communities through offering various team sports, academic activities, and social programs. It is our mission to encourage the academic success and physical fitness of all our participants in a safe and fun atmosphere. Youth will be taught the values of teamwork, accountability, sportsmanship, and scholarship that will ensure they have the fundamental tools necessary to be successful in sports as well as in their future careers and personal lives. Our services are provided to all youth equally regardless of economic status, sex, race, sexual orientation, religion or national origin. We believe in supporting the community that supports us and do so by engaging our youth to assist in providing community service.” Quinn Britto proudly spread the word on facebook about the groups first trophy. “Our first trophy!!! And it’s a big one. Boys 6th grade came home with a trophy!!! 2nd place in Foxwoods Tournament. They represented EP and RI, and represented MOHAWKS!!! We are proud of you! Congrats to Coaches Bobby and Manny and the team for bringing it home!!!,” said the Britto blast. Quinn Britto is a former all-state football standout at EPHS. Kim Smith Nelson - “Since becoming affiliated with the EP Mohawks, I have been amazed at the kindness and generosity of so many people and groups. Huge thank you to East Providence Firefighters for believing in us and what we hope to accomplish continued next page...

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Project 106 Middle School Sports Update:

Jessica Beauchaine of the volunteer Project 106 fundraising group has issued a statement updating the group’s status to date: “Our group not only participated in getting middle school sports back in EP, but we are now able to purchase/contribute the many much needed uniforms and updates the teams need. Couldn’t have asked to be on a better team. Sheri Forsythe, Mary WhelanNascimento, Susan Vincent and Amy Rodenbaugh. It is with great pleasure and excitement that Project 106 was able to share with the East Providence school committee and community members our recent purchases and donations for EP sports teams. For a recap: 12/13 school year Project 106 contributed over $8,000 in transportation and umpire fees. We purchased basketballs(390.00) for both middle schools as per requested by the school’s athletic director. We purchased brand new uniforms for Martin middle school’s wrestling team($900.00). During the 13/14 school year, we donated $500.00 to the Riverside competitive cheer team, to cover competition costs. We have voted to donate $900 for uniforms to each middle school’s baseball team. We are working with the softball coaches to purchase and update their uniforms and/or equipment. This week, we will be donating over 100 track/cross country uniforms (dry fit shirts & shorts) to both Martin and Riverside middle school. The uniforms were displayed tonight at the meeting for the first time. The total cost of these uniforms was $1,700. So, this is some of what we have been up to.....Project 106 will continue to play an active and approachable role in East Providence school

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The East Providence Middle Schools Athletics Booster Club is a 501c3 non-profit organization that is geared towards reinstating sports to both East Providence Middle Schools. Through dedication and hard work this goal can be achieved. Below are the rates to become a supporter and a Booster Club Member. Please review the options and check the option that best fits your needs. ___ $10.00 individual membership. With this membership you get a magnet and discount on all Booster Club events. This membership is $10.00 a year to renew. ___ $20.00 individual plus 1. This membership gets you a magnet, one shirt, and discounts to all Booster Club events. This membership is $10.00 a year to renew. ___ $38.00 family plan. This would cover 2 adults and all children under 14 living at the address. With this membership you get a magnet, 2 shirts and discounts on all Booster Club events. This membership is $25.00 a year to renew. NAME: ____________________________________________ ADDRESS: _________________________________________ ____________________________________________________ TELEPHONE NUMBER: _________________________ SHIRT SIZE REQUIRED: (ALL SIZES ARE ADULT) ____ SM

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AYSO 715 East Providence Attends Expo for Training

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The EXPO offers extended training for Coaches, Referees and Management.  Karen Doucette was presented at the EXPO with a SILVER REGION Award, given to Regions of AYSO that are operating the Region in good standing with the National Board  . In addition, our Region received recognition for  Excellence in the VIP PROGRAM we have established.  Attendees pictured here are :Karen Doucette, Jonathan and Susan Pangborn, Todd and Sue Flanagan, Lisa Silveira, Andy Bartlett, Joe Benton and Manny Cabral.   If you would like more information about AYSO 715 Soccer Registration begins April 5th for Fall.  Visit our web site at www.  

AYSO attendees pictured here are Karen Doucette, Jonathan and Susan Pangborn, Todd and Sue Flanagan, Lisa Silveira, Andy Bartlett, Joe Benton and Manny Cabral.

Alex Do Rego with Steve Votolato, President Soccer Rhode Island.

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People in the News University News Katherine Curran named to fall 2013 Dean’s List at Bucknell

Lewisburg, PA - Katherine Curran, of Rumford, RI, has been named to the dean’s list at Bucknell University for the fall semester of the 2013-14 academic year. These students have achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a scale of 4.0. Curran is the daughter of Michael and Melissa Curran and a 2012 graduate of Saint Mary Academy Bay View.

Lauren I. Cavaco Named to the Saint Anselm College Dean’s List

Yesenia holds the Poetry Out Loud trophy presented to her by the RI Poet Laureate Rick Benjamin and Jeannine Chartier, Executive and Artistic Director of VSA Arts Rhode Island.

Yesenia Rego Wins RI State Competition of Poetry Out Loud

Yesenia Rego, a resident of EAST PROVIDENCE who is a junior at Barrington Christian Academy, has won the RI State Competition of Poetry Out Loud in the competition held on Sunday, March 16, at the RI School of Design Chace Auditorium. Winning the state competition means that Yesenia has won an all-expense-paid trip to Washington DC for herself and a chaperon so that she can represent Rhode Island in the national competition to be held April 28-30 in Washington, DC.  Mrs. Susie Mack, coordinator of Poetry Out Loud at Barrington Christian Academy for several years teaches freshman English at BCA and has coordinated this annual competition as well as the Shakespeare recitation contest. At the state competition school champions representing participating schools throughout RI each recited two poems selected from an anthology.  Five finalists presented a third poem in the final round of competition.  Poet Laureate Rick Benjamin, who teaches at Brown University, RISD and Goddard College as well as in the community shared a poem, as did judge Franny Choi, a Korean-American writer and award-winning performer.   Created by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, Poetry Out Loud is administered in partnership with the State Arts Agencies of all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico.

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Kent Hu of East Providence, R.I., Performs in the College Choir Concert at McDaniel College

Westminster, MD - Kent Hu, a junior from East Providence, R.I., performs in the annual College Choir Concert at McDaniel College. The performance, which is free and open to the public, takes place Sunday, April 27, 7 p.m., in Baker Memorial Chapel.

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Manchester, NH - Mark W. Cronin, Interim Dean of the College, announced that Lauren I. Cavaco, a Business major, was named to the Dean’s List for the Fall 2013 semester at Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH. Cavaco, a resident of Riverside, is a member of the class of 2017. To be eligible for this honor, a student must compile a grade point average of 3.0 or better.


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The college choir presents “Make Them Hear You” under the direction of Margaret Boudreaux, music professor and department chair. The concert features the signature song, “Make Them Hear You,” from the musical “Ragtime,” as well as other pieces that reflect highly expressive music and poetry of all ages. The Madrigal Singers, McDaniel’s premier a cappella vocal ensemble, also perform on several selections.

Andrew Butler, Riverside, RI Resident Spends Spring Break Working at Habitat for Humanity Housing Site

Providence, RI - Andrew Butler, a resident of Riverside, RI and a member of the class of 2016 at Providence College, recently spent a week working with Habitat for Humanity as part of the College’s Alternative Spring Break 2014 program. Butler was among more than 130 Providence College students who volunteered to spend their spring break working at Habitat home sites in four locations in the United States. They participated through the Habitat campus chapter at Providence College, which is sponsored by the chaplain’s office. Butler worked on a home project in Kittaning, Pa.

Riverside’s Own Anne Pari Receives Prestigious Award

The Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless’ Annual Luncheon was held Monday March 24. As mentioned by RICH’s Executive Director, Jim Ryczek, and Board President, Rev. Mary Margaret Earl, “Our Annual Awards Luncheon provides us with the opportunity to pay tribute to the exemplary work of individuals.” The Sr. Jude Soares & John Coen Award honors a member agency staff person or volunteer who demonstrates an outstanding commitment and concern for those who are homeless. Anne is a native Rhode Islander; she was born in Providence and has lived in Riverside since the age of eight. She is a long-time member of St. Brendan Catholic Church in Riverside. She has also an active participant in the Coalition’s advocacy efforts, connecting her works of charity to long-term solutions of justice. Anne embodies the mission statement of St. Brendan Catholic Church that calls on parishioners to “strive to live in accordance with the Gospel, and challenge to love God and neighbor by bringing the Gospel message to everyone.” In 2004 Anne became involved with the Blackstone Valley Catholic Work “And You Fed Me” Ministry when she learned that Father James Ruggieri has been feeding the needy since 2002. In 2006 Anne and three

Rev. Mary Margaret Earl presented Anne Pari with the Sr. Judy Soares and John Coen Award. volunteers started the Breadlines Ministry. She currently serves as the Secretary of the Catholic Worker and Coordinator of Breadlines. The Breadlines Ministry and The Blackstone Valley Catholic Worker “And You Fed Me” Ministry provide the needy and homeless hot meals, sandwiches, desserts, fruit, coffee, hot chocolate, soda and water. Anne states, “My passion began on that very first day serving the needy and listening to their stories and has continued for the last ten years. It broke my heart to see hungry and homeless men, women and children and to know that many of them have no home and live outside. Both ministries are successful because of all the dedicated volunteers. This award belongs to everyone who helps me. I could not do this alone.”

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The Martin Middle School Student Council welcomed spring with a semi formal Dance where students were urged to wear their “Sunday Best”.

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During the month of March, Martin Middle School celebrated the return of Spring with Field Trips, Family Nights, Club Competition and the return of Track & Field, along with Baseball & Softball Squads. Students, staff and families enjoyed an evening of Math activities to celebrate Pi Day (3.14). On March 13th, the MMS Math Department hosted “A Preview 2 Pi Day” as our Family Math Night. Activities included making Pi bracelets, measuring rounds objects to discover Pi, Pi crosswords, and a hula hoop contest. After the conclusion of activities, attendees were served pie and refreshments. Everyone enjoyed an evening connecting school to home. Through district collaboration with Mystic Aquarium and The Jason Project, the entire student body of Martin Middle School was able to attend Mystic for the Day and was engaged in the on-site educational programming throughout visit. The highlight of the trip was the squid dissection that all students participated in. Pam Thacker, our Science Department Head, should be recognized for the coordination of sending nearly 600 students over a four day period to the Aquarium for this opportunity. The Student Council welcomed spring with a semi formal Dance where students were urged to wear their “Sunday Best”. It was the biggest dance held at Martin in years with nearly 200 students in attendance, wearing their best and having a good time with music provided by DJ Big Ant.

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The Reporter April 2014

The following Martin Band & Chorus members recently represented MMS at the All-State Festival Christopher Concepcion, Kayleigh Esposito-Russell, Alex Flowers, Kayla Harris, Taylor Heck, Ashlynn Messier, Sophia Monteiro, Hailey Placido, Daniel Strother, Taliq Tillman, & John Voll. On Thursday, April 3rd, Martin will be honored to host this year’s RIMEA’s Band Festival. 17 area schools will be participating in an adjudicated process in which they will be awarded ratings of Superior, Excellent, or Good. Every March, the Visual Arts are celebrated throughout the country through

The entire student body of Martin Middle School was able to attend Mystic Aquarium for the day.

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exhibitions of student work. The East Providence Art Department’s “Youth Art Month Show” was held throughout the month at Weaver Library with an exhibition of the work of the city’s aspiring young artists from Kindergarten through 12th grade. Martin Middle School was very well represented with the work of the following students: Micha Abrams, Jasmine Boyles, Leann Chanthavong, Deonna Cooley, Jessica Costa, Jessica Costello, Rachel DiPietro, Clara Cruz, Jameson Furtado, Mia Jackson, Veronica Labanca, Rose Lawrence, Esther Mulamba, Justin Pinheiro, Holly Ramsey, and Kyleigh Souza. Congratulations goes out to the MMS Robotics Technology Club for the top notch job they performed at the recent State Competition at Rhode Island College. MMS placed 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in Web Design; 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in Boat Design; 2nd place in Graphic Design; and 2nd place in Animation. The students in Boat Design then faced off against the High School students and defeated them as well! Squad members included Logan Rinaldi, Christiana Rebollo, Samantha Carroll, Cedric Petion, Clara Cruz, Isabel Cruz, Tahjin Niblett, Justin Goncalo and Joshua Hanley. Once again Martin Robotics proved itself to be a force to be reckoned with in competition. The school held its annual Dodgeball Tourney throughout the month of March, holding contests amongst student teams every Thursday. 17 teams entered the double elimination tourney, with over 170 students participating, creating our own “March Madness” here at Martin. We like to thank all those who contributed to our recent Pennies for Patients drive and our current Canned Food Drive that will continue till April 24th, which was organized by our Student Council. We at Martin would also like to thank the Project 106 volunteers who recently donated new track uniforms to our Boy’s & Girl’s squads.

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The Guidance Department at Martin Middle School held their annual Career Day for all eighth grade students on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 from approximately 8:00 am until 9:30 am. The students were given the opportunity to interact with guest speakers from different careers and to understand what qualifications and education are needed to be in that particular profession. Students were able to ask questions about the speaker’s career as well as to look at different props from their jobs. We hope the students left knowing that with education, hard work, and determination they will be able to be successful in whatever career they wish to pursue. This years guest speakers included Designers from Hasbro Toy Company, East Providence Firefighters, a Massage Therapist, a Hairdresser, Artemis Project Coordinator from Brown University, Educational Talent Search Coordinator, Transportation Summer Program Coordinator from University of Rhode Island with an Engineer, a Photographer, and a Rhode Island State Trooper and our own East Providence Police Officer. We wish to thank our speakers for spending their morning with us as well as Mr. Joel Monteiro, School Committee Chairperson as well as Mr. Timothy Conley.

Jump Rope for Heart Program At Kent Heights Elementary School

Raises over $5,000. For the American Heart Association As Part of the School’s Feinstein Initiative

As part of Kent Heights Elementary School’s Feinstein initiatives, Physical Education teacher, Ms. Amy Souza, coordinated the school’s American Heart Association’s Jump Rope for Heart program. Kent Heights Elementary School is proud to report that thanks to the generosity of its school community, over $5,000. were raised, exceeding the $1,500. goal that was established at the beginning of the fundraiser. Throughout the seven (7) years that Ms. Souza has coordinated the Jump Rope for Heart Program at Kent Heights Elementary School, a total of $15,876.00 has been raised for the American Heart Association. This is a testament of the kindness and generosity of its students, their families, and staff; and Ms. Souza’s efforts. Donna Tringali, who is the Youth Market Director for the American Heart Association awarded Kent Heights Elementary School with a banner, Katherine Cappuccio and Joseph DaCosta with the Honorary Heart Hero Ambassador Award, and Ben Feeley, Evan Johnson, and Cameron Johnson for being the top three (3) fundraisers. Nygel Gomes, Griffin Poland, Delia Usenia, Kayla Cox, Colin Monteiro, Haylee Cox, Kyle Dunn, Owen Tellier. Ava Fontaine and Joseph DaCosta were recognized for raising $100. or In addition to thanking our students, their families and staff, we would also like to thank Ms. Tringali and Student Teacher, Ms Godbout, for their help in making this program a success.

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EPRD Summer Day Camp for youth ages 6 -15 (age as of September 1, 2014)

June 30th - August 8th / Camp operates rain or shine Mon.- Fri. from 8:30am - 3:30pm Pierce Field, 201 Mercer Street East Providence, RI 02914 We are pleased to announce our continued collaboration with the East Providence School District and the YMCA to bring the “Hasbro Summer Learning Initiative” to the 2014 summer camp program!  The initiative features hands-on learning throughout a traditional camp day. Daily activities are designed with fun in mind while providing learning and literacy supports. Certified teachers design and lead activities

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along side recreation camp counselors and teaching assistants. Camp activities also include field trips, swimming, special events, arts and crafts, sports and the opportunity to have a fun summer! Transportation is not provided to and from camp. Children must be dropped off and picked up. CAMP FEE: Registration fee is $50 per week /per child. A minimum payment for 1 week is due at registration. Cash or check only. REGISTRATION: Registrations will be taken in person only beginning March 31 at the following locations: Þ REC. MAIN OFFICE / 435-7511 / 610 WATERMAN AVE. / M-F 8:30AM - 3:30PM Þ REC. CENTER / 433-6360 / 100 BULLOCKS PT. AVE. / M-F 9AM - 8PM REGISTRATION DEADLINE: MAY 30, 2014!    

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Register on-line now for Spring Programs The Newman Y has been servicing our community for over 30 years! Where you can shoot hoops, swim or workout together as a family or just carpool here and do your own thing! Zumba for Mom, free weights for Dad, Moon Bounce for the kids and so many more choices… The Y is not your ordinary gym. Be a member of something special.

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Newman YMCA Fundraiser Event

Drink and Dabble at B. Pinelli’s 736 North Broadway, East Providence on Thursday, May 1st at 6 pm to support the Newman Y. Join us for a night of festivities with members and staff. Light appetizers will be served and best of all you’ll paint a beautiful Waterfire picture and bring it home that night! Tickets are $40 register on the Drink and Dabble website at www. click on the calendar and choose the May 1st event. Register early, space is limited. For more information contact Paula Roy at

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Spring 2014 HOME & GARDEN “How do I prepare my garden for Spring Gardening”?

TGISpring! What a wonderful phrase to see in print ....»Spring Planting»!  After this very long, very cold winter - people, pets and plants are eager to get active and start moving again...and there are several things we should be doing to help make this year’s garden the best ever!   Winter dreams: visions of warm, summer afternoons – enjoying plates of thick luscious red juicy tomato slices, topped by fresh mozzarella with chopped basil drizzled in pure virgin olive oil … become tangible...and move me to action!  We all want the freshest, most flavorful, healthy vegetable and food quality for ourselves and our only makes sense!  And when we produce those quality outcomes through a labor of love with our small piece of earth … well, “il dolce vitae” (the sweet life) results! Hello dear friends of agriculture. I am Stephen Dempsey, Superintendent/Director of Bristol County Agricultural High School. When given this opportunity to share my passion for agriculture and

nature with our friends in SE Mass, I enthusiastically accepted in the hope of reaching out to neighbors with information on agricultural topics that will help improve everyone’s experience of living! Whether you enjoy gardening, landscaping, raising and caring for animals, hiking woodland trails or observing wildlife - you know that the experience of involvement with the natural world touches each of us in a personal and satisfying way. And if you don’t know this, I hope we can help to show you what you’ve been missing! The experience of working land, producing your own food, raising a healthy crop of corn or viewing your very own perfect flower garden is therapeutic, it just makes life better! There is no denying that. I have witnessed lives transformed as a result of connecting with natural roots. Something simple (almost a primal satisfaction) occurs. I hope this column might help you experience these joys, and I want to thank Dick Georgia and the folks at the Reporter, for the opportunity to share our perspectives. So, back to our topic: “Preparing for Spring Planting”...

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PLANNING is key! After all of the “thinking about my garden” all winter long, the next natural step is to actually “plan” for it. I like to start by considering a technique penned in the bestselling book: The Seven Habits of Highly Successful People, by Steven Covey…”begin with the end in mind”! We begin planning by thinking about what we want to end up with. All of the things mentioned above in addition to pleasant time spent working the land, creation of a showplace garden, feeling a sense of accomplishment, enjoying healthy, fresh, robust delicious food… well, all of this and more can be yours with a little forethought about how to get there. Here are the basics: Plants are alive (simple idea with complex implications). As living organisms, plants, just like dogs, birds, horses, fish and people need certain things in their environment to stay alive…and a plan focused on the specific needs of your particular plants will let you understand how to help them thrive. So, the first step in planning your garden is: identifying exactly what you want to grow and then do some research to find out what these plants need to thrive. Let’s start with the basics: your garden space. Identify where to create your garden space. Is your land Hilly? Flat? Rocky? Steep? Shaded? Sunny? North, South, East, West facing? All are important considerations. Location, location, location: After soil and nutrients, sunlight and water are the prime necessities. Plants actually create their own food from nutrients dissolved in soil water but this only happens in the presence of sunshine. Pick a spot in your garden that gets

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Spring is a good time to start to think all things outdoors again after a long cold winter. 1) Clean up all left over leaves, twigs and general debris on the lawn and clean out and prep flower beds and garden areas. 2) When the weather allows mow the lawn short to remove debris and to wake up the root system. 3) Early spring is the time to set up the growing season and now may be the perfect time for a soil test. Soil tests tell you what kind of nutrients are present or need to be added to the lawn and flower beds. Lawn and garden stores sell test kits or UMASS Amherst provides this services for $10 to $15. 4) Fertilize: there are real good organic fertilizers on the market now that are competitive with regular commercial fertilizers. Feed shrubs and small trees for excellent health and flowering as well as root development. You can use the same balanced fertilizer products on lawns, shrubs and gardens. 5) Spring soil test results will tell you how much lime or other micro nutrients that should be incorporated into the soil. 6) Massachusetts has limited the use of Phosphorus starting 2014, however if the need is there a soil test should permit you use this compound. If you plan to seed your lawn it would wise to test soil to insure the starter fertilizer is enough to grow the new seed. Follow these few tips in the spring and they will pay off with a healthy and happy lawn & landscape for the entire growing season.

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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 Riverside Branch Library 475 Bullocks Point Avenue, Riverside, RI 401-433-4877 Monday – Thursday 9-8; Friday & Saturday 10-5


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Tuesday, April 22, 3:45-4:45pm - BINGO FOR PRIZES @WEAVER Ages 4-12 Wednesday, April 23, 11:00am - SPRING CRAFT @RIVERSIDE Make a colorful windsock. All ages. Wednesday, April 23, 6:00pm - FAMILY MOVIE @WEAVER Simba, honored prince and son of the powerful King Mufasa, is driven away from his kingdom. In exile he befriends the comically bumbling pair of Pumbaa and Timon. (Rated G, 88 min.) Bring your own movie snacks. Thursday, April 24, 2:00pm - PROJECT CHICK @WEAVER Meet chickens from RI’s own Casey Farm. Learn about bird life cycles while helping to preserve the endangered Dominique chicken breed. A farm educator will share a hands-on presentation about Dominique chickens and eggs. All participants will be invited to pet one of the chickens. Following this program, the farm educator will set up an incubator and a clutch of eggs in the Children’s Room. Approximately twenty one days later the chicks will hatch at the library. Friday, April 25, 2:00-4:00pm - READ-ATHON @WEAVER All ages can earn prizes for reading quietly at the library. Prizes will be given out for every 20 minutes of reading.

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No advance registration is necessary. Half hour storytimes include stories, songs, crafts, and other activities. Storytimes will not meet during April (Apr. 20-26) school vacation week. Tuesdays, 1:30pm, ages 3 - 6 @ Riverside Wednesdays, 9:30am, ages birth - 36 months @ Riverside Wednesdays, 6:30pm, ages 2 – 6 @ Weaver

3rd Tuesday of the month, Apr. 15, May 20 3:45-4:45 Use recycled materials to create interesting and unique crafts.

LEGOs @ the Library Grade K & up

@WEAVER - 2nd Tuesday of the month, April 8, May 13, 3:45-4:45 @RIVERSIDE - Wednesday, April 30, May 28, 3:45-4:45 Lego fans are invited to build alongside other kids who love LEGOs. The librarian will provide a theme for inspiration. Kids can stick to the theme, or just explore the open-ended possibilities of creating with a giant mountain of LEGOs.


Grades 1-5 1st Tuesday of the month, 3:45-4:45 May 6 - DINOSAURS Read and act out great stories, tell jokes, make crafts, eat snacks, play games, and more!


see light & detect light sources, and how to optimize your photos in your phone after you’ve take them. Seth Jacobson will lead this hands-on workshop. Seth has been professionally capturing smiles and memories in New England and around the world since 1999. Seth has enjoyed features in several publications over the years including TIME Magazine, Newport Life magazine, The Providence Journal, the South County Independent and Grace Magazine. Helping others learn about photography is important to him, and he teaches workshops for wedding and portrait professionals. Participants will need a smart phone with a camera. Downloading the app TiltShift Generator is encouraged. Registration required. Call the Riverside Branch Library at (401) 433-4877 or email

April Computer Classes at the East Providence Public Library

All classes will be held at the Weaver Public Library, 41 Grove Ave, East Providence (unless otherwise noted.) Register by email to, by phone at 401-434-2453 or at the Library Welcome desk. Class descriptions available at: Internet and Computer BasicsPart I Wednesday 9th, 5:30-7 PM Part II Wednesday 16th, 5:30-7 PM Docs with Google DrivePart I Wednesday 4/23 5:30- 7 PM Part II Wednesday 4/30 5:30-7 PM

3:45-4:45pm, ages 4-12 Play BINGO for prizes! 4th Tuesday of the month, Apr. 22, May 27 @WEAVER Wed.May 14 @RIVERSIDE

Resume Writing WorkshopTuesday 4/8 4:30-5:30 PM Monday 4/14 4:30-5:30 PM Tuesday 4/22 6:00-7:00 PM at Riverside

WEAVER MEMORIAL LIBRARY, 41 Grove Ave., East Providence, RI 401434-2453 Monday – Thursday 9-8; Friday & Saturday 9-5, Sunday 1:00-5:00

Email BasicsThursday 4/24 10-11:00 AM at Riverside

Getting the Most Out of Your Smartphone’s Camera

Thursday, April 17th at 6:00pm Riverside Branch Library If you use your camera phone and want to learn how to make your photos the best they can be, this workshop will familiarize you with the skills and tools you need. You will learn the basics of composition, how to

Google PhotosSaturday 4/12 10-11:30 AM Google Websites- IntroductionSaturday 4/12 12-1:30 PM Google Websites- AdvancedSaturday 4/19 12-1:30 PM Getting the most from Google DriveThurs 4/10 4:30- 5:30 PM at Riverside Sunday 4/27 1:30-2:30 PM

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Introduction to BloggingMonday 4/21 4:30-5:30 PM Monday 4/28 4:30-5:30 PM

EAST PROVIDENCE LIBRARIES (Programs are for ages 10 + unless otherwise noted.)

Drop In sessions- no registration required

Computer and Tablet Basics- stop by to ask questions, get assistance, or to see demos of some new apps available on your devices Thursday 4/10 6-7 PM at the Riverside Saturday 4/19 10-11:30 AM Get a Gmail Account or a Library EZone account- stop by to get help setting up an account and getting started with the account. Choose one account or both. Tons of FREE options available! Monday April 1 4:30-5:30 PM Saturday April 26 3:30-5:00 PM

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CCRI Pediatric Nursing students present a half day of hands-on babysitting training. Certificate awarded upon completion. Free for youth ages 11-15. Call 433-4877 to register. Saturday, April 12, 10am – 2pm (Please bring your lunch.)


Earn community service credit for high school or confirmation. Monday, April 14th, 3-5pm Friday, April 25th, 2:30-4:30pm Wednesday, April 30th, 5:30-7:30pm


The after school, anti-boredom cure for anyone who likes creativity and amusement! Possible activities include zine making, vinyl listening, comic drawing, book discussing, green screen shooting, joke telling, and creative writing. Mondays, April 14th and April 28th @ 3:30-4:30pm TEEN TUESDAYS @ Riverside Laptops, music, games. After school on Tuesdays.   TEEN THURSDAYS @ Weaver Laptops, Wii, games. After school on Thursdays.   SPECIAL SNACK DAYS: Tuesday, April 8, 3pm @ Riverside Thursday, April 10, 3pm @ Weaver  

Medical Associates of Rhode Island, Inc. Bristol County Medical Center

Norman Chartier

Colleen Noseworthy Director of FinanceNorman Chartier Director of Operations Director of Finance Dermatology Grace D. Bandow, M.D.

Richard A. Reuter, DPM

andow, M.D. Gwenn M. Vittimberga, M.D. Vittimberga, M.D. Graciette DaSilva, PA-C Diplomat of the Internal Medicine DaSilva, PA-C

American Board of Podiatric Surgery Kathryn K. Banner, M.D. Matthew Brumbaugh, M.D. Certified in Foot Cassandra Constantino, M.D. and Ankle Surgery

icine Banner, M.D. Allen M. Dennison, M.D. rumbaugh, M.D. Bruce E. Fischer, M.D. Constantino, M.D. Geoffrey R. Hamilton, M.D. Pamela A. Harrop, M.D. ennison, M.D. Zsolt Orban, M.D. scher, M.D. Howard F. Perrone, M.D. James A. Ross, M.D. . Hamilton, M.D. Internal Medicine / Infectious Diseases Harrop, M.D. Alane B. Torf, M.D. n, M.D. Internal Medicine / Women's Health Perrone, M.D. Andra Cyronak, M.D. Ross, M.D. Internal Medicine / Pediatrics

Medical Associates or RI, Inc

Main Office: 1180 Hope StreetSatellite Office: 950 Warren Ave, Ste 104 Bristol County Medical Center Medical Associates of RI, Inc. Bristol, RI 02809 East Providence, RI 02914 950 Warren Ave., Suite #104 / E. Prov., RI 02914 1180 Hope St.Office: / Bristol, RI 02809 Main Office: (401) 253-8900 Satellite Medical (401) 228-7887 Bristol Medical Center Associates RI, Inc. (401)of228-7887 (401)County 253-8900 1180 Hope St. / Bristol, RI 02809 950 Warren Ave., Suite253-3131 #104 / E. Prov., RI 02914 Fax# (401) Fax# 253-3131 Fax# (401) 253-3131 (401) 253-8900 (401)(401) 228-7887 Fax# (401) 253-3131

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Jordan S. DeHaven, DPM

Diplomat of the American board of Podiatric Surgery Certified in Foot Surgery

Michael A. Reuter, DPM Foot and Ankle Surgeon Advanced Wound Care

Jordan S. DeHaven, DPM Diplomat of the American Board of Podiatric Surgery Certified in Foot Surgery

Leslie C. Mohlman, M.D. icine / Infectious Diseases Long Term Care orf, M.D.

Cathleen A. Whelan, M.D.

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Podiatry Jordan S. DeHaven, D.P.M. Michael A. Reuter, D.P.M. Richard A. Reuter, D.P.M. Nurse Practitioner Margaret Gagner, R.N.P. Elaine D. Hart, R.N., N.P.

Treatment In All Aspects of Foot Care

• Dermatologic conditions including warts • Sprains and Fractures • Ingrown and Fungal Nails • Sports Related Injuries In All Aspects of Foot • Wound Care Care •Treatment Bunions • Diabetic Foot Care • Hammertoes • Laser treatment of fungal and discolored toenails and other dermalogical conditions

Walk-In Center

Other Services: Audiology Cardiology

• Sprains and Fractures • Sports Related Injuries We treat all age groups from infant to adult. Dr.DeHaven and Dr. Richard Reuter have offices in Bristol and East Providence, RI. Dr. Michael Reuter has offices in East Providence and at 100 Highland Ave, Providence. To make an appointment for the Providence and E.Providence • office, Bunions please call 401-228-7887. To make an appointment for the Bristol office, call 401-253-8900. • Hammertoes • Warts Ears, Nose and Throat

Electrodiagnostic Medicine (EMG) Endocrinology

Gastroenterology General Surgery Gynecology Nephrology Neurology

Obstetrics Oncology


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April 2014 The Reporter School Vacation Week: Chocolate Covered Pretzel Peeps! Tuesday, April 22, 3pm @ Riverside Thursday, April 24, 3pm @ Weaver READ DOWN YOUR FINES @ Weaver and Riverside Youth 16 and under can reduce their overdue fines by reading in the library. Tell a librarian when you start reading. 30 minutes of reading = $1 waived.  

Weaver Library 41 Grove Avenue, East Providence, April 2014 Programs

Budget, Credit, Debt ~ Need Help? Monday, April 7, 2014 6:30pm

Would you like to get smarter about your money? What if we could provide a free financial coach to help you build a realistic budget, analyze your expenses, examine your credit, and decide the best course of action to manage your debt?  Weaver Library has invited the Financial Coaching Corps to give free, one-on-one coaching sessions to those who register.   This is a free program and no one is trying to sell anything.  Call Librarian Joyce May at 434-2453 to register or see for more information.  

Drop In Knit and Crochet Club Tuesday evenings from 6:00 -7:30pm

Drop in on the Knit & Crochet Club. Other needlework is welcome too.  

“Shake-Scene” with Actor Stephen Collins Wednesday, April 9, 2014 7:00pm

From the evil machinations of Richard III, to the philosophical bantering of Falstaff, to the brilliant oratory of Brutus and Antony, actor Stephen Collins brings the Bard’s words to life. Shakespeare’s tragedies, comedies, histories, and Sonnets are all represented in this exciting show.

Living Literature presents Robin Sloan’s Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore

Monday, April 21, 2014 7:00pm Three actors introduce the main characters and ideas of the novel, Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore, the 2014 Reading Across RI selection. Living Literature’s readers’ theater presentation will delight both those who have read the book and those who have not. To find the solution to the book’s mystery, you will have to read the whole book, but this program will engage you in the people and challenges of Robin Sloan’s fantasy/adventure exploration of the modern conflict and transition between new technology (electronic) and old (printed books).  

The Panama Canal

A Century Old but Building for the Future and the Historic Role of Rumford’s Joseph Bucklin Bishop in the Canal’s History Monday, April 28, 2014 7:00pm Weaver Library is proud to partner with the East Providence Historical Society to present a slide talk by author Chip Bishop who has just returned from a tour of Panama and the Panama Canal, which included the canal’s new expansion locks that are under construction. Chip’s debut book, The Lion and the Journalist: The Unlikely Friendship of Theodore Roosevelt and Joseph Bucklin Bishop has a Rumford connection and has been hailed by historians, reviewers, and readers alike. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Library programs are free and open to all.  Questions?  Call 434-2453.  


Dave Says Dear Dave, I recently got a new job that will increase my income by $20,000 a year. I’ve got $65,000 in debt, and I’m trying to pay it off, so I know I need to adjust my budget. Do you have any suggestions for a situation like this? Mitchell Dear Mitchell, Congratulations on your increased income! The first thing I’d tell you is not to get used to any permanent luxuries while you’re paying off debt. Go out and celebrate with a really nice dinner or something like that after you get your first paycheck. But don’t go nuts or pick up any big, new stuff. The more you put toward debt, the faster it goes away. I’ve been doing this financial thing for a lot of years, and the one thing I’ve found that gets people out of debt is passion. I want you to be so passionate about getting out of debt that you don’t even consider doing anything else until it’s all gone. Your thought process needs to be, “Wow, I got a new job making more money. I can get out of debt even quicker!” Again, I’m okay with you adjusting a bit that first month and having a little fun to celebrate your good fortune. But after that, I want you to turn around and attack the debt with even more intensity than before. Way to go, Mitchell! —Dave Dear Dave, I own a one-bedroom condo that I’m using as a rental property. The current tenant’s old agreement is up soon, but she signed a new lease less than a month ago and gave me a deposit, plus the first month’s rent. Just the other day, she called and wants to back out of the agreement. She said she discovered after she signed that her ex is having serious health problems, and she needs to move to help take care of their kids. What do you think I should do? Flavia Dear Flavia, I own a bunch of rental properties, so I know for a fact that as a landlord you run into all kinds of situations. Some are more genuine than others. I would want some proof as to what’s going on, but on the surface it sounds like she’s got a valid reason for wanting to cancel the agreement. Basically, she’s asking for your understanding and mercy. If it were me, and what she’s said turned out to be true, I’d try to lease the place to someone else as quickly as possible, and I’d refund her the deposit plus any money it doesn’t cost you in the process. In other words, if it took two weeks to find another tenant, then I’d give back the deposit and two week’s rent. Of course, if she’s in really bad shape—and you’re on solid enough financial ground to withstand the blow—you could let her out of the agreement completely and move on to finding another tenant. You don’t want to profit from someone who’s genuinely struggling. But you have to look out for yourself and, if possible, try to break even. Regardless, I wouldn’t take advantage of anyone who’s truly going through hard times. That’s just not right. —Dave *Dave Ramsey is America’s trusted voice on money and business. He’s authored four New York Times best-selling books: Financial Peace, More Than Enough, The Total Money Makeover and EntreLeadership. Follow Dave on Twitter at @DaveRamsey and on the web at


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SCOUTING AROUND TOWN East Providence Girl Scout Troop 505

Members of Girl Scout Troop 505 took a tour of the Air Traffic Control Tower at TF Greene Airport in Warwick. The girls were given information on how to use non-verbal communications with people they are not able to see or who are in entirely different areas.

East Providence Troop 475

Meghan Barrett and Emily O’Connell from Troop 475 are shown with Toby O’Shea, a missionary who works in an orphanage in Guatemala. Ms. Shea was a guest speaker at the 26th Annual (Girl Scout) Senior Leadership Conference which was held at Salve Regina University in Newport during the weekend of March 15th and 16th.

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Conrad M. Cutcliffe The Packet Building 155 South Main St., Suite 300 Providence, RI 02903-2963

(401) 454-1900 Fax (401) 331-7001

Venture Crew Trip to NH

In February, Venture Crew 55 Riverside traveled to New Hampshire for a 3-day winter sports weekend. The contingent of 13 co-ed youth and adults had a radical time snowshoeing, snow hiking, cross-country skiing, and touring the White Mountains. There were no casualties! Venturing is a co-ed youth development program of the Boy Scouts of America for young won and men ages 14 – 20. The purpose is to provide positive experiences to help young people mature and to prepare them to become responsible and caring adults. Crew 55 is chartered at the American Legion Post #10 in Riverside. For information about joining the Crew, please call Laurie at 437-4410. East Providence Daisy Troop 45 marched in the 58th annual St. Patrick’s Day parade in Newport.

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News Updates continued from page 4 By Bob Rodericks

Solicitor Stops Comments:

At that point, council city solicitor, Tim Chapman, asked the council members to refrain from commenting. “You can’t discuss anyone,” Chapman opined. “What about in executive session?” asked at-large member Tracy Capobianco. “Can we discuss this case in private?” Attorney Chapman advised that the council, within reason, could discuss the matter in an executive session. “That is the proper venue. There is a complaint before the state Human Rights Commission,” Chapman stated. As the discussion ended, Chrissy Rossi added; “ recap, there will be no answers.”

Permanent City Manager Search Begins:

Next the council took up the issue of appointing a permanent city manager. Former Manager Paul Lemont has been ‘acting city manager’ for some 4 months. The issue was placed on the agenda by Chrissy Rossi. By a 3-2 split vote, the council agreed to start a new search and hire a permanent manager. “The time has come to move on this,” said Rossi. Mayor James Briden tried to dissuade his colleagues. Fearing a perception that the council was moving on this on the heels of a difficult meeting over police issues, he recommended waiting a bit. “Let’s put it off, I don’t like the timing,” said Briden. Originally, upon the firing of Graczykowski, Briden was the only council member who wanted to advertise right away for a new manager. Rossi made the motion to hire a permanent manager and it was seconded by Cunha. Rose joined them in voting yes to move ahead. Briden and Capobianco voted against such action. After the meeting, Mayor Briden confirmed that he isn’t against advertising now but thought this meeting wasn’t the right time. It remains to be seen if Paul Lemont will apply for the permanent job. He has said that he wanted to stay in the job for a while. “I can fix this city,” Lemont has said before.

In Other Action: East Bay Tavern Gets Reprieve:

A show cause hearing against the East Bay Tavern, 305 Lyon Avenue, was delayed until rulings are forthcoming from the state Department of Business Regulations. The council had revoked the license of the troubled tavern on March 4th after continuous complaints about the bar, including a recent stabbing incident. However, after appealing its case to the state DBR, the bar received a reprieve and a stay of its license revocation. It has been open for business. The bar can have entertainment again if they agree to stipulations and rules as set down by police chief Joseph Tavares. The council is still hoping to close down the bar after all appeals are exhausted. Police Chief Tavares is not happy at the activities that have been reported at the bar. The recent stabbing on the premises was not reported to police by the bar manager or staff. The building is owned by the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) which leases out the underground business. The FOP is not associated with the business operation.

Water Rates & Structural Repairs:

The city continues to deal with its issues around water services. Rate increases will be needed to help the system break even. In early 2000 the city water program showed a surplus. In 2010, 2011 and 2012, the system showed a loss of $1.1 million. Financial advisors project a net loss in 2013 of $500,000 to $700,000. Ordinance language is being prepared as the city will seek bond funding to deal with the entire cost of repairs and upgrades: “the


City desires to issue an amount not to exceed Nineteen Million Dollars ($19,000,000) water system revenue bonds (the “Bonds”) or interest bearing or discounted water system revenue notes (the “Notes”) in anticipation of the issue of said Bonds of the City, at one time, or from time to time for the purpose of evidencing the borrowing described above...” The city listed the following schedule for rates: The water rates for water furnished by the city to the consumer and measured by meter shall be billed at 3.32 per 100 cubic feet, effective May 1, 2014 for all consumers. For subsequent years, the effective rate shall be modified as follows: Effective November 1, 2014, the rate per 100 cubic feet will remain at $3.32. Effective November 1, 2015, the rate per 100 cubic feet will increase to $4.05. Prior to the end of fiscal year 2015-2016, the rate will be reanalyzed to determine if a modification is required for subsequent years. Effective May 1, 2014, the annual fixed meter charge portion of the water charge shall be as follows:

Meter Size 5/8” ¾” 1” 1 ½” 2” 3” 4” 6” 8”

Fixed Charge $80.00 $120.00 $200.00 $380.00 $600.00 $1,200.00 $1,900.00 $3,800.00 $6,000.00

Such fee shall be prorated quarterly or monthly for customers who are billed on a quarterly or monthly basis.

Local Business Fair in June:

A “Local Business Fair to Spotlight Local Businesses” will be held this June in the city. Assistant Mayor Tom Rose proposed the program as a way to “have city businesses network and get to know each other and what may be available in the city for resources.” Rose plans to have a fair or expo which would help keep businesses in the city and help attract new ones. “I think this is an excellent idea,” said Mayor James Briden. “It has my support.”

Council Defers Discussion on Pay Raise:

The East Providence City Council was to discuss a proposed ordinance at its’ March 18th meeting which would have set its’ annual salary for each member at $6,000. The ceremonial Mayor’s seat would have received $7,000. Currently, council members receive a $3,500 annual stipend and the Mayor gets $4,500. The ordinance as proposed by Ward Three councilman Thomas Rose would have increased salaries for the next elected council, not this one. Rose asked the council to table discussion and the matter was deferred to a later date.

Rep. Helio Melo out as State House Finance Chair.

The resignation of RI Speaker of the House Gordon Fox, has caused a ripple effect in state government. Just last month The Reporter featured East Providence State Representative Helio Melo in a story on influential political leaders. Melo was a Fox supporter and loyalist. House Majority Leader Nick Mattiello of Cranston has the votes to succeed Fox. Melo, who was supporting Rep. Michael Marcello of Scituate, for speaker, has cleared out his office as House Finance Chair according to Channel 10 television. The majority of the House members are Democrats and the six Republicans won’t be able to have serious impact on the changes in the RI House. It is not unusual for state house committees to change their assignments whenever a major shift in leadership occurs. continued on page 54


The Reporter April 2014

Teacher Unions in RI Vote Officially to Oppose NECAP standardized testing:

The state National Education Association of RI has officially voted on, what many EP educators and others in teaching have been saying for quite awhile. NECAP testing, which is constantly adjusted, has become a lightning rod for critics on both sides of the issue. The state NEA of RI has issued a statement which says, in part: “Now that R.I.D.E. (Dept. of Education) has given the test three times, offered 10 alternative tests, and created a waiver system, it is quite clear that NECAP has lost any real educational purpose. At what cost, both to students and taxpayers, have we instituted such relentless testing?” - Lawrence Purtill, President of NEA of RI.

Senior Center April Highlights

Tuesday April 1st Wellness Screenings: 9:00am Wednesday April 2nd Clinical Lab: 8:30am Stroke Club: 1:30pm Thursday April 3rd SNAP Ed: 11:00am Friday April 4th Blood Pressure Clinic: 10:30am Tuesday April 8th East Bay Center: 9:00am Wednesday April 9th Blood Pressure Clinic: 10:30am Food For Thought Seminar: 11:00am Thursday April 17th Podiatrist: 8:00am Blood Pressure Clinic: 10:30am AARP Board: 1:00pm Red Hats: 1:30pm Friday April 18th SNAP (Food Stamps): 9:30am Monday April 21st Caregiver’s Support: 10:30am Tuesday April 22nd East Bay Center: 9:00am Blood Pressure Clinic: 10:30am Wednesday April 23rd RSVP Board Meeting: 1:00pm Thursday April 24th Advisory Board: 9:30am Diabetes Support: 1:00pm Friday April 25th InSight : 12:45pm Monday April 28th Computer Assistance: 2:00pm

East Providence Senior Center News 610 Waterman Avenue, East Providence, RI 02914

Phone 435-7800 Dining Room 435-7872 Fax 435-7803 The mission of the East Providence Senior Center is to assist, inform and enrich the lives of all persons 55 years of age and older or disabled persons in the East Providence Area

FOR YOUR HEALTH Diabetes Outpatient Education Classes

Your Health Insurance will cover one complete 4 day session per year. Classes are taught by Certified Nurses, Dietitians, and Pharmacists. Learn the skills to successfully manage your diabetes and meet others with this disease. You are not alone! Two upcoming classes: Tuesday Mornings from 9:30 am – 11:30 am; April 29th, May 6th, 13th, and 20th. OR Wednesday Mornings from 9:30 am – 11:30 am; June 18th, 25th, July 2nd, and 9th. Please contact the center’s health office at 435-7800, Ext. 6 with any questions and to register. Class size is limited. Pre-registration is required.


Ann Marie Sabula and Mary Proietta, Registered Dietitians are available for appointments in the health office. They will counsel you in private about your personal nutritional needs and insurance covers these visits. They are also certified diabetes educators. To schedule a visit, stop by the health office or call us at 435-7800 Ext. 1


Dr. Michael Reuter, podiatrist, will be in the Health Office seeing patients. To schedule your appointment or if you have any questions call Dr. Reuter’s office directly at: 247-0610 ext. 6 and speak with Diane. Dr. Reuter accepts most major insurance plans. Next date: Thursday, April 17th.

Clinical Health

Clinical worker Amy Lagasse will be assisting our seniors with their mental health needs on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month from 9am to Noon. Would you like to speak to someone confidentially?

Please contact us for an appointment at 435-7800, Ext 6. The date this month is April 8th & 22nd.

Women and Infants Hospital

Family Van Program is a community outreach program dedicated to preventative health screenings and health education. They will visit the center Tuesday, April 1st from 9-12pm. The screenings will consist of total cholesterol, blood sugar, and blood pressures. The screenings are free of charge and completely confidential.

Spring Is Here Let’s Start Walking!

There are countless physical activities out there, but walking has the lowest dropout rate of them all! It’s the simplest positive change you can make to effectively improve your health. It’s a gentle, low-impact form of exercise that’s easy, free and suitable for people of all ages and most abilities. Here’s why it’s so good for you; 1. It Strengthens Your Heart: Regular walking has been shown to reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke. It lowers levels of LDL (bad) cholesterol while increasing levels of HDL (good) cholesterol and keeps blood pressure in check. 2. It Keeps Your Weight in Check: If you’re trying to lose weight, you need to burn about 3500 calories to lose 1 pound of weight. Walking can be one of the easiest ways to do that. Walking also increases muscle mass and tone and the more muscle you have, the faster your metabolism – so the more calories you burn, even at rest. 3. It Can Help Prevent Dementia: Dementia affects one in 14 people over 65 and one in six over 80. We know being active has a protective effect on brain function and regular exercise reduces dementia risk by up to 40%. Studies have shown, older people who walk six miles or more per week could avoid brain shrinkage and so preserve memory as the years pass. 4. It Helps Limit Osteoporosis: Walking is a weight-bearing activity, it stimulates and strengthens bones, increasing their density – really important, especially for women. It also helps maintain healthy joints so it may also decrease conditions such as arthritis. 5. It Tones Your Legs, Arms, Abdominal Muscles and Rear End: A good walk can help strengthen and

April 2014 The Reporter shape your legs, giving great definition to calves, quads, hamstrings and lifting your glutes (buttock muscles) – especially if you add hills. But if you really pay attention to your posture as you walk, it can tone your abdominal muscles and shrink your waist, too. Your speed when walking comes from your arms, hold them at a comfortable level, bent at the elbow, and swing them backwards and forwards as you walk. Swing them faster and you’ll automatically speed up. And all this movement tones your arms, shoulders and upper back. 6. It Can Boost Your Vitamin D Levels: If you’re walking outside in daylight, you’ll be boosting your body’s stores of vitamin D – a nutrient that’s hard to get from food, but that we can synthesize (make it ourselves) from exposure to sunlight. Many people are deficient in vitamin D and it’s a nutrient that plays a big role in everything from bone health, immunity and helping lessen certain side effects from Statins (a medication many people take to help lower Cholesterol levels). While sun safety is still important (wear at least 15 SPF sunscreen while outside), experts agree that exposing as much skin as you can to the sun, little and often and without burning, will help you to produce sufficient vitamin D. 7. It Gives You Energy: It might seem like a paradox (and the last thing you might feel like) but a brisk walk is

one of the best natural energizers around. It boosts circulation and increases oxygen supply to each and every cell in your body, helping you to feel more alert and alive. It also helps your body to lower blood sugar, allowing the sugar to enter your body’s cells and be used as fuel to make you feel more energetic. It wakes up stiff joints and eases muscle tension so you feel less sluggish. Always have a mid-afternoon energy slump at work? Head out for a walk at lunchtime instead of sitting around and see what a difference it makes. 8. It Makes You Happy: The ability of exercise to boost mood is undisputed. Studies have shown regular, moderate-intensity exercise (such as brisk walking) to be as effective as antidepressants in cases of mild to moderate depression. Getting active releases feel-good endorphins into the bloodstream, reducing stress and anxiety. And don’t forget it’s often a social activity – joining a walking group or meeting friends to walk and chat is a great way to banish feelings of isolation and loneliness. If you are interested in any or all of these benefits of walking we are talking about starting a walking club this month. Please stop by or call Mary Jane Milner, RN, CDE, CDOE here at the East Providence Senior Center, Health Center for more details. 401435-7800 Ext 7.


Coming in May “Breast Health”. May 8th at 11am.

Sara Fogarty, DO is a fellow in the Breast Health Center at Women & Infants Hospital. She received her medical degree from the University of New England College and completed her residency in General Surgery from Sinai Hospital of Baltimore

Blood Pressure Clinics 10:30am

Waterview Villa Wednesday, April 9th Evergreen House Thursday, April 17th Hattie Ide Chaffee Tuesday, April 22nd  

Food For Thought

“Green Smoothies & Your Health” Wednesday, April 9th 11am Come meet Marsha Nussdorf, a certified health coach and learn what’s behind the “Green Smoothie Craze.” Even if you’ve sworn to never drink anything green and hate eating vegetables, you’ll be pleasantly surprised with what Marsha has to offer! She also provides support, motivation, and hope for those who have struggled with health and weight issues.


The Reporter April 2014 Welcome Stephanie Crabtree

Occupational Therapist from Orchard View Manor. Stephanie will be in the fitness room every Wednesday from 10:30 to Noon assisting anyone in need of a better or more useful workout. Getting your routine right is just as important as doing it.

Computer Assistance

Monday, April 28th 2pm to 4pm 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.

Support Groups

Diabetes Support 1:00pm - 2:00pm Open meeting held monthly for people with diabetes to meet for mutual support. The group meets the fourth Thursday of each month. Caregiver’s Support 1 0 : 3 0 a m 11:30am This support group is held the third Monday each month. The sessions offer support and sharing with others who are caring for loved ones. Stroke Club 1:30pm - 3:00pm 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 12:45pm 3:00pm In-Sight offers programs and support in productive living for the vision impaired. The group meets the 3rd Friday of every month.

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.

Become a Foster Parent! Orphaned kittens and even moms and their babies are looking for clean, loving, and safe foster homes. Help us make a difference by providing a safe and happy place for cats to have their babies. Not able to donate your home? How about your time? We are also looking for bottle feeders! All food and medical will be provided by Cat Adoption Services. For more information, contact Rita Falaguerra, Cat Adoption Team Services at 401-433-1946 or email at:

Daily Programs

Computer games Billiards Cards Nutritional Lunch Bocce ball Walking Track Morning & Afternoon Coffee/Pastry

Leisure Programs

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From the State House Kazarian testifies on behalf of social worker bill, stresses importance of mental health support for kids today

dwindling number of competent trained mental health professionals in the community and it becomes increasingly difficult to identify appropriate psychiatric resources, so as to provide the safety net for students. Consequently, school social workers are assuming more responsibility in the schools in providing that safety net.” The National Association of State Boards of Education notes that Rhode Island’s Board of Regents Regulations for Elementary & Secondary Education Governing the Education of Children with Disabilities only requires a school district with 2,500 students enrolled in public and non-public schools to employ one full-time social worker.

STATE HOUSE – Appearing to testify at a House Committee on Health, Education and Welfare hearing last week, Rep. Katherine S. Kazarian (D-Dist. 63, East Providence) and others spoke on behalf of her bill, which, if enacted, would show the nation that Rhode Island places a high priority on providing children with support in the face of mental health and complex social issues that exist in today’s schools. Over 25 Years of Caring for Our Community The bill (2014-H 7218) would require all public schools in grades kindergarten through grade 12 to have at least one fulltime certified school social worker for every 400 students, per last year’s recommendation from the School Social Work Association of America (SSWAA). This year, SSWAA endorsed a new model which recommends one social worker for every 250 students. Representative Kazarian noted that it may be impossible for Rhode Island to adapt to that model with budgetary concerns across the state being so prevalent. A 400-to-1 ratio, she said, would still be a large improvement over what Rhode Island has in place. Last Wednesday, she testified to the difficulties kids face today, including high-stakes testing, changing family dynamics, Waterview Villa Rehabilitation and Health Care Center is a 132 bed facility heightened peer pressure through the use of social media and that offers the following: other hardships. • Physical • Occupational • Speech Therapies • IV Therapies “These students have a lot of distractions, and most of them are • Enteral Nutrition and Hydration • Wound/Post Surgical Care not in their control,” Representative Kazarian said after the hearing. • Tracheostomy Care • Ostomy Care • Cox TV and Wi-Fi Services “We need licensed social workers who have been trained and tested • Telephone Services Central Air Conditioning to help kids deal with these problems. I didn’t have Facebook and • Private Bathroom in all Resident Rooms Twitter when I was in middle school, but I can only imagine how Come and tour our beautiful facility. issues that once would have remained tiny problems in the school yard can become amplified – and quickly – on the Internet. After Columbine and Newtown, we’re clearly more aware of the danger that exists when we don’t offer students the help they need. The problem is that these tragedies fade from the public rhetoric, and little is done to fully address the root of the issue. That’s why I’m introducing this bill for a second year.” Rick Harris, executive director of the National Association of Social Workers-Rhode Island chapter, testified: “Every school social worker carries specifically identified students who need support 1275 SOUTH BROADWAY, EAST PROVIDENCE, RI to meet educational goals. However, school social workers also respond to and work with many students who need shorter term work or ‘on the spot’ intervention to be successful in school. These Managed by Athena Health Care Systems interventions free teachers up to do what they do best … teach! School social workers also work with whole classrooms to improve understanding of Quit for Health racial and disability diversity, anti-bullying venues, social skill development, integration Women: and many other areas, therefore preventing Want to Quit Smoking in 2014? more serious situations from ever arising. Pat Beauchemin, a licensed indepenThe Quit for Health research study is a 12-week program with strategies to dent clinical school social worker with the help you quit smoking, such as exercise and the nicotine patch. Rhode Island School Social Worker Affiliates, also said on of the bill: “There is a • Must be 18-65 and not a regular exerciser • We provide 10 weeks crisis in our state relative to accessing high • Must be female and generally healthy of the nicotine patch and quality mental health care for our children. compensation up to $593 • Must be able to attend 3 times per week There are not enough psychiatric beds for Call 877-688-4247 to see if you qualify! children, when they are in a critical state and need to be stabilized and with the You can also find us online at: and scroll down to the Quit significant cuts in services, we confront a for Health study for more information and a link to answer our screening questions online.



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find it in the... Hello, I’m Angela Hall and welcome to “Play With Your Food" because cooking should be fun! April holds special meaning for me, my birthday and the birthday of my dear friend Patricia Coburn was April 21st. We always called it our “Birthday Month”. We would plan for each other little birthday treats, for example, once she gave me a gift card for a 30 minute Chinese foot massage from a place located in the Swansea Mall. That was wonderful! She always had great ideas for gifts. My dear friend Pat passed away unexpectedly October 21, 2010. Pat Coburn was a foodie like no other. She was a brilliant chef and throughout the years had fead thousands of people. For many years she was the chef for the site crew at Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival, originally located in Ancramdale, NY and now in Oak Hill, NY. That was a complicated job but she did it well. Offering local and healthy choices prepared from a makeshift kitchen set up. When I moved to Rhode Island Pat was my guide in all things Southern New England. From Boston to Newport we would try all kinds of restaurants and eating establishments. Including the Seafood Festival in Charlestown, RI. Where she introduced me to the joy of fresh raw oysters. I was a little shy about them at first, but as she pointed out, “it’s the RI Fishermen’s Association, they are not going to serve bad oysters” She was right, as usual. She was right about many things and I’m gland she taught me well. I miss my friend and will miss her more in the month of April, but she is with me everyday in all that I do. She was my sister, my mother, my mentor, my friend and I loved her very much. I am going to feature a pasta recipe that, although not specifically hers, it’s a style of cooking she would have made often. When pressed to share a special recipe she would comply but often would leave out that little something that made it her own. She would, however always share a technique or ingredient that might be used to enhance a dish.

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4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided 3 garlic cloves, peeled, flattened 1 medium onion, chopped 3 ounces thinly sliced pancetta, chopped 1 teaspoon fennel seeds, crushed ¼ teaspoon dried crushed red pepper 1 large bunch broccoli rabe, stems sliced ½ inch thick, tops cut into 2-inch pieces 1 cup water 1 8.8 ounce package dried pappardelle pasta 1 cup freshly grated Pecorino Romano cheese plus additional for serving ½ cup pine nuts, toasted Heat 2 tablespoons oil in heavy large skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic and cook until golden brown, stirring frequently, about 3 minutes. Discard garlic. Add onion, pancetta, and fennel seeds to skillet; sauté until onion is tender and pancetta begins to brown, about 8 minutes. Add dried crushed red pepper, then broccoli rabe stems and cook 4 minutes to soften slightly, stirring occasionally. Stir in broccoli rate tops, sprinkle with salt and add 1cup water. Cover and cook until stems and tops are tender, about 5 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Meanwhile, cook pasta in large pot of boiling salted water until just tender but still firm to bite, stirring occasionally. Drain Pasta, reserving 1 cup cooking liquid. Add pasta to skillet with broccoli rabe and stir over low heat to combine, adding reserved cooking liquid by tablespoonfuls to moisten if necessary. Stir in remaining 2 tablespoons oil and 1 cup cheese. Season to taste with salt and generous amount of pepper. Transfer to large shallow bowl. Sprinkle with pine nuts and serve, passing additional grated cheese separately.


TAPIN (Touch A Person In Need) is once again participating in the Feinstein Challenge. Each food item donated counts as $1, and monetary donations also count toward a share in the funds. The emergency food closet is always in need of replenishment and this is a great opportunity to make donations go even further. East Bay area clients may access the closet every 30 days to receive a bag that contains basic items such as tuna, peanut butter, soup, canned vegetables, tomatoes, baked beans, spaghetti sauce, macaroni and cheese, fruit, cereal and pasta.  When available they also are offered a choice of items such as spam, canned ham, extra vegetables, snacks, coffee or tea, rice, potatoes, juices, baking mixes, condiments, etc. The Feinstein Challenge will continue until April 30. TAPIN will also be a beneficiary of this year’s East Bay/Barrington CROP Hunger Walk on April 6 at 2 pm at St. John’s Church in Barrington. The agency is also still requesting donors to go through their closets to hopefully find some extra bedding to share with needy clients.  There are very empty shelves where all sizes of sheets, blankets and comforters should be. Children’s clothing (infant thru 16) is very welcome. Due to space constraints the agency asks donors to please donate only seasonally appropriate clothing which is clean and in new or gently used condition.  Hopefully winter is nearly done, so spring clothing would be wonderful.  If possible please hold onto summer items for another couple of months. TAPIN is located in the lower level of the Library building on County Rd. Donations may be dropped off during regular office hours of 9 to noon, Mon thru Fri. For further information please call the office during those hours at 247-1444 or check the website:

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IN MEMORIAM George E. Pierce, Jr., 73, of Riverside, died peacefully on February 26, 2014. Kenneth J. “Uncle Ken”, “Pow Pow” Simmons, 63, of Knowlton Street, Riverside, died peacefully on February 27, 2014, surrounded by his loving family. David M. Cook, Sr., 54, passed away on March 2, 2014. Kathleen L. (Purcell) Travers, 80, of Barnsdale Road died Sunday March 2, 2014 surrounded by her loving family at the Miriam Hospital. Theresa M. Vellone, left this earth to be with her parents John Vellone and Carmella (Ventriglia) Vellone on Sunday March 2, 2014. Patricia Carrara, 81, of Rumford, passed away Tuesday, March 4, 2014. Louise Y. (Kreps) Orlando, 90, of 70 Evergreen Drive, passed away on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at the Evergreen House Health Center. Martha (Graves) Silva, 75, of the Rumford Towers, formerly of Pawtucket Ave., Rumford, died early Wednesday morning, March 5, 2014 at the RI Hospital.

Edna F. Anness, 85, wife of Lowell H. Anness, passed away on Tuesday, March 11’th, surrounded by her loving family. Donna L. Butler, 58 of Quarry Street, East Providence died Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at Rhode Island Hospital. Grace M. (Stone) Robideau, 80, “Babysitter,” formerly of Hobson Avenue, died peacefully on March 11, 2014 surrounded by her loving family. Lucille (Welch) Tuthill, 86, formerly of Winthrop Street, Riverside, died peacefully on March 10, 2014. Jose “Carneiro” Gonsalves, Jr., 82 of Fleming Street died Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at New Bedford Rehabilitation Hospital. Bonnie Souza, 54, daughter of the late Marilyn(Olin) Valley, died Thursday, March 13’th. Patricia A. (McDonald) Luca, 57, passed away March 13th.

Evelyn Ferreira, age 84, of Wheldon Ave. died March 15, 2014 at Evergreen Nursing Home surrounded by her loving family. Richard A. Cook, 77, husband of Joan (Fulton) Cook, died 3/16/14, in Florida. Marie (Andreozzi) Merandi, 78, of Rowley St., died surrounded by her family early on St. Joseph’s Day, March 19, 2014 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice.

Maria Ilda Cardoso, 96 of Rumford died Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center.

Lalezar (Khimatian) Talbot, of Riverside passed away Tuesday at Rhode Island Hospital surrounded by family.

Gloria (Newhall) Peterson, 90 of Riverside died Wednesday March 5

Catherine G. Borek, 94, of Bullocks Point Avenue, Riverside died Tuesday at the Philip Hulitar Center.

Frederick E. Charves, 79, passed away on March 4, 2014 at the Pawtucket Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Chelsea Lynn Hannaway, 22, of Robinson St., died unexpectedly Sunday, March 23, 2014 at the UMASS Medical Center, Worcester, MA. Claire N. Partridge, 86, died Sunday at home. Kenneth T. Ledo, 88, of Pawtucket Ave., formerly of Wellington St., died surrounded by his family Wednesday morning, March 26, 2014 at the Linn Health Center. Louise (Resendes) Mottram Cooper, 85, formerly of Appian Way, died early Thursday morning, March 27, 2014. Frank Gaboury, 91, formerly of Worcester Avenue, Riverside, died on March 25, 2014 in Port Richey, FL. East Providence – Emil Al Vale, 87, of Waterman Ave., died Wednesday night, March 26, 2014 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center.

John Cordeiro, of 23 Circle Drive Riverside, a cherished husband, father and grandfather died unexpectedly Wednesday, March 12, 2014.

Evelyn G. Coelho, age 79, of Newman Ave., died March 6, 2014 at home surrounded by her loving family.

Sharon A. Burdge, 67, of Heath Street died Thursday March 6, 2014 at Orchard View Manor.

Rumford died Saturday, March 22, 2014 at the Evergreen House Health Center.

Phyllis L. (Carlson) Hevenor, 88, formerly of East Greenwich, RI, passed away peacefully, surrounded by love in Warwick on Tuesday, March 18, 2014.

Paul A. Fournier, 56, of Harold Street, Riverside, died peacefully on March 8, 2014.

Sadie (Soares) Moniz, 100, of Vero Beach, FL, formerly of Coombs St., Rumford died Saturday, March 15, 2014 at home in Vero Beach.

Marie (Checrallah) Thomson, 90, of Riverside, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at Crestwood Nursing Home, Warren.

Joan Leslie Nelson, beloved daughter of the late Herbert and Jean (Redman) Nelson passed away Tuesday morning, March 18, 2014.

Merilyn B. (Gitelman) Freeman,passed away on March 10, 2014 of East Providence, RI, formerly of Hull.

Hilda Andrews, 85 formerly of Hope Street, Bristol died Saturday March 22, 2014 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center.

Howard Hughes, of Riverside passed away peacefully Friday March 7th at Rhode Island Hospital surrounded by his family.

Rosalina Cabral, 97, of No. County St. died at home Friday morning, March 21, 2014.

Anthony L. Alves, 84 of Howland Avenue, died Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center.

David C. Fitton, 89 of Miller Avenue,

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We are so very overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and support shown to us upon the passing of our beloved son and brother, David J. Mace.  Thank you for the expressions of kindness shown through many spiritual bouquets, mass cards, plants, and flowers which were warmly appreciated.   A special thank you to the clergy.  Father Brian Harrington and the Knights of Columbus Council 5108 for the prayer service at Rebello Funeral Home.  Father John Kelleher of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church and Father Joseph Escobar of Our Lady of the Rosary Church for the beautiful mass.  Mt. Carmel’s choir for their heartfelt beautiful music.  A special thank you to Reverend Joy Utter and Maria Tavares of the Seekonk Congregational Church for their support. Thank you to the many Seekonk and State Public officials, the Seekonk Police Honor Guard, and Seekonk Police and East Providence Police for their escort from the funeral home to the Gates of Heaven Cemetery.   The pall bearers Harley Bartlett, Steve and Ron Brosnihan, Charles Duquette, Thomas Rainey and Craig Mace. We are very grateful to the RI Hospital Cardiac Critical Care Unit and the unrelenting care provided to David by the doctors, nurses and staff.  We are also very grateful for the consideration and professionalism shown by Rebello Funeral Home. Sincerely, June D. Mace & Family

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April 2014 East Providence Reporter  

East Providence town monthly newspaper magazine

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