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The North Providence Breeze 04-10-2019

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2 NORTH PROVIDENCE APRIL 10-16, 2019 | VALLEY BREEZE | NORTH PROVIDENCE EDITION The North Providence Rotary presented a $4,000 check to the Simone family on March 18. According to members, many people contributed to the organiza- tion's effort to help the Simones and their daughter, Ava, who suf- fers from numerous health condi- tions. Many who donated were inspired by stories about Ava in The North Providence Breeze, they said. Pictured here are, from left, Rotary members ANTHONY VEIGAS and PAMELA BURKETT, Ava's mom BETHANY and dad JOSEPH, her siblings ARIA and ROCCO, and the Rotary's CAROL NEWBERRY. Rotary lends a helping hand Rhode Island Division of Sheriffs launches recruitment drive SCITUATE – Col. James M. Manni, superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and direc- tor of the Department of Public Safety, and Chief Sheriff David M. DeCesare announce that the Rhode Island Division of Sheriffs is accept- ing applications for its next Training Academy, which is scheduled to begin in the fall of 2019. Chief DeCesare said deputy sheriffs are primarily responsible for judicial security in courthouses throughout the state, including transporting prisoners and inmates to and from courts and other facili- ties, such as hospitals, prisons, jails and cell blocks. They also perform extraditions, execute civil and crimi- nal writs and issue summonses for witnesses to appear in court. The Division of Sheriffs will be accepting applications through April 28. All applications must be submitted online through the state recruitment website at www.apply.ri.gov . The recruitment and selection process will include physical agility testing, a written examination, oral board interview, background inves- tigation, psychological evaluation and medical/physical examination. For detailed information about the general requirements, testing and selection process, visit the division's website at www.sheriffs.ri.gov . For more information, call 401- 275-2924. Farrell claims 'Madness' prize with Virginia pick Nobody saw them coming. Of all of our entrants in The Valley Breeze March Madness contest, nobody saw the runs of Texas Tech or Auburn for college basketball's greatest prize. There were plenty of votes for Duke, Gonzaga, or North Carolina to make the Final Four, but all fell by the wayside. In the end, only two entrants chose two of the Final Four finalists. They are Bob Ferri, of Central Falls, and Pete Riley, of Providence. Both entrants picked both Virginia and Michigan State to be in the Final Four, and they will share the $100 prize. For our entrants, Duke was the biggest heartbreaker. The second prize of $75, for picking Virginia as national cham- pion, goes to Beverly Farrell of Cumberland. Nobody picked Texas Tech as runner-up, so a random drawing was held for the $50 prize among those who came closest by picking Virginia as runner-up.They were Claudette Poudrier, of Attleboro; Donald Nicienski, of Burrillville; Al Norman, of Woonsocket; Gerry Lapierre, of North Smithfield; and Mike Tassone, of Lincoln. Tassone was chosen winner in the random drawing. Congratulations to all! As a part of our 50th anniversary celebrations, we salute the Police, Firefighters, Emergency Medical Services, and all those past and present who have dedicated themselves to keeping us safe and secure when we need it most. Please join us in thanking our First Responders!

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