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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 04-11-2019

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

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24 SPORTS & RECREATION APRIL 11-17, 2019 | VALLEY BREEZE | CUMBERLAND LINCOLN EDITION Cumberland High junior BRENDAN WRIGHT, second from left, who plays for the Clippers' varsity baseball team, made check presentations for $2,500 each to AUTISM SPEAKS and CUMBERLAND CHALLENGER BASEBALL during a unified basketball game between Cumberland and Tolman on April 1 at the Clippers' Wellness Center. Wright raised the money from his inaugural "Knock Autism Out of the Park" Home Run Derby Fundraiser last Oct. 21 at Diamond Hill Park. Five age divisions (Little League, Middle School, High School, College, and Over-30) took part in the event, and the fee to participate was $20 per player and $10 per col- lege student. For every dollar donated over the participation fee, each participant also received a raffle ticket toward various prizes. On hand for the presentation were, from left, Connor Lizotte, Wright, Tyler Champagne, Colby Ogilvie, J.T. Snodgrass, Jared Plants, Jill Precopio (the Executive Director of the New England Chapter of Autism Speaks), Jacob Ferreira, Olivia Milton, and Hope Fitzgerald. Cumberland's NICK GIORGIO, center, who was a former All-State football player and wrestler at Cumberland High who completed an exceptional career last fall with the Springfield College football team, received the Providence Gridiron Club's Pride of Rhode Island Award during the Gridiron Club's Awards Night on April 3 at the Quonset 'O' Club in North Kingstown. The award is presented annually to a gradu- ate of the RIIL's football program who continued his career at an out- of-state college, and in the words of the Gridiron Club, "performed in such a way as to bring honor to himself, his family, his school, and his state." Giorgio, who is a 6-foot-1, 250-pound defensive end, will gradu- ate as the Pride's all-time leader in career sacks (29.5) and tackles for a loss (70.5). Joining Giorgio for the awards presentation was his father, DINO GIORGIO, left, and mother, KERRI GIORGIO. Fundraiser produces $5,000 for Autism Speaks, Cumberland Challenger Baseball Gridiron Club honors Giorgio is also stocking hatchery-raised trout with an average weight of 1 to 1½ pounds in more than 100 waterways across the state. Popular locations include Lincoln Woods State Park's Olney Pond; Meadowbrook Pond in Richmond; Silver Spring Lake in North Kingstown; Stafford Pond in Tiverton; Shippee Sawmill Pond in Foster; and Round Top Pond in Burrillville. Cass Pond in Woonsocket and Slater Park Pond in Pawtucket will also be open to young anglers only this weekend. The 8th annual Ernest A. Carignan Jr. Memorial Fishing Derby, a tour- nament for local boys and girls ages 12 and younger, which is sponsored by the Woonsocket Elks Lodge and Woonsocket Parks & Recreation Department, will be held on Saturday morning at Cass Park. The tourna- ment will take place from 6 to 11 a.m., and trophies will be awarded in certain categories for the fish caught. The fish will be weighed in by 10 a.m. Children can register at the park on the morning of the event. The Scituate Recreation Department will also host its annual youth fishing derby for children ages 15 and younger on Saturday at Hope Pond. Prizes will be awarded for the biggest fish caught in three age groups: 6 and under, 7-11, and 12-15. Measurements will begin at 8 a.m. To register, call the Town Hall at 401- 647-2822 or register in person during business hours at the Town Hall at 195 Danielson Pike. Among the ponds that are restricted year-round to children ages 14 and younger are Silvy's Pond in Cumberland, Geneva Brook and Pond in North Providence, and Lapham Pond in Burrillville. The other designated trout waters in northern Rhode Island that will be stocked are Blackstone River in Cumberland/Lincoln; Abbotts Run Brook in Cumberland; Upper Rochambeau Pond and Memorial Park Pond in Lincoln; Harris River and Sylvester's Pond in Woonsocket; Tarkiln Pond in North Smithfield; Chepachet River; Mowry A.L. Pond and Woonasquatucket River in Smithfield; Peeptoad Brook and Spring Grove Pond in Glocester; Dexter Pond and Pawtuxet River (Hope Mill Dam) in Scituate; Dolly Cole Brook, Hopkins Mill Pond, Ponaganset River, Winsor Brook, and Foster Green Acres Pond in Foster; and Branch River, Wallum Lake, Clear River, Peck Pond, and Lapham Pond in Burrillville. A current fishing license and a Trout Conservation Stamp are required for anglers 15 years of age and older to keep or possess a trout or fish in a catch-and-release or "fly- fishing only" area. The daily creel and possession limit for trout is five from April 13 through Nov. 30, and two from Dec. 1 through Feb. 29, 2020. License fees are $18 for Rhode Island residents and current members of the Armed Forces, $33 for a com- bination hunting and fishing license, $35 for non-residents, and $16 for a tourist three-consecutive-day license. Licenses are also free for anglers over 65 (trout stamp not required), as well as for those with a 100-percent dis- ability. Visit to purchase a license, for a complete list of stocked waters, or for more information. FISHING From Page 22 Robert D. Oster, Esq. & Sarah Oster Kelly, Esq. Rhode Island does not have a procedure for certification or recognition of specialization by lawyers. 640 George Washington Hwy. Building B, Suite 103, P.O. Box 22003 Lincoln, RI 02865 ~ Free Consultations ~ ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELORS AT LAW 724-2400 Website: OSTER law offices TRUSTED FOR THREE GENERATIONS Have you had your legal checkup? 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