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The Valley Breeze & Observer 08-29-2019

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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©2019 THE VALLEY BREEZE BREEZE PHOTO BY ROBERT EMERSON Three-year-old MADISON BEAUSOLEIL, of Cumberland, gets set to greet Smithfield Police Officer NEIL MARCOCCIO as her parents, MEAGAN and JOHN BEAUSOLEIL look on during Friday night's "Police Night Out." The event was sponsored by the Smithfield Police Department at Smithfield High School to support the town's first responders. SMITHFIELD – Of the 21 inci- dents of bullying reported to the School Department during the 2018- 2019 school year, a total of 13 were found to be bullying, said assistant Supt. Sara Monaco. Monaco said the data collection is part of a state mandate that it be collected and summarized twice each year. Now in the first stages of the program, Monaco said she does not have data for previous years. She pointed out that the incidents listed were only the ones formally reported, and noted that teachers deal with much more in and out of the classroom. No validated incidents of bully- ing were reported at Anna McCabe Elementary School. One incident was investigated and found to be bullying at LaPerche Elementary School. Of the three investigated at Old County Road School, one was found to be bullying. Gallagher Middle School Smithfield reports 13 cases of bullying last year By JACQUELYN MOOREHEAD Valley Breeze & Observer Staff Writer jackie@valleybreeze.com See BULLYING, Page 4 MONACO GLOCESTER – Working under an orange umbrella of "genuine man-made shade," artist Brian Trainor painted bright spots on top of a coat of "happy-face yellow" paint at Glocester Memorial Park's skate park. While he volunteered his time to paint the sign for the town's senior center, located at 52 Adelaide Road, he noticed people driving by the skate park behind the center. Trainor, who moved to Chepachet last year, said he noticed gray patch- es of paint on the skate park's ramps that were covered in old graffiti. He said the park was in a general sense of disrepair. "It had a really scary, dirty look to it," Trainor said. Trainor decided to volunteer his time and paint supplies to get the park looking its best. He said he Artist uses color to revive skate park By JACQUELYN MOOREHEAD Valley Breeze & Observer Staff Writer jackie@valleybreeze.com See SKATE PARK, Page 2 Meeting and greeting at Police Night Out Serving Smithfield, Scituate, Foster and Glocester FREE AUGUST 29-SEPTEMBER 4, 2019 Observer THE VALLEY BREEZE & Our Uplifting Environment and Special Approach to Alzheimer's and Dementia Care have created a Quality of Life You Simply Can't Get Anyplace Else. www.jaswellsfarm.com OPEN DAILY 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 50 Swan Road, Smithfield 231-9043 JASWELL'S FArmStAnd & bAkEry Fresh Picked Corn, Summer Fruits & Vegetables NOW AVAILABLE Our Own Cider Donuts Cider Donut Ice Cream Sandwiches & Sundaes Too! Fresh picked & pick your own Starting Aug. 31st OPEN LABOr DAy APPLES PLUS OUR OWN Fresh Baked Pies, Pastries, Muffins, Cookies, Gourmet Hot and Iced Coffees Try Our Own All Natural Lemonade Barbara A. Scanlon Broker Associate ABR, CPDE, CRS, e-PRO, PMN, SRES Home Office: (401) 480-8282 Licensed Since 1985 RE/MAX Town & Country barbarascanlon.com barbara@barbarascanlon.com SMiTHfiELD: Country living at its best! Custom built 3 bed, 3 bath, 3000+s s.f. Colonial situated on private 1.8 acre homesite. fireplaced family room, formal dining, large eat in kitchen, office, master with bath/jacuzzi, hardwood floors, main level laundry, walk up attic for possible expansion, 3 car garage plus fenced rear yard with in ground pool. Perfect location within minutes to shopping, recreation and highway access. $599,900.

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