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The Valley Breeze & Observer 02-18-2021

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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6 IN OUR SCHOOLS FEBRUARY 18-24, 2021 | VALLEY BREEZE & OBSERVER | SMITHFIELD SCITUATE FOSTER GLOCESTER SCITUATE – Seventh-grader Nicholas Piampiano proved that a little practice and perseverance can go a long way as he claimed the title at the Scituate Spelling Bee last Wednesday, Feb. 10. Last year's runner-up, Piampiano went six rounds against 5th-grader Lea Aquino from Hope Elementary School in this year's competi- tion. Aquino emerged as runner- up, while Piampiano, the son of Nicholas and Diane Piampiano, claimed the win. This year's socially distanced setup had families separated in groups at the Scituate High School auditorium, and spellers sat at least six feet apart on the stage. Spellers and attendants all wore masks. An at-home audience tuned into the competition via Zoom. Piampiano, who attends Scituate Middle School, struggled in the eighth round when he incorrectly spelled Algiers without the I. He had another chance when Aquino misspelled her championship word, Benedictine, spelling it as B-e-n-i-c- t-i-n-e. Piampiano went three more rounds before winning the compe- tition with the hard-to-pronounce cinnamon. Though he struggled over the pronunciation of the word before spelling it, he quickly ran through the eight-letter word. He also correctly spelled words such as schedule, bipolar, Jesuit, au revoir, invoke, cloisters, vocabulary and artery. Piampiano came close to the win last year and told The Valley Breeze & Observer he spent the day lead- ing up to the competition studying spelling. He said he reads often and enjoys fiction books with sci-fi and fantasy themes. "The Da Vinci Code" is among his favorite books. "I read a lot. I enjoy all genres, particularly fiction," he said. For the state spelling bee in March, Piampiano said he plans to study more and is practicing his Piampiano returns for the win at Scituate Spelling Bee By JACQUELYN MOOREHEAD Valley Breeze & Observer Staff Writer BREEZE PHOTO BY CHARLES LAWRENCE All of the students received trophies for participating in the Scituate Spelling Bee. Special trophies were awarded to the winner, DANIEL PIAMPIANO, a 7th-grader at Scituate Middle School, front row right, and runner-up LEA AQUINO, a 5th- grader at Hope Elementary School. See SPELLING, Page 10 It's a nter thing! VEE-JAY FLOOR COVERING Carpet • Laminate Vinyl • Wood Visit Our Showroom at 7 Commerce St., Greenville (Behind A&W) 401-949-0030 We Carry All Major Brands ALAN BERUBE tree removal | branch trimming firewood delivery | stump removal 10% Off with this ad Senior & Military Discounts BOB THE BUILDER NEW HOMES REMODELING FINISHED CARPENTRY ADDITIONS DORMERS, DECKS KITCHENS & BATHS HISTORICAL RESTORATION SPECIALIST 401-332-5957 RI Reg. #44575 & Ins Saws • Chains Skates • Carbide Scissors and Many Other Tools 401-769-1095 206 St. Barnabe St. Woonsocket, RI 02895 401-431-2816 TABELEY'S ROOFING Factory Certified Installer 20 years of perfection Insured • RI Reg. #18045 • MA Lic. #172793 • Member RI From roofs to windows TABELEY'S has your needs covered Discount on Windows & Siding Call for details. We offer a variety of quality vinyl siding systems. Buy or Sell with Michelle in 2021! If you are ready to buy or sell your home, let's connect. 20+ years of experience will help you maximize your profit. Wait until you see my marketing plan! Please call me today at 401-678-6274! 1985 Mendon Rd., Cumberland, RI 02864 401-333-0010 License # Res. 0024592 Ken's Heating ~ GAS CONVERSIONS ~ All Your Gas & Oil Needs 401-525-0730 Hot Air Furnace Installations • Water Tanks Lic. #7702 Servicing all your Heating,Hot Water and Gas Appliances Licensed & Insured FREE Estimates 401-525-0730 Hot Air Furnace Installations • Water Tanks Boiler Tune-Ups Gas & Oil Burner Cleaning Specials $ 115 + up R&H Home Improvement One Call We Handle It All! Call for Specials! 401-432-4555 Over 25 Years Experience RI Reg. #23479 Driveway & Parking Lot Sanding & Snow Plowing Available Roofs • Decks • Vinyl Siding • Additions Water/Fire Damage Specialists Bobcat/Backhoe Services Commercial & Residential Work Insect Damage Repair Reground Asphalt Driveways Done Accepting Residential & Commercial New Accounts for Snow Plowing Now Accepting New Landscape Clients Custom Finish or You Finish & Save Tables • Chairs • Entertainment Centers Stools • Hutches • Bookcases • Benches Corner Cabinets • Bedroom Sets • etc. 1661 Lonsdale Ave., Lincoln, RI 725-0360 Mon.-Wed. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Thu & Fri 10 a.m.- 8 p.m. Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun. 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. UNFINISHED & FINISHED FREE 4 PEG COAT BOARD With any purchase $20 Off any purchase of $100 or more With ad. One per order. Does not apply to sale items.

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