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The North Providence Breeze 05-16-2018

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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©2018 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. LINCOLN – Twin River and the state's taxpayers stand to win big now that a proposal to relax rules against gambling on sports has backing from the nation's highest court. State Senate President Dominick Ruggerio on Monday applauded a Supreme Court ruling in Christie v. National Collegiate Athletic Association, freeing states to offer sports betting. "In anticipation of this decision, I introduced legislation this year to enable sports betting at the facilities where it has been approved by voters already, Twin River in Lincoln and the new venue being constructed in Tiverton," he said. The state is planning on $23.5 mil- lion in revenue from sports gambling in its 2018-2019 budget. Patti Doyle, spokeswoman for Twin River, issued a statement after Monday's court decision. "We are currently reviewing today's U.S. Supreme Court ruling and its implication for sports betting in Rhode Island. That said, during the last couple of months, we began to consider how our two Rhode By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor BREEZE PHOTO BY NICOLE DOTZENROD North Providence FIRE CHIEF EDWARD DIGIULIO JR., left, chats with TYLER PEDRO after naming him an honoring fireman and presenting him with a certifi- cate, patch and helmet. Pedro and his prom date, Kaylee Smith, were driven to the prom aboard a fire truck, courtesy of friends and a generous community effort. NORTH PROVIDENCE – Strangers and friends alike joined forces in North Providence last week to provide two high school students with the memory of a lifetime: a fire truck parade escort to senior prom, which the pair attended for free thanks to donations from the com- munity. Noth Providence High School senior Tyler Pedro and his date, junior Kaylee Smith, both diagnosed with autism, were driven in a fire truck to Kirkbrae Country Club, in Lincoln, for Pedro's senior prom last Friday. Pedro, who says he loves the fire department, was also sworn into the N.P. Fire Department as an hon- orary member and given a helmet and shield with his name on it. The journey began two weeks earli- er on Facebook, when Pedro's moth- er, Annmarie Hedden, posted asking for flower shop suggestions for her son's senior prom. Her friend, Mario Mozzetta, of North Providence, offered a suggestion. Hedden ordered the flowers and thanked Mozzetta: "...Now if only I can get a fire truck to bring them to prom like on Chicago Fire," she joked. Mozzetta, a crane operator at the Port of Providence, immediately got Surprised students get fire truck ride to prom By NICOLE DOTZENROD Valley Breeze Staff Writer See PROM, Page 14 NORTH PROVIDENCE – Though North Providence High School's Class of 2018 valedictorian does not yet know what her future holds, she says being president one day is not out of the question. Victoria Winter will graduate at the top of her class in June with a 4.36 grade point average, while Salutatorian Erickson Monterroza earned a GPA of 4.357. Winter will attend Yale University this fall, and has not yet declared a major. While she enjoys computer science, she said she has many interests and wants to cast a wide net. Monterroza will study com- puter science at Boston University, with hopes of becoming a video game programmer. Winter, 18, and Monterroza, 17, shuffled among the top three spots in their class, locking in their final places in April. "I was constantly checking the ranking," said Winter. "It was a big relief when I found out I was vale- Winter, Monterroza tops in NPHS Class of 2018 By NICOLE DOTZENROD Valley Breeze Staff Writer WINTER MONTERROZA See CLASS OF 2018, Page 2 RUGGERIO See BETTING, Page 6 Court decision makes way for legal sports betting at Twin River Breeze THE NORTH PROVIDENCE A Valley Breeze Newspaper FREE MAY 16-22, 2018 Wills & Trusts Estate Planning & Settlement The Law Office of George M. Prescott Esquire Rhode Island does not have a procedure for the certification or recognition of specialization by lawyers. 300 Front Street, Lincoln, RI 02865 Telephone – 401.726.5577 No fee for initial consultation. Are you looking Are you looking for a for a Check out the back Check out the back of our of our Classified section where Classified section where you'll find our advertisers' you'll find our advertisers' most current job offerings! most current job offerings! See our Money Saving Coupon Book Inside! See our Coupon I ©2018 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. COUPS .COM RI Local Money-Saving COUPONS S E L E C T P u b l i c a t i o n $60 Introductory Treatment 1/2 acre or less $429 15 Weeks of Protection 1/2 acre or less Too precious not to protect.

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