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YMCA program inspires East Providence woman to help others

By   /  March 21, 2014  /  News  /  No Comments

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BARRINGTON — Through perseverance and the support of the Bayside YMCA community, city resident Melissa Major has overcome some substantial physical obstacles caused by a nasty car accident to become an inspiration and instructor for others. Several years ago, everything seem on the right track for the then 22-year-old. Ms. Major was in her last […]

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Riverside man, cancer survivor touts local health program

By   /  March 10, 2014  /  News  /  No Comments

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EAST PROVIDENCE — Eight years ago, when Jim Valin moved to Riverside, he was a very healthy man. He worked out at the gym on a regular basis and enjoyed all that life had to offer. A diagnosis of a bladder tumor three years later resulted in surgery and some chemo, but Mr. Valin continued […]

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Bayside YMCA director also leading Newman YMCA

By   /  December 31, 2013  /  Business, News  /  No Comments

Joe Martino is now the director of the Bayside YMCA in Barrington and the Newman YMCA in Seekonk, Mass.

Joe Martino, executive director at the Bayside YMCA will become district executive of both the Bayside YMCA in Barrington and the Newman YMCA in Seekonk, Mass. They are both branches of the YMCA of Greater Providence. Mr. Martino has been with the YMCA of Greater Providence for 16 years. Most recently, he was instrumental in the […]

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Quick response, AED saves a life at Bayside YMCA

By   /  December 17, 2013  /  News  /  No Comments

YMCA staff members Geri Purcell (left) and Meaghan McKissick (right) stand with Barrington resident Steve Holland. Mr. Holland suffered cardiac arrest and the two YMCA staff members were among a group of people to help save his life.

Steve Holland has a lot to be thankful for this holiday season. He is thankful for the competent staff at the Bayside YMCA and members who came to his aid after he suffered cardiac arrest at the West Street facility on Monday, Dec. 2. Last week, Mr. Holland and his wife Kim met with staff […]

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Bayside YMCA celebrates new family, aquatic centers

By   /  June 28, 2013  /  News  /  No Comments

Aquatics director Cassie Parys and lifeguard William Thurber chat with donors alongside the new pool at the Bayside YMCA.

At a dedication ceremony of the newly renovated Bayside YMCA on Thursday, June 27, the site was called a safe haven and a hub of the community, and for the more than 100 who attended the event, it was evident that spirit would continue for years to come. “In 1963, a group of people had […]

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Barrington offers plenty to do this Saturday

By   /  April 27, 2013  /  News  /  No Comments

Barrington's Mary Jane Begin wrote and illustrated "My Little Pony: Under the Sparkling Sea." She will sign copies of her book on Saturday at Barrington Books.

Saturday should be a busy day in Barrington, especially for people with young children. Following is a quick list of events planned for April 27: 1. Barrington Little League opening day with a visit from former Red Sox second baseman Lou Merloni; according to league officials, Merloni will likely arrive later in the event and […]

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Donations roll in — Bayside YMCA community challenge nears $150K mark

By   /  April 13, 2013  /  News  /  No Comments

This photo shows the new aquatic center in early February. Much progress on the project has been made since then.

Two more donors recently stepped up and added to the growing total in the Bayside YMCA community fund-raising challenge. People from all across the East Bay have just a few weeks remaining to raise $$250,000 before the May 1 deadline. If they hit the mark by that date, a separate group of donors will match […]

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Bayside YMCA more than $100K away from goal

By   /  April 11, 2013  /  News  /  No Comments

Bayside YMCA Executive Director Joe Martino shows off the new filtration units at the Bayside YMCA.

Ethan Kehoe can’t stop checking his cell phone. The chief development officer for the Greater Providence YMCA can’t help from checking his cell phone for updates on the Bayside YMCA community fund-raising challenge, a 12-week program designed to raise $500,000 for the Y’s renovation project. Earlier in the day on Thursday, April 4, Mr. Kehoe […]

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Bayside YMCA will close early Friday, and remain closed until Sunday

By   /  February 7, 2013  /  News  /  No Comments

The Bayside YMCA will close at 2 p.m. on Friday and remain closed on Saturday.

The Bayside YMCA in Barrington will close early on Friday, Feb. 8, in anticipation of the arrival of a hard-hitting winter storm. The West Street facility will close at 2 p.m. and remain closed on Saturday. According to an e-mail issued by the Greater Providence YMCA on Thursday afternoon, officials decided to close a number […]

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Barrington Community Center site debated

By   /  January 25, 2013  /  News  /  No Comments

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Should Barrington pursue a new community center on town-owned land near Veterans Park and the Bayside YMCA? At least two members of the town’s community center task force think so, though some town officials have their doubts. Task force chairwoman Margaret Kane and town councilor William DeWitt were among a half dozen individuals to debate […]

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