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Local Dunkin’ Donuts franchisees from Quincy recently presented a check for $3,500 to the Quincy Police Department to support their D.A.R.E program. (From left to right) Back Row: Quincy Police Officer Stephen Cleary, Quincy Police Captain John Dougan, Dunkin’ Donuts Franchisee Joe Murray, Dunkin’ Donuts Franchisee Joseph Fernandes, Dunkin’ Donuts Franchisee Paul Cleary, Quincy Police D.A.R.E. Officer Don Sautter, Quincy Police Lt. Jack Sullivan. (From left to right) Front Row: Dunkin’ Donuts Franchisee Victor Carvalho, Quincy Police Chief Paul Keenan, Dunkin’ Donuts Franchisee Billy Donovan, Dunkin’ Donuts Franchisee Eric Eskander, Dunkin’ Donuts Franchisee Octavio Carvalho, Dunkin’ Donuts Franchisee Peter Doyle, Quincy Police D.A.R.E. Officer John Grazioso. Photo courtesy of RF Binder.

Local Dunkin’ Donuts franchisees in Quincy recently presented a check to the Quincy Police Department for $3,500 to support their D.A.R.E program.

D.A.R.E., Drug Abuse Resistance Education, is a substance abuse prevention program that seeks to eliminate drug use, violent behavior, and gang membership both domestically and internationally. This donation will be used to aid Officers John Grazioso and Don Sautter as they conduct a series of classroom lessons that provide community youth with up-to-date evidence and research-based strategies for drug abuse prevention.

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Crossman:  D.A.R.E. is making progress; changing with the times

Crossman: D.A.R.E. is making progress; changing with the times

Len Crossman believes it’s never too early to teach a child to make healthy choices, and it’s part of his job as Massachusetts D.A.R.E. coordinator to provide the tools to do so. Crossman, who works part-time for the Northfield Police Department and teaches criminal justice at Franklin Pierce University took over the position in January…

Bagnall Students Graduate from D.A.R.E.

Bagnall Students Graduate from D.A.R.E.

GROVELAND -- Chief Jeffrey Gillen announced this week that fifth grade Bagnall Elementary School students graduated from the Groveland Police Department’s Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program. On May 29, 55 fifth-grade students completed a 10-week...

D.A.R.E. Expanding to 7th Grade

D.A.R.E. Expanding to 7th Grade

Every year, Neary School works with the SPD to teach 5th graders to resist using drugs and other dangerous behaviors. Now the Trottier is coordinating with the SPD to add more D.A.R.E. lessons to the 7th grade curriculum. This fall, 7th grade Trottier students may...

West Bridgewater Sixth-Graders Graduate from D.A.R.E. Program

West Bridgewater Sixth-Graders Graduate from D.A.R.E. Program

D.A.R.E. Officer Kenneth Thaxter, during the D.A.R.E. graduation at the Howard School in West Bridgewater, Wednesday, May 30, 2018. WEST BRIDGEWATER — With marijuana being legalized and opioids being a consistent problem in Massachusetts, West Bridgewater police...

Royalston Graduates 23 from D.A.R.E. Program

Royalston Graduates 23 from D.A.R.E. Program

ROYALSTON — Twenty-three Royalston Community School fifth-graders recently celebrated the conclusion of their 10-week D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program with a ceremony attended by their classmates, family, friends and an impressive array of school...

Groveland Police Restart D.A.R.E. Program

Groveland Police Restart D.A.R.E. Program

GROVELAND — After a 12-year hiatus, the Groveland Police Department’s Drug Abuse Resistance Education program has been restarted and, according to Chief Jeffrey Gillen, it has been well received by school officials and parents.

Groveland Detective Josh Sindoni (in photo), a three-year member of the department, is the town’s D.A.R.E. officer.

Weymouth Officials Welcome Return of D.A.R.E. Program

Weymouth Officials Welcome Return of D.A.R.E. Program

Weymouth officials hope to discourage pre-teens from abusing opioid drugs by restoring the Drug Abuse Resistance Education or D.A.R.E. curriculum under a $13,240 grant received through state Attorney General Maura Healey’s Youth Opioid Prevention program. Weymouth...

Wareham Youths Embark on Life-Changing Week

Wareham Youths Embark on Life-Changing Week

Wareham registrants, counselors, School Resource Officer and representatives of the Wareham-New Bedford Lodge of Elks assemble for a photograph Monday morning prior to departing to participate in this week’s D.A.R.E. camp in Whitman. Wicked Local Photo/Chris Shott....

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