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Ran 29th NYC Marathon, Nov5. This article was in Albany NY Times Union

November 9, 2017 by Donald Paine (Register to contact)

This article was in Times Union Albany NY Nov. 5, 2017

The Rev. Don Paine, a minister and Albany therapist who came back from being hit by a car and fracturing his pelvis, crossed the finish line of the New York City Marathon on Saturday for his 28th marathone ... more

There are 36,067 runners from the United States registered for the 2017 New York City Marathon, each with their own story, each hoping to finish, each hoping they have the perseverance and resiliency to bound the 26.2 miles from Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, the Bronx, and back into Manhattan to the finish line in Central Park on Sunday afternoon.

But for the Reverend Dr. Donald Paine, a marriage and family counselor with a practice in Albany, perseverance and resiliency have taken on a new meaning in this, his 29th New York City Marathon in the last 31 years.

Paine has only missed two New York City Marathons since he took up running, the first back in 1987, when he had begun preaching to a new congregation, the leadership at his church questioned whether their minister should be running on a Sunday, so he kept the sabbath.
"I didn't want to make it a big deal, so the next year I didn't run just to appease the people who didn't want me to run," Paine said. "And then there was a whole groundswell of 'How come you didn't run? You should run! If God gave you the spirit to run, you should run!' So after that I ran every year."
Fifteen months ago, while on an excursion to pick up some windows for his granddaughter's treehouse in Great Barrington, Mass., Paine was hit by a car, suffering fractures of the pelvis and sacrum, as well as bruises and lacerations, among other injuries.
He missed last year's marathon. It's hard to go 26.2 miles in a wheelchair. He completed the course nonetheless, going two miles a day for several days.
Thirty-one years ago, Paine was the impetus behind the race day prayer service near the starting line on Staten Island. Realizing that the timing of the start made it difficult for those who wanted to worship to do so, he approached race organizer Fred Lebow about it.
"There was no prior announcement about it, I just stood on a top set of bleachers and yelled out, 'It's Sunday and the sun is coming out and I want to just worship God and if you want to do that, stay around and we'll sing a little,'" Paine said. "It's intended to give people from all over the world who come to the marathon who have a spiritual heart to share their story about how they thank God for whatever brought them here."
Paine's story was a simple one -- he was preaching about discipline in leading a Christian life, but at nearly 300 pounds, he didn't reflect discipline in his own life. He put on running shoes and slimmed down.
Since 1995, he's run for Fred's Team, an organization that honors his friend Fred Lebow, who passed away from brain cancer in 1994, by raising money for Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
Running for Fred's Team is "like I'm saying thank you to him," Paine said. "I think gratitude is a great part of life... so it brings back a lot of great years of memories of Fred's support of me and it's just a small way I can say thank you to support this memory, his legacy."

BHS Class of 1977 40th Reunion

May 1, 2017 by Michelle Church Awtrey (Register to contact)

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July 15, 2017 Hyannis, Mass Follow the link below to order your tickets.

BHS school Ring Found

March 1, 2014 by Steve Mello (Register to contact)

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I have found a 1962 Brockton High School ring with initials W.E.B inside. It was found among some of my fathers Jewelry he passed away in 1990. Only recently did i realize it was a Brockton High Ring. I don't know the story behind the ring but would like to get it back to the owner or relatives. Contact Me at ***** Respectfully, Steve Mello

reunion class of 2000

November 11, 2010 by Susie Blanchette Shaw (Register to contact)

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Brockton High School Class of 2000 is having its 1st Reunion on Saturday November 27th at the Brockton Holiday Inn. 195 Westgate Dr, 02301. It will be from 7-12midnight. Tickets are $25 before the event & $35 at the door. For tickets email ***** , 401/527/0591 or facebook “Brockton High”. Paypal is available . We encourage our classmates to bring their business cards. This will be a huge networking opportunity and we will be using them in a raffle & possible newsletter post-reunion. Bring yearbooks if possible and any memories shared from those classmates who passed. Cash Bar & tasteful appetizers. We have a professional photographer there to capture all the memories and a fabulous Dj to get ur “fist pumping, dutty wining or bobbing your head”. We can’t wait to see you there!!! Pass the word !!!! –Susie (Blanchette) Shaw

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