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Baseball teams in squeeze mode as playoffs loom

May 19, 2011

The recent string of rainy weather, resulting in a myriad of postponements, will not impede the high school baseball playoffs from starting on time.
The Interscholastic League sent out a reminder to coaches on Thursday – the fourth consecutive day that wetness impacted the high school scene – that Monday is still the last day of the regular season. The brackets in Division I and II will be distributed to the schools on Tuesday with Wednesday serving as the official opening of the postseason.

Alliance, Blackstone River credit unions to merge

May 19, 2011

PAWTUCKET — There's strength in numbers. That's why the merger of two longstanding and successful credit unions is good news for local residents in this challenging economy.
Alliance Blackstone Valley Federal Credit Union, of Pawtucket, and Blackstone River Federal Credit Union, headquartered in Woonsocket, are merging.
The announcement by credit union officials was made this week, with the legal merger set to take place on Sept. 30.

The cigarette tax debate

May 19, 2011

WOONSOCKET — James DeForest doesn't have to wonder how much cigarette business he's losing to neighboring Massachusetts. His customers tell him right to his face.
“As it stands now customers verbally discuss how much cheaper tobacco is in Massachusetts,” said the manager of JB Liquors on Social Street.
“They will actually make another stop to avoid purchasing cigarettes in our store.”

Mondy leaving Providence

May 19, 2011

PROVIDENCE — The first offseason departure has arrived for Providence College as the school announced Thursday that sophomore guard Duke Mondy has been released from his commitment.
Mondy departs after a 2010-11 campaign that saw the Michigan native sit out the final four games of the season. At the time the only thing PC officials said about Mondy’s situation was that it was a "coach's decision." Mondy did appear at Ed Cooley’s introductary press conference in March, telling Blackstone Valley Sports when asked to clarify his situation that, “I’m good, just can’t wait to play.”

Gerald R. Deragon

May 19, 2011

Gerald R. Deragon

FORT MYERS, FL- Gerald R. Deragon, 73, of Fort Myers, FL, entered into eternal peace early morning on May 9, 2011.
A Funeral Mass will take place at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 3357 Mendon Rd., Cumberland, RI on Saturday, June 11, at 10:00 AM, with the burial service following at St. John the Baptist Cemetery. To view the obituary and sign the book guest please visit www.horizonfunerals.com

Carole L. Quinley

May 19, 2011

Carole L. Quinley

NO. SMITHFIELD- Carole L. (Marshall) Quinley, of Bradenton, Fl, formerly of No. Smithfield, died Thursday, May 19, 2011. She was the wife of the late Eugene A. Quinley.
Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late George W. and Gladys (Bibbins) Marshall.

Jean-Paul Lambert

May 19, 2011

Jean-Paul Lambert

CAPE COD- Jean-Paul Lambert, formerly of Woonsocket, died Wednesday May 18, 2011 in the McCarthy Care Center in Sandwich, Massachusetts. He was the husband of Alice T. (Ouellet) Lambert for almost 70 years.
Born in St. Cuthbert, Canada, Jean-Paul was the son of the late Oscar and Marie (Turcotte) Lambert. He resided in Woonsocket most of his life, and relocated to Cape Cod two years ago.

Lois B. Fortin

May 19, 2011

Lois B. Fortin

LINCOLN- Lois B. (Vivier) Fortin, 74, of School Street, died Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. She was the wife of Gabriel Fortin. Mr. & Mrs. Fortin were to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary in July.
Born in Valley Falls, a daughter of the late Henry and Elizabeth (Slater) Vivier, she had lived in the Albion section of Lincoln for the past fifty years.
Mrs. Fortin was a communicant of St. Ambrose Church, Albion.

Richard G. Crotty

May 19, 2011

Richard G. Crotty

PASCOAG- Richard G. Crotty, 85, of Pascoag, R.I. and formerly of Worcester, Mass., died Wednesday, May 18, 2011 in Pascoag.

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