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CVS snuffs out tobacco sales

February 5, 2014

WOONSOCKET – As a critical care pulmonologist at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island in Pawtucket, Dr. Eric Gartman has seen firsthand the damage caused by cigarette smoke.

On Wednesday, the day Woonsocket-based CVS Caremark announced it will ban all cigarette sales by October, Gartman was scheduled to meet with at least two patients with lung cancer, the leading cause of cancer death among both men and women, and one of the hardest cancers to treat.

Cumberland’s Fine makes it official, will join father at Bryant

February 5, 2014

CUMBERLAND — The opportunity for a father to coach his son in a college setting does not come around very often.

For Cumberland High senior Joe Fine, you can officially swap out “opportunity” and replace it with “reality.”
Beginning this fall, there will be two Fines on the football sideline occupied by Bryant University. Head coach Marty Fine listed son Joe as part of the program’s latest recruiting effort on Wednesday. The Bulldogs’ 22-player class includes players from 10 different states with 11 being from New England.

Ready to fly like an Eagle: Lincoln’s Saine heads to Boston College football program

February 5, 2014

LINCOLN — Oseh-Lie Saine is officially a member of Boston College’s football program. In the eyes of the 2013 Lincoln High graduate who signed a pretty important document Wednesday, it’s a significant step that runs the gamut of emotions.

“It feels really, really good,” a clearly jubilant Saine expressed when reached later the same day. “It’s a day I’ve been waiting for a long time and for it to finally come, it hit me (Tuesday night) and I was just like, ‘wow.’ Signing that paper just felt great. It’s real and I think I’m still on cloud nine.”

With Hervieux back, Lincoln/Cumberland co-op girls' hockey squad pursues return to postseason

February 5, 2014

LINCOLN — Although she didn't want to, Lauren Hervieux did a lot of watching from the sidelines as her Lincoln/Cumberland Co-op teammates competed.
Naturally, the premier senior defenseman would've preferred to take the ice with them and help in her usual ways – battling in the corners, stealing pucks, squelching 2-on-1 breakaways.
She couldn't, of course, after dislocating and fracturing her kneecap at a Lincoln varsity soccer practice back on Nov. 7, the afternoon before a pivotal state tournament semifinal.

Thomas C. Caron

February 5, 2014

Thomas C. Caron

WOONSOCKET- Thomas C. Caron, 66 of Woonsocket, died February 1, 2014 in Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. Delivered by Santa Claus on December 25, 1947, he was the son of the late Arthur and Alice (Boulris) Caron.
Mr. Caron worked as a computer systems analyst for EMC, Hopkinton, for over twenty-one years and had previously worked for Avery Dennison for many years. A 1966 graduate of Woonsocket High School, Tom was a boots on the ground Vietnam Veteran who never spoke of his experience. He was a fan of 1950's music and dance and everyone who met him found friendship.

Frederick B. Smith Jr

February 5, 2014

Frederick B. Smith Jr.

NORTH GROSVENORDALE, CT- Frederick B. Smith Jr., 81, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in UMass Memorial Medical Center, Worcester, MA. He was the husband of Brenda (Salvas) Smith.
Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Frederick Sr. and Lucy (Gregory) Smith.
He worked at Zambarano Hospital as a Physical Therapy Aid before retiring in 1993. He was a member of the Mason's, Granite Lodge #26 of Harrisville, and he loved fishing.

Lincoln's Saine signs with Boston College football team

February 5, 2014

LINCOLN –National Signing Day 2014 in college football circles is well underway this morning and we have some news concerning a local prospect to pass along.

Oseh-Lie Saine, a 2013 graduate of Lincoln High School, has officially joined the Boston College football team. The news was announced via Twitter under @BCFootballNews: “Osei-Lie Saine joins the BC football team! The DL earned all-Rhode Island 1st-team honors at Lincoln HS.”

BC lists Saine as a defensive end who measures out at 6-foot-4, 265 pounds. He played a post-graduate year at Worcester Academy this past autumn.

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