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May 19th, 2011

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.

May 18th

MSC knock Lincoln from unbeaten ranks

May 18, 2011

WOONSOCKET — This has been a nightmarish year for Mount St. Charles Academy, a team most folks predicted would again compete for the Division I-North title and embark on a long run in the state tournament.
There have been the injuries. Two of the Mounties’ top players -- ace pitcher Olivia Hendricks (foot injury) and third baseman Nicole Silva (illness) -- out indefinitely. The four losses they suffered in the last inning. The five straight games they stranded 10 or more runners on base.

Another suitor pulls out of Landmark deal

May 18, 2011

WOONSOCKET — Prime Healthcare has now withdrawn its offer for Landmark Medical Center, making it the second bidder to walk away from the court-supervised sale of the troubled hospital in four days.
But this time there was a familiar ring to the Ontario, Calif., company's justification for pulling out — problems with Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Rhode Island.

Raimondo talks to Chamber about state pension crisis

May 18, 2011

LINCOLN — Despite giving a dire assessment of the current condition of the state pension fund, General Treasurer Gina Raimondo told the Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce Wednesday that there is reason for optimism that the state will bring the $9 billion problem under control.
Raimondo said that Gov. Lincoln Chafee, House Speaker Gordon Fox and Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed “are ready to line up and take on pension reform. They are talking about acting quickly, they are talking about a special session, they are talking about working with me to come out with concrete solutions.

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