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Twin River CEO banking on ‘convenience gaming’

January 16, 2014

LINCOLN – Despite impending competition from both resort-style casinos and slot parlors in Massachusetts, Twin River will remain a “convenience gaming” facility for the foreseeable future, John Taylor, chairman of Twin River Worldwide Holdings, told a business audience Thursday.

The newly-installed table games like blackjack and roulette “are showing a lot of strength,” Taylor said at a breakfast meeting of the Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce at Twin River, but he acknowledged that “the slots business is softening a bit.”

For full story, see Page 1 of Friday's Times.

High school grad rates on rise

January 16, 2014

PAWTUCKET — Although the official data hasn’t been released yet from the state, Schools Superintendent Deborah Cylke says the graduation rates at both Shea and Tolman high schools have improved dramatically under the state-imposed “transformation” plan.

Stephen T. Nason

January 16, 2014

Stephen T. Nason

CENTRAL FALLS - Stephen T. Nason, 78 passed on January 14, 2014. Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Howard and Eileen (Burke) Nason.
He is survived by two daughters, Melissa Nason of Naugatuck,CT and Dawn Maghfour, six grandchildren children, Jeremy, Joshua, Emily, Jessenia, Layla and Lena, a sister Mary Allard and the brother of the late James Nason.

James Nason

January 16, 2014

James Nason

CENTRAL FALLS - James Nason, 73 passed on January 12, 2014. Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Howard and Eileen (Burke) Nason.
He leaves behind a sister Mary Allard. He was the brother of the late Stephen T. Mason.
A service will be held Friday at 1pm in the Keefe Funeral Home, Five Higginson Ave, Lincoln. Burial will be in Notre Dame Cemetery, Pawtucket. Relatives and friends are invited and may visit one hour prior to the service. For online condolences visit www.thekeefefuneralhome.com

Cotton far from the only option in Friars' arsenal

January 16, 2014

PROVIDENCE – It’s starting to happen. Bryce Cotton is staring at the probability of roughly two months remaining in his Providence College basketball career.

As time becomes the senior’s enemy, so too does the sense that the adjectives specifically reserved to describe Cotton’s on-court playmaking abilities are seemingly stuck on repeat. Long ago, games of 20 or more points went from the exception to the rule for Cotton. When a player crosses over such a rarified threshold, in turn it becomes easy for fans to fall into a state of complacency.

 

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