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After-hours treatment center for kids just what the doctor ordered

July 13, 2012

CUMBERLAND – You don’t have to be a parent to know that children don’t get sick during business hours. And if they happen to, it isn’t until today’s busy parents come home from work that they invariably find out about it and start looking for medical attention.
And so Dr. Peter Yasigian was often needed in the office until seven or eight o’clock at night, tending to the usual afflictions of his pediatric caseload, from sore throats and sprains to coughs and croup.
There had to be a better way.

Judge dismisses fair funding lawsuit

July 13, 2012

WOONSOCKET – The city won't be getting any additional school funding from the state in the near future, at least not through legal action.
That was the outcome of a successful move by the state to block the city from winning a hearing on its school funding lawsuit in Superior Court.
Judge Nettie C. Vogel on Thursday issued a 31-page decision ruling in favor of the state's motion to dismiss the case filed by both the Woonsocket and Pawtucket school districts while noting earlier court decisions to the same effect.

Twin River chief touts benefits of table games

July 13, 2012

PAWTUCKET — Starting on Monday, television commercials for new cars, fast food restaurants and Schtickies will be joined by spots urging you to approve table games such as blackjack, craps and roulette at Lincoln’s Twin River gambling emporium.
Boasting that Twin River is “doing extremely well” and growing revenue while much larger casinos in the region are struggling, CEO John Taylor shared the company’s strategy to expand to table games with the Pawtucket Rotary Club Thursday.

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