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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 04-18-2019

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BREEZE PHOTO BY TOM WARD A trio of women decide to check their phones while waiting in the long lines at Dave's Marketplace on Monday. They are, from left, LISA MORRIS, SANDRA HIGGINBOTHAM, and HANNAH LEONARD, all from Cumberland. Dave's is especially busy as Stop & Shop supermarket remains closed for a strike by unionized workers. Stop & Shop's pain is other stores' gain. Grocery markets across the area are seeing a surge in foot traffic and food sales during the ongoing strike by workers at the chain. With Easter and Passover approach- ing, and many trying to find new spots to buy their food, those lines are expected to get longer. Some shoppers seemed confused by the sudden influx of other customers at their regular shopping spots, appar- ently unaware of the connection between that boost in customers and the strike at Stop & Shop, where parking Other grocery stores jammed as Stop & Shop strike continues By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor CUMBERLAND – Fifty-six years after Maurice Jaquay died in the worst submarine disaster in the nation's his- tory, his wife Carol Jaquay received Navy honors Jaquay 56 years later By MELANIE THIBEAULT Valley Breeze Staff Writer See NAVY, Page 21 See STRIKE, Page 23 LINCOLN – As legislation that would expand the scope of sports betting activities in Rhode Island appears before the General Assembly this spring, officials in Lincoln are hoping to secure an additional $100,000 in compensa- tion for the town for its role as host community for Twin River. Passed last year, the original legis- lation that legalized sports gambling in state casinos allocated revenues garnered from sports wagering to the state (51 percent), the state's vendor IGT/William Hill (32 percent) and the host facility Twin River Casino (17 percent). Under the agreement, the town of Lincoln was allocated a flat fee of $100,000 annually for being the host community. The Lincoln Town Council on Tuesday passed a resolution sup- porting passage of Bill 2019-S0382 to funnel more money Lincoln's way and agreed to send copies of the resolution to the governor, state representatives and speaker of the house. "The town of Lincoln believes this allocated annual amount should have been higher due to increased activity at Twin River Casino," stat- Lincoln aims for increase in sports betting compensation By NICOLE DOTZENROD Valley Breeze Staff Writer See BETTING, Page 16 ©2019 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. Serving Cumberland and Lincoln Breeze THE VALLEY FREE APRIL 18-24, 2019 Is Your Nest Egg Shrinking? We'll help you get your investments and retirement back on track. Contact us to stop being sold investments, and to start investing. 2374 Diamond Hill Road • Cumberland, RI 401-475-7570 • Michael Aragao President/Portfolio Manager Happy Easter from all of us at… Call us for a "FREE market analysis" MeMber 300 Front St., Lincoln 724-8660 WWW.LAMONTAGNEREALESTATE.COM Lisa LaMontagne Beausoleil, Carol LaMontagne & Keri LaMontagne-Croteau Wills & Trusts Estate Planning & Settlement The Law Office of George M. Prescott Esquire Rhode Island does not have a procedure for the certification or recognition of specialization by lawyers. 300 Front Street Lincoln, Rhode Island 02865 Telephone – 401.726.5577 No fee for initial consultation.

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