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Friars, Tar Heels persevered through varying levels of frustration to reach tonight's NCAA tourney opener

March 20, 2014

SAN ANTONIO — Let’s remove all the tradition and corresponding subplots from the equation.

Instead, let’s delve into how Providence and North Carolina arrived at this particular juncture – a second-round matchup in the NCAA Tournament that’s on tap Friday night (7:20 tip) at the AT&T Center. The two schools may have arrived at the same destination, yet it’s safe to say that the steps taken to get here were vastly different.

Providence College stands to benefit financially from NCAA Tournament appearance

March 20, 2014

SAN ANTONIO — There’s no question that the NCAA Tournament is the equivalent of a Fortune 500 company. Between the 14-year, nearly $11 million television agreement that CBS and Turner Sports entered into back in 2010 and the presence of recognizable corporate sponsors such as AT&T and The Coca-Cola Company, it wouldn’t come as a shock to learn that they’re printing money at NCAA headquarters in Indianapolis.

The question is, just how big of a slice of mince pie do NCAA participants such as Providence receive?

Cumberland hockey team blasts PSW in opener of Division II title series; Game 2 is tonight at Brown

March 20, 2014

Sports editor emeritus
PROVIDENCE – Cumberland put its sterling credentials on the Meehan Auditorium ice for all to see on Thursday night in the Division II championship opener against the co-op team from Providence Country Day, St. Raphael Academy and Wheeler.

Bank robbery suspect pleads guilty

March 20, 2014

CUMBERLAND – A local man is facing up to 45 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to robbing two banks in 2012, including a Citizens Bank branch at 70 Mendon Road.
Joseph G. Petrarca, 50, entered the plea this week in U.S. District Court, Providence, U.S. Attorney Peter Neronha said in a statement Thursday.
During an appearance before Chief Judge William E. Smith, Petrarca admitted that he robbed Citizens Bank on Dec. 26, 2012, of $1,764 and that he robbed a Washington Trust Company branch office in Cranston of $9,595 on Jan. 15, 2013.
Read the full story in Thursday's paper.

Jeannette Armstrong

March 20, 2014

Jeannette Armstrong

NORTH SMITHFIELD- Jeannette (Brunelle) Armstrong, 78, of Mendon Rd., died March 18, 2014 at home. She was the wife of the late Kenneth Armstrong.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Joseph L. and Simone Brunelle.
Mrs. Armstrong was a homemaker, but in her later years, she worked as an Activity Aid for the Woonsocket Health Center. Jeannette was an avid card player and was a part of several Pitch leagues.

Henry A. Tessier

March 20, 2014

Henry A. Tessier

WOONSOCKET- Tessier, Henry A. of Woonsocket died March 16, 2014 at his home. He had been the husband of the late Agnes (Leduc) and Rita (Dussault) Tessier.
He was a World War II Army Air Corp veteran.
He is survived by his grandchildren, Christopher, Amanda, and Amandalyn Tessier. He is also survived by several great grandchildren. He was the father of the late Henry Jr. and Paul Tessier and brother of the late Eugene Tessier. Services are private.

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