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Mike Dechaine strives to top the pool world

It is December 13, 2012 and York Hall, in the East End of London, is electric. The Mosconi Cup, one of the most prestigious events in pool, is coming to a dramatic close.
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By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  January 18, 2013
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Mike Dechaine shoots for Number One

It is December 13, 2012 and York Hall, in the East End of London, is electric. The Mosconi Cup, one of the most prestigious events in pool, is coming to a dramatic close.
Great ball of fire
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  January 18, 2013
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Visiting the Pool Noodle Quarry

From the "where's it from" series.
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By DAVID KISH  |  July 06, 2012
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Pro pool comes to Providence

Mike "The Fireball" Dechaine, the second-ranked pool player in the nation, sits in a large, rounded booth at Snookers sports and billiards bar on Ashburton Street.
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By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  August 05, 2011
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Peeing in the pool

Uh-oh.
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By DAVID KISH  |  July 08, 2011
Meet the Mayor: Silhouette Lounge

Meet the Mayor: Silhouette Lounge


Welcome to "Meet the Mayor," a segment in which we interview local Foursquare Mayors in their natural habitats.Silhouette LoungeMercer Smith How long have you been...
By Barry Thompson  |  December 03, 2010


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One hundred years of rackin' 'em up on Smith Street

When Gustavo Costanzo purchased pool and liquor licenses from the city of Providence in 1909, first-class stamps sold for two cents and 46 stars adorned the US flag.
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By PHILIP EIL  |  March 11, 2009
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The Pool

Chris Smith, maker of the hilarious indie gems American Job and American Movie , set this quietly moving story in the Indian state of Goa, using a mostly non-professional cast.  
Quietly moving, and full of dark secrets
By BETSY SHERMAN  |  October 01, 2008