Author Archives: Rich Dionne

Cellist Aristides Rivas has his eyes on conductor Francisco Noya during the philharmonic's rendition of Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture."
Photos by Rich Dionne

Overcast skies and a threat of a downpour loomed over Bristol Harbor as the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra played to thousands at Independence Park on Sunday evening during the annual Last Night concert on Sunday, Aug. 31. The orchestra played all of the favorites, Wagner’s “Ride of the Valkyries,” Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture” and a selection from 2001:

From left, Henry Cabral, Jim Gervais, Joe Simeone and Mark DeFelice work the scorer's booth during the RI State Little Championship hosted by Bristol. Photos by Rich Dionne

From Bristol to Bristol, Little League champs on their way

While Thursday, July 24 was a great day for the Cumberland American Little League team of 11 and 12 year-olds after defeating Cranston Western, 8 to 7, the week-long Rhode Island State Championship Tournament was also a win for King Philip Little League, the organization selected to host this year’s event. From the team dinner


Two teams share lead at CVS Caremark Charity Classic

BARRINGTON – Two teams sit on top of the leaderboard after Monday’s first round of the 2014 CVS Caremark Charity Classic. FedExCup points leader Jimmy Walker and Peter Jacobsen and defending champions Bo Van Pelt and Steve Stricker, finished at 9-under-par 62, one stroke ahead of Bill Haas and tournament co-host Billy Andrade. Hot on


Photos: Bristol celebrates Flag Day

BRISTOL—East bay residents gathered to celebrate the annual Flag Day ceremony at the Bristol Town Common on Saturday evening. David Barboza, the 2014 Bristol Fourth of July Parade Chief Marshal, recited Red Skeleton’s poem of the meaning of the Pledge of Allegiance during the ceremony. “I, me, an individual, a committee of one. Pledge,  dedicate all of my worldly goods to


East bay residents enjoy Columbus ships

BRISTOL—Hundreds snapped photos and toured the Christopher Columbus vessels, Nina and Pinta, that were docked at the Herreshoff Marine Museum over the weekend. The ships are exact replicas of the of the original Nina and Pinta that Christopher Columbus used during his voyages across the Atlantic Ocean to America in 1492.  On Monday the ships left Bristol harbor


Photos: Barrington graduates shine

BARRINGTON—A sun-soaked Victory Field was the scene for 2014 Barrington High School graduation on Sunday, June 8, where 245 seniors received their diplomas. The hour-and-a-half ceremony went off seamlessly, as onlookers packed the bleachers at the school. The seniors marched onto the field as the Barrington High School concert band played the traditional “Pomp and


East Providence nine crush Central in opener

EAST PROVIDENCE — East Providence High School baseball team crushed Central, 12-2, at Pierce Field on Sunday in a best-of-three Division II playoff semifinals series. Game 2 of the semis is scheduled for Monday, June 9. A third game, if necessary, is set for Tuesday, June 10. The winners move on to the Division II championship series

Photo by Rich Dionne
Riverside's Taylor Babcock winds up for a pitch.

Riverside girls softball beats Chariho, heads to semifinals

  The Riverside girls softball team crushed undefeated Chariho, 10-1, in the quarterfinals game on Friday afternoon. The Vikings offense exploded for seven runs in the first inning. Raevyn Watson led off with a walk.  Caroline Feeley then executed a perfect bunt. Consecutive singles by Alyssa Guarino and Shelby Mello scored Watson and Feeley. Chariho’s ace pitcher then walked the


Photos: Barrington girls lacrosse win D-I championship

PROVIDENCE—Barrington’s Lady Eagles defeated Moses Brown, 14-11, to win the RIIL Division I Girls Lacrosse Championship at Brown University on Saturday evening. The Lady Eagles led from start to finish despite a scoring drought and a let down in the second half where the Quakers cut their lead to, 12-10, with 3:29 left to go in

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