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Saturday brought a cold and rainy day to the East Bay but it also brought a very special visit. Santa and Mrs. Claus dropped by the Audubon Educational Center in Bristol to take some pictures, share some smiles and hear a few Christmas lists. The 16th annual Photos with Santa brought out more than 300 area families

Santa Claus is greeted with a warm hug when he steps down from the Warren Fire Department's ladder truck in front of town hall. 
Photos by Rich Dionne

Photos: Santa helps kick off Warren Holiday Festival

WARREN—Children with balloons craned their necks up towards the sky as the merry elf in red waved down to them from atop of Warren’s massive ladder truck blinking with red and green lights on Friday, November, 28. A few hours before, the Warren Holiday Festival kicked off  featuring a fire show by A Different Spin, a stilt walker, chowder

Gabe Medeiros, 3, finishes eating a piece of bread during the Island Child Care Center of Bristol's first Thanksgiving feast on Tuesday morning. Eli Mazzone,3 (left) and Penny Farrell, 3, (right) look on. Photos by Richard W. Dionne, Jr.

Local kids feast, learn about first Thanksgiving

Local children who attend the Island Child Care Center on Hope Street were treated to a Thanksgiving feast while learning the history behind the original meal shared by Pilgrims and Native Americans. Students dressed up in Pilgrim hats and bonnets and Native American head dresses they made at the school, and enjoyed a Thanksgiving feast

Huskies goalkeeper Samantha Eddy jumps up and grabs a crucial East Greenwich corner kick to take away a big Avengers scoring bid in the second half. Photos by Rich Dionne

Mt. Hope girls soccer beats EG, 2-1, gains semifinals

Mt. Hope High School defeated East Greenwich, 2-1,  in the Division I quarterfinals at East Greenwich High School on Saturday. The Huskies down 1-0, in in the first half while playing against a gusty wind and rain, gained the wind and mounted a comeback in the second half. Huskies sophomore forward Michaela Goglia out ran Avengers defenders

Lori Richard casts her fishing pole into the water from Grinnell's Beach.
Photos by Rich Dionne

Birthday tautog

TIVERTON—Lori Richard casts from Grinnell’s Beach in Tiverton by Stone Bridge last Friday morning. It was her birthday and she and her husband, Daniel, decided to spend the day fishing at a spot they have visited for nearly three years. The couple used to drive to Little Compton to fish, but found it tougher to

Eagles teammates celebrate with Senior goalkeeper Grecia Restituyo after they defeated East Greenwich, 2-0, in the D-I semifinals game on Wednesday night. Photos by Rich Dionne

Photos: Eagles field hockey team gains D-I final

BRISTOL—The Barrington field hockey team dispatched of the first place East Greenwich Avengers, 2-0, in their Division one semifinals game at Roger Williams University on Wednesday night. Senior captain Elizabeth Dolan scored twice and senior goalkeeper Grecia Restituyo and her defense shut out the Avengers for the Eagles. Barrington overcame a sluggish start and a called back goal by the

David Medeiros gives his daughter Emily a kiss during the Eagles senior night celebration at halftime during their game against Mt. Hope at Victory Field on Friday night. 
Photos by Rich Dionne

Girls soccer: Huskies shut out Eagles, 4-0

BARRINGTON—The Mt. Hope girls soccer team soundly defeated Barrington, 4-0, at Victory Field on Friday night. The win boosts Mt. Hope’s Division I East record to, 7-5-3, and drops the Eagles record to, 4-8-3. At halftime the Eagles handed out flowers to the Huskies’ seniors and their own during their senior night celebration.

Homecoming King and Queen, Morgan Chaves and Justin Ursini pose gracefully for photographers after the ceremony during halftime of the Huskies football game against Rogers High School. Photos by Rich Dionne

Ursini and Chaves are Mt. Hope’s king and queen

BRISTOL—Justin Ursini and Morgan Chaves were named Mt. Hope High School’s Homecoming King and Queen during halftime of the Huskies football game against Rogers High School at Thomas Vendituoli Field on Friday night. The Mt. Hope marching band and cheerleaders performed for the exuberant crowd before the Homecoming court was announced.