Author Archives: Rich Dionne

Tigers forward Katie Philips shoots over Huskies guard Sarah Barboza on a second half fast break during their game at Mt. Hope on Friday night. 
Photos by Rich Dionne

Tigers take down Huskies in girls’ hoops

Tigers take down Huskies in girls’ hoops

by Eric Dickervitz The Tiverton High School girls’ basketball team overcame a 27-20 halftime deficit against Mt. Hope on Friday, Jan. 30, rallying in the second half to a 53-45 victory. The foul prone Huskies gave the Tigers 36 free throw attempts on which the Tiverton girls capitalized by adding a game-changing 23 points

Rick Souza (left) and Jim Tavares attack a mound of snow.

Photos: Juno blasts through Sakonnet area

By Tom Killin Dalglish SAKONNET AREA — Juno blasted through these towns late Monday through Tuesday leaving plow crews drained after near 35-hour shifts and occasional white-knuckle rides down roads in whiteout conditions. The payoff of all that work — schools were due to reopen Thursday after a two-day closure, roads were mostly in

A snowy owl stops to have a look around at the top of the Audubon building at Sachuest Point in Middletown. Photos by Rich Dionne

Snowy owls are back at Sachuest Point

MIDDLETOWN—A pair of snowy owls basked in the sun while hikers and photographers gazed and snapped photos at Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge on Saturday afternoon. One of the raptors sat on top of a wooden overlook close to the parking lot and was guarded by Audubon staff.  Another soaked in the sun on top of a

Concert band trumpeters Stephen Johnston (mid-left) and Andrew Bowser enjoy the snow during Sleigh Ride. Photos by Rich Dionne

Photos: Rip-roaring good time at BHS Winter Concert

The Barrington High School concert and jazz bands wowed family members and friends with terrific performances during their 2014 Winter Concert at John R. Gray Auditorium on Dec. 9. In front of a jam-packed audience, the concert band played, Blue Ridge Saga, Trail of Tears, Rhosymedre, Mount Everest and Sleigh Ride. The Jazz band played, I Got Plenty

Cammi Burgess of Portsmouth portrays the Queen in Ballet Prestige's rendition of the Nutcracker Sat. Dec. 13.  Photos by Rich Dionne

‘The Nutcracker’ takes the stage Saturday

Ballet Prestige, a Russian style ballet studio located in Barrington under the direction of Vera Kurmasheva and Zhanat Baidaralin, will bring “The Nutcracker” to life in a performance at Martin Mid- dle School on Saturday, Dec. 13. The ballet will feature a number of East Bay dancers, including Barrington’s Isaiah Meness (Nutcracker Prince) and Yalith Axelson

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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