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Coma Coma's Eric Sampson belts out lyrics during their heavy rock set at Fusion Fest at Burr's Hill Park on Saturday. Photos by Rich Dionne

Photos: Rockers fuel Fusion Festival

Photos: Rockers fuel Fusion Festival

Great music, great food and great beer highlighted the 6th annual Fusion Fest at Burr’s Hill Park on Saturday afternoon. Ten bands rocked the shell as the throng enjoyed beer from Trinity Brewhouse and wine from Grapes and Grains and seafood and other entrees from Blount Seafood and Plouf Plouf. The line-up included Foul Weather

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

Orchestra shines in Last Night concert

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:

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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