Author Archives: Rich Dionne

Russ Cornell of Cornell Farm in Dartmouth tells fest goers how he used an 1880 seeder at the family farm. The spry seeder still has rye seed in it, used after the corn season to keep the soil from drying out. 
Photos by Rich Dionne

A harvest worth celebrating in Westport

A harvest worth celebrating in Westport

By Bruce Burdett Season finale draws crowds down to the Westport town farm. Over 800 people flocked to Westport Town Farm Saturday afternoon to celebrate the harvest, enjoy spirited bluegrass, pet baby goats and enjoy home-grown food. Farm Manager Steve Connors said this season brought special reason to celebrate, with one of the best growing

Barrington High School students Teddy Kurkoski and Charlotte Ruda are named Homecoming king and queen during halftime of the Barrington and East Providence football game on Friday night. Photos by Rich Dionne

Kurkoski, Ruda are BHS Homecoming king and queen

BARRINGTON—Teddy Kurkoski and Charlotte Ruda were announced Barrington High School Homecoming king and queen during halftime of the Eagles football game against East Providence at Victory field on Friday night. The Homecoming court and school classes paraded around the football field in floats throwing streamers and candy into the stands. After the cheerleaders and East Providence

Giant pumpkin viewers look on during the weight off. Photos by Rich Dionne

Photos: Giant pumpkin records nearly squashed

By Ted Hayes The pumpkins were huge, and a squash lived up to its name by flattening the state record when gardeners on steroids converged on Frerichs Farm Sunday for the annual Southern New England Giant Pumpkin Growers’ annual weigh-off. Lexington, Mass. grower Charles Lieber, who moonlights as a chemistry professor at Harvard University, took the top

Charlie Leiber of Lexington, Mass. poses with his first place 1870 pound pumpkin. Photos by Rich Dionne

Leiber’s pumpkin king of the giants

WARREN—After loading dozens of pumpkins onto the weighing platform all day, Lexington, Mass. pumpkin grower Charlie Leiber watched his ginormous pumpkin out weigh the others with a weight of 1870 pounds at Frerich’s Farms 2014 Southern New England Giant Pumpkin Growers Weigh Off on Sunday afternoon. Steve Sperry of Johnston, took second place and was


Photos: Barrington tops Tiverton volleyball

TIVERTON—Rachel Nassau and Abby Finan lead the Barrington High School girls volleyball team as they defeated the spirited Tiverton Tigers, three games to one (25-23, 25-10, 24-26, 25-18), on Thursday night at Tiveton High School. Nassau had eight digs and two aces and Finan had six kills and three aces. Backed by a boisterous crowd, the spunky Tigers broke

Huskies sophomore Forward Michaela Goglia heads a ball with Eagles Freshman defender Isabella Ceseretti draped over her back during their match on Friday evening. Photos by Rich Dionne

Girls soccer: Huskies and Eagles duel to a tie

Barrington High School rallied late in the game and scored on a free kick to tie Mt. Hope High School, 1-1, in a Division I East girls soccer match-up on Friday evening. The Huskies lead the division with a, 4-3-1, record and Barrington stands in second place with a, 3-3-2, record.

Penn State Division I wrestler Rohan Murphy speaks to Mt. Hope High School students about how take on challenges and preserve. Photos by Rich Dionne

Inspirational wrestler urges Mt. Hope students to dream

Inspirational speaker Rohan Murphy spoke with Mt. Hope High School students in the school auditorium on Friday morning. Mr. Murphy urged the students to dream and push their limits, stating that challenges are a part of every student’s life. Mr. Murphy knew what he was talking about. Due to a severe birth defect, Mr. Murphy had

Portsmouth freshman striker Marykate McGuire attempts to take down a pass with her foot amidst a host of Barrington defenders from left, Heather Osman, Leah Hoder and Elinor Coogan. 
Photos by Rich Dionne

Photos: Portsmouth girls soccer bests Barrington

The Portsmouth girls soccer team beat Barrington, 3-2, at Victory field on Wednesday, Sept. 17. The Lady Patriots improved their record in Division I East to 2-2-1 while the Eagles went to 2-3-1. The Barrington Youth Soccer Association provided entertainment for the crowd by playing two scrimmage games during the half.

Eagles freshman midfielder Harrison Browne and Patriots junior forward Bryce Gough collide while chasing a Barrington goal kick. Photos by Rich Dionne

Photos: Barrington soccer tops Portsmouth

The Barrington High School Soccer team topped Portsmouth, 1-0, at Victory Field on Wednesday night. The win evens the Eagles record at 2-2 in Division I League play and drops the Patriots to 1-3. At halftime, the Barrington Youth Soccer Association entertained the crowd with two scrimmage games.      

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

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