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Blizzard cleanup continues

January 28, 2015

With the Blizzard of 2015 headed out to sea, the clouds gave way to partial sun just after 9:30 Wednesday morning, a welcome respite for residents slowly digging out from a powerful storm that dumped upwards of three feet of snow in Southern New England.
Massachusetts and Rhode Island lifted statewide driving bans at midnight on Tuesday, and trains, buses and subways were back to normal service Wednesday, although there were plenty of delays for the morning commute.

RI governor declares state of emergency

January 26, 2015

PROVIDENCE – With the Blizzard of 2015 shaping as one of the most damaging on record, Gov. Gina Raimondo on Monday declared a state of emergency until further notice, banishing vehicular travel as of midnight as crews prepared for a multi-day chore of restoring power and clearing roads.
Raimondo struck a tone of dire urgency during a briefing at the Statehouse, strongly advising storm preppers to get their business finished and get off the roads voluntarily by 8 last night, but she said that by midnight a travel ban would be strictly enforced by the state police.

Bigger than the Blizzard of ‘78?

January 25, 2015

Weather forecasts for a potentially massive blizzard striking Rhode Island and nearby Massachusetts had Woonsocket’s Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt shifting into weather emergency mode on Sunday as communities throughout the state geared up for what could be a demanding multi-day challenge to their resources.

Baldelli-Hunt received assurances from her director of public works, Steve D’Agostino, that the highway department’s plows and sanders and their drivers would be ready for the many hours of work ahead, just as her executive peers in nearby communities were also informed.

R.I. urged to invest in ‘human capital’

January 24, 2015

THE CONVENTIONAL wisdom of Washington politics is that President Barack Obama’s proposal for a national plan to abolish the cost of tuition for a two-year college degree is dead on arrival.

Jim Purcell, the state’s new commissioner of postsecondary education, hopes that isn’t true. But even if it is, Purcell says it’s way past time for the state to do something on its own to make a college education more affordable.

Showgoers become captains of dreams

January 23, 2015

PROVIDENCE – At 16 years old, Zach Pope and Dan Calandro aren’t exactly old salty dogs, but they do know a thing or two about boats.

Both juniors at the Sound School Regional Vocational Aquaculture Center, a marine-themed magnet school in Connecticut, Pope and Calandro have studied maritime history, boat building and oceanography, yet even they were impressed with the sheer number of boats and watercraft that filled the Rhode Island Convention Center, where the 22nd annual Providence Boat Show opened Friday and continues today and Sunday.

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With the Blizzard of 2015 headed out to sea, the clouds gave way to partial sun just after 9:30 Wednesday morning, a...
PROVIDENCE – With the Blizzard of 2015 shaping as one of the most damaging on record, Gov. Gina Raimondo on Monday...
Weather forecasts for a potentially massive blizzard striking Rhode Island and nearby Massachusetts had Woonsocket’s...

 

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