Your RI Weather Today, Dec. 31, 2021 – John Donnelly

A map showing the weather for friday.

by John Donnelly, meteorologist The latest in a series of weak low pressure features run through the area and kicks up some drizzle and light rain, particularly in the afternoon. Morning lows around 40 rise only to the upper 40’s with a light southerly breeze under overcast skies. _____ John Donnelly was born in Hialeah,…

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GriefSPEAK: The New Year Resolution that almost wasn’t – Mari Nardolillo Dias

A statue of an angel in a cemetery.

By: Mari Nardolillo Dias Carmella had one goal, one resolution. Nothing lofty like many New Year resolutions, yet powerful and significant to her. A fingerprint. To be more exact, her deceased husband’s thumbprint. Carmella’s husband Joaquim passed gently without a sound. She planned to have a wake with an open casket (for the sake of…

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The passing of international artist, Mihail Simeonov, exhibited in Rhode Island

A man standing next to two large sculptures.

We learned of the passing of internationally recognized artist and sculptor, Mikhail Simeonov. Simeonov exhibited in Rhode Island in 2019. On his Facebook page was a notice in Bulgarian. It reads, (with imprecise translation): The sculptor Mihail Simeonov left us. A long winding journey full of hard work and obstacles is over, but the adventure…

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Your Coronavirus Update – Dec. 31, 2021

A man in a suit and tie speaking into a microphone.

Photo: Marc Pappas, head of RI EMA named to head COVID response in Rhode Island RHODE ISLAND & VICINITY Dr. Michael Fine wrote an exclusive story to RINewsToday – “What’s coming…” – see story, here: Boosters for children ages 12 and up will be available as early as Monday. Reidy’s Family Restaurant in Newport…

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Friday Hunting Primer, 12/31/21 – Jeff Gross

A brown dog sitting in the snow with a pheasant.

by Jeff Gross, contributing writer Well, the last stocking ended dismally. After hunting Arcadia and Carolina for 6 hours and seeing nothing more than one set of pheasant tracks in the snow (holdover??) makes one wonder where the pheasants went. I also hunted the woods as well and still saw no tracks. Jada could have…

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Stages of Freedom’s Stories for a New Year

Two people with violins in front of a green background.

Dim the lights, curl up with a blanket, and a cup of cocoa, and be transported by these unforgettable stories by Dylan Thomas and Truman Capote. Stages of Freedom invites you to Stories for a New Year – with Master Storyteller, Robb Dimmick and Music by Cathy Clasper-Torch A Virtual Event! Saturday, January 1st, 2022 – at…

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Your RI Weather Today, Dec. 30, 2021 – John Donnelly

Tuesday's weather map.

by John Donnelly, meteorologist A southern stream low pressure system skirts the coastal area with some early morning light rain expected ending around 8am. Cloud cover remains, and then another weak trough of low pressure sweeps in from the northwest later in the evening with some light showers expected overnight into early Friday. Winds generally…

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Your Coronavirus Update – Dec. 30, 2021

A blue van with the words test check in recovery.

Photo: Vans used in city-wide testing system in Miami, Florida RHODE ISLAND & VICINITY RIDE has said schools will plan on opening as planned next week in Rhode Island. Providence students will return on a staggered schedule. Sunday, there will be a testing site for children on Fricker Street. Here is the schedule – when…

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RI Veterans: Did you know? 30 December 21 – John A. Cianci


Question: How do I get a COVID-19 test for my father, a veteran enrolled at Providence VA Medical Center actively using the Providence VA Medical Center (Providence VAMC)?  He has COVID-19 symptoms, and he has underlying conditions and I don’t know what to do to get him an immediate COVID-19 test? Wendy C, Smithfield RI. Answer:…

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