Your RI Weekend Weather Wrap – Jan. 29/30, John Donnelly

Saturday's weather in new hampshire.

by John Donnelly, meteorologist Saturday 1/29/22: Attach whatever hype you want to it, it’ll likely fit while it’s happening. A winter storm hits with blizzard conditions at times, which is defined as “sustained winds over 35 mph and visibility less than ¼ mile for at least three hours”. Portions of southeastern New England will see…

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Traditional design is healthier – David Brussat

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by David Brussat, Architecture Here and There, contributing writer Photo: Six examples of traditional architectural design from around the world that incorporate an intuitive understanding of multiple fractals. (Classical Planning Institute) Without thinking much about it, most people prefer traditional architecture. Now it seems as if more detailed and ornamental styles of design for buildings…

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Your Coronavirus Update – Jan. 29, 2022

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RHODE ISLAND & VICINITY Due to the winter storm, all state-run COVID-19 testing and vaccination sites will be closed on Saturday, January 29th. This includes the vaccination sites at Sockanosset Cross Road and the Rhode Island Convention Center, and all testing sites scheduled through Additionally, the testing site at CCRI Warwick that normally operates 24 hours a…

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Your RI Weather Today, Jan. 28, 2022 – John Donnelly

A map showing the weather for friday in massachusetts.

by John Donnelly, meteorologist A weak cold front will do little more than reinforce the cool air in place and provide a base for the upcoming storm to utilize. We’ll see the first action from the storm later on in the evening with the first flakes drifting down around 9 pm. Conditions will quickly turn…

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Heating Assistance available from the RI Good Neighbor Energy Fund

United way of rhode island.

As winter temperatures continue to drop, the sponsoring energy companies of the Rhode Island Good Neighbor Energy Fund and its administrator, United Way of Rhode Island, encourage households facing economic hardship to apply for home heating assistance through the Fund.  Those in need can determine their eligibility for assistance by contacting their local Community Action…

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GriefSPEAK: Happy Birthday, Bobby – Mari Nardolillo Dias

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By: Mari Nardolillo Dias “If you’re lost you can look and you will find me, time after time” (Cyndi Lauper) Tuesday, January 25th was my brother Bobby’s 68th birthday – his first in heaven.  Only six months since his sudden and untimely death. My plan was to bring a butterfly on a wire (so it…

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Off-season Weekend Round-Up – Jeff Gross

A flyer for the fishing expo with an image of a train.

By Jeff Gross, contributing writer The Amherst Train show is a go! The show will operate regardless of snowfall. Supposedly, Springfield is going to receive 4-7 inches.  Basically, a dusting for us New Englanders. So, kick in the 4WD or your AWD, as we will be there!  No 4WD to get there on Saturday, then…

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