Tag Archives: Hurricane Sandy

Superstorm Sandy causes major flooding in parts of Portsmouth, including in Common Fence Point and Island Park (pictured). Photo by Jim McGaw.

Grant will help remove Sandy’s mess in Portsmouth

Grant will help remove Sandy’s mess in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — More than 10 tons of marine debris left behind by Superstorm Sandy in Portsmouth in 2012 will be removed thanks to a grant received by the R.I. Department of Environmental Management (DEM). The department has received $250,000 through an agreement with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to assess, remove and dispose

Students and teachers from Barrington High School take a break during their community service project trip to New Dorp, Staten Island.

Barrington students visit Staten Island for day of work

A group of students from the Barrington High School Interact Club traveled to New Dorp, Staten Island, N.Y. on Saturday to help the community, which had been hit hard by Hurricane Sandy in late October. The local teenagers helped clean up beaches, fill supply boxes and assist homeowners in that area who are trying to

Hurricane Sandy brought down trees around town, including this one on Terrace Avenue.

Barrington news in 2012

  Local schools weren’t the only places to make this news this year. Here are a few of the other stories that will be remembered from 2012: Plastic bags — The town’s ordinance banning plastic bags at the point of sale officially took effect Jan. 1. The issue received plenty of attention beginning last spring

Students in Jackie Pereira's second grade class at Sowams School show off their slippers on Wednesday morning. Students and teachers at Sowams raised more than $1,500 for the victims of Hurricane Sandy.

Barrington students raise $1,500 by wearing ‘Slippers for Sandy’

  Students at Sowams Elementary School in Barrington slipped on their slippers during the school day while raising more than $1,500 for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. On Wednesday, students could trade a $1 donation for permission to wear slippers in school. The fund-raiser, titled “Slippers for Sandy,” helped raise $1,541.21, which organizers planned to

A group of volunteers from in and around Little Compton pose next to one of the 15-passenger vans which transported them and supplies to Rockaway Beach in New York on Nov. 4. Volunteers will make a second trip down on Sunday.

Little Compton seeks help for Sandy victims in NY

LITTLE COMPTON — Chuck Barend’s visited many different Third World countries, and the memories of the living conditions he witnessed all came flooding back when he saw the devastation in the Rockaway Beach section of Queens, NY after Hurricane Sandy. “There’s no power, there’s no water, there’s no heat. It definitely seems like a Third World country,

Photos by Rich Dionne
South Shore Beach was severely damaged by Hurricane Sandy's storm surge.

FEMA tours South Shore Beach, other hard-hit places

TIVERTON, LITTLE COMPTON — With power restored to all but a few Tiverton and Little Compton households by the end of last week, officials in the two communities turned to damage assessment. It wasn’t pretty. Hurricane Sandy reduced Little Compton’s South Shore Beach to cobble and rocks, and little or no sand. Just last spring,

Tiverton schools open Wednesday; lights go on overnight

TIVERTON — All Tiverton schools will be open again and operating Wednesday, Oct. 31, following late night power restoration efforts Tuesday by National Grid crews. Buses will run their normal schedules. Schools had been closed Monday and Tuesday due to power outages and the effects of Hurricane Sandy. The announcement that all schools would be up