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Grid working to restore power in Warren

Grid working to restore power in Warren

National Grid workers were on Market Street early Tuesday afternoon attempting to restore power to nearly 2,000 household that lost service around 12:30 p.m. Fallen limbs knocked out lines that fed parts of Market and Child streets, as well as Touisset and surrounding areas. The outage, which originated a few yards from Malik’s Liquor, was


National Grid to detail island upgrades Jan. 27

AQUIDNECK ISLAND — National Grid will host a community information session next week to talk about its $93 million infrastructure upgrade plan and what it means to customers on Aquidneck Island. The meeting will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 27, at the J.H. Gaudet Middle School, 1113 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown. Two more informational sessions

Letter: ‘Lunatic fringe’ to blame for electricity price hike

To the editor: In January, you will receive a painful lesson, which will show you exactly how Rhode Island has become a laughing stock where businesses and retirees are driven away. Your electric bill will sharply increase. That will be caused by a sharp increase in the cost of natural gas, which is the primary


Residents start petition drive to save National Grid building

Over the past week, after raising concerns about National Grid’s deteriorating 19th century brick station adjacent to the Warren/Barrington bridge, concerned residents have started an online petition drive to request that National Grid refurbish the building. As of Tuesday morning, 111 residents had signed. The petition reads thus: For 50 years this Historic Powerhouse has been abandoned and has been

Members of the FIRST LEGO League team, Robo Storm, pose with their presentation material for the disAPPster app in the Emergency Operations Center at the fire station Saturday. They are (from left) Seamus Sullivan, 13; Spencer Dellenbaugh, 12; Isaac Solly, 12; Christian McNeilly, 12; and Ruthie Wood, 13.

Portsmouth kids design ‘killer’ app for emergencies

PORTSMOUTH — A proposal for a smart phone app that would directly connect local residents with first responders and others during emergencies has drawn praise from the director of the town’s Emergency Management Agency (EMA). “I want it right now. Where can I buy it? That’s a killer app,” said John King following the presentation at

Little Compton power nearly restored

LITTLE COMPTON — Fire Department Chief Rick Petrin said Monday morning that power has been restored to “most of the town,” and that only “a few isolated places” don’t have it. He said he would be conferring with National Grid representatives early Monday for a more complete run-down of Little Compton outages.