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City Manager reviews East Providence’s response to Blizzard of 2013

By   /  February 22, 2013  /  Government & Politics, News  /  No Comments

A DPW plow clears a portion of Wampanoag Trail during the Blizzard of 2013.

EAST PROVIDENCE — Considering the amount of snow and how quickly it fell, the various departments of East Providence government performed admirably during the Blizzard of 2013, “Nor’easter Nemo,” on Feb. 8 and 9, according to City Manager Peter Graczykowski. Mr. Graczykowski presented a report during the Feb. 20 City Council meeting on the East […]

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East Providence residents relay their thoughts on ‘Nemo’

By   /  February 14, 2013  /  News  /  No Comments

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EAST PROVIDENCE — Readers of The East Providence Post Facebook page were asked to submit any comments or interesting notes from their experience during Winter Storm Nor’easter Nemo, which rocked the area Friday and Saturday, Feb. 8 and 9. The following is a compilation of submissions: Denise Hicks Neves: I’m just very upset over the […]

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East Providence Fire Department reboots after Winter Storm Nemo

By   /  February 12, 2013  /  News  /  No Comments

Fire engulfs the home at 55 Hazelwood Ave. in Kent Heights early Sunday morning, Feb. 10.

EAST PROVIDENCE — As part of answering in excess of 350 calls over the three-day stretch, the East Providence Fire Department responded to a pair of house fires during Winter Storm Nemo last weekend. Late Saturday evening, Feb. 9, the EPFD answered a call at 60 Ide Ave. Engine 5 from Broadway was the first […]

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Most East Providence schools reopen Tuesday, some delays

By   /  February 11, 2013  /  News, Schools  /  1 Comment

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EAST PROVIDENCE — After two days out due to Winter Storm Nemo, most schools in East Providence, including all those public, will reopen on time Tuesday morning, Feb. 12. Sacred Heart School will also be back in class Tuesday, but with a one-hour delay. Students and parents are asked to use the front door entrance. […]

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East Providence parking technically in effect to midnight

By   /  February 11, 2013  /  News, Police & Crime  /  No Comments

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EAST PROVIDENCE — The parking ban initiated in city Friday, Feb. 8, in anticipation of Winter Storm Nemo technically remains in effect to midnight tonight, though the East Providence Police Department isn’t to enforce it unless it hinders clean-up measures by the Public Works Department. EPPD Major Christopher Parella relayed the information to The Post […]

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Blizzard kept Portsmouth rescue workers busy

By   /  February 11, 2013  /  News  /  No Comments

The second-floor residents of 88 Cove St. were unable to use the stairway because it was blocked by the fire.

PORTSMOUTH — Four people escaped from a two-family Island Park house that had caught fire during the height of the blizzard Friday night. Deputy Chief Michael P. O’Brien said the home suffered extensive damage because the poor road conditions slowed firefighters’ response time. Firefighters received a 911 call of a fire at 88 Cove St. […]

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Blizzard photos of State and Hope in Bristol on Saturday

By   /  February 11, 2013  /  News  /  No Comments

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Some photos taken on Saturday just after the snow stopped falling. These photos were taken along State Street and parts of Downtown Hope Street.

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Unlucky neighborhood: First to lose power, last to get it back

By   /  February 11, 2013  /  News  /  No Comments

A worker from Service Electric in Chattanooga, Tenn., talks to Overhill residents Jack Killion (in blue) and Jeremy Pelland.

Much of Warren let out a sigh of relief Sunday when power started coming back online in the wake of Winter Storm Nemo. It took Overhill Road residents a little longer to celebrate a return to normalcy. Nearly 72 hours after the street first lost power, power was finally restored — temporarily, anyway — at […]

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Power restored on Prudence Island

By   /  February 11, 2013  /  News  /  No Comments

PORTSMOUTH — Power was restored on Prudence Island this morning at about 11:04 a.m., according to the island’s volunteer fire department. The entire island had lost power during the blizzard. A crew from National Grid took the 8:30 a.m. ferry to Prudence on Monday and shortly afterward power was restored. The fire station is still […]

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Everyone in Portsmouth should have power by tonight

By   /  February 11, 2013  /  News  /  No Comments

PORTSMOUTH — Here’s the latest from the Portsmouth Emergency Management Agency: “Additional power company crews have arrived in Portsmouth and are working to restore electric power to the 297 Portsmouth customers still without power. Power should be restored to Riverside and nearby streets in Island Park by 2 p.m. today. Every customer in Portsmouth should […]

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