Conjure up in your mind one of those lovely, bucolic Rhode Island days where you are lounging on the shore overlooking Narragansett Bay, a sumptuous meal laid out on a blanket, and all of a sudden, bam, your gourmet meal has been invaded by a parade of ants. Or perhaps you are gazing at a beautiful array of birds nibbling at your backyard feeder when, bam, some dastardly squirrel chases your feathered friends away. Don't we just detest these common annoyances, those pesky creatures that dare to invade our tranquil moments? Mike Fink tells us that such common irritations are in the eye of the beholder.
PROVIDENCE, RI - A powerful winter storm headed for New England has power company workers on standby to respond to outages. That's because high winds expected with this storm could down trees and power lines. National Grid spokeswoman Debbie Drew says the company is on alert for any problems.
"We've activated our emergency response system. And we're watching the storm track very closely," said Drew. "That helps us determine where best to deploy crews so we can get them to hard hit areas quickly."