Blackstone River http://ripr.org en Rivers Rising Across Rhode Island http://ripr.org/post/rivers-rising-across-rhode-island <p>All eyes are on the Pawtuxet and Pawcatuck rivers as they are expected to rise even higher Friday night. The Blackstone River is also rising.</p><p>Two inches of rain fell between Thursday and Friday morning, according to the National Weather Service. It came in what was already a soggy week in Rhode Island. All the rain has pushed the Pawtuxet River to more than a foot above flood stage. The National Weather Service expects it to crest at 11 feet and remain high through Saturday night.</p> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 19:20:39 +0000 Catherine Welch 16925 at http://ripr.org The Push to Turn Blackstone Heritage Corridor into a National Park http://ripr.org/post/push-turn-blackstone-heritage-corridor-national-park <p>The U.S. Secretary of the Interior was in Rhode Island Friday touring parts of the <a href="http://www.blackstonevalleycorridor.org/">Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor</a>. The visit highlighted a push to make the corridor part of the National Park System.</p> Fri, 31 May 2013 19:48:53 +0000 Catherine Welch 16157 at http://ripr.org The Push to Turn Blackstone Heritage Corridor into a National Park