PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Renewable energy in Rhode Island is getting a boost from two new projects. Bristol's Safeway Auto Services has announced plans to construct a wind turbine on its grounds, and the state's largest solar-farm has been planned at East Providence's former Forbes Street Landfill. At 10 to 15-megawatts, The Forbes St. project would be the largest solar facility in the state. The Bristol and East Providence projects have received $125,000 and $200,310 respectively in grants from the Economic Development Corporation.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – This week marks one year since the devastating March floods of 2010. More than 26,000 Rhode Island households were under water. No city or town was spared. But damage was most severe in Cranston, Warwick and West Warwick because of the Pawtuxet River which crested at over twice flood stage.
WRNI – In a perfect world, all of us would be sensitive to the suffering of others, and would do what we can to ease their path in life. For some of us, this would take the form of large-scale social change that addresses the nagging problems of poverty, oppression, and injustice in our world. For others, it means providing nurture and succor to one person at a time. Both are essential, of course. And as 13-year-old Nick Lowinger tells us, these efforts can begin, literally, with a single step.
Providence, RI – Westerly school officials have invited an expert on gang activity to speak with parents and students after a violent incident near a Westerly school.
Some parents have raised concerns since a student from another area was severely beaten in January. Westerly Superintendent Roy Seitsinger says police have found no evidence of gang activity at Westerly High School.
Providence, RI – By MEGAN HALL It's been a year since the floods. And while homes and businesses were flooded out across the state, the Pawtuxet River caused the most damage in places like Aster Street in West Warwick, where businesses are still slowly recovering.
Rhode Island's Health Department doesn't know if the nuclear fallout in Japan has affected Rhode Island's water system. That's because the Ocean State no longer tests for radioactive particles in its drinking water.
Annemarie Beardsworth with the Rhode Island Department of Health says based on the information the state does have, residents don't need to worry.