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Morning News Podcast
8:41 am
Wed March 30, 2011

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Providence, RI – Listen to the WRNI Morning News Podcast for Wednesday, March 30, 2011.

RIPR News
7:13 am
Wed March 30, 2011

Renewable energy gets boost in RI

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.

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Local Features
5:42 pm
Tue March 29, 2011

One Year After the Flood: Perkins Avenue

Perkins Avenue rebuilds after the floods. Photo by: Flo Jonic.

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.

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This I Believe Rhode Island
5:29 pm
Tue March 29, 2011

Angels

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.

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RIPR News
4:37 pm
Tue March 29, 2011

Providence superintendent hands in resignation

Providence superintendent Tom Brady announces his resignation. Photo by: Flo Jonic.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – For the fourth time in eleven years, the city of Providence is in the market for a new superintendent of schools.

Superintendent Tom Brady has tendered his resignation, effective July 15th. At a news conference Tuesday he told reporters that leaving was his own idea.

"It's totally my idea. I approached it with a great deal of thought and the time is right," says Brady.

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RIPR News
3:58 pm
Tue March 29, 2011

Amtrak tweeting for northeast corridor riders

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Amtrak is now tweeting major delays along the northeast corridor.

Followers of @AmtrakNEC will receive notices about extreme delays or a stoppage of rail traffic for the Acela Express and Northeast Regional trains.

Amtrak is already social networking with riders on Twitter and Facebook, but this is a pilot program exclusively for riders on the northeast corridor.

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RIPR News
9:30 am
Tue March 29, 2011

Westerly schools to host community forum on gangs

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.

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Morning News Podcast
7:15 am
Tue March 29, 2011

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Providence, RI – Listen to the WRNI Morning News Podcast for Tuesday, March 29, 2011.

Local Features
5:30 am
Tue March 29, 2011

One Year After the Flood: Aster Street

Bill Place, the Owner of Quality Tile in West Warwick, takes a call in his newly renovated show room.
By Megan Hall

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.

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RIPR News
6:15 pm
Mon March 28, 2011

More Rhode Islanders affected by contaminated pastries

Providence, RI – The number of people affected by contaminated pastries from DeFusco's Bakery is now up to 33.

The Department of Health says they reported symptoms related to salmonella poisoning after eating Zeppoles from the Johnston bakery. Of those, seventeen have been hospitalized.

The Health Department expects more reports of the food borne illness throughout the week.

Symptoms of Salmonella poisoning include diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever.

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