Providence, RI – Life is full of trials and tribulations. That we know. We also know that when life gets us down, the most fortunate among us are able to climb out of the depths and, indeed, thrive in ways that once may have seemed unimaginable. Such has been the case for Amelia Allard.
Allard is a Providence native, a graduate of Smith College, and a former WRNI employee. A writer, artist, teacher, she recently relocated to Boston.
Providence, R.I. – The National Weather Service is placing nearly the entire state under a heat advisory today.
Meteorologists say the heat and humidity will combine to produce a heat index ranging from 100 to 104. Newport County and Block Island are the only section of the state that are not under the heat advisory.
Washington – Amtrak says it is prepared to take care of passengers if their trains break down and lose air conditioning amid an intense heat wave along the northeast corridor.
Amtrak announced the plans Tuesday as steamy temperatures were forecast along the nation's busiest passenger rail line.
Extra water is being stored on trains and rescue locomotives are positioned every 30 to 50 miles along the corridor. Mechanical technicians also will ride trains to troubleshoot problems and restart locomotives.
Providence, R.I. – U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse will be in Rhode Island this week to tour a job training center.
The Democrat is scheduled to visit with staff at the Family Resources Community Action Employment and Training Center in Woonsocket on Tuesday.
Congress adjourned for a weeklong Independence Day recess without extending federal unemployment benefits. Whitehouse's office says the U.S. Department of Labor estimates that 5,000 Rhode Islanders will lose unemployment insurance benefits by July 10.