Sunday, February 10, 2013
Greenwich Cove chronicler and R.I. Future editor Bob Plain snaps some pics of a gorgeous blue heron by the granite arch railroad bridge.
Storms can mess people up. Birds too, it seems. Bob Plain (former editor of this site, now the editor of R.I. Future), who frequently takes pictures of life on and around Greenwich Cove, came upon a heron Saturday morning who was a little out of its element. He wrote: "I haven’t seen a blue heron since the fall, but evidently this youngster got snowed out of his winter hiding spot. He was hanging out by this old granite arch railroad bridge, built around the 1840s, to cross over the Maskerchugg River." Plain took several photos Saturday morning as the blizzard of 2013 was making its way out of town. It's not the first time. He has a whole catalog of photos you can look up on Twitter by searching #egriviera. Plain considers Greenwich Cove…
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Former EG Patch editor Bob Plain captured some beautiful shots during a couple of walks on the cove Monday.
Few people have taken as many photos of Greenwich Cove in the last couple years as Bob Plain (ok, Jeff Stevens, maybe you!). And he almost always uses just his trusty iPhone. Yesterday he shot pictures during a morning walk to Scalloptown Park and an afternoon walk at Goddard Park, and posted them on his website, RI Future. If you are interested in seeing more of Bob's Greenwich Cove pictures, he usually tweets them with the hashtag #egriviera. And, for some of Bob's pictures of the Cove from June, you can check out his Storify on it here. Thanks, Bob, for the great photo series!
Monday, November 26, 2012
Considered by many around the state to be a Republican hotbed, it turns out East Greenwich attracts avowed liberals too.
Mitt Romney may have lost Rhode Island to Barack Obama by a two to one margin, but not in East Greenwich, where he won 3,649 to 3,535, one of only three towns in the state to go Romney. (The other two? Scituate and West Greenwich.) EG also elected (with the help of West Greenwich) the only new Republican state legislator in Rhode Island – Anthony Giarrusso, our new Dist. 30 representative – in a year that saw many state GOP candidate losses. Add to that the re-elected all-GOP Town Council, a GOP majority on the School Committee (4 GOP, 2 Democrats, 1 independent), and a Republican Town Moderator, and it certainly looks like East Greenwich is about as red a town as you can get in blue Rhode Island. So it's interesting to note that some of…
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Former EG Patch/my02818 editor Bob Plain captures the beauty and calm of the upper Cove Tuesday.
It's easy to forget what a beautiful spot we live in here in East Greenwich. The cove isn't prominent in the landscape of the entire town. Our vision of EG is more Main Street than Water Street. But, indeed, we have a treasure in Greenwich Cove – a stretch of waterfront that includes a nature preserve, a working waterfront, several places to eat and, of course, lots of docks. Bob Plain, my predecessor at EG Patch and founding editor of (the late-great) my02818, lives near the cove and has been taking quite a few pictures of the cove and posting them to Twitter – @bobplain – with the hashtag #egriviera. Here's a link to a Storify of his pictures from yesterday.
Thursday, April 12, 2012
The founding editor of my02818.com and EG Patch — now head of RIFuture.org — is named one of Providence Phoenix's 2012 "Local Heroes."
Sunday, January 1, 2012
Former my02818 and EG Patch editor Bob Plain has been on the road for 32 days, reporting on the Occupy movement.
Bob Plain — founding editor of my02818 and East Greenwich Patch — bought a 45-day Amtrack train ticket back in late November and started traveling across the country, stopping at cities along the way and reporting on Occupy movements through his blog. On Sunday, he announced that he's started the long trip back to Rhode Island. After several days in the Northwest, Plain has boarded a train for Los Angeles and plans to take a southerly route back across country, according to his most recent blog post. He's camped, withstood cold and rain, and spent the holidays far from home. Along the way, he's interviewed and videotaped dozens of occupiers to learn their stories. Blog posts have been picked up by The Nation and the Huffington Post. Keep …
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Just minutes after Plain arrived at the Occupy Boston encampment to cover the it, police moved in.
WPRO digital reporter, former EG Patch editor and EG resident Bob Plain was arrested early Monday morning in downtown Boston, along with 140 others, after police cracked down on Occupy Boston protesters. Plain, who was there as a journalist, was charged with unlawful assembly. “I got arrested,” Plain told WPRO news Tuesday around 8:30 a.m. He was driving back from Boston after having spent the night in jail. “I went to Boston to cover the Occupy Boston event. I got up here literally five minutes before the police started making mass arrests.” Plain continued: “I’m trying to get video and audio of it and the next thing I know someone grabs me by the scruff of the neck and throws me to the ground and there are four cops on my back putting …