Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Temperatures could drop into the single digits tonight – here are some tips.
Baby, it’s cold outside, and it’s going to get colder. On the roads, that can lead to icy conditions, as road salt doesn’t work as well in temperatures below 20 degrees, according to EG Public Works Director Joe Duarte. He said his department would be monitoring roadway ice accumulation. But it’s something to keep in mind on walkways around your home too. You might want to try calcium chloride on your walkways, which works at lower temperatures. You can pick some up at Benny’s. Frozen pipes are another problem, especially for those of us in older houses. If you have pipes that are near exposed areas, follow the tips below. The other big priority is, of course, staying warm. If you do not have enough money to pay for heat, there is help. …
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Your guide for life in East Greenwich today, June 21.
Too Darn Hot! Today will be a lot like yesterday. In other words – hot! Remember to drink plenty of water today and make sure your pets have water, too. If you live near an elderly person, you might want to stop by or give a call to make sure they’re ok. For some relief from the heat, Swift Community Center will be open until 4:30 p.m. It’s comfortable, cool, and spacious. And, the Police Department’s Community Room is also available. It stays open 24 hours a day. Knitting & Crocheting at the Library: If you love knitting and crocheting, or if you are just taking it up, this is the group for you. They meet weekly at the East Greenwich Free Library from 1 to 3 p.m. All are welcome. Blogging for EG Patch: The fame! The glory. The prestige! …
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Heatstroke can be fatal for pets. The Humane Society of the United States reminds pet owners to make sure their dog gets plenty of water and to limit the intensity of exercise.
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Wednesday, June 20, 2012
According to the National Weather Service, Rhode Island is on the cusp of a brutal, if brief, heat wave. The NWS is predicting a high temperature of 96 on Wednesday and 97 on Thursday. The following column was originally printed on July 22, 2011. The Humane Society of the United States offers the following tips for keeping your pets safe and cool during the extreme heat this week: Never leave your pets in a parked car. On a warm day, temperatures inside a vehicle can rise rapidly to dangerous levels. On an 85 degree day, for example, the temperature inside a car with the windows opened slightly can reach 102 degrees within 10 minutes. After 30 minutes, the temperature will reach 120 degrees. Your pet may suffer irreversible organ damage …
Friday, July 22, 2011
Here are five things you need to know about East Greenwich today, July 22.
Yes, it’s still hot: And you are getting tired of hearing about it. Fair enough. So, instead, EG Patch is going to remind everyone of how much we hate February, when there’s 6 inches of snow on the ground that then gets covered up with a nice layer of ice, and the wind’s blowing, and you can’t find your gloves, and your ears are cold and you just spent $500 filling up your oil tank. There - now don’t you feel better? Farmers Market: Friday is market day at Goddard Park. You know the drill: loads of vendors selling everything from string beans and tomatoes to lobsters and clams to baked goods. If you don’t know the drill, it’s high time you made your way there to see and experience it for yourself. It’s what summer’s all about. From 9am to …
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
There is no air conditioning and the building's ventilation system is not yet fully operational.
School and building officials admit that the new Cole Middle School is warmer than it’s supposed to be, saying that the digital temperature control system is still being worked on. “It’s never going to feel like an air-conditioned room would,” said Jon Winikur at the School Committee meeting Tuesday night. “But it should feel better than it does.” Winikur reminded the School Committee that only certain areas of the new building have air conditioning, including the administration offices and the media center. The cost of cooling the entire building was deemed too expensive. "There was a conscious decision not to air condition this building," he said. However, he said, there is a ventilation system in place to provide air movement throughout…