The regional warming shelter for East Greenwich is Warwick Vets, but perhaps we can help out closer to home
I've heard from a couple of readers asking about warming shelters. The warming shelter for our region is Warwick Vets High School in Warwick. And the Community Room at the EG Police Department is available, with heat and plugs. But how about helping our out-of-power neighbors with warm food, charging stations and, perhaps, a bed for the night? If you've got power and are willing to help, consider reaching out to those you know who are dark. Maybe it's an impromtu dinner invitation or slumber party. Let's see if we can help make these next hours/days easier. Any suggestions of how to organize this effort are appreciated!
Should those in dark neighborhoods postpone Halloween activities, or head to other, powered, areas?
There's scary, and there's SCARY. Trick-or-treating without light of any kind (street lights, house lights, etc.) may be a bit much. So those residents without power are wondering what to do? One idea is to travel to a neighborhood with power (I live on the Hill and I'm heading out to buy extra candy just in case ...). Another is to postpone Halloween for a day or two or three. Gov. Lincoln Chafee issued a press release encouraging caution tonight. "Our state is still dealing with the effects of Hurricane Sandy. These include extensive damage to roadways and sidewalks, fallen trees, downed power lines, and widespread power outages. Anyone out – whether driving or on foot – in areas with debris and without power must exercise extreme …