Thursday, November 8, 2012
A sailboat moored in the cove broke free Wednesday and the Harbormaster's own boat sunk overnight.
Usually by this time of year, Harbormaster Jim Cullen's job is done for the season. But with Hurricane Sandy last week and this week's nor'easter, Cullen has had his hands full. Worse still, his own boat sunk overnight Wednesday. On Wednesday, a sailboat moored near the boat ramp at Goddard Park came loose in the storm and ran aground in the mud flats off Scalloptown Park. Cullen notified the boat's owner and they were able to free the boat. He said it wasn't clear if the boat damaged any other boats. Then, Thursday morning, someone noticed that Cullen's boat, which was tied up at the town dock, was largely submerged. "Someone called the [police] station and they called me," Cullen said. "I don't really know what happened," he said …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Your guide for life in East Greenwich today, Nov. 7.
Whew! Our long national election season has ended. More than 7,000 East Greenwich residents voted yesterday (including absentee ballots, which haven’t officially been counted but there were more than 500 of them!). We’ve got the returns in town races here. In the state Senate Dist. 35 race here. We will have more election news as the day progresses – check back! Planning Board meeting: At tonight’s meeting, former chair Brad Bishop (just elected to a full term on the Town Council) will be recognized for his years of service on the board. In addition, the panel will discuss inter-municipal zone change applications and the ongoing Comprehensive Plan update. The meeting takes place in Council Chambers at Town Hall and starts at 7 p.m. …
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Driving is a bit treacherous tonight - be careful!
Across southern Rhode Island tonight, there is a wintery mess out there. The rain turned to a sleety snow around 7 p.m. Wind gusts up to 47 mph will continue through the night, with possible thunder. The snow will continue into the morning, possibly turning to rain late morning. It will clear up as the afternoon, with a high temperature of 44 degrees. The good news: no precipitation is predicted for Monday, Halloween. If you have photos of the snow, share them here.
Here in southern Rhode Island, with a forecast of 1 to 3 inches overnight, we're better off than our northern neighbors.
If you haven't pulled out your gloves, hats, snow boots and shovels yet - now's the time. According to the National Weather Service, we can expect 1 to 3 inches of snow in southern Rhode Island overnight, bookended by rain - a sloppy, chilly mess. The rain will continue today, with total rainfall of a quarter to a half inch. Northeast winds will be around 16 mph with gusts as high as 29 mph, according to the report. There could be some thunder tonight, with the rain turning to all snow after 3 a.m., with a low temperature of 32 degrees. On Sunday, snow is likely in the morning, with a chance of rain into the afternoon. New snow accumulation of less than 1 inch is predicted.