Transportation

Providence-To-Newport Ferry Coming On Line

By July 1st? Not much to look at right now but plenty of workers were beavering about with trucks, pavers, and front-end loaders today. It could happen and it will be great to have the ferry back. Some details from the Providence Journal: The ferry will run three round trips between Providence and Newport on …

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Hopkins, Brown . . . Amendola

One more Patriot calls Benefit Street home. Nobody knows why, but apparently New England Patriots’ wide receiver Danny Amendola now lives on Benefit Street and he’s already fighting with the neighbors. In a controversy that absolutely no one is calling Carport-Gate, Amendola has erected a non-conforming structure behind his house. According to the ProJo, He …

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‘Smokey And The Bandit’ At MotB

(7.31) In 1977 it was illegal to sell Coors beer east of the Mississippi River without a permit. This must be distinctly understood, or nothing wonderful can come of the story I am going to relate. Tonight’s Movies on the Block film is the much-beloved 1977 redneck chase comedy “Smokey and the Bandit” directed by …

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Air Quality Alert Day Thursday (Also Friday) — Free RIPTA

The Department of Environmental Management has declared Thursday, July 18, an Air Quality Alert Day. Ditto for Friday, July 19th. The DEM warns that people should limit outdoor exercise and stay in air conditioning when possible, particularly in the early evening.  Elevated ozone levels can aggravate asthma and other respiratory aliments. The children, elderly and …

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Air Quality Alert

(6.24/25) The Department of Environmental Management has declared Monday, June 24, an Air Quality Alert Day. [Extended through Tuesday, June 25.] The Department of Health warns that unhealthy levels of ozone can cause throat irritation, coughing, chest pain, shortness of breath, increased susceptibility to respiratory infection and  aggravation of asthma and other respiratory ailments.  These …

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Air Quality Alert Day Thursday, Free RIPTA — Friday Too

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is predicting that air quality will reach unhealthy levels in Rhode Island on Thursday, May 30. Unhealthy conditions along the southern sections of Rhode Island on Thursday and moderate elsewhere. Unhealthy conditions on Friday across the state as southwest flow brings heat, humidity and pollution. All RIPTA regular …

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Motorcycle Art At Tsetse Gallery

If the House of Fabergé made motorcycle helmets . . . Now through May 4th the Tsetse Gallery in downtown Providence will feature creatively designed helmets, gas tanks, clothing, and art from New England artisans. The gallery’s mission is to increase access to the arts, encourage young artistic talent, and promote individual and community development …

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Stripers In The Bucket?

Interesting cover story by Bryan Rourke in today’s ProJo — “Icon or eyesore?” — about the Seekonk River Drawbridge and what, if anything, should be done about it. Finished back in 1908, this railroad bridge connecting Providence and East Providence opened up for the last time in the late 70’s, and that’s the familiar silhouette …

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