Friday, January 20, 2012
Show us if you woke up to a mini winter wonderland or if you just had to sweep the dusting of snow off of your car.
Did you find a light coating of snow on your grass this morning? Did you have to whip out the de-icer and snow scraper to clean off your car? Shortly after the first snowflakes fell on Thursday night, we asked Facebook users whether they thought they would be waking up to a mere dusting or a couple of inches of snow. Christine Turgeon Thivierge said she was expecting "just enough for a messy commute in the morning," while Rebecca and Linda Oliveira suggested that it would only be a dusting. For some residents, due to the unseasonable dry and warm winter season, the snow may be a welcomed sight. Use the comments section and the photo uploader to show us what you woke up to this morning.
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Looking for the positive after the storm.
Yesterday I went to Rod’s Grille for breakfast with my friend Elizabeth. In the course of our lazy morning conversation I told her I had decided this week to make peace with the weather. No matter what, I would choose not to get upset by temperature or precipitation. “I’ll never understand why we complain about what we can’t control,” she said. There are legitimate reasons for complaint this time of year – treacherous sidewalks, injuries, and dangerous road conditions among them. But, there’s another kind of complaining, a sort-of general discontent that goes along with living in New England where you’re cold five months of the year. That’s the kind of malaise I was hoping to conquer. Waking this morning to another half foot of snow – …
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Letter to the Editor from Warren resident, David Silvia
Thursday, January 13, 2011
I am the Warren resident that has had a one man fight with our town leaders regarding the road conditions and sidewalks in this town. Five years ago, I was struck on Child Street while being pushed in my wheelchair because of the condition of the sidewalks and the 12+ build up of snow and ice. On my way to the council meeting this past Tuesday night I stopped at Tom’s market for a few items and as I proceeded up Child Street, the entire section of sidewalk from Cutler Street to the Bike path was covered in snow and ice. This is the new sidewalk which was replaced and it is still unusable. Why, because our town officials don’t have the funds to plow sidewalks and they pass an ordinance to make it the responsibility of the property owner…
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Two local chiropractors offer tips for safe shoveling, sledding and walking.
The white winter blanket across the land might look quaint, but snow and ice pose a number of potential hazards to the human body. Shoveling, sledding, or even just walking in the winter need to be done with care so as to avoid sprains, bruises, breaks and other such maladies. Dr. Mark V. Alano of Coastal Chiropractic Group in Bristol and Dr. David Van Amberg of Van Amberg Family Chiropractic in Warren both say the group that experiences the most amount of injuries, particularly with shoveling snow, are those with pre-existing problems. Dr Van Amberg adds, “People who don’t have any kind of regular exercise routine or do nothing to strengthen their body are more susceptible to injury as well.” Shoveling Shoveling can do a number on one’s …
Patch took to the snow-covered streets to visit with some locals who were braving the weather to have fun in the snow.
As the snow continues to fall and blow around, local residents have been enjoying throwing snowballs and sledding on hills around town. Patch joined families at Burr's Hill Park and Colt State Park for some sledding. Take a look at our video to see what kids around town had to say about the snow day.
Monday, December 27, 2010
Local businesses and residents carry on with normal plans after snow storm.
In Warren, Main Street was cleared of snow by Monday morning at 10:30, but passing cars were few and far between. Most people out on the streets were there to scrape cars and shovel walkways, though many of the sidewalks and driveways remained untouched. Former Town Council member Joe DePasquale pushed through the knee deep snow on Jefferson Street outside the Armory building with his snow blower. As he has been doing for years, DePasquale had already made sure any spots on Main Street that weren't yet shoveled were cleared. In downtown, several businesses were already open including Delekta's Pharmacy, Subway, Dunkin' Donuts and Cumberland Farms. Billy Manzo, Jr., co-owner of Federal Hill Pizza, said it took him an hour to drive from …