Monday, May 6, 2013
You can do it all by yourself, it's all at your fingertips.
HOW TO POST AN EVENT 1) If you are not a Patch User and don’t have an account, you will need to Log In at the top of the home page and sign up and register for a password. Once that is completed you can add an event to the Patch calendar. 2) Next click Post your own event" at the bottom of the events calendar on the Home page. 3) Once on the screen, type in the name of your event and tab to the date. A calendar will pop up. Insert the appropriate date. 4) Tab to the time and enter the start and end time using a.m. or p.m. 5) If the Event will take place more than once, tab to This event happens more than once or is an ongoing event and click on it. You can choose every day, every week, or every month and then enter those dates as well…
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Newport police brought down a gunman Tuesday at the same time as lawmakers unveiled a package of gun control bills. Do you think the proposed laws could improve public saftey?
In an paradigm of coincidence Tuesday afternoon, at the same time that Rhode Island lawmakers were unveiling a package of gun control bills, Newport police were bringing down an alleged gunman. Police confirmed the suspect, 21-year-old Tyquan Mitchell, did not have a permit to legally carry a gun. The proposed laws would increase penalties and close loopholes on gun crimes, add mental-health background checks and ban semi-automatic assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. After allegedly waving the gun in the Park Holm area, police said Mitchell fled in a car to Miantonomi Park, where he was brought down by gunpoint. Police said children who were playing at the park ran from the scene. Police found a loaded .22 short caliber as well …
A reader reflects on her mother's lesson that "there are no bad people just bad actions," as it relates to media reports and gossip related to the investigation of Middletown High School teacher Patrick Aywlard
Thursday, March 28, 2013
A reader is asking residents to petition to raise the speed limit around the "Jamestown speed trap"
Resident Roger A. Bennis writes a letter to the editor.
Thursday, March 28
Editor, I have followed the news articles on the hardships that the Sakonnet Bridge Tolls would have upon businesses and people traveling to and from Aquidneck Island, and found them to be both an interesting foray into normally unexplored regions of investigative reporting, and a lack of understanding of the total impact of the proposed toll. While it is interesting to investigate the hardships that the toll would impose, it should also be recognized that tolls in general are a tax burden that, like all tax burdens, will be a hardship upon many people. All taxes should be investigated to determine if benefits justify the hardships; or more accurately if benefits and the spread of benefits to recipients - justify hardships and the …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
TSA has announced that items that were previously prohibited will be allowed, including pocket knives.
Beginning April 25, several items that are currently prohibited on planes will be allowed, including small pocket knives, announced TSA Administrator John S. Pistole. TSA said the change would align them more closely with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards. The decision to allow knives has raised many eyebrows including those of Delta Air Lines’ CEO Richard Anderson who said it would increase safety risks, according to ABC news. On the Middletown Patch Facebook page, many residents said they do not feel comfortable with the decision to allow knives. “I think I should be allowed more than 3 oz of shampoo before a pocket knife,” said Becky Peckham. Ken Gillen agreed. “Knives don't need to be on a plane,” he said…
Monday, March 11, 2013
A reader has made a petition to asks the President to fund the Whitehouse tours by eliminating the First Family's summer vacation on Martha's Vineyard.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
A lawmaker would like to make it legal for military service members between the ages of 18 and 21 to drink alcohol
A bill expected to be heard at the State House Wednesday that would make it legal for military service members between the ages of 18 and 21 to drink alcohol in Rhode Island. The legislation (H 5603), introduced by Rep. Thomas Winfield (D-Glocester, Smithfield) would apply to active military members with a valid military identification. Last June, Middetown Police issued several underage drinking summons after they responded to a farewell party for a soldier who was deployed to Afghanistan. A 21-year-old and a 22-year-old, were cited under the social host ordinance. Writing from Afghanistan on Tuesday, the solider provided the following statement on Patch (corrected for typos), “If I'm getting shipped off to Afghanistan to fulfill …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
A letter from reader Nancy Green on the issue of gun control
Saturday, February 16, 2013
After an asteroid and a meteor came extremely close to the earth's surface on Friday, some say NASA should receive additional funds to find and track potentially dangerous space objects.
On Saturday a “small army of workers” began cleanup work after the sonic waves from a meteor struck rural Russia Friday morning, reported the Associated Press. The meteor, which took NASA by surprise, injured at least 1,200 people and shattered 50 acres of windows. At least two individuals were reported to be in serious condition on Saturday. A few hours later, a known asteroid (2012 DA14) passed just 17,000 miles above the Earth’s surface. Brown University’s Associate Professor of Physics, Ian Dell’Antonio told WPRO the two close calls were an unrelated coincidence. “Something like [the meteor] happens a couple times a year,” Dell’Antonio told WPRO. “And they’re usually not splashed all over YouTube because they occur in more remote …