Thursday, February 14, 2013
The Department of Health is asking private well owners to boil their water as a safety precaution.
Thursday, February 14
Due to the excessive snow from the winter storm and from rainfall on Monday, some private wells may be impacted. The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) reminds Rhode Islanders who lost water pressure or have a flooded well head (surrounded by water), to take steps to ensure the safety of drinking water: For more information visit www.health.ri.gov/drinkingwaterquality/for/privatewellowners/ or call the Health Information Line at 401-222-5960 / RI Relay 711.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Do you think Middletown should enforce the ordinance that requires property owners to clear the walkway?
Four days after the snowfall, many Middletown walkways are still impassable. Although it is the responsibility of the property owner to clear the walkway that abuts their property, residents say the law has been largely ignored by residents. According Middletown Town Ordinance General Regulations 94.01: Do you think Middletown should start fining residents who are out of compliance? Here is what a few people had to say on the Middletown Patch Facebook page. Kim McNicol Yes! Dig out your mailbox, dig out your hydrant and clear your sidewalks!!! This is not a new concept. Lisaandbrian Guarino Only if the town is held accountable for there actions.. i would like a rebate on my taxes for there lack of effort or there extremely poor planning…
Did someone do something nice for you during the storm? Tell them thank you!
"I feel a very unusual sensation - if it is not indigestion, I think it must be gratitude." - Benjamin Disraeli The lights are on, the snow is melting and services are restored — we weathered (the worst) of the storm. Not one of us did it alone. We had National Grid, Red Cross, town employees, volunteers and most importantly, our friends, neighbors and the community. It is our neighbors who picked up the shovels, pushed our cars out of snow, watched our children or maybe just listened. It is those individuals in our lives that get us through the storms of life, but everyday acts of kindness seldom make the headlines. Until today. If someone made this storm easier for you tell them thank you here, in the comment section below. …
Information provided by the Town of Middletown
The Department of Public Works will continue to collect tree limbs and branches that have fallen in the town’s right-of-ways. In most cases, the town will need to wait until a significant amount of snow has melted before cleanup is completed. If the town missed something, please use the Citizen Request feature on the Town’s website and submit a service request: www.middletownri.com --> Online Services --> Citizen Request --> enter personal information --> enter location --> select issue you are reporting and enter your comments (select issue ’02 Request Tree Service’), or call the Department of Public Works at (401) 846-2119. Middletown officials acknowledge that residents have branches and tree limbs that have fallen on their property…
Monday, February 11, 2013
The Town of Middletown has requested that RIPTA begin providing a bus service to our residents who normally use these sidewalks. The service on this route will be provided free of charge.
Snow from the blizzard has made the sidewalks along West Main Road impassable and created a serious public safety hazard concern. The Town of Middletown has requested that RIPTA begin providing a bus service to our residents who normally use these sidewalks. The service on this route will be provided free of charge. RIPTA will be providing hourly service to the residents of Middletown beginning Tuesday and ending on Friday. The service will begin at 7:00 a.m. from Oxbow Apts and conclude at Oxbow Apts. at aprox 7:45 p.m running every hour on the hour. RIPTA will assign a RIDE vehicle, #1251, capable of transporting a maximum of sixteen (16) passengers seated. This vehicle is wheel chair accessible. The following is an aprox. schedule by …
U.S. Postal Service has resumed service Monday.
To get more Middletown updates for Monday Feb. 11, click here. What do I do when my mailbox gets plowed in with snow? The Middletown Department of Public Works can assist you! The easiest way to request assistance is to submit a ‘Citizen Request’ through the Town’s website. Follow the following menu choices to submit your issue: 1. Goto www.middletownri.com, then 2. Select ‘Online Services’ , then 3. Select ‘ Citizen Request’, then a. Enter your personal information, then b. Enter your location, then c. Select the issue you are reporting (please select ‘08 Report Snow Removal Issue’) and enter any comments you may have Or call the Department of Public Works at (401) 846-2119.
Four Portsmouth residents - two adults and two children - jumped to their safety Friday night after a fire trapped them inside their Park Avenue home during the height of the storm.
Seven Portsmouth residents are lucky to be alive after a fire broke out outside a Park Avenue home during the height of the 2013 blizzard Friday night. In what could be described as the worst nightmare for Portsmouth firefighters, a 911 call came in at 11:29 p.m. After a couple hours of lights flickering, most Portsmouth residents lost power for good around 10:30 p.m. Friday. The 911 call described one of the worst possible scenarios for firefighters. A house was on fire. Seven people were trapped inside. All Portsmouth fire crews rushed to the fire at 88 Cove St. in Island Park. However, due to blizzard conditions, the response time was delayed. "It took us 12 minutes to get to the scene. It normally would have taken us four minutes…
On a scale from A-F, what grade would you give Middletown?
Friday's blizzard dumped almost two feet of snow on Middletown, which left the roads impassable, knocked down trees and shut off power to all of Aquidneck Island. The town of Middletown worked to clear the streets and coordinated with National Grid and the Red Cross to set up a regional shelter at Gaudet Middle School for those without heat or power. Middletown fire and police provided transportation to residents who required shelter. On an A - F scale, what grade would you give the town through this winter storm? This relates to plowing, shelter and services. Provide constructive feedback if you give a less than perfect grade. On the Middletown Patch Facebook page, the town received a wide range of grades and feedback. Becky …
Sunday, February 10, 2013
We will continue to refresh this post with updates and closures for Monday, Feb 11
Fire Hydrants Middletown Fire Department encourages residents to clear snow around fire hydrants near their house. This will help the fire department access fire hydrants more quickly in the event of an emergency. Parking Ban Middletown Police have extended the parking ban until 4 p.m. on Monday, Feb 11 Town Offices Town Hall, Library and Senior Center are open Monday U.S. Postal Service Regular deliveries expected. Postal officials are reminding the public to keep all steps and sidewalks clear of snow and ice, so letter carriers can make their deliveries safely. Is your mailbox plowed in with snow? The town can help. Click here for instructions. Trash and Recycling There will be no trash and recycling collection on Monday, Feb. 11 and …
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