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HOPKINS HILL ROAD in Coventry was beginning to be covered in snow despite the efforts of plow trucks early on Tuesday. The nor'easter that is hitting New England is still expected to dump upwards of a foot of show or more in the region. / PBN PHOTO/ROB BORKOWSKI

Raimondo, state officials urge safety as latest nor’easter commences

PROVIDENCE — Calling it a “very serious storm,” Gov. Gina M. Raimondo addressed the media at the R.I. Emergency Management Agency in Cranston Tuesday...
ALL OF RHODE ISLAND as well as Massachusetts and Connecticut are under a Winter Storm Warning from the National Weather Service, which expects 10-15 inches of snow to fall on the region, with localized accumulation of up to 18 inches. / COURTESY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE

Latest nor’easter set to dump 10-15 inches of snow on R.I.

PROVIDENCE – Mother Nature is targeting New England, once again.For the third time in less than two weeks, a significant nor’easter is expected to...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO and Lt. Gov. Daniel J. McKee are not entirely in agreement over the response of National Grid Rhode Island to the recent storms. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO / COURTESY TOWN OF CUMBERLAND

Did National Grid do a good job restoring power to the...

While the official responses to the speed and effectiveness of National Grid Rhode Island are contradictory – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo thinks the utility...
THE R.I. DIVISION OF PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS has asked National Grid Rhode Island to pare its proposed rate increase by 75.2 percent. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/STEVE HOCKSTEIN

Glocester wells off with electricity as National Grid wraps repairs

GLOCESTER – By 5:30 p.m. Thursday, National Grid reported about 7,549 people in Rhode Island were without electrical service after a nor'easter dumped heavy...

National Weather Service issues winter storm warning for southern Providence, western...

PROVIDENCE – The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for Southern Providence County and Western Kent County including Providence, Coventry and...
PUBLIC RESPONSE to National Grid Rhode Island's storm preparedness was mixed. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/DANIEL ACKER

National Grid, Raimondo differ with McKee on utility’s response to March...

PROVIDENCE — National Grid Rhode Island has restored electric service to most of the initial 150,000 who lost power during the March 2 nor’easter,...
FRIDAY'S STORM has already caused power outages in Rhode Island and Massachusetts and is expected to intensify throughout the course of the day. / COURTESY NWS

Storm rolls over R.I. causing power outages, threatening flooding

PROVIDENCE -  High wind warnings and flood advisories have been issued for all of Rhode Island and Bristol County, Mass., by the National Weather...

NatGrid must
 adjust rates 
as taxes fall

The R.I. Public Utilities Commission has asked National Grid PLC to recalculate its rate request for gas and electricity delivery based on the drop...
THURSDAY'S SNOW STORM is expected to bring up to 12 inches of snow. Above, a snowstorm in Providence in January 2015. / PBN FILE PHOTO/FRANK MULLIN

R.I. officials urge caution during Thursday winter storm

PROVIDENCE – As Thursday’s storm nears Rhode Island, state officials are urging caution.The storm is expected to begin in the area at about 1...
SPARK A REACTION? National Grid Rhode Island President Timothy F. Horan believes that the gas and electricity utility's rate hike request is justified by increased operating costs as well as its efforts to upgrade the distribution network for both its energy commodities. Do you? / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Where do you stand on the National Grid rate hike request?

National Grid Rhode Island has filed for the ability to add $71.6 million to its “base distribution rates” for both electricity and natural gas...
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