Five Things for Monday: Valuable Books, Winter Storm of 1898 & More
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East Providence Weather:
- Monday: Sunny, with a high near 48. West wind 6 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.
- Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 29. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
The Fraternity of St. Francis Xavier food pantry, 81 N Carpenter St., is open every Monday from 9:30 to 11:20 am and 6 to 7:30 pm. A valid government ID is needed.
Find out if your old books are valuable at the Weaver Library on Monday, Nov. 26, at 7 pm with the East Providence Historical Society and book dealer Ray Rickman. Bring up to 3 books for a free appraisal.
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This Day in History: A powerful early winter storm batters the New England coast on this day in 1898, killing at least 450 people in New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts. It was Thanksgiving Day when strong winds, in excess of 40 miles per hour, began blowing from the Atlantic Ocean across the New England coast. This was followed, in short order, by gales from the other direction. Equally strong winds roared across upstate New York from the west.