I have lived on the Southerly side of PVD for 44 years. This morning, while sitting on my porch, I heard an approaching aircraft heading towards my house, the noise was very alarming to me, I knew this was not normal, I jumped up, just in time to see a large jet, twin engine, private, or at least that is my impression, go by just over the trees to the side. In all my years here, I have never witnessed such a low altitude take off. There was a low ceiling, no doubt, but why would he stay so low, for such a distance. It was very unnerving. I live about 1/2 mile from the Southerly end of the main runway.
[Edited 2011-08-14 16:20:42]