Archive - Oct 28, 2010
NORTH KINGSTOWN â Last Wednesday, Rhode Island ACLU volunteer attorney Richard Sinapi filed a federal lawsuit against the town challenging the townâs ordinance that âdiscriminatorilyâ limits the posting of political signs in town. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of independent Congressional candidate John Matson. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week's Standard Times Newspaper.
EXETER â Over 30,000 children and adults are affected by cystic fibrosis (CF) in this country. CF is an inherited, chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system. One Exeter-West Greenwich High School senior has devoted her entire senior project on CF awareness and will be following a three year-old girl in her fight against the disease. As part of her project, Sequin Del Tufo has organized a 5K walk/run on Nov. 14 at Goddard Park, East Greenwich, to help make strides in CF research.
NORTH KINGSTOWN â Consolidation of both school and town administration offices to the former Wickford Elementary School, 99 Philips St. is still the plan. But, before that, Edward Rowse Architects will conduct a study on the final details of the project. The study will cost $19,500, which is negotiable, and will either be paid for out of the townâs capital reserve fund or the undesignated fund balance. âI think the price is awfully high, but thatâs just my observation. We have a facilities sub-committee thatâs made up of skilled contractors.
In addition to updates on the Kimberly Fry trial and Beechwood House stories, this week's Standard Times has three pages worth of election-related Letters to the Editors as Candidates jockey to get the word out on their stances and views prior to the Election. In addition, Martha Smith profiles a local business whose bark is definitely sweeter than its bite with a feature on Doggiefood.com, a specialty web site devoted to sweet treats for man's best friend. What are you waiting for? Pick out a copy of the Standard Times at newsstands today.