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 townâ€™s ordinance that â€śdiscriminatorilyâ€ť 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 townâ€™s capital reserve fund or the undesignated fund balance. â€śI think the price is awfully high, but thatâ€™s just my observation. We have a facilities sub-committee thatâ€™s 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.