Archive - Nov 23, 2010
NORTH KINGSTOWN â€“ In an effort to save money on printing paper, the town council unanimously approved the purchase of six Apple iPads and two spares for a cost of $8,000 to be paid for out of the Town Council Contingency Fund.
Five of the iPads will be for the five members of the council and one for the town clerk and will not be allowed for personal use. Itâ€™s expected that the iPads will save approximately $18,000 annually in printing, paper, consumables and staff costs for the thick stack of paper information packets that are sent to council members every meeting.
It's Thanksgiving Day in Rhode Island and what better way to celebrate than with turkey, ham and a copy of this week's Standard Times newspaper?
This week's Standard Times features a story on a local man from North Kingstown's whose short story, entitled November Christmas, was recently turned into a movie for Hallmark and will air this weekend on CBS.
CHARLESTOWN â€“ On Saturday Nov. 27 at 7 p.m. the First Baptist Church of Charlestown's choir is presenting an evening of Christmas carols and anthems to celebrate Christmas.
PEACE DALE â€“ Seniors at the South Kingstown Senior Center learned how to save money at the grocery store while still eating healthy when SNAP nutritionist Melissa Holmes visited the center Tuesday morning.
Holmes visits 10 senior centers throughout Rhode Island each month as part of the SNAP-ED program, focusing on a different health topic. On Tuesday, Holmes discussed how to shop healthy and make a dollar go a long way. In the past, she discussed fast food restaurants and bran foods.
â€śMany people think when you go shopping, itâ€™s hard to buy healthy foods,â€ť Holmes said.