Archive - Oct 2010 - News Article
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.
WOOD RIVER JCT. -- After turning down participating in the federal educational grant program twice, the Chariho Regional School Committee looks to enroll in Race To The Top.
WOOD RIVER JCT -- The Chariho Regional School Committee is again discussing the concept of having an all-day kindergarten program in the school district.
Whether it's the NK School Committee or the Exeter Town Council, the Standard Times has all the races that matter to you covered in this week's issue as we reveal our 2010 Meet the Candidates Candidate Profiles.
Pick up a copy this Thursday and stay informed in the races that affect you and your community.
CHARLESTOWN -- The Town Council continues its public hearing tonight on the Whalerock Renewable Energy Ninigret Hamlet Wind Project application at Charlestown Elementary School.
The 2010 Wickford Horribles Parade went off swimmingly Sunday afternoon on Main Street and locals from all across Southern Rhode Island were on hand to display their best costumes.
From Optimus Prime to "Duke Vader", locals were dressed to the nines and a real sight to behold.
Pick up a copy of this Thursday's Standard Times Newspaper to see the photos from the annual parade.
CHARLESTOWN â€“ The ongoing struggle to bring residents relief from the state Department of Environmental Management's requirement for expensive septic system upgrades continues.