Archive - May 2011 - News Article
This Monday marks the annual holiday known as Memorial Day and for veterans all around that country, the day is one of somber remembrance and appreciation for time spent defending our country and protecting our way of life.
This week, the Standard Times pays tribute to those members of our Armed Forces in a special look at the lives and times of five local veterans.
Writer Martha Smith takes you on a wonderful journey of true love for country through our special "Salute to those who have served" series.
By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard
NORTH KINGSTOWN â€“ When a School Committee member unofficially told Lisa Windham that a playground with special equipment would be installed at Fishing Cove Elementary School, she was thrilled.
Her delight was short-lived.
RICHMOND -- The Town Council is marinating on an idea to pull back the newly changed term lengths for elected officials from four years to two years.
KINGSTON,â€“University of Rhode Island senior Meg Frost is determined to learn all she can about Hispanic culture.
She has already traveled to Costa Rica twice, spent a semester in Spain, and worked at a think tank analyzing Central American politics. Now sheâ€™s headed to Colombia as a Fulbright Fellow to teach English to college students, take classes, and engage in a community service project.
NORTH KINGSTOWNâ€”When Lynn Moran sits in the conference room of her office at the Meadows Commercial Office Building located at 1130 Ten Rod Road, she is not far from reminders of the past, present and future.
CHARLESTOWN â€“ The Town Council is seeking resident feedback and assistance in dealing with a land purchase proposal for 81 acres off King's Factory Road.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN â€“ With local small businesses in mind, the Economic Development Committee met with the Town Council Tuesday night to discuss the townâ€™s tax exemption and stabilization program, hoping to make it easier for small businesses to apply for tax credits.
The Town Council originally approved the tax exemption guidance statement on Feb. 28 during a town meeting. The EDC later reviewed the statement at a work session on March 20. Based on that review, the EDC prepared proposed revisions to the statement, including emphasizing small businesses, reducing the taxable investment for program eligibility and making it more flexible and simple.