By Michael P. Sweeton
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Week of January 16, 2017
This past week we celebrated the life of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. King and President Lincoln shared the belief that "right makes might" which allowed both of them to persevere to overcome injustice. Dr. King's legacy is just as relevant today as we struggle with issues facing our great nation. Get educated; stand up for what you believe in and never waiver. Positive, peaceful change will follow. Happy Birthday, Dr. King, and thank you!
A constituent called the office after last week’s precipitation event to complain that our crews were out spreading material when the road only seemed wet. When temperatures hover near freezing it's always a tough call to spend the money to treat the roads or take a chance it will warm fast enough. These decisions, most often, get made in the wee hours of the morning when it is not at all clear which way it will go. With the potential of school buses and commuters on the roads early, we always err on the side of caution. The cost of spreading salt and sand is far less than the chance of losing even one life to an unexpected icy roadway.
If something is broken, why not bring it to the Repair Café to be held on Saturday, January 21st, at the Senior Center behind Warwick Town Hall, 132 Kings Highway. The Repair Café will begin at 10:00 a.m., and the last repair will be accepted at 1:30 p.m. Limit two items per person. At the Repair Café you'll find tools and supplies to help make repairs to wooden furniture, small appliances, electronics, & housewares, clothes & textiles, lamps & lighting, crockery, toys and more. You'll also find "repair coaches", such as electricians, seamstresses, mechanics, knife and tool sharpeners, and all-purpose fix-it pros with superior technical skills. Stay at the Café, watch and learn. Repairs are free, except for a charge, at the Café’s expense, for lamp replacements parts. Donations are always gratefully accepted to help meet expenses. There will be free coffee and tea (bring your own mug) and baked treats and fruit for sale. For more information about the Repair Café concept, visit http://www.repaircafehv.org/#welcome1 or www.sustainablewarwick.org.
“A government that remembers that the people are its master is a good and needed thing.” By George H. W. Bush, (41st President, 1989-1993)
The next regular meeting of the Town Board will be held on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in the Warwick Town Hall, 132 Kings Highway.