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April 3, 2014

The Lamp Post

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But as the warmer weather approaches, there are signs of graffiti outbreaks again.

The old Skelley gas station on Water Street next to the river is one of the most recent targets. If you drive past the building on this well-traveled street, you’ll notice one side of the structure is covered with graffiti — this after many graffiti markings were cleaned off the building months ago.

Vandals or Mother Nature?

The Lamplighter noticed several street and traffic signs on the ground last week.

Could it have been caused by the heavy winds that blew through the city one day, or were vandals striking again?

Taking on a cause

The staff, students and parents of Whittier Middle School have taken on a cause that is special to them.

They are working to raise awareness about autism.

Each day this week, they are sharing one autism fact over the school’s morning announcements.

People who donate to the cause will receive a sticker that displays a light bulb and says, “My school is lighting it up blue!” The students, parents and staff are making this effort to share information with the public about Autism Awareness Day.

Principal Toni Donais, students and the staff are wearing blue to school, and there are donation boxes in the homerooms for “Change for a Change.’’

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