Letters to the Editor

Fri, 05/04/2012 - 5:38pm

To: the Editor —
We are sorry to confirm the rumors that have been swirling around that Goose & Garden will not be open for the 2012 season. John Whitaker is off pursuing other adventures, and we are taking this year to regroup and reorganize. We plan to reopen in the Spring of 2013. We appreciate the loyal support of our customers over the years and look forward to bigger and better things in 2013.
Barbara MacMullan and Henry duPont
Beacon Hill Road

To: the Editor —
Kudos to two wonderful Block Island School teachers, Debbie Hart and Barby Michel, and the entire student body for their recent efforts to help terminally ill children. Collecting coins and rolling them in order to provide less fortunate children an opportunity to have fun while enduring serious illness is so honorable. We should be so proud of these two teachers teaching wonderful life lessons to our children and “way to go” to the students.
Cindy Baute
Peckham Farm Road

To: the Editor —
I would like to add our expression of deep appreciation to the Block Island Fire Department, expressed in a letter to the Times last week by our friends and neighbors, Sven and Laura Risom. As the one who caused the grass fire, which came uncomfortably close to their home, I am especially indebted to the department for its rapid response and cool efficiency in quelling the blaze, for which I apologize to all concerned. Its men arrived only minutes after I called.
We also echo Sven and Laura’s urge to one and all to donate generously to the fire department and the rescue squad. You can be sure we will be doing just that. Thanks to all.
Larry and Dorothea Smith
Corn Neck Road

This letter was sent to Mike Ernst and copied to the Block Island Times.
On behalf of the Shellfish Commis-sion, I want to express our sincere gratitude to you for your aid in the annual shellfish transplant. Your many years of assistance have been invaluable; we couldn’t do it without you.
Thank you again for your abundance of help.
Ardys Filippone, Chair
Shellfish Commission