Letters, Jan. 14, 2012

Fri, 01/13/2012 - 6:53pm

To: the Editor—

A viper slithered into the peaceable kingdom of the Times’ December 24 Clergy Corner. Venom dripped from Rev. Hollaway’s pen in his stunning attack on Bishop Tobin and the Catholic Church.

Rev. Hollaway accused another ordained minister of a serious sin (1 John 2: 9-11), and that accusation was based solely on hearsay. The Bishop’s protest against the Governor’s renaming the Christmas tree a holiday tree does not equate with hatred.

Peace on earth. Good will toward men.

Rebecca Keating

Corn Neck Road


To: the Editor—

Well done to all the runners, walkers and volunteers who helped out at the seventh annual Block Island Turkey Trot. This year there were well over 180 participants — our greatest turn out yet!

Thank you to The Beachhead and Island Sport Shop for supplying prizes. Thank you to all of our T-shirt sponsors. Thanks as always go out to the Block Island Chamber of Commerce and the Block Island Lion’s Club. We could never forget Kathy Szabo for her leadership and Rob Closter for establishing and marking the course, as well as MC-ing. (How did you arrange for the excellent weather this year?)

With the greatest sincerity — thank you all for sharing the day with us. This event has become a wonderful way to remember Michael. Much health & happiness to you all during the holiday season and throughout the new year.

It’s never too soon to start training for next year’s race — so lace up those shoes and hit the road. Looking forward to seeing you all again next year at Turkey Trot 2012.

Kathleen Hennessy Coords

On behalf of the Coords and Hennessy Families


To: the Editor—

I feel that a clairifcation is necessary following the article about the Town Council discussing beach safety in reference to the Fourth of July last week. It’s true the initial discussion with the Police Chief was in closed session and appropriately so as it was both a critique and an overall analysis of potential actions that might foreclose a repeat scene this year. At no time did I say or imply, as the article says, that “... the community will not be privy to the council’s discussions as it plans for the coming year.” The community will be involved and informed as the discussion continues and plans are solidifed; but this review was for internal consideration at the outset.

Nancy Dodge

Town Manager