Fri, 07/28/2017 - 6:45am

To the Editor:

We have been pleased to attend the last few meetings of the Broadband Committee. It is moving this crucial project forward by looking at all relevant issues, including cost.

I hope the town accepts the criticality of bringing quality, high-speed internet to our homes, school, government, etc.

Every day it will be harder and harder to access the real world, where online access to medical assistance, finance, information, and even shopping, is at everyone’s fingertips. We must distribute the fiber capability we now have to our homes, town locations and businesses to keep up with the real world of today.

Dennis and Marie Shepherd

Cooneymus Road


The culture of Block Island

To the Editor:

I am writing to you with a story that really speaks to the culture and people of Block Island.

We have been coming out to Block Island with family and friends for over 25 years. This year I was out there on Mansion Beach on July 15th with about 20 of us and we all packed up about 5:30 p.m. and carried our many belongings. I couldn't find my purse but figured it was in someone's beach bag. After realizing later in the evening that no one had it, I was very upset that it was gone. It was a purse that we all have that has great meaning to me and in it was $70 cash and a ring that my husband gave me for Christmas. I decided to go back to see if by any chance it was still on the beach early the next morning.

As I was walking down Mansion Beach, I saw a circle of rocks and a stick with my purse leaning against and everything in it! Thank you to the person that did this and I will never ever forget this act of complete kindness. I will pay this forward the rest of my life and think of you!

The Block Rocks!

Maureen Flaherty

Plymouth, Mass.