Thu, 10/05/2017 - 8:45pm

Choices for Utility Commissioners

To the Editor:

The reddish ballot for electing the Utility Commissioners to the Block Island Utility District arrived today.

The color was well-chosen and a reminder to stop, look, and vote.

Of the candidates, there are three — Everett Shorey, Barbara MacMullan, and Bill Penn, who have given countless hours over the years, challenging BIPCo’s rates, when privately owned, and the hypotheses, studies, and pronouncements of Deepwater Wind.

Though these three started with sound backgrounds, in taking the laboring oars and relentlessly immersing themselves in the intricate nuts and bolts and the nettlesome nitty-gritty, they became seasoned and adept at representing and looking out for us, the ratepayers.

They merit our vote; they are highly qualified; we, in them, stand to benefit from their zeal and know-how, and in keeping them aboard.

Richard Weisbroat

West Side Road

Ed. note: Ballots must be submitted by Wednesday, Oct. 18. Votes will be counted on Tuesday, Oct. 24 at 3:30 p.m.

Thanks from Mary D.

To the Editor:

Sept. 26, 2017 — Thank you to Father Joe, and all St. Andrew’s parishioners, for their generosity at The Mary D. Fund collection on a Sunday in August 2017.

Thanks also to Peter Greenman and his great Barbershoppers for the tremendous job they all did for The Mary D. Fund, too!

Aug. 5, 2017 — Another successful Mary D. Ball! Sean Kivlehan, Rosalie and Michael O’Brien did a great job. Food was delicious and the wait staff was great. At 7 o’clock that dear Irishman Walter McDonough started to play and at 9 o’clock that great DJ John O’Neil started playing and the dance floor was filled. Families, children, big and small, had the time of their lives. 

Special thanks to co-chairs Elizabeth Dyer and Sean McGarry, and Molly and Chris O’Neill. Tables were decorated with Island flowers, thanks to Jerry and Jenny Noonan, and Ty and Pam Dickinson.

We had a ball and we hope you did, too!

See you under the tent on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018 with your appetites and dancing shoes.

‘Til then, thanks, and God Bless.

Mary D and Marguerite

Old Town Road