Thu, 12/21/2017 - 8:30pm

A little bit of history

To the Editor:

History was made at the Coast Guard Station this past summer! Together with our families, we would like to thank the Town of New Shoreham for their help and support in putting together a ‘first’ for Block Island: a wedding at the Coast Guard Station. 

It all began with the unanimous approval from the Town Council. Our wedding day couldn’t have been such a success without the generosity, guidance, and encouragement of Marc Tillson, Sam Bird, and Sean Kivlehan of The Sullivan House, and Block Island Gourmet.

We would be remiss if we didn’t mention our gratitude to Brandi Lacoste for her organizational skills, Henry Peterson and his team of taxi drivers for safely shuttling all of our guests, Rose Schaller for her photographic talents capturing the joys of the day, and Melissa Sitbon Philip of Painted Rock Designs for her lovely flowers.

It was a top 10 day in every way. Even the spectacular weather, sunset and full moon helped make it so magical. Thanks to everyone, plus those too numerous to mention here, for your loving help in making Sept. 9 so memorable. 

Claire and Tyler Deieso

Erica and Walter Russo

Greg and Sasha Deieso


A gift for the holidays

Dear Block Island:

I’m writing this letter to thank people for helping with my fundraiser for CrossroadsRI. I want to thank my classmates and family for helping bake and sell at the bake sale. I want to thank all the people who came to the bake sale and purchased or donated money. I want to thank the people who sent money in the mail or over on the boat to help. I want to thank my teacher, Mrs. Durden, and my mom, who helped make this happen. 

On this past Thursday, I was able to hand-deliver a check to Crossroads Rhode Island with my third-grade classmates (see picture). In the end the total of the money we raised was $828.50. 

I hope this helps people at Crossroads with anything they need.

We are already looking forward to our next fundraiser!

Merry Christmas.

Abigail Willi

Ambrose Lane


Congratulations, Trotters!

To the Editor:

Congratulations to all the runners and walkers of the Block Island Turkey Trot 2017. This year, the Trot welcomed more than 150 participants from states including Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Texas. The first male across the finish line was Steve Brightman from Providence, R.I.; and the first female was Katie Cass from Duxbury, Mass. Representing the 17 and under age group, the winners were Daniel Cullen from Block Island, and Ivey Mistele from Peapack, N.J. 

We would also like to congratulate the Block Island School winners Cole McGinnes and Chloe Weber.

Thanks to everyone that helped to make this year another success. Many thanks to Kathy Szabo, the Block Island Chamber office staff and the Block Island Leo Lions for all their support. Special thanks to Dennis Riordan and his assistant, Thomas Szabo, for manning the water stop at Mansion Beach.

A complete listing of results is available at Active.com and snerro.com.

Please remember to support the corporate race sponsors: Denali, Aldo’s, The Atlantic Inn, Block Island Fishworks, North Light Fibers, The Sullivan House, Lepizzera Laprocina, M. Ernst Excavating, Inc., Lila Delman Real Estate, The McCollam Insurance Agency, Ballards, RS Capital Group, LLC, 1661 Inn, Clarey Clay Works, Island Fitness, Eli’s, McPick Garbage Pick-Up, Down to Earth Landscaping, Inc., Kimberly’s, Block Island Realty, Rebecca’s Seafood Take-Out, and Summer Sisters.


Megan Hennessy 

Corn Neck Road