Thu, 03/29/2018 - 9:15pm

A tremendous success

To the Editor:

It never ceases to amaze me that there can be sixteen different types of chili and they’re all fabulous! With flavors ranging from white chicken to venison to beef short-rib and veggie in between, it was stiff competition at this year’s Chili-Fest Cook-Off Fundraiser supporting the school’s ceramics department.

With more than 120 handmade bowls sold, it was an overwhelming success. This year’s winners were Charlie Weber (1st place), Kate Mello (2nd place) and Campbell Coviello and Pat Campbell (3rd place).

We’d like to thank all the competitors for sharing their delicious creations. 

We’d also like to extended our gratitude to all of the patrons that overflowed the cafeteria and made our evening such a tremendous success. 

Thank You,

Lisa Robb and the Ceramics Students

of the Block Island School


Information needed

To the Editor:

Hello! I am a fourth grade student in North Carolina. We research a state for our State Fair, and I have chosen your state! I am very excited to learn more about the great Rhode Island as I work on my report.

While we will research most of the information ourselves, we also like to get firsthand knowledge from people who live in the state. 

This is why I am writing to you. I was hoping that you would be willing to send me some small items to help me learn more about the best things in your state. It could be things like postcards, maps, pictures, general information, a newspaper article, or any other items that you think would be useful.

You can mail items to the address below by April 30 for our State Fair on May 18.

I really appreciate your help and will do my very best to send a thank you note to each and every person who takes the time and makes the effort to help me with this project.

Thank you in advance for your consideration!


Alex Skylar

Mrs. Hughey’s Class

Charlotte Latin School

9502 Providence Road

Charlotte, N.C. 28277


Learning about the environment

To the Editor:

Almost everywhere you go on the Island during the summer, you’ll find Island teenagers staffing local businesses. 

Not only do these jobs give these teens the opportunity to earn some money, they also provide invaluable life experiences. 

To have a summer job that has anything to do with boats and the waterfront, in my opinion, is a double win.

I read last week’s article in The Block Island Times about the Town Council questioning how the Harbors Department staffs itself over the summer. 

Unless your family is into boating, it’s very unlikely Island teens will have any direct involvement with the Island’s waterfront activities. 

Even if there are some inefficiencies in the hiring practices of our Harbormaster Steve Land, which knowing Steve I doubt there are, I don’t mind if it’s giving local teens the chance to make some money, and also be a part of the Island’s long seafaring history.

Gary Pollard 

Water Street