Thu, 04/05/2018 - 9:15pm

What’s with the signs?

To the Editor:

For years, my husband and I have been going for a drive every Sunday to enjoy the developments of the previous week around our beautiful island. We used to enjoy the ride and would always come home in a good mood.

Well, that was before all the unsightly, and unnecessary, road signs that have appeared. Especially since the speed limit in some of these areas is only 15 m.p.h. Now I just get angry when I see four or five signs on one small curve when one would suffice.

I would like to know whose idea all these eyesores were and how they determined where to put them. If there is any chance they can be removed, I would urge the Town Council to take action. I am sure people coming to visit will wonder where our common sense and the preservation of our beautiful views went when all these signs were inflicted on us.

Verna Littlefield

Old Town Road


Pride in community

To the Editor:

My family and I are very grateful for every moment that we get to spend on Block Island. It truly is a special place and not just for its glorious natural beauty but also for the actions the Block Island community has taken on a multitude of important issues. These include a long-standing commitment to land conservation, renewable energy, and community support and assistance both through the Medical Center and the Mary D. Fund. 

It is rare that there is not an article in the weekly Block Island Times that highlights some important initiative. Most recently, it was so wonderful to read about the amazing efforts of the community to support Meriton Gurguri, the island-wide ban on the sale of balloons, and the possibility of a Great Salt Pond kelp farm.

I am hoping that the Block Island community will always set a leadership path and I am so proud to call Block Island my part-time home. 

Sophie Murphy and Family

Peckham Farm


Making a gray day sunny

To the Editor:

Congratulations to Allison Pineda, grade 10, and André Miller, grade 12, for being accepted for publication in “Spine Chillers, Tales from Rhode Island, 2018, edited by Sarah Washer and published by Young Writers. 

A copy of the book can be found in the Block Island School library. 

And to the Block Island Easter Bunny:

You made a gray day sunny. 

Thank you, 

Nancy Greenaway

Corn Neck Road