2017-03-09 / Opinion


Delighted Nature Column Lives On

To The Editor:

I was delighted to read Mr. Avenengo's column in the March 2 issue of Newport This Week. I am happy to know that someone will be carrying on Jack Kelly's good work. It has been a long, dry spell; his column was the first I turned to every week when I picked up the paper.

Jack not only wrote about birds and where to see them; he also wrote about the island's wildlife and environmental issues. He was concerned about the plight of our nesting plovers at Second and Third Beach, and the nesting ospreys being disturbed by people ignoring signs in the Hazard Road marsh. He reported these things so the proper steps could be taken to alleviate the problem. These are only a few of the issues he tackled.

I hope you will continue this good work, and add to it your own touch. I look forward to reading your column, seeing new photos and learning more about this beautiful island we live on.

Patricia Sawicki

Learning About R.I.

To the Editor:

I am a third-grade student in Northern Virginia. We write state reports and I have chosen your state. I am very excited to learn more about Rhode Island.

Most of the information that we get will be from books and websites. We also like to get information from people who live in the state. This why I am writing to you. I was hoping that you would be willing to send me some items to help me learn more about the best things in your state. It could be postcards, maps, pictures, souvenirs, general information, a newspaper article or any other items that would be useful. You may mail items to Antonio M., Mr. Lowder’s Class, Langley School, 1411 Balls Hill Road, McLean, VA 22101.

Antonio M.

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