In April’s issue, I read the article on Roger Williams Park and learned a lot about what was going on there [“Trouble in Paradise”]. I was so touched by the article that in the summer, I plan to volunteer to help clean it up.
When I came to this country from Puerto Rico nineteen years ago, Roger Williams Park was one of the first places my mom brought me to in Providence. I have extremely fond memories of the park and it saddens me to see how it is deteriorating.
I also have a young daughter and would love for her to have her own memories at the park just like I have mine. I hope that everyone can come together and make Roger Williams Park an even more wonderful place where the water is healthy and the wildlife can thrive once again.
Sherlie S. Martinez
Can you imagine that all the great minds and today’s extraordinary technology can’t get rid of the Canada geese, neglect, debris and silt fouling up the lakes in Roger Williams Park? I’ve had the pleasure of visiting this magnificent park for the past seventy-five years and am appalled at its possible demise. Where are the voices and where are those with guts to prevent this outrage?
Many thanks to the talented writer, Mary Grady, and your excellent magazine for exposing this disturbing and grievous story, “Trouble in Paradise” [April].
You can’t possibly be serious. Your April article on the municipal pension crisis [Reporter] presents as a sympathetic figure a healthy forty-five-year-old who spent nearly twenty-three years with the West Warwick Sewer Department and now doesn’t know what he’d do without his pension. Only in Rhode Island.
A Good Deal
We have been subscribers to your publication since its inception. As bi-state residents (New York City-Coventry), we always look forward to each issue.
You neglected to include in your April article [“Bargain Hunters”] that Marc Perlman was the winning bidder on Bill O’Reilly’s Wounded Warriors Project for a poster signed [by the five living American presidents] for $60,000 in 2011. Now folks, that’s a patriot with a ten rating.
New York, New York
In this day and age, with obesity becoming a national epidemic, I find your “Lunch” issue [April] rather sad. Gluttonous, fat- and calorie-laden dishes are celebrated, while healthier fare is mocked or regarded with disdain. Why not promote healthy food, rather than belittle it? Isn’t that the example we should set for the next generation?