Publisher's note: Thank you
A recent report by the National Newspaper Association reports that 74 percent of those surveyed read a local newspaper each week. Our guess is that on Block Island, the percentage would be even higher. We are fortunate to have a loyal readership.
In addition to a devoted group of readers, we have a stalwart group of advertisers. Without them, there would be no weekly Block Island Times. Those advertisers who stay with us week in and week out — particularly in the dead of winter — are critical to the newspaper’s well being.
As we begin a new year, we salute our advertisers and express our appreciation for the support they provide. We urge our readers to patronize their businesses, and keep money in the local economy.
In return, we renew our commitment to do the best job we can to cover the news comprehensively and objectively, and we gratefully acknowledge those who help us keep the lights on.
—Betty and Fraser Lang