2008-07-03 / Letters to the Editor

The village looks great!

Three cheers for the impressive village "makeovers" that have recently flourished along Narragansett Avenue.

Most notable are Jamestown icons, Tim Baker's Pharmacy and the new owners of the unsinkable Narragansett Café. Both of these renovations look fantastic.

But that's not all. There are new coats of paint at Tricia's Tropigrille and the Jamestown Oyster Bar; vivid blue umbrellas at Steve and Maria's Slice of Heaven; a new stone wall across from the Fire Station. And let's not forget Phyllis Bedard's ever-inspiring floral arrangements along Trattoria Simpatico's sidewalk. This summer, her vibrant hues of red, yellow and orange welcome visitor and resident alike.

Could it be that the rejuvenation along Narragansett Avenue was sparked by our beautiful new town hall, with its recent landscaping (thanks to the tree committee, tree warden, Quononoquott Garden Club and DPW workers), mirrored by the revitalized Historical Society Building across the street?

Maybe. But it really doesn't matter. The reality is that the village has never looked better and we can all thank the downtown business owners who have made the effort to improve upon an already wonderful place to live.

David J. Long 20 Schooner Ave.

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