2009-04-30 / Letters to the Editor

Don't leave the bridge lights on

Lighting the Newport/ Jamestown Bridge with what you call "necklace lights" has no merit at all. It is cheap. It might be called a tourist-dazzler, and nothing else.

Thank you for running the letter from Mr. and Mrs. Webster in your last issue. I thank them.

Intruding on the night scene, the lights look like a child's tinker-toy, tossed aside in the dark. They distort the geography of the Bay and the lay of the land. Nature is insulted.

Installed to celebrate Christmas, did the bridge authority forget that some people do not mark that holiday?

At last, will someone on Smith Hill have the sense to do the math and douse them? Helen Farrell Allen Wakefield

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