To the Editor.

The town of Middletown has so many wonderful open spaces that benefit and enrich all islanders that visit them: walking trails, sports fields, agricultural lands, scenic vista, and wildlife habitat for lots of birds and other animals. Often people don’t realize that many of these properties are not protected and could be developed tomorrow. Please join me in voting with an enthusiastic “YES” for the Open Space Bond, Question #2, on the November 3rd ballot. If passed, the funds will be used, upon Town Council approval, to permanently protect some of the properties that benefit us all.

Thank You, 

Emlen M. Drayton

Middletown, RI

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What's Up Newp. He was born and raised in Rhode Island and graduated from Coventry High School. He serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and serves on the Board of Directors for Potter League for Animals. Ryan also is currently the Senior Editor - North America for Mountain News, publisher of OnTheSnow. Ryan is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).