LTE: Scouts pave way for Bristol Ferry marker

Boy Scouts at work on Bristol Ferry Common. Photo courtesy Alex Cournoyer, Sr.

Received this letter from Doug Smith of the Bristol Ferry Town Common Committee

To the Editor,
On behalf of Portsmouth's Bristol Ferry Town Common Committee, I'd like to thank Boy Scout Alex Cournoyer and his fellow Troop 1 Portsmouth volunteers for constructing a landscaped base for the informational sign that we hope to put up on the Common next spring. In preparation for this community service project, one of the requirements for Eagle Scouts, Alex spent 3 months raising funds from civic organizations and solicited donations from businesses in the community for materials.

The local businesses that contributed with discounts, donations and deliveries services included Aquidneck Stone and Materials, Cawely Construction, Little Landscaping, and Shaw's Market. Monetary donations for the Eagle Scout project were received from the Portsmouth Lions Club and GTECH Corporation. It took over one-half ton of paving stones, 2.5 tons of stone dust, 3 yards of loam and 2 yards of mulch to complete the project over the space of two weekends. Their efforts and those who contributed to this project in support of this historic Town property are deeply appreciated.

The Bristol Ferry Town Common is located at the northern end of Bristol Ferry Road and was founded in 1713.

Doug Smith
Chairman, Bristol Ferry Town Common Committee