Bill and Margie Comings are this year’s Bayberry Wreath honorees

Bill Comings tells of the first time he set foot on Block Island.
“I came here involuntarily at the age of 18 months,” he said, laughing. “My parents rented a house at Red Gate Farm.”
He and his wife Margie bought their first plot of land in 1966 (they were high school sweethearts having met at Columbia High School in Maplewood, New Jersey), and because of their love of the island and their work to help preserve and conserve the land they and others live on, Margie and Bill Comings have been named the 2019 recipients of the

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