Fireworks light up night sky

Fireworks light up night sky

There were chants of “USA, USA, USA,” from the porch at The Surf Hotel, where a crowd assembled on Monday night (July 2, 2018) to watch Block Island’s fireworks display. The fireworks exploded in the night’s sky over the ocean off of the Town Beach, with bursts of...
Tavern provides fire suppression line to B&B

Tavern provides fire suppression line to B&B

The Yellow Kittens Tavern on Corn Neck Road is providing a temporary fire suppression water line to its neighbor, the Avonlea, a bed and breakfast, for the 2018 summer season. Without the temporary water line the Avonlea would not be permitted to operate during the...
East Side Sunset

East Side Sunset

Yesterday, or perhaps it was the day before, these long, green days meld together, especially when I turn off Mansion Road and head up across my front field, I had an epiphany.  It was a summer cow pasture in my earliest memory, the garden protected from marauding...
Conservation Commission approves projects

Conservation Commission approves projects

Two projects sailed easily through the Conservation Commission at its most recent meeting. The first request came from Alexander and Karen Taylor of Plat 15, Lot 30-1, who wished to raise the height of an existing barn from 24 to 28 feet. The proposal requires a...
North Lighthouse opens for 25th year

North Lighthouse opens for 25th year

Block Island’s North Lighthouse is marking a double anniversary in 2018. The fourth-order Fresnel lens in the iconic structure at Sandy Point was first illuminated 150 years ago, on Sept. 15, 1868; and the maritime Interpretive Center on its ground floor first...