Month: January 1970

Block Island Times

The Wrackline

Block Island experiencing a Covid breakout The past couple of weeks have seen a dramatic rise in positive Covid cases. The R.I. Department of Health had the island’s cumulative case count since the start of thepandemic up by four cases in the week of May 8, but anecdotally, the number who have tested positive is …

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Block Island Times

The Wrackline

Financial Town MeetingThe FTM on May 2 at 7 p.m. will not be streamed for the public, per correspondence sent from the Board of Canvassers to the Town Council. The letter indicated that the board felt that providing an option for people to watch at home could “deter people from attending in person.” The board …

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Block Island Times

The Wrackline

HarborsThe Town Council approved new fees introduced by the Harbors Department and approved by the Harbors Committee for riparian moorings and a base fee for charter and commercial permit holders. Riparian moorings are those owned by a landowner whose property is contiguous with the water. Under Rhode Island law, property owners have riparian rights to …

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Town Manager search begins

The Town Manager Search Committee began its most recent meeting discussing the application process for a new town manager and if the process should be tweaked. The members discussed the qualifications of candidates who responded and also making changes to advertising strategy, if necessary, and reviewing the interview process and candidate questions. The meeting took …

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Block Island Times

Dr. Clark urges ‘heightened’ self-isolation for all travelers from mainland

With developments about the impact of the novel coronavirus changing daily, the Block Island Town Council asked Town Manager Jim Kern and Town Solicitor Kathy Merolla to draft an emergency declaration that was speedily approved at an emergency meeting on Tuesday, March 17. The ordinance cancels all town meetings and requires that intentional gatherings of …

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Block Island Times

Judge rules on Champlin’s mediation with CRMC

The long-awaited decision on the validity of the mediation between Champlin’s Marina and the R.I Coastal Resources Management Council was delivered on Sept.9, although there is still no resolution in the matter. Superior Court Judge Jeffrey Lanphear was tasked with determining whether that mediation, which resulted in a memorandum of understanding in December of 2020 …

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Block Island Times

Judge rules on Champlin’s mediation with CRMC

The long-awaited decision on the validity of the mediation between Champlin’s Marina and the R.I Coastal Resources Management Council was delivered Sept. 9, although there is still no resolution in the matter.Superior Court Judge Jeffrey Lanphear was tasked with determining whether that mediation, which resulted in a memorandum of understanding in December of 2020 that …

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