The new dinghy dock is open

The new dinghy dock is open

The Town of New Shoreham’s brand new dinghy dock is open to the public. The dock was christened by town officials on Friday, and the dock is in operation, accommodating about 100 dinghy vessels. The floating L-shaped dock is located between Payne’s Dock...
Quitting time

Quitting time

Smoking cessation, some facts: Quitting is hard. Nicotine withdrawal can leave people feeling irritable, unfocused, anxious, and hungry. Nicotine is a powerful substance, and research suggests that nicotine may be as addictive as heroin, cocaine, and alcohol. In the...
Superintendents say hello, and goodbye

Superintendents say hello, and goodbye

“Out with the old, in with the new” was an apt description for the July 16 Block Island School Committee meeting. That was when two superintendents were present; the outgoing superintendent bidding farewell, and the incoming receiving guidance from his predecessor...
Town Council taking action to protect dunes

Town Council taking action to protect dunes

The New Shoreham Town Council is taking action to protect Block Island’s sand dunes.  Despite signage and other modes of communication, people are still walking over the dunes, which has prompted the Town Council to take several measures, including the drafting an...
Price approved to acquire BIPCo assets

Price approved to acquire BIPCo assets

In round one of negotiations of the sale of the assets of the Block Island Power Company to the Block Island Utility District, BIPCo offered a sales price of $6 million, and the Utility District made a counter offer of $5.5 million, payable in “cash.” Round two took...