Month: August 2018

Chess wizard holds court at library

“I decided to start a chess club, and it’s taken off like wildfire.” Chess wizard Graham Watkins made those comments while seated in front of two chessboards at the Island Free Library, where he’s been hosting games, and providing instruction, each August since 2011. Read Full Article on the Block Island Times

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Are you saving money?

When the Block Island Power Company connected to the National Grid sea2shore transmission cable and turned off its diesel generators on May 1, 2017, it was the end of an era. Instead of electric rates that fluctuated monthly due to the cost of diesel, a new, Read Full Article on the Block Island Times

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Protective guardrails for ELC approved

The owner of the damaged Early Learning Center building has been granted approvals to install a wooden guardrail that will allow the facility to open on time for the new school year. A single-car accident in late July closed the facility for safety reasons. Building Read Full Article on the Block Island Times

Dr. Peter Baute endowment established

A Block Island doctor is being honored for his legacy with an endowment created in his name. The Professional Advisory Committee, a sub-committee of the Block Island Health Services Board, announced at Monday’s board meeting that it has established the Peter Baute Endowment’s Award. Read Full Article on the Block Island Times

Paddlers raise money for charity

Seven hours on the water, standing up for 18 miles, slowly paddling, moving forward at three knots an hour. Luckily, it was a calm, beautiful day for the 50 or so participants in the annual Montauk to Block Island paddleboard fundraiser, sponsored by Paddlers Read Full Article on the Block Island Times

Insel der Vernunft (Island of reason)

Ed. note: Block Island is the sole subject of the August/September issue of the magazine Aufbau, which is published in German. We asked the U.S. correspondent of the magazine, Andreas Mink, about how all this came about. BIT: Aufbau magazine, a publication that Read Full Article on the Block Island Times

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Island Treasure awarded to BIBB founders

The following was submitted by the Block Island Residents Association: Responding to an overwhelming number of nominations, the Block Island Residents Association is proud to recognize Senior Advisory Committee volunteers Sandra Kelly, Janet Merritt and Linda Spak for this year’s Island Treasure Award. Read Full Article on the Block Island Times