Summer Health Series: Safety in the Water

Summer Health Series: Safety in the Water

By Julia Solomon, Warren Alpert School of Medicine class of 2019 Block Island is renowned for its miles of stunning, sandy shorelines. And in the summer who can resist the allure of the cool waves on a hot day? But going to the beach Read Full Article on the Block...
Chess wizard holds court at library

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....
Are you saving money?

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...
Protective guardrails for ELC approved

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...
Dr. Peter Baute endowment established

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...