Month: September 2018

Block Island Times

“Treasure off Clayhead”

Ed. note: For the past two years, the Block Island Yacht Club has sponsored a writing contest open to Block Island High School students. Stories had to adhere to a few guidelines, such as not naming living residents of Block Island, having an island setting, and have Read Full Article on the Block Island Times

Block Island Times

Broadband building gets green light

“This is huge for the island.” Sam Bird, the Town of New Shoreham’s Facilities Manager, made that remark after the town was granted unanimous final approval by the Zoning Board for constructing a utility building for the island’s broadband initiative. Town Manager Ed Roberge Read Full Article on the Block Island Times

Block Island Times

Fast Ferry granted continuance

The Division of Public Utilities and Carriers has granted Rhode Island Fast Ferry with another one-year continuance to meet the conditions of its license for operating a proposed seasonal high-speed service from Quonset Point to Block Island. However, the Division noted in its order that it Read Full Article on the Block Island Times

Block Island Times

Average rent for accessory apartment is $1,100

The average accessory apartment rental rate on Block Island for 2018 was about $1,100, “which along with other expenses is not an easy monthly payment.” That’s what Building Official Marc Tillson said while providing his section 513 accessory apartment inspection report at the Town Council’s Sept. Read Full Article on the Block Island Times

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New office needed for Harbors Dept.

September always provides an opportunity for a look-back at the summer season, and the Harbors Committee did just that at its meeting last week. Harbormaster Steve Land said: “It was a great season,” and although there were a few nights when some town rental Read Full Article on the Block Island Times

Block Island Times

BIHS seeking new ways to evolve

“It’s a good time to be at BIHS,” said Dr. Mark Clark while giving his Medical Director’s report to the Block Island Health Services Board on Monday. Clark noted that the “summer was really busy, and we’re just winding down,” before presenting the numbers: “The year-to-date Read Full Article on the Block Island Times

Langevin tours the island

It was smooth sailing under sunny skies for Congressman James Langevin, who took the Block Island Ferry over to the island to visit with his constituents on Sept. 20. Langevin toured the island, as is customary each year, visiting the Block Island School, the Block Island Read Full Article on the Block Island Times

Block Island Times

A busy summer for the Rec. Department

Capping off what Recreation Department Director Dave Sniffen called a “very successful summer,” the Recreation Board heard Sniffen review the past season. It was a season of new events, such as the Soundwaves music and movie show held at Fred Benson Town Beach, new Read Full Article on the Block Island Times

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New art at the Airport

The following was submitted by the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts: RISCA has announced that a new art exhibition is on display at the Block Island Airport Gallery. Works by Becci Davis will be on display through Jan. 24, 2019. The galleries Read Full Article on the Block Island Times