“Treasure off Clayhead”

“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...
Broadband building gets green light

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...
Fast Ferry granted continuance

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...
Average rent for accessory apartment is $1,100

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...
New office needed for Harbors Dept.

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...