October 2018

Gilpin honored for Lighthouse restoration

To understand the significance of the preservation award recently bestowed on island resident Robbie Gilpin, it’s important to understand who the award is named after. Gilpin received the Antoinette Downing Volunteer Service Award from the Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission on Sunday, Oct. 21. Read Full Article on the Block Island Times

Library addressing window repairs

Heeding Island Free Library Director Kristin Baumann’s directive that the library’s leaking windows require “urgent” attention, the Board of Trustees agreed at its Oct. 16 meeting to budget $80,000 for the repairs. In order to fund the project, the library is submitting a capital budget request to Read Full Article on the Block Island Times

Whitehouse talks climate change, politics

U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse focused on the environment and the upcoming election during his remarks to a group of island residents on Wednesday, Oct. 24 at the 1661 Inn. Whitehouse, a Democrat who is up for re-election, is being challenged by Republican Robert Flanders. Read Full Article on the Block Island Times

Boaters may outnumber hotel guests

The 2018 boating season has largely come to an end on Block Island. Harbormaster Steve Land told the members of the Harbors Committee last week that although there were still a few boaters dropping by the island on their way south for the winter, the weekend Read Full Article on the Block Island Times

Candidates night is Tuesday

The election season is upon us, and with that comes voting to elect the Town of New Shoreham’s policymakers, meaning the members of the Town Council. On Tuesday, Oct. 30 at 6 p.m., eight candidates running for the Town Council will assemble at the Block Island Read Full Article on the Block Island Times

Cherry Hill Lane bids too high

The Block Island Housing Board received two bids to construct the the five-home affordable housing subdivision off Cooneymus Road. Both were far in excess of the amount the board had budgeted for the project, leading the board members to brainstorm ways to re-think the project. Read Full Article on the Block Island Times