Month: November 2018

Block Island Times

Rekindling the holiday season spirit

The holiday season is here once again, and it holds different things for each one of us. It is a busy time for most, quickly filled up with dinner parties, shopping, holiday decorating, cooking, baking, trips to the mainland, and time spent with family Read Full Article on the Block Island Times

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Essentials opens year-round

Essentials, long-known as the store found just off the lobby of The National Hotel during the summer, will now have a second, year-round store located on High Street. Operated by Steve and Laura Hester, the convenience store will stock breakfast sandwiches and coffee, and Read Full Article on the Block Island Times

Welcome home

Decades of perseverance, a good deal of sweat, some blood, a few tears of joy, and a clear vision for the future resulted, this past Saturday, in four people receiving something they have long cherished: a place to call home on Block Island. That Read Full Article on the Block Island Times

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Narragansett, The Oar sold

A Limited Liability Corporation based out of Warwick, Rhode Island has purchased a group of island properties, including The Oar, The Narragansett, and other parcels, for $7.8 million. Papers filed in Superior Court, and on file at Town Hall, dated early October, 2018, show Read Full Article on the Block Island Times

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Town Council seeking civil penalty

The Town of New Shoreham wants to go lightly on violators of its new dune protection ordinance, seeking to impose a civil penalty rather than a criminal violation; a move that could lead the town to revise penalties for some of its other ordinances. The Town Council Read Full Article on the Block Island Times

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Cherry Hill Lane project will be rebid

Facing the hard reality that the original specifications for the five houses proposed for the Cherry Hill Lane project can’t be built within their available budget, the members of the Housing Board plan to scale back and rebid the project. Housing Board Chair Cindy Read Full Article on the Block Island Times

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Fast ferry dock plan requires town assent

The Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council has ruled that a modified dockage plan proposed for Rhode Island Fast Ferry’s seasonal high-speed ferry service from Quonset Point to Block Island requires the Town of New Shoreham’s assent; something the town is not willing to grant. The Read Full Article on the Block Island Times

BIED notes annual progress

“We sold two affordable homes this year, and put in a new barrier fence in front of the Early Learning Center.” Block Island Economic Development Foundation President Gerry Pierce provided that information while speaking with The Times prior to the board’s annual and regular meetings Read Full Article on the Block Island Times