Month: December 2018

Block Island Times

Miss Hennessy wins her trip

Aided by a social media campaign to get her over the top, Megan Hennessy was named the winner of the annual Uke Cruise Giveaway that will take her to Mexico and other points south. Hennessy, who is on sabbatical from her job as music Read Full Article on the Block Island Times

Block Island Times

Airport operating without FBO

Block Island Airport has been without a fixed base operator since the beginning of October. The former FBO, as they are known, was a company called FlightLevel Aviation, and was responsible for such essential airport functions as parking planes, collecting landing fees, responding to Read Full Article on the Block Island Times

Block Island Times

RIAC: FAA does not require FBO

The following interview was conducted via email between Block Island Times editor Lars Trodson and Alan Andrade, Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer for Rhode Island Airport Corporation. It has been slightly edited from the original exchange for clarity. Block Island Times: It is my Read Full Article on the Block Island Times

Block Island Times

Survey conducted of exposed cables

A geophysical survey of the ocean floor at Block Island’s Town Beach is being conducted to determine a solution to prevent two of the Block Island Wind Farm’s transmission system cables from remaining exposed. The results will be analyzed by National Grid and Ørsted U.S. Offshore Read Full Article on the Block Island Times

Block Island Times

Home for the Holidays

“In My Father’s House are many rooms… and I go there to prepare a place for you, that where I am, you may be also.” — The words of Jesus from the Gospel of John, Chapter 14 The classic Christmas tale “The Little Match Read Full Article on the Block Island Times

Block Island Times

BIPCo to seek broadband connection

The Block Island Times has learned that the Block Island Power Company is seeking connection to the broadband fiber network once the Community Anchor Institution project has been completed. BIPCo and the town agree that the utility company should be on the list for connecting to Read Full Article on the Block Island Times

Block Island Times

Housing Board seeks new member

The Housing Board is looking for an individual to fill a seat on the board that is vacant due to a member choosing not to sign on for another term. According to the legislation that created the Housing Board, the board comprises seven members, Read Full Article on the Block Island Times

Block Island Times

On the hit list: Green crabs

There was no quorum at Tuesday’s Shellfish Commission meeting, but nevertheless there were some lively discussions revolving around both restoration and elimination of certain species of shellfish with The Block Island Times. At the Commission’s last meeting, Chair Joe Fallon said he had received Read Full Article on the Block Island Times