Month: February 2020

Block Island Times

Board members needed

The following boards and commissions are looking for members. Each of these appointments are made by the New Shoreham Town Council: The Board of Assessment Review is seeking a Republican-affiliated representative for a three-year term. The Deer Task Force needs a person for a one-year term. The Recreation Board has a one year alternate position …

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Block Island Times

Bayberry Wreath nominations

This year marks the 37th anniversary of one of Block Island’s signature recognitions: the annual Bayberry Wreath Award that honors outstanding contributions to the health of the island’s environment. If there is someone you would like to honor, The Block Island Times is now accepting nominations for 2020. Last year’s honorees were Margie and Bill Comings. Block Island …

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Block Island Times

Keeping a watchful eye

The Rhode Island Department of Health issued a lengthy statement on Monday, Feb. 24, detailing efforts the state is making in terms of responding to the possible appearance of coronavirus in the state. The Director of Security at Interstate Navigation and co-director of the town’s Emergency Management Agency, Bill McCombe, also said the ferry company …

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Block Island Times

No ferries today, but airplanes flying Feb. 27

The Block Island Ferry made the following announcement this morning: THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27TH: THE 6:30AM FROM POINT JUDITH AND THE 8:15AM FROM BLOCK ISLAND WILL BE RUNNING ON SCHEDULE. THE REMAINING TRIPS ARE CANCELLED FOR TODAY. TO RESCHEDULE VEHICLE RESERVATIONS AND FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL THE RESERVATION OFFICE WHEN IT OPENS AT 8AM 1-866-783-7996. …

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