Month: March 2020

How to access COVID-19 relief funds

Following the signing into law of a $2.2-trillion economic relief package to help Americans through the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse along with Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline are reminding Rhode Islanders that their respective offices stand ready to help constituents access federal programs. “The massive $2.2-trillion relief package was …

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Don’t try to be a police officer. A message to the community from Police Chief Vin Carlone

To the Block Island Community: The New Shoreham Police Department, along with the assistance and professional guidance of retired Police Chief Bill McCombe, have taken the following steps to ensure the community’s safety with respect to COVID-19. Our officers have stopped people entering Block Island to counsel them on the requirements of quarantine, and offered …

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Daily reminders for practicing good hygiene

(VIDEO) Reporter Rosemary Connelli shares daily reminders on how to practice good hygiene. Stay safe, and let’s continue to do our part in slowing the spread of COVID-19!   To learn more on hygiene practices and COVID-19: www.cdc.gov www.who.int www.whitehouse.gov www.health.ri.gov www.new-shoreham.com www.bihealthservices.com This video content is property of The Block Island Times. Video by Rosemary …

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DEM reminds residents to enjoy the outdoors safely

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management submitted the following announcement to The Block Island Times: The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is reminding Rhode Islanders that many diverse and varied outdoor spaces are open to the public and encouraging people to enjoy them safely by adhering to the Governor’s guidance on not gathering in groups …

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