Month: April 2020

Block Island Times

Raimondo restricts summer activities: what does this look like for the island?

Gov. Gina Raimondo, at her regularly scheduled daily briefing on Wednesday, April 29, stated that large gatherings and events for this coming summer, such as the Newport Folk Festival and Fourth of July parades, were likely not going to happen. It was a decision made, she said, “with a knot in my stomach.” She noted …

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Block Island Times

Army Corps of Engineers denies fast ferry dock construction in Old Harbor

The application to build a dock to accommodate a proposed fast ferry service between Quonset and Block Island has been denied by the Army Corps of Engineers, town attorney Kathy Merolla announced at a virtual Town Council meeting on Thursday, April 23. The letter from the Army Corps of Engineers states: “The subject proposal involves …

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DEM celebrates Earth Day

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management submitted the following to The Block Island Times: This week, as Rhode Island joins the world in marking the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, Governor Gina M. Raimondo and the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) are reflecting on the progress Rhode Island has made in protecting our state’s natural …

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