Month: June 2020

TNC and BIC to offer virtual nature walks and programs

The following statement was issued by The Nature Conservancy and the Block Island Conservancy on Sunday, June 28: The Nature Conservancy and Block Island Conservancy are offering a variety of self-guided and virtual walks and programs this summer. Every Monday, TNC Naturalist Kim Gaffett will host brief zoom calls focusing on the Island’s unique ecosystems, …

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Block Island Times

PUC approves price increase for fast ferry tickets

Interstate Navigation’s application to the Public Utilities Commission for “expedited approval” for increased rates for its fast ferry service was approved yesterday, Thursday, June 25, by the PUC, according to PUC Clerk Luly Massaro.In its filing to the PUC, which was introduced in late May, Interstate Navigation writes that the “proposed revised rates would increase …

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Compost collection to start at Farmers Market

The Block Island Conservancy shared the following update with The Block Island Times: Free Compost Collection begins on Saturday at the Farmer’s Market! Where The Farmers Market (the first few markets will be at the Solviken Nature Preserve on Corn Neck Road). When Wednesdays and Saturdays, beginning this Saturday, June 27th, 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. This program is …

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Block Island Times

Council passes ordinance requiring facemasks in public

After months of lockdown, sheltering-in-place, social distancing and other factors associated with the pandemic, the members of the Town Council found itself in a battle on one more front: island visitors not wearing masks. After a lengthy discussion on Wednesday, June 24, the council passed an emergency ordinance amendment which went into immediate effect requiring …

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