Month: July 2020

Block Island Times

Rhode Islanders have received unsolicited seeds from China

The following message was released from the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management: Over the past several days the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) has received reports from more than 100 Rhode Island residents who have received unsolicited packets of seeds from China. DEM is working in conjunction with the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) …

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BIMC hosts virtual fundraiser

The following message was shared by the Block Island Medical Center: Block Island Medical Center announces a Virtual Fundraiser with Silent Auction A first for Block Island! The Block Island Medical Center is hosting a virtual fundraiser and silent auction beginning July 26, with silent auction winners announced on Sunday, Aug. 2. The website, https://BIMC2020.givesmart.com, is …

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Block Island Times

Sewage testing indicates an uptick of Covid-19 presence on the island

The following was submitted by Wasterwater Plant Supt. Dylan Chase: Chase added a caveat regarding these results: “I will warn again, the variation in viral shedding can be very different between each infected person, and depending on what stage of their illness they are in. Biobot stresses that the estimates are in ongoing Research & …

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Lobster for sale

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Rescue Captain: This summer Block Island is ‘scary and dangerous’

UPDATE: First Warden Ken Lacoste has scheduled a meeting with the island’s first responders on Wednesday, July 29 to seek solutions on how to manage crowd control on Block Island. Another unquiet weekend for the Block Island Volunteer Rescue Squad. A man walking with this family on High Street near Ebbet’s Hollow was hit by …

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