Month: August 2020

Block Island Times

Great Salt Pond recognized as an ‘oasis’ for ongoing studies

The following story was shared from Rhode Island resident and author Todd McLeish of ecoRI News. The story was originally published on Thursday, Aug. 27: While the coastal ponds in Rhode Island’s Washington County — Winnipaug, Quonochontaug, Ninigret, and Green Hill — have received a great deal of research and conservation attention through the years, …

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Block Island Times

Kids On Books

Ed. note: Every summer, the folks at Island Bound Bookstore ask their younger customers to review their favorite books. Here’s the summer 2020 installment. Over the summer I read “The Prince and the Dressmaker” by Jen Wang. I recommend this book to anyone who likes dramas and anyone who has read “Stargazing,” which was written …

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Christopher Nolan’s ‘Tenet’ may be the Empire’s last flick

Gary Pollard’s Empire Theatre is like the movie industry itself. Every once in a while, someone will bemoan the death of the movies, saying people have moved on to livestreaming or video games. But then a blockbuster comes along, and the obituaries are delayed. Pollard had thought, earlier in the summer, that the long history …

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Block Island Times

Island-wide broadband project: On time and on budget

The Broadband Committee will be providing regular updates on the progress of the island-wide broadband deployment. Subscription sign up and other stages requiring customer action will be announced via the Block Island Bulletin Board, Block Island Times and other media outlets. • Draft, review, and execute contract agreements. This step must be completed before any …

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