Month: October 2020

Block Island Times

Raimondo announces $20M hotel, arts, and tourism relief program

Gov. Gina Raimondo announced on Thursday, Oct. 29 a new $20 million relief program targeted specifically to the hotel, arts and tourism industries (“HArT”). The two-part program will provide direct support grants, as well as placemaking activity grants to eligible businesses. The competitive grant program aims to prevent the long-term closure of arts, culture, hospitality …

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Block Island Times

Due to unusually high visitation, hunting delayed at B.I. National Wildlife Refuge

The following was submitted by The U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Thursday, Oct. 29: will delay firearms hunting at Block Island National Wildlife Refuge until Dec. 1, 2020 in the Sandy Point and Beane Point Units.  Currently, archery white-tailed deer hunting opportunities are available at all Block Island refuge hunting units with a …

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Raimondo announces RI to pursue additional offshore wind energy

Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced today that Rhode Island will pursue a competitive request for proposals (RFP) to procure up to 600 MW of new offshore wind energy. The state is home to North America’s first operational offshore wind farm (Block Island) and, in 2019, received a critical state approval for the 400 MW Revolution …

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