Month: December 2020

Holiday fiber arts tree

After only a few weeks of planning, island resident Sue Brown Black has almost realized her latest dream of creating a community art project that anyone can contribute to, and everyone can enjoy. The idea was to create a tree-shaped frame and cover it with “granny squares,” the traditional crocheted square that has been the …

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Block Island Times

Planning Board holds public hearing on modification to subdivision

During the Wednesday, Dec. 9 Planning Board meeting, Attorney Erik Wallin was present for a public hearing on an application for a Preliminary Plan Review for a modification to the original subdivision on Plat 9, Lot 58-2 on Mohegan Trail. Wallin had previously presented the application to the Planning Board on Thursday, Sept. 17, and …

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The Block Island Times would like to hear your 2021 resolutions

2021 is right around the corner. The Block Island Times would like to hear your resolutions and what you would like to accomplish in 2021 for publication in the paper. Stories are due Friday, Jan. 1. Please send stories and photos to [email protected] Stories should be kept to a maximum of 250 words. We look forward to reading your stories! …

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Update from Dr. Warcup

The following Covid-19 update was provided by Block Island Medical Center Director Dr. Tom Warcup on Sunday, Dec. 27: Please watch the latest video update from Dr. Warcup at the link below: Dr. Warcup notes that the positivity rate in Rhode Island was trending down on Wednesday, from 7.8% the previous week to 6.4%. Distribution …

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Thoughts for the Season

History of Hanukkah The Talmud (Rabbinical discussion of laws) says: “Our rabbis taught: On the twenty-fifth of [the beginning of] the eight days of Hanukkah, on which lamentation for the dead and fasting are forbidden. For when the Greeks entered the Temple, they defiled all the oils in it, and when the Hasmonean dynasty prevailed …

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The Four Roses

Who knows at the time what memories will stay with them all their lives? Arriving on the island one morning just after the new year in 1973 with Peder Schaefer, a friend and co-worker from summers at the Narragansett Inn, I literally took off for an island tour in a jeep Eleanor Mott had graciously …

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