September 2021

Block Island Times

Harbors in review

The Harbors Department is wrapping things up for the season and Harbormaster Kate McConville has made her end-of-season report to the Town Manager, the Harbors Committee, the Shellfish Commission, and the Committee for the Great Salt Pond.In short, the docks, marinas, harbors, and waterways were very busy during the 2021 season.McConville reported 900 to 1000 …

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Elizabeth Beisel swim to Block Island rescheduled to Saturday, Sept. 25

Three-time Olympian, silver medalist and 2016 Team USA Captain, Elizabeth Beisel is poised to make history when she swims from Matunuck Beach, Rhode Island, to Block Island in her Block Island Swim. When completed, she will be the first woman to swim the route successfully. The swim is scheduled to take place on Saturday, Sept. …

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Doing the right thing

Local resident Steve Wilk has been metal detecting on Block Island for years, exploring the beaches, coves, fields, and marshes. Sometimes he finds valuable things. Sometimes he finds cool things. This summer he found a cool and valuable thing hidden in the sand. Wilk was out early on the morning after VJ Day, metal detecting …

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Segan and Paolicchi wed

Alan Segan married Juliann Paolicchi on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021 at the Block Island Beach House, culminating a nearly 50-year-long love affair with the island.The ceremony was jointly performed by Tony Pappas, formerly of the Harbor Church, and cantor Elliot Taubman. Aisha McAdams was the photographer. Segan has been coming to the island for 47 …

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