Month: June 2022

Savannah Catherine Brown earns Dean’s List at Providence College

Savannah Catherine Brown, daughter of Jennifer Brady of Block Island, R.I. and Robert Brown of Block Island, R.I., has earned Dean’s List honors at Providence College for the spring 2022 semester.Dean’s List honors are earned by fulltime undergraduate students who, at the end of the semester, have attained a GPA of 3.55 or better (on …

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Town Council tidies up

The Town Council did some end-of year housekeeping at its meeting on June 15. As the fiscal year comes to a close on June 30, Town Finance Director Amy Land led them though what she termed “annual exercises.”The first was to reassign expenditures that were “unplanned or greater than anticipated.” All of the expenditures are …

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Conservation organizations advise public of recent waterbird deaths on Rhode Island Coast

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM), and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) are advising the public of recent waterbirds (gulls, cormorants, shearwaters, terns, seabirds, shorebirds) found dead along the Rhode Island coast. A relatively small number of seabirds and other waterbirds washing up dead on beaches is normal …

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Glass Float Project attracting people from all over the country this year

It’s difficult to tell how a marketing campaign is going. Or is it? Block Island Tourism Council Director Jessica Willi has been experimenting with a servicethat tracks the council’s internet ads and then can determine if the person has subsequently visited the island or a shop or restaurant here.“It’s big-brother-watching-you technology,” said Willi, but works …

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