Block Island Times

New solar trash bins

There are two shiny trash bins in Old Harbor. While they may look conventional, they are anything but. The bins are solar-powered and also double as trash compactors. Sean McGarry, co-owner of Block Island Recycling Management, purchased the compactors at a cost of about $10,000, in response to the ongoing issue of overflowing public trash …

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A star is re-born

An old star has taken on a new shine at Sunset Hill. It’s a six-foot stick figure; a greeting to neighbors, an announcement of the season, a symbol of community. In recent years, it was stored away only to await rediscovery. I found it this way: Having moved into the basement apartment, the under porch …

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