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Donation to N.E. Aquarium

Donation to N.E. Aquarium

The following was sent in by reader Jessica Willi: Over Christmas break, the Willi family had the opportunity to visit the New England Aquarium.  Abigail had held a Bake Sale Fundraiser in December and chose the New England Aquarium as the recipient Read Full Article...

Starry, starry Library

Starry, starry Library

Library Journal has once again rated the Island Free Library as one of the country’s Star Libraries. Library Journal rates libraries based on circulation of materials both in traditional formats as well as electronic circulation, visits to the library, program...

Roosa Fund announces 2018 grant awards

Roosa Fund announces 2018 grant awards

The following was submitted by the Roosa Fund of Block Island Ecumenical Ministries, Inc. The Roosa Fund, a charitable fund sponsored by Block Island Ecumenical Ministries, is pleased to announce the awards made through its grant program in 2018, and the schedule of...

BIPCo’s linemen keep the lights on

BIPCo’s linemen keep the lights on

Under stormy skies, in sometimes challenging conditions, the Block Island Power Company’s linemen keep the island’s power flowing. It can be a dangerous job keeping the island’s lights on and its electrical grid in tiptop working order, especially during hurricane...

“A more perfect society”

“A more perfect society”

“One way to understand Block Island is — it’s a very specific form of yankeedom. Yankees have sought to build a more perfect society.” Andreas Mink, editor of the German publication aufbau magazine, made those remarks while speaking at the Island Free Library on Read...

Council wants assurances on fast ferry proposal

Council wants assurances on fast ferry proposal

The New Shoreham Town Council will be asking Interstate Navigation at an upcoming special meeting why the town was left out of the loop concerning the ferry company’s interest in building a 500-passenger fast ferry. The new fast ferry would be double the capacity of...

Council urged to press for airport FBO

Council urged to press for airport FBO

Block Island resident Henry duPont has found the situation at the Block Island State Airport to be in such a precarious situation that he has written the Town Council asking it to consider a resolution that would “compel [Rhode Island Airport Corporation] to restore...

Land Trust awards stewardship bids

Land Trust awards stewardship bids

The Block Island Land Trust has opened its bids for stewardship for some of its properties for the new year. As happened last year, there were only three bidders: Reevo, Connelli Land Improvement, and Islandscape, which is owned by Harold “Turtle” Hatfield, who...