Block Island Times

Prohibiting seasonal dock storage discussed

The topic of dock storage during the winter months at Rat Island turned from a seemingly innocuous item on the Town Council’s agenda into a lengthy discussion regarding the topic, at a recent council meeting.
Town Manager Ed Roberge said the matter was initially brought to him by aquaculture farmer Chris Warfel in March of 2018, later discussed by the Town Council, and then deliberated this year during public sessions pertaining to amendments of the town’s Harbor Management Plan. He told The Times after the meeting that the council would be discussing a prohibition of

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