RIAC has a parking problem – or so it says

Parking at the Block Island Airport has caused quite a stir – so much so that the subject was included in the R.I. Senate Committee on Rules, Government Ethics and Oversight meeting with the Rhode Island Airport Corporation on Monday, May 24.
The Block Island Times first learned that a paid parking plan was being proposed and would be instituted this summer from Lois Bendokas, co-owner of New England Airlines, a few weeks ago. At the time, her concern was primarily focused on the amount and timing of the advertising for the airline – advertising that features the enticement of free parking in both Westerly and Block Island and that had already been printed in numerous publications, including those put out by The Times.The paid parking plan has been put off for now but will most likely be implemented at a later date.
Subsequently, a letter to the editor in The Times from Henry du Pont on the same subject also got a lot of attention. Then came two articles in the Providence Business News written by former BI Times reporter Cassius Shuman.
Concerned residents then contacted Representative Blake Filippi and Senator Susan Sosnowski, who spoke on islanders’

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