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Block Island victory worth the trip for Teamwork

CapitalGazette.com - 12 hours ago
Team was even happier on Friday afternoon after leading Teamwork to victory in IRC 3 class at Block Island Race Week XXVII. Bartlett served as tactician as the J/122 won five races and placed second in two others in totaling 13 points. "I came...

Block Island Wind Farm May Have Killed Young Humpback Whale

Newport Buzz - 21 hours ago
Rescue workers and two veterinarians from a nearby aquarium collected samples from the dead whale, and suspect that the nearby Block Island offshore wind farm could be responsible for the whale's death. Noise from the turbine allegedly hampers...

5 Tips for Block Island Race Week Newbies

Sailing World - 3 days ago
Arriving on Block Island for the 2017 Storm Trysail Block Island Race Week with a backpack full of sailing gear and no idea what to expect can be daunting. Fog and big breeze are just two likely culprits for making the New England staple regatta a...

Oppenheimer: The role of the US in climate change

Block Island Times (press release) (subscription) (blog) - 1 day ago
Over the past decade, the go-to person for The Block Island Times on all things “climate change” has been Prof. Michael Oppenheimer, internationally renowned geoscientist at Princeton University and island resident. Each year he has apprised us...

West Beach revetment moving ahead

Block Island Times (press release) (subscription) (blog) - 1 day ago
After the meeting, Pike told The Block Island Times that he felt the project could be done for $1 million, although he did say that, “If the project runs over what's been approved, the town will have to go back to the taxpayers” to ask for...

On the corner of... The Statue of Rebecca

Block Island Times (press release) (subscription) (blog) - 1 day ago
Block Island in the late 19th century was plugged into the rest of the world in a way that amazes in this time when a day of no internet service borders on an island-wide crisis. The local chapter of the Women's Christian Temperance Union was...

No compromise wanted on Uber/Lyft services

Block Island Times (press release) (subscription) (blog) - 2 days ago
First Warden Ken Lacoste announced at a recent meeting that cutting a deal with Uber and Lyft to prohibit those transportation services from operating on Block Island was dead in the water. Lacoste provided that information at the June 14 Town...

Bad tubing leads to distasteful water

Block Island Times (press release) (subscription) (blog) - 1 day ago
“The problem is the tubing for the water line,” said Bill Comings, president of the Block Island Conservancy, which co-owns the property. He also said that he would need to coordinate with the plumber and an excavator to pick up the unit so the...

Catch-up day at Block Island Race Week

Scuttlebutt Sailing News - 3 days ago
Block Island, RI (June 21, 2017) – Today provided ideal conditions for the Around the Island Race, which has long been the signature of Block Island Race Week. However, event organizers weren't thrilled with the idea of going into tomorrow...

Block Island Harbors in full swing

Block Island Times (press release) (subscription) (blog) - 2 days ago
“Everything's all happening,” said Harbors Committee Chair Denny Heinz at last week's Harbors Committee meeting. It was an apt statement after all the months of preparation for this year's busy boating and shellfishing season. The...

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